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Dr Zack Addy Returns to Bones: a Q & A with actor Eric Millegan

Xaque Gruber | Posted 12.16.2016 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

Fans of the long running FOX series, Bones, are rejoicing over the news that much beloved character, Dr. Zack Addy, played by actor Eric Millegan, wil...

The Greatest Star: Visiting Shoshana Bean in 'Funny Girl'

Cara Joy David | Posted 06.22.2016 | Arts
Cara Joy David

As soon as Shoshana Bean was announced for Funny Girl at North Shore Musical Theatre, I knew I had to go. Months ago I wrote that I was going and frie...

What Makes a Theater Tryout City? Not Much.

Cara Joy David | Posted 03.30.2017 | Arts
Cara Joy David

Not only has the last decade seen these theaters become consistent tryout houses, but we've also seen other theaters all across the country house shows of great interest to us here in NYC.

Something for the Boys

George Heymont | Posted 05.29.2015 | Arts
George Heymont

Hindsight may not always be 20/20 but, in certain situations, it can be revelatory. Think back 25 years to 1990, when two major Hollywood studios (Walt Disney Pictures and 20th Century Fox) had big-budget movie musicals in development.

Director Scott Schwartz Takes on Disney's Hunchback

Cara Joy David | Posted 05.21.2015 | Arts
Cara Joy David

It is unclear what the future holds for this Hunchback. Another Disney project, Newsies, went from Paper Mill to Broadway not so long ago. The same could happen for Hunchback, but then it could not. For his part, Scott Schwartz is just enjoying the ride.

First Nighter: London Consumer Report on "Sweet Bird," "Merrily," Worthwhile Others

David Finkle | Posted 08.15.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

By 1959 when Tennessee Williams got around to presenting Sweet Bird of Youth on Broadway, as directed by Elia Kazan and starring Geraldine Page and Pa...

Director Jeff Calhoun Has Nothing to Hyde When It Comes to Disney's Newsies

Jim Hill | Posted 06.19.2013 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

You'd think -- what with getting the revival of "Jekyll & Hyde ready for its 13 week-long, limited engagement at the Marquis Theater -- that director Jeff Calhoun wouldn't have any time left for his other Broadway show, Disney's Newsies. But that's where you'd be wrong.

Theater: "White Christmas" Early Present For Holidays

Michael Giltz | Posted 01.20.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS *** out of **** PAPER MILL PLAYHOUSE Almost any Christmas-themed property you can name is being turned into a musical...

Stiff Upper Lips

George Heymont | Posted 11.22.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

Keeping up appearances is of paramount importance to control freaks. Two new productions reveal what happens when the ice starts to crack and terrible truths leak out.

'Newsies' Musical Hitting The Stage

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Jack "Cowboy" Kelly wanted to escape New York for Santa Fe. He'll have to settle for New Jersey. "Newsies," the 1992 Disney musical movie about tur...

Theater: The Great Game Gamble at The Public; Les Miz at Paper Mill

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

The Great Game: Afghanistan -- an 11 hour, 12-play marathon -- is a case of the whole being greater than the sum of its parts; The 25th anniversary touring production of Les Miserables, now at the Paper Mill Playhouse in New Jersey, is superior to the Broadway revival in every way.