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Patti Lupone

Aisle View: Backstage Coming of Age

Steven Suskin | Posted 06.29.2015 | Arts
Steven Suskin

Shows for Days is closer, in style and genre, to Joseph Stein's 1963 adaptation of Carl Reiner's Enter Laughing. But that play--which launched the acting career of Alan Arkin and the directing career of Gene Saks--offered what the New York Times critic of the day described as continuous "side-splitting laughs."

I Have a Song to Sing, O!

George Heymont | Posted 06.29.2015 | Arts
George Heymont

In April, Bay area audiences had a chance to witness two monologists perform. Both artists left their audiences wondering whether truth is stranger than fiction or if fiction delivers a stronger take on truth.

Multi-Layered Celebration at Ellis Island

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 05.22.2015 | New York
Megan Smolenyak

The event marked the completion of the Peopling of America Center, the formal post-Sandy re-opening, the bestowal of Family Heritage Awards to Diane von Furstenberg, Patti LuPone and Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and the naturalization of eight new American citizens. Following are a few highlights.

Celebrities Whose Family Members Arrived at Ellis Island

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 05.20.2015 | Entertainment
Jeryl Brunner

It is estimated that nearly half of all Americans can trace their family history to at least one person who passed through the Port of New York at Ellis Island. From 1892 to 1954, when Ellis Island was operating as an immigration station more than 12 million immigrants entered its halls.

Patti LuPone Performs in an Intimate Concert at 54 Below (And Why We Adore Her)

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 06.07.2015 | Arts
Jeryl Brunner

There are performers and then there's Patti LuPone. The the two-time Tony and two-time Grammy winning superstar has astonished stage, TV and film audiences since the 1970s.

Mack, Mable, Phil and Jerry: A Weird and Wonderful Quartet

Myra Chanin | Posted 05.11.2015 | Weird News
Myra Chanin

Kelli Rabke was pertly blue collar in Look What Happened to Mabel. Lee Roy Reams archly punched out Hundreds of Girls, Donna Vivino aptly expressed her fury in Wherever He Ain't. Emily Skinner tore my heart out with Time Heals Everything, the quintessential smoldering torch song.

Fifty Shades of White, and More...

Edward Goldman | Posted 04.19.2015 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Upon entering Shulamit Gallery in Venice, one encounters a subtle, abstract, white on white wall relief by LA artist David Abir. This is another case where it is up to us viewers to count the number of shades of white.

The Art of Cabaret and 54 Below

Cara Joy David | Posted 04.09.2015 | New York
Cara Joy David

I have never really liked cabaret (small "c"). I didn't know this years ago. When I first started writing about theater, I thought it would be great to see actors I liked in solo performances. Then I started going.

NYC Concert Aims For A 'Message Of Hope' As Well As A 'Reality Check' About LGBT Rights

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 09.09.2014 | Gay Voices

Two multitalented, era-defining stars from opposite ends of the musical spectrum will share a New York stage for one night in support of lesbian, gay,...

Concert Etiquette: Get With the Program

Bonni Brodnick | Posted 08.25.2014 | Arts
Bonni Brodnick

I recently attended a senior-thesis violin recital at Juilliard, the prestigious arts conservatory in New York City. The talent before us was brilliant. The audience behavior around me was appalling.

Burt's Buzz and Elena: Documentary Premieres

Regina Weinreich | Posted 07.31.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Burt of Burt's Bees, honey-bee pollen and beeswax skin care products sold in supermarkets and pharmacies all across American, really exists, and he ev...

An Interview With Ben Rimalower: 'The Lady's Got Potential'

John-Stuart Fauquet | Posted 06.07.2014 | Arts
John-Stuart Fauquet

"They are all women that I've seen on stage in musicals or cabarets, but they also all have this quality -- you can call it the 'it factor' if you want."

For The Love Of Broadway Divas

AP | KELLI KENNEDY | Posted 02.28.2014 | Gay Voices

MIAMI (AP) — Few have more connections in the Broadway ecosystem than Seth Rudetsky. He played the piano for Audra McDonald's senior recital at Juil...

Broadway Diva, Publishing Icon Honored For LGBT Advocacy In NYC

Posted 02.12.2014 | Gay Voices

Broadway legend Patti LuPone and Architectural Digest Editor-in-Chief Margaret Russell received top honors at the Human Rights Campaign's (HRC) 2014 G...

9 ‘American Horror Story: Coven' Mid-Season Questions That Need To Be Answered

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 01.23.2014 | TV

As expected, things finally got exceptionally ridiculous on “American Horror Story: Coven” in last month’s mid-season finale. From decapitated h...

Let Them Entertain You

George Heymont | Posted 02.15.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

The famous bond that develops between performers and their audience is often palpable. Yet, as much as they might love to be onstage, many a performer has made it clear that the reason they pursue an active private life is because "you can't take an audience home with you after the show."

Anna Sokolow Way Honors Modern Dance Great - December 4-8

Adria Rolnik | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Adria Rolnik

Through From the Horse's Mouth "talk/dance" format, Anna Sokolow Way will offer a firsthand look at the personal experiences of dancers, actors, critics and musicians who worked with Anna over the course of her 60-year career in dance.

Motherhood and the Art of Crying on Cue

Kellie Martin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Kellie Martin

When I was a teenager I worked on a show that was about a family. As with real families, my fictional family on "Life Goes On" had its ups and downs, and as part of the fictional downers, the actors were often called to cry on cue. This absolutely terrified me.

Why I Love Talkbacks and Why You Should Too

Cara Joy David | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Cara Joy David

There are those who think poorly of talkbacks. They think theater, in many ways an ephemeral art, is to be experienced, not analyzed. This is the same argument made by those who think you shouldn't hold poetry interpretation classes.

Curtis M. Wong

Why This Tony-Nominated Actor Has No Problem With Gay Roles

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 03.30.2014 | Gay Voices

Robin De Jesús is no stranger to a healthy obsession or two. The 29-year-old actor insists that a fervent nature is just as critical to a successful ...

WATCH: Do You Have 'Patti Issues'?

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 07.12.2013 | Gay Voices

Ben Rimalower is taking his acclaimed coming-of-age show "Patti Issues" on the road this summer, and called in a few famous pals for this fantastic "F...

Ben Rimalower Discusses Coming Out and Patti Lupone (VIDEO)

Marti Gould Cummings | Posted 08.07.2013 | Gay Voices
Marti Gould Cummings

WATCH: More information benrimalower.com....

Curtis M. Wong

Patti LuPone To Hop The Pond With Seth Rudetsky

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.20.2013 | Arts

Despite a white-hot stage and screen career spanning more than four decades, Patti LuPone has no time for nostalgia -- and with good reason. The po...

Tony Winner & Oscar Nominee Join 'AHS: Coven'

Posted 05.13.2013 | TV

The cast for Season 3 of "American Horror Story" continues to grow: Patti LuPone and Angela Bassett join the witch-centric season of the FX series, ti...

PHOTOS: Patti LuPone Goes From Theater Novice To Tony Award Winning A-Lister

Posted 04.21.2013 | Style

Patti LuPone is inseparable from the grandeur of her theater roles. The actress/singer burst onto the scene with her stunning performance as Eva Peró...