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Robert DeNiro In The Comedian: DeNiro's Busy Week

Regina Weinreich | Posted 12.05.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

You don't have to have a passion for Pagliacci to know the life of a clown has a tragic dimension. Without going to operatic extremes, The Comedian, a...

With Star Quality Intact, Ben Rimalower Returns To The NYC Stage

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 11.18.2016 | Queer Voices

New York writer-performer Ben Rimalower returns to the Off-Broadway stage this weekend with an encore presentation of his solo shows, “Patti Issues...

Choreographer Larry Fuller Discusses His Work with Robbins, Prince, Sondheim and More

ZEALnyc | Posted 11.30.2016 | Arts
ZEALnyc

Larry Fuller rehearses with Patti Lupone in the original Broadway production of 'Evita.' Photo: Martha Swope. By Bob Rizzo, ZEALnyc Contributing Write...

Christine Ebersole at Café Carlyle: After the Ball

Regina Weinreich | Posted 10.15.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Broadway diva is one name for Christine Ebersole, and at her sublime performance in the intimacy of the Café Carlyle, call her "working mom." Her med...

Laura Benanti Off-Broadway at the Café Carlyle

Regina Weinreich | Posted 09.29.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

With more than a wink, the poised Laura Benanti portrays herself as a child show tune nerd recounting highlights from her stellar career with comedic ...

How Broadway Contributed to Its Own Cell Phone Problem

Cara Joy David | Posted 05.22.2016 | Arts
Cara Joy David

What confuses me is that producers, theater owners, journalists, etc. are all sharing in this outrage without admitting, even to themselves, they helped create the monster.

I Had a Dream: An Encores! Wish List

Kevin Winkler | Posted 02.08.2017 | Arts
Kevin Winkler

Instead of getting depressed about how they don't write 'em like they used to, here's an even dozen shows from the era of Chicago up through the '00s that Encores! might consider in the future.

Stephanie Blythe on 'Mrs. Lovett' - Now at San Francisco Opera through 9/29

Sean Martinfield | Posted 09.18.2016 | San Francisco
Sean Martinfield

Is Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd an opera -- or what? The work has been around for thirty-six years and known all around the world -- challenging labels, accommodating professional and academic venues, always a kaleidoscope of actors who sing and singers who act.

Playing For The Greats

Glen Roven | Posted 08.31.2016 | Entertainment
Glen Roven

For many years I made my living working on television and Broadway and I loved playing the piano for Broadway legends who were recreating an original performance. I felt I was suddenly transported back to the Golden Age of Musicals, a period I missed, but imagined as intensely as any cast-album producer could have wished.

Stage Door: Colin Quinn- The New York Story, Shows for Days

Fern Siegel | Posted 07.24.2016 | Arts
Fern Siegel

If you want an insightful, often-ironic look at the cultural ether, ask a comic. If you want to know how New York City's population operates, ask Colin Quinn. His The New York Story, now off-Broadway at the Cherry Lane Theater, zings ethnicity, political correctness and the bland stupidity of ignoring diversity.

Learn Some Damn Theater Etiquette Or Patti LuPone Will Steal Your Phone

The Huffington Post | Lauren Duca | Posted 07.09.2015 | Arts

What the hell kind of feral beasts are you becoming, America? Last night, Patti LuPone had to confiscate a woman's phone when she was texting in the f...

Here's Why You Don't Want To Text During A Patti LuPone Play

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 07.09.2015 | Entertainment

Patti LuPone does not have time for your texting. During a performance of her play "Shows for Days" at Lincoln Center Theater on Wednesday night, LuPo...

Aisle View: Backstage Coming of Age

Steven Suskin | Posted 06.29.2016 | 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 06.28.2016 | 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 05.21.2016 | 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 05.20.2016 | 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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."

Broadway Diva, Publishing Icon Honored For LGBT Advocacy In NYC

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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...