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Aaron Tveit, Hamilton Stars and Wicked Creator Imagine Election 2016: The Musical

Carey Purcell | Posted 11.14.2016 | Arts
Carey Purcell

On the eve of the 2016 election, Broadway's brightest gathered at the Dramatists Guild Fund Gala at Gotham Hall in New York, NY for Great Writers Than...

Adrian Lester: Best Robert in Stephen Sondheim's 'Company'

Courtney M. Soliday | Posted 04.11.2016 | Arts
Courtney M. Soliday

Phone rings, door chimes, in comes Stephen Sondheim's Company! Please let me know in the comments your favorite Bobby.

First Nighter: William Shakespeare's and Daniel Sullivan's 'Cymbeline' Lights up Central Park

David Finkle | Posted 08.10.2016 | Arts
David Finkle

There's a reliable rule of the stage according to which, if the actors are having fun, the audience absolutely will. That's what's rambunctiously going on throughout Daniel Sullivan's fooling around with William Shakespeare's late romance, Cymbeline.

The Party's Over: A Tribute to Polly Bergen

Cara Joy David | Posted 06.01.2015 | Arts
Cara Joy David

One thing the theater community does well is celebrate its own. And Polly Bergen was a member of the theater community. Now, as I previously wrote, the League of American Theaters and Producers opted not to dim the lights for her.

Elisabeth Moss as Feminist Heidi Holland in Wendy Wasserstein's The Heidi Chronicles

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.28.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Elisabeth Moss, now more famous for Mad Men than when I first saw her onstage in David Mamet's Speed the Plow opposite Jeremy Piven and Raul Esparza, gives Heidi the requisite intelligence, as she did in the Mamet play.

Remembering the Great Polly Bergen

Cara Joy David | Posted 05.23.2015 | Arts
Cara Joy David

Polly Bergen was a real class act. She had a grace about her, an intangible quality that not many possess.

Jeremy Jordan Can't 'Let It Go' and Zosia Mamet Joins the Newsies at Miscast

Suzy Evans | Posted 06.01.2014 | Arts
Suzy Evans

At the annual Miscast Gala in 2013, which is presented by MCC Theater, Jordan sang the Smash hit "Let Me Be Your Star," when Jonathan Groff came onstage and stole his thunder.

First Nighter: Blitzstein's 1937 "Cradle Will Rock" Rocks 2013 Encores! Off-Center

David Finkle | Posted 09.10.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

The cast of the Encores! Off-Center concert production of Marc Blitzstein's once highly controversial first musical The Cradle Will Rock are dressed i...

Kenan Thompson Has A Sitcom In The Works

Posted 11.19.2012 | TV

"Suburgatory" 2.0? Kenan Thompson might be making it happen. According to THR, "Saturday Night Live" masterminds Lorne Michaels and Kenan Thompson...

YoungArts Comes to LA

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 01.29.2012 | Los Angeles
Hoyt Hilsman

The level of professionalism from these young artists was both stunning and inspirational, and provided great hope for those of us devoted to the future of the arts in America.

Arcadia and Wittenberg: The Theater of Beautiful Minds

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Behold the brilliance of Tom Stoppard! His genius is reason enough to see the Broadway revival of Arcadia at the Barrymore, a civilizing relief ably d...

Theater: "Arcadia" Revival Delights

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

ARCADIA *** 1/2 out of **** ETHEL BARRYMORE THEATRE What a marvelous play! That's my first reaction after seeing the new revival of Tom Stoppard's Ar...

Stage Door: Wittenberg, Arcadia

Fern Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Fern Siegel

Blending pop-culture references -- from The Wild One to Shakespeare to Freudian therapy -- playwright David Davalos sets his dynamic comedy in 1517 Germany.

PERFORMANCE SPOTLIGHT: Raul Esparza and Brooke Shields in 'Leap Of Faith' at the Ahmanson Theater

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

WHAT:'Leap of Faith' WHEN:Now- October 24, 2010 WHERE:Center Theater Group/Ahmanson Theatre Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre at the Music ...

First-Nighter: Anyone Can Whistle Those Great Stephen Sondheim Melodies

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Finkle

In song-writing, where success is ideally a matter of fifty percent lyrics and fifty percent music, Stephen Sondheim almost always achieves the delicate balance.

The Public Theater's Presentation of "Twelfth Night"

Daniel Menaker | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Daniel Menaker

The Public Theater's presentation of "Twelfth Night," starring Anne Hathaway and Raul Esparza, has closed. What a superbly home-grown triumph this has been!

Shakespeare In The Park: Anne Hathaway, Steve Martin, Liev Shreiber At Public Theater Opening (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Jessica Gusman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Last night was the opening for the annual Shakespeare In The Park at the Delacorte Theatre in Central Park. This year's production of Twelfth Night i...

Jeremy Piven's Play Replacement Using Prompter, Ex-Castmate Still Critical

New York Times, Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Monday's New York Times has a story about the whirlwind replacement of Norbert Leo Butz for a mercury-poisoned Jeremy Piven in Broadway's "Speed the P...

Jeremy Piven Mocked By Former Castmates

Fox News, Page Six | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Almost a week after Jeremy Piven abruptly pulled out of Broadway's "Speed the Plow" citing a high mercury count, the story continues to develop. Piv...