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The Tony Nominations: Reflections A Week Later

Cara Joy David | Posted 05.07.2015 | Arts
Cara Joy David

As a fever ate away at my remaining brain cells last week, I was bombarded with questions about the Tony nominations. I answer two main questions below.

The Tony Awards: Who Nominates? and When Do They Step Back?

Cara Joy David | Posted 06.21.2015 | Entertainment
Cara Joy David

Other than the people who, I don't know, get a show up every day, the Tony nominators are pretty much the most important people in theater. But who are they? And when do they recuse themselves?

The Great Songwriter And Producer Bob Crewe Dies At 82

Charles Alexander | Posted 11.12.2014 | Entertainment
Charles Alexander

Crewe, one of the most successful songwriters and producers in pop-music history, died on Thursday at 82 after a long illness. It's a personal loss for me, because I got to know Crewe a bit when I helped produce and write liner notes for a box set of Four Seasons' hits in 2007.

Fly By Night: Believe in Stars, Believe in Love?

Cara Joy David | Posted 08.03.2014 | Arts
Cara Joy David

Fly By Night is about fate, love and loss. Out of those, the second topic provides for more entertaining discussions, so I emailed Allison Case, Adam Chandler-Berat and Patti Murin and asked them some questions about just that.

It Takes a Woman

George Heymont | Posted 04.08.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

Whether in its infant stages or a full-blown epic poem like Homer's Iliad, storytelling is an art form that develops over time and goes through many revisions.

John Lloyd Young's 'My Turn' at the Café Carlyle

Regina Weinreich | Posted 04.16.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

From beginning to end, John Lloyd Young's performance at the Café Carlyle was a love affair attuned to the Valentine's Day of your youth.

Magic in a Trunk

Cara Joy David | Posted 07.30.2012 | Entertainment
Cara Joy David

Despite the trip from the Berkshires barn to the La Jolla Playhouse to New York Theater Workshop and now to Broadway, Peter and the Starcatcher has by all accounts maintained its original feel.

The 'Preposterous' Prequel To Peter Pan

Regina Weinreich | Posted 06.16.2012 | Home
Regina Weinreich

Perhaps the most inventively preposterous play ever to hit Broadway is the prequel to the Peter Pan story, Peter and the Starcatcher, at the Brooks Atkinson Theater.