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For Peter DuBois And The Huntington, Stephen Sondheim Takes Center Stage (And The Other Stages, Too)

Michael Levin | Posted 08.24.2016 | Arts
Michael Levin

He's taking the astonishingly large step of committing to producing and presenting all 15 of the works for which Stephen Sondheim wrote the music and lyrics. Many others call Sondheim the Shakespeare of our times. So why would anyone take on such a huge burden?

Celebrating with Megan Hilty at the Café Carlyle: Homage to Rosemary Clooney

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.04.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

It was a big night for Megan Hilty on Tuesday, not only the opening of her two-week engagement at the Café Carlyle, but she'd garnered a Tony nominat...

Not-Cumberbatch: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers Outdoors in London

Barry Singer | Posted 08.31.2016 | Arts
Barry Singer

Would I ever have ventured to see Seven Brides for Seven Brothers remade on a New York stage? Doubtful. All that death-defying Michael Kidd choreography cannot be replicated away from the camera, I would have thought. But outdoors in London in August? Why not?

Learning From Adversity in 2014

Lev Raphael | Posted 03.02.2015 | Impact
Lev Raphael

2014 was one of the worst years ever for in many ways. It opened up lots of unpleasant doors, but as the cliché goes, for a writer, everything is material, no matter how awful. Even when we're suffering, part of us is observing the situation and thinking, "This would make a great story."

"Into The Woods" - A Marvelous Miracle of a Musical Movie!

Jay Weston | Posted 02.20.2015 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

Meryl Streep is a truly amazing woman.There she was on the Academy stage after last night's screening of the new Disney musical film, INTO THE WOODS, and the 65-year old actress was looking neat and nifty, speaking wittily, after the audience had spent the previous two hours watching her play the unkempt Witch in this wondrous film.

Spilled Milk: Stritch, A Memory of Elaine

William Lucas Walker | Posted 09.16.2014 | Entertainment
William Lucas Walker

I met her in November 1988. She was guest-starring on an episode of a short-lived NBC television series called Tattinger's. A one-shot playing star Stephen Collins' mother Franny, a seen-it-all former Broadway chorus girl. Cinch casting. And among the first of the many guest-starring tough mama roles that became her bread and butter in the decades ahead.

The Dicapo Opera Theatre and "The Miracle of E. 76th Street"

Melody Breyer-Grell | Posted 10.28.2012 | Arts
Melody Breyer-Grell

The score and dramatics of Loesser's unforgettable melodic musical dramedy were showcased with care, soaring excitement and more than a touch of humor. I hope he brings it back for another look.

Cracks is Girls Gone Wild ala The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (in a Good Way)

Melody Breyer-Grell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Melody Breyer-Grell

Take a dash of The Children's Hour, a whole lot of The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, some Lord of the Flies , and first time director Jordon Scott begets a film that stands on its own as an original.

WATCH: Stephen Colbert To Stephen Sondheim

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Stephen Colbert asked the multi-award winning lyricist Stephen Sondheim last night on his show: "What is a lyricist except a poet with the possibility...

Christmas Gifts 2010:

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The holiday season is a upon us and that means snow, eggnog and time off for reading. But what books are the best to give? We wanted to know, so we ...

Brian Stokes Mitchell Chats About a Life in the Theatre and his NYC Pops Holiday Concerts

Melody Breyer-Grell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Melody Breyer-Grell

The singer/actor is exactly what one would expect of a classic leading man -- tall, handsome and high spirited, although not vain.

What Do Sondheim, Roosevelt And Vonnegut Have In Common?

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

"APOLLO'S ANGELS: A History of Ballet" by Jennifer Homans The New York Times Homans's accomplishment is akin to setting the most delicate and beautifu...

Frozen Revenge

Robert Brustein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Robert Brustein

In the Sunday, October 31st publication of the New York Times Book Review, the singer-composer, Paul Simon, wrote a front page review of a book by the...

The Rockets' Red Glare While a Gun Kills Many Men Before It's Done

Freddie Gershon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Freddie Gershon

When Francis Scott key wrote the lyrics, "And the rockets' red glare! Bombs bursting in air" in 1814, the rockets were a different. The bombs were di...

Broadway Stars Chad Kimball and Montego Glover Talk Memphis

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

I caught up with the two leads of Memphis, Chad Kimball and Montego Glover -- and asked them what it's been like to be a part of the latest Broadway smash.