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The King and I

Aisle View: Anna and the King

Steven Suskin | Posted 05.26.2016 | Entertainment
Steven Suskin

So many musicals to see, I know; but the show, which remains in exquisite condition, now strikes a tone -- emotionally, not just musically -- that has been absent in recent renditions.

Broadway Star Joins Baseball's Adam LaRoche: Kelli O'Hara Prioritizes Kids Over 'The King...'

Steve Schonberg | Posted 03.22.2016 | Entertainment
Steve Schonberg

Publicity Photo / Kelli O'Hara Last week, Chicago White Sox's veteran first baseman, Adam LaRoche made national news when he announced his retirement...

The Story Behind 'The King and I'

ADST | Posted 03.16.2016 | World
ADST

The U.S. Foreign Service has attracted some very talented people over the years and many of those are the spouses of Foreign Service Officers. Julia Child is one notable example.

Cancer Delays Ken Watanabe's Broadway Return

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 02.10.2016 | Entertainment

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese actor Ken Watanabe, an Academy Award nominee for his performance in the movie "The Last Samurai" and lauded in the recent B...

'The King and I' Revival's Important Message

Christian Lewis | Posted 01.12.2016 | Arts
Christian Lewis

For many, The King and I is remembered as a lush, exotic, and large-scale musical about the improbable romance between a British school teacher and the King of Siam. But in actuality, this musical is a battle between sexism and racism (and no one wins).

Top 10 Best Theatrical Performances of 2015

Victor Legrá | Posted 01.06.2016 | Arts
Victor Legrá

There goes another year in New York with magnificent stage performances. Some performers in the past year have excelled in exceptional storytelling far more than others. A season full of diverse characters ranging from female revolutionaries, sexually curious teenagers, a glittering tornado exit, underappreciated siblings, a one-man band, a Latin pop star, a ton of toe-tapping music, and star-turning performances. As we start ramping up to 2016, I look back at my top 10 theatrical performances of 2015.

Favorite Things: The Sound of Music Film Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary in Salzburg

Shoshana Greenberg | Posted 06.24.2016 | Arts
Shoshana Greenberg

As a child, you most likely sang "Do-Re-Mi" or maybe even "My Favorite Things." And chances are you watched the film version of The Sound of Music, an adaptation of the 1959 Broadway musical about a nun-in-training who becomes a governess to seven motherless children in an Austria about to enter World War II.

On the Culture Front: The (RED) Supper, Forbidden Root, The Yes Men, and More

Chris Kompanek | Posted 06.19.2016 | New York
Chris Kompanek

On a soggy evening on the last night of May under two large white tents set up on pier 26, I sat down with throngs of people at one endless table for the ambitious (RED) Supper.

Kelli O'Hara Receives "Our Leading Lady" Award for 15 Years On Broadway (VIDEO)

Steve Schonberg | Posted 06.15.2016 | Entertainment
Steve Schonberg

On Sunday, June 7, famed Broadway actress and fan favorite, Kelli O'Hara (who I profiled here, last year) was finally recognized by the Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing for her remarkable contributions to the stage, taking home her very first TONY Award following a total of six nominations over several years.

There Is No Theatre Without the Writers

Freddie Gershon | Posted 06.12.2016 | Entertainment
Freddie Gershon

It was particularly disheartening to witness the absence of Jeanine Tesori and Lisa Kron as the historically significant first all-female team to break through and write the Tony winner for Best Musical: the adventuresome, dazzling Fun Home, based on Allison Bechtel's book based on her life.

Welcome the 69th Annual TONY Awards Winners (PHOTOS)

Steve Schonberg | Posted 06.08.2016 | Entertainment
Steve Schonberg

It was a evening of stars at the 69th Annual TONY Awards last night, with some surprise wins -- rather, vindication for dedicated fans who were excited to see favorites win across categories. The little musical that could, which began at the Public Theater in SoHo and has now swept the TONY Awards just a year later.

The Tonys, 'Fun Home' and Kids

Barry Singer | Posted 06.06.2016 | Arts
Barry Singer

This year, however, two things intrigue me: My kids' first-time stake in the proceedings, and Fun Home. Lea and Sara have seen a lot of Broadway theater this season. As a result, they feel personally invested in their Tony connection to You Can't Take It With You, On the Town, An American in Paris, Something Rotten!, The King and I. Each show is real to them.

The Fabulous Broadway Season That Was

Cara Joy David | Posted 05.29.2016 | Arts
Cara Joy David

If you ask me, On The Town, which is currently slightly trailing both other contenders in my Tony polling, deserves the win. I, like most, was worried when the show was announced for that barn of a theater, but director John Rando proved the doubters wrong.

Something Wonderful: The King and I's Ruthie Ann Miles Talks Tonys

Cara Joy David | Posted 05.27.2016 | Arts
Cara Joy David

If I had to choose the one featured performer in a play or musical, on or off-Broadway, who I thought was giving the best performance this season, it would be Ruthie Ann Miles in Lincoln Center Theater's revival of The King and I.

Theater: Kelli O'Hara Delights (Again) In "King And I"

Michael Giltz | Posted 06.16.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Western superiority has never seemed more charming than in the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical The King And I. This handsomely mounted revival helmed by Bartlett Sher boasts a clutch of great songs.

Aisle View: R&H Return to Lincoln Center

Steven Suskin | Posted 06.16.2015 | Arts
Steven Suskin

In a day and age when producers, directors and author's executors think nothing of imposing their so-called artistic vision on Broadway masterworks that were pretty good to begin with, it is heartening to see producers, directors and executors just do the show as written.

Marni Nixon: The Voice of Beloved Movie Musicals Reflects on 'The Sound of Music'

Steve Schonberg | Posted 05.31.2015 | Entertainment
Steve Schonberg

I gave Nixon (85) a call to chat and reflect, now more than 50 years later, on the magic that created some of the most cherished movies of all time.

Faith Evans Confirms Duet Album With Notorious B.I.G.

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 12.01.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

For anyone who grew up listening to '90s hip-hop, Notorious B.I.G.'s "Ready To Die" was a must-have for your tape deck when it came out in 1994. Twent...

Basking in the Multiple Charms of The Secret Garden

George Heymont | Posted 02.11.2012 | Arts
George Heymont

If the crassness of the current social, political, and economic climate has you down in the dumps, I can't recommend a lovelier, more charming, experience.

First Nighter: South Park's Trey Parker and Matt Stone Cheerfully Commit The Book of Mormon to Broadway

David Finkle | Posted 05.26.2011 | Entertainment
David Finkle

The production is hardly a surprise attack by the nose-thumbing partners. It could be said they're going after Christianity as a whole with the appearance of a slang-spouting Jesus in a lustrous blond wig.

They Sure Don't Make 'Em Like They Used to: A Tribute to Deborah Kerr

John Farr | Posted 06.20.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

The late Deborah Kerr was the kind of star and personality we rarely see anymore: a lady first and foremost, who, even playing women of dubious virtue, projected an innate sense of class, dignity, even nobility.

Yul Love These... Yul Brynner Photographs

Spread ArtCulture | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Spread ArtCulture

The daughter of the late Yul Brynner has published a four-volume book of the actor's photographs, and on the Lehman Maupin gallery is exhibiting excerpts of them to commemorate the twenty-fifth anniversary of the actor's death.

Progress in Southeast Asia

Patrick Takahashi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Patrick Takahashi

This is part two of my world odyssey, the first report being on "The Wonder of Korea". Today, some thoughts combining Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand. ...

Deborah Kerr Rhymes With Star, and What a Star She Was: She Deserves to Be Remembered, Too

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Russnow

Though Kerr was 86 and had been out of the public eye for a number of years, her film and stage career, spanning four and a half decades, had secured her legendary status in motion picture history.