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The Theater Community Parties Post-Tonys: The Carlyle

Cara Joy David | Posted 06.08.2016 | New York
Cara Joy David

After the telecast (discussed in my post here), Broadway is all about the after-parties. There is the official Tony Gala at the Plaza. Then each show or each lead producer usually hosts their own party.

Michele Lee: Remembering Cy Coleman at 54 Below

Regina Weinreich | Posted 06.04.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

A great and giving storyteller, Lee's engagement should be a music fest, yes, but also anecdote-laden treat, with some tasty Broadway legend tidbits.

Coping With Class Distinctions

George Heymont | Posted 04.01.2015 | Arts
George Heymont

Bay Area audiences were recently able to reflect on the challenges of falling in love with someone whose socioeconomic status puts them out of reach. The folks at 42nd Street Moon presented a revival of a musical spoofing British aristocracy, and the San Francisco International South Asian Film Festival offered a drama about a young man whose unrequited love is doomed by India's caste system.

"Snowmageddon" Didn't Stop Legendary Performer Tommy Tune From Enjoying His Encores

Steve Schonberg | Posted 03.30.2015 | Entertainment
Steve Schonberg

"At this point in my life," Tune explained, "I'm 'the spirit of '76.'" A cunning double entendre, this phrase, taken from the American Revolution, stands for self-determination and individual liberty as well as Tune's birthday next month, when he will turn 76.

Side Show's Sad Demise

Regina Weinreich | Posted 02.12.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Bill Condon, aware of the controversy surrounding Side Show in its original production -- is it P.C. to focus on "freaks"-- said he is hoping for the day when reviews won't open with a comparison to its ill-fated first production. And now this production is meeting an ill fate all its own.

Legendary Entertainers in Provincetown Supporting LGBT Youth (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Charlotte Robinson

This week I talked with Rick Murray, the president and general manager of the Crown & Anchor in Provincetown, Massachusetts, about the Crown's fabulous summer entertainment lineup and his spin on LGBT issues.

Glenn Close Drops to her Knees at the Sundance Institute Celebration

Regina Weinreich | Posted 08.05.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

A plastic faced Glenn Close swivels her hips mechanically in The Stepford Wives or cackles maniacally as Cruella DeVille from 101 Dalmations, just two...

Let Them Entertain You

George Heymont | Posted 02.15.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

The famous bond that develops between performers and their audience is often palpable. Yet, as much as they might love to be onstage, many a performer has made it clear that the reason they pursue an active private life is because "you can't take an audience home with you after the show."

Director Jeff Calhoun Has Nothing to Hyde When It Comes to Disney's Newsies

Jim Hill | Posted 06.19.2013 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

You'd think -- what with getting the revival of "Jekyll & Hyde ready for its 13 week-long, limited engagement at the Marquis Theater -- that director Jeff Calhoun wouldn't have any time left for his other Broadway show, Disney's Newsies. But that's where you'd be wrong.

Nathan Lane Gets a Guild Hall Lifetime Achievement Award; Cinderella on Broadway

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.05.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The award season is all about superlatives and thank you speeches but for East Hampton's Guild Hall Lifetime Achievement Awards, it is about community and family.

First Nighter: Tommy Tune Invigorates Cabaret and So Does Ben Rimalower

David Finkle | Posted 01.23.2013 | Entertainment
David Finkle

Thanks to Simon Cowell and to the scornful fellow's frequently equating "cabaret" with "old-fashioned," millions of televiewers have no idea that cabaret can be as fresh a form of entertainment as any others available to the hungry public.

High School Teens Win National Theater Awards

AP/The Huffington Post | By MARK KENNEDY | Posted 08.28.2011 | Arts

NEW YORK -- A teenager from Minnesota and one from New York won top honors at the National High School Musical Theater Awards on Monday night, sweepin...

Movie Review: Nine Misses the Mark

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Nine is a tour of Guido Contini's imagination and memory, writ large as a musical. Not a musical comedy; there aren't many laughs.