What makes a show fail? Many in the industry have pondered that question. If we knew the answer, shows wouldn't fail. Even veteran producers with a string of hits sometimes stumble. For there is really no magic key.
Don't get me wrong, there's no problem with being a sex worker, or a wife, or a ballerina, or a heiress if you so choose. But what the female protagonists and antagonists in Gigi and An American in Paris lack is agency in their happily ever afters.
This past fall, I was unhappy the Broadway community seemed reluctant to embrace The Last Ship (before performances even began) because of some predisposed notions. This spring, I come to the defense of another musical I think people had really ingrained ideas about, Gigi.
Things happen mysteriously when we're not trying so hard to make them happen. Rain falls. Hits go up charts. Babies are born. Podcast get syndicated. Why does it feel like water boils so much faster when we're not tapping our foot and holding a tea bag.
San Franciscans love a little Hollywood stardust, especially when it arrives at their doorstep attached to a pressing cause. Case in point: The celebr...
In the days leading up to the Emmy Awards, gifting lounges around Los Angeles took over various hotels, enticing celebrities with the latest in electronics, beauty treatments, vacations and more.
Ansel Elgerot was the talk of the night, looking very old Hollywood glam in his vintage suit. He spoke about his newfound fame and success of, The Fault in Our Stars.
Why shouldn't the bindi warrant the same kind of response as the other cultural symbols I've listed, you ask? Because most South Asians won't be able to tell you the religious significance of a bindi.
So, when it's all said and done, "The @Pack" is actually the best group of role models thus far. For all the people who want to bash them, Hollywood actually needs more young class acts like these.
@MertAlas & @MacPiggott gather a few (insta) celebrity friends and their legions of followers for some serious social networking.
Based on a true story, Gimme Shelter is one of those films that means well: It's earnest, filled with the spirit of forgiveness -- indeed, it wouldn't seem out of place on the Lifetime network.
Laneya Wiles (pronounced la-NEE-ah) has her fingers -- sheesh, her toes, too, -- dipped in everything. Actor, comedian, director, writer, New Yorker -- you name it. With many projects about to be released and upcoming projects in development, you may want to create a Google alert for her.
While the spotlight is starting to fade as to the real situation of the survivors, there are still a handful of celebrities who never cease to use their global reach for good and constantly urge their fans to continue supporting the relief operations for the typhoon Haiyan survivors.
Harmony Korine likes to shock and awe. He's the boy who would line up first in biology class to dissect a frog; the one who would bring home road kill...
Now that Oscar season is mercifully forgotten, HuffPost executive arts and entertainment editor Michael Hogan and entertainment editor Christopher Rosen can chat about other things besides the awards race. Like Harmony Korine's crazy fever dream, "Spring Breakers."
How you feel flipping through Vice and the glorification of proclaimed "outlaws" will probably indicate how you'd feel about Spring Breakers.