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First Nighter: Ellen Greene, Jake Gyllenhaal in Lovable 'Little Shop of Horrors' Revival

David Finkle | Posted 07.02.2016 | Arts
David Finkle

What follows is an unadulterated rave for the Encores! Off-Center presentation, at City Center, of the beloved Howard-Ashman-Alan Menken Little Shop of Horrors, as adapted from the 1960 Roger Corman movie.

3-Year-Old With Cancer Gets Surprise Disney Trip With Adorable Send-Off From Her BFF

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 01.16.2015 | Parents

Three-year-old Juniper a.k.a "Juni" and her pal Violet are both battling a rare type of cancer called retinoblastoma. Last year, the Make-A-Wish Found...

New York City Doesn't Suck: Who Knew?

Mike Cassidy | Posted 09.27.2014 | Travel
Mike Cassidy

Sure, I was biased. Chicago was my kind of town. And I was pretty sure all the New York City bluster about how there is no other place like it; about how it's the city that never sleeps; the crossroads of the world etc. etc. was all bull.

"Geek Love" Author Champions Film

Leslie Zemeckis | Posted 08.23.2014 | Entertainment
Leslie Zemeckis

American's have long been fascinated by the lives of "freaks." June 27th the award-winning documentary Bound by Flesh opens.

Pre-Tony's Broadway Tasting: Stars in the Alley

Regina Weinreich | Posted 07.21.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Even before I got to Schubert Alley, a tad late of course, the sounds were rocking Broadway. Audiences were treated to a free sampling of numbers from...

Why Life May Not Be a Cabaret and More Tony Musings

Cara Joy David | Posted 06.27.2014 | Arts
Cara Joy David

Well, the Administration Committee did it, they ruled Cabaret Tony eligible. I wrote previously about how there would be precedent for that ruling (in...

Stage Door: Bullets Over Broadway, Violet, Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill

Fern Siegel | Posted 06.20.2014 | Arts
Fern Siegel

Is art worth killing for? Woody Allen's new Broadway musical Bullets Over Broadway, an entertaining romp, thinks so.

Aisle View: Sutton's Violet Triumphs

Steven Suskin | Posted 06.20.2014 | Arts
Steven Suskin

This past season has been lackadaisical for new Broadway musicals, with the best of them--arguably After Midnight, Beautiful and A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder, in alphabetical order--falling in the slightly-less-than-exhilarating class.

A Big Spring for Tony Classics

Cara Joy David | Posted 06.01.2014 | Arts
Cara Joy David

I write about the Tony Awards a lot. I admit it. A couple of weeks ago, The New York Post's Michael Riedel wrote about Cabaret's potential eligibility...

First Nighter: Sutton Foster, Jeanine Tesori, Brian Crawley Make Violet Red-Hot

David Finkle | Posted 09.17.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

So extraordinarily good was the one-night Encores! Off-Center staged concert reading of the Jeanine Tesori-Brian Crawley Violet, directed by Leigh Silverman, that it calls for some serious transfer-it-somewhere-else-fast thinking.

Joan Kron in Allure -- Angie's Brave Announcement -- the Encore Series

Liz Smith | Posted 07.16.2013 | Entertainment
Liz Smith

"There's nothing more intriguing than a movie star wrapped like a mummy playing someone just emerging from plastic surgery. Think Humphrey Bogart in D...

PHOTO: Ben Affleck's Sweet Stroll With His Girls

Posted 01.31.2012 | Celebrity

A very pregnant Jennifer Garner was spotted out with her actor-turned-director hubby Ben Affleck and their adorable oldest daughter, Violet, who turns...

PHOTO: Jennifer Garner's Baby Bump

Posted 10.25.2011 | Celebrity

Spotted: Jennifer Garner running errands with daughter Violet, sporting a casual blazer that conceals her growing baby bump. The actress recently anno...