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'Fiddler on the Roof:' A Farewell to Daughters

Barry Singer | Posted 02.26.2016 | Arts
Barry Singer

I finally took my daughters to see Fiddler on the Roof after all these years and discovered, to my tear-stained enthrallment, that the show is actually about them.

Bryan Cranston's Pin: Trumbo Premieres

Regina Weinreich | Posted 11.06.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Bespectacled and mustachioed Bryan Cranston as famed screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, submerged in the bath, his work, smokes and whiskey laid out on a tra...

First Nighter: Nathan Lane First-Rate, as Usual, in Douglas Carter Beane's New Play, The Nance

David Finkle | Posted 06.15.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

Plays conjuring Manhattan in the 1930s often take on the look of a live-action Edward Hopper painting. Not a bad thing. Actually, the effect is stunning when the curtain rises on The Nance.

Sweating Out a Surrealist Nightmare

George Heymont | Posted 04.26.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

Do your nightmares make you feel like you've entered The Twilight Zone? Do you feel trapped in a surrealistic cesspool? You are not alone.

The Book of Mormon Takes San Francisco by Storm

George Heymont | Posted 02.03.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

One of the blessings of having an unfettered imagination is a willingness to take greater risks than many other artists. When it was first announced t...

WATCH: Gene Wilder and Zero Mostel in 'The Producers'

Posted 06.25.2011 | Women

It's one thing to watch a comic genius on the movie screen - but seeing two together is a real treat. Here's one of my all-time favorite pairings - Ge...

The Powerful Appeal of Opera To Ethnic Communities (VIDEOS)

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

In 1964, when a new musical based on the tales of Sholem Aleichem began its pre-Broadway tryout in Detroit, the producers feared the show might be "to...

The Centennial of Elia Kazan

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

Today marks the centennial of director Elia Kazan's birth, and doubtless Hollywood will soon be giving us souped-up special editions of his finest film work, if they haven't already.

Obama 2012

Daniel Bruno Sanz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daniel Bruno Sanz

I went to New York to meet Obama the candidate, and in a Soho apartment he told a small group of us that his middle name was Hussein. I thought he was telling a joke.

Hear Today, Gone Tomorrow

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

When it was announced that 600 Starbucks outlets were closing, the music business shared the hit: less stores, less counter and display space, less product, less revenue.