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Lucie Arnaz: Why Her Addition to the Pippin Cast Stands Out

Greg Archer | Posted 09.22.2014 | San Francisco
Greg Archer

Being raised in the entertainment business -- her parents were showbiz legends Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, after all -- may have helped Arnaz hone her career path, but at 63, she is definitely her own woman -- creativity and all.

First Nighter: 'Skylight,' 'The Pajama Game' Revived, 'Adler & Gibb' New in London

David Finkle | Posted 08.23.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

When Tom Sergeant (Bill Nighy) drops in on Kyra Hollis (Carey Mulligan) totally unannounced in the revival of David Hare's 1995 play Skylight, at Wyndham's, he's clearly there to fan the embers of a six-year affair that ended two years earlier.

Fossey-Fosse: Let's Get Animal

Erich Origen | Posted 05.27.2014 | Comedy
Erich Origen

Fossey-Fosse's unique childhood, spent with both the gorillas of Rwanda and the dancers of Broadway, paved the way for his pioneering work in mating dance science. In his Dance Lab, he tests the effectiveness of specific dance moves from the animal kingdom on arousal levels in human females.

Chris Mason Johnson's Test: A Tale of Two Challenges

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 04.26.2014 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

Chris Mason Johnson's sultry and perfectly human Test enjoyed its European premiere recently at this year's Berlinale. The film is a survivor's tale, told through the POV of a gay character, but so multidimensional that be it man, woman, straight or gay, everyone can relate to its themes.

First Nighter: Little Me Big and Christian Borle Even Bigger

David Finkle | Posted 04.09.2014 | Entertainment
David Finkle

When Little Me opened in November 1962, its major pluses were Sid Caesar, the Carolyn Leigh-Cy Coleman score and the rarely-miss Neil Simon gags. Revived at City Center this weekend, it can crow about what could be called a breakout performance by Christian Borle.

The Right Girl in the Right Place at the Right Time

George Heymont | Posted 07.02.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

Like many young men who were starting to embrace their homosexuality, I derived intense pleasure from one of the pictures near the back of the book in which an aging Belle Poitrine (Jeri Archer) looks up at the packed crotch of some faceless stud clad in a Speedo.

My Foutté Turn

Meredith Akins | Posted 08.04.2013 | Arts
Meredith Akins

I would knock something over and the screams of my mother calling my name to stop breaking things would pierce through the house. I was seriously ready to write dance off just because of this one turn.

Curtis M. Wong

The Enduring Queer Appeal Of 'Cabaret'

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.06.2013 | Gay Voices

At the time of its 1972 release, “Cabaret” shattered the saccharine reputation of the movie musical with its edgy take on anti-Semitism, Nazism, a...

Complacency in AIDS Fundraising?

Mike Smith | Posted 04.01.2013 | Arts
Mike Smith

Dancers Find their Voice at DRA Broadway Cares Event The "Dance from the Heart" event in New York this week, a program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fight...

Theatrical Icon Ben Vereen's Weird but Wonderful Life's Journey

Myra Chanin | Posted 09.11.2012 | Entertainment
Myra Chanin

So what delights can you expect on from Ben's new show at 54 Below, the hot new frequently-completely-p.m., and on Friday & Saturday nights July 13 and 14, also at 11 p.m.? Just watching him talk, smile and sing is enchanting!

Ben Vereen: Usher's Godfather Continues to Evolve

Greg Archer | Posted 08.13.2012 | San Francisco
Greg Archer

It's hard to stop the fiery tour de force that is Ben Vereen. In a candid interview, he opens up about some of his own life challenges, chats about being Usher's godfather, and reveals the key to keeping one's spirits high.

'Cabaret' Gets Restored For 40th Anniversary

AP | LYNN ELBER | Posted 06.12.2012 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — "Cabaret" stars Liza Minnelli, Joel Grey and Michael York are on hand for a screening of the restored 1972 film at the TCM Classic...

Unexpected Musical Delights

George Heymont | Posted 04.24.2012 | Arts
George Heymont

Once you've experienced Chico & Rita (a sumptuous, exotic animation feature), you'll have no doubt why it was nominated for Best Animated Feature Film at the 84th Academy Awards.

A Sour Note at Carnegie Hall Few Heard, Coming From Above

John Farr | Posted 06.04.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

The Carnegie Studios made it possible for artists to live as true bohemians: to enjoy the freedom of being deliciously different and quirky. I suppose it was simply too good to last.

Ben Vereen Reflects on His Career Before Playing the Town Hall

James Sims | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
James Sims

It seems fitting that Ben Vereen's performance debut at New York's The Town Hall is taking place as lawmakers in Washington are debating the issue of federally funded arts programs.

HuffPost Review: Burlesque

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It's been a while since I've seen a stinker as obvious as Burlesque. As a colleague and I noted afterward, it made us long for something as coherent and restrained as Showgirls. Or Glitter.

American Master Choreographer Jack Cole Feted at Jacob's Pillow

Debra Levine | Posted 07.05.2011 | Arts
Debra Levine

A top-gun choreographer in his time -- feared, respected, and awed -- Cole's enormous contribution is puzzlingly little known, even inside the dance world.

The Graduate Turns 73: Dustin Hoffman's Top Ten Movies

John Farr | Posted 06.21.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

If you hear some young, unschooled person say, "Oh, Dustin Hoffman, he played Ben Stiller's kooky dad", point them towards the other memorable characters that more accurately reflect this performer's invaluable contribution to film.

Off the C(H)uff: Sam Wasson Channels Audrey Hepburn

Patricia Zohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Patricia Zohn

2010-07-16-outside.jpg Wasson's small-sized but big-hearted and original book tells how they captured the magic of the new woman in Breakfast at Tiffany's.

HuffPost Reviews: Supernatural and Matthew Clay, Plus a Conversation with Coheed and Cambria's Claudio Sanchez, and Steve Mosto's Video Premiere

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

In its finale, Supernatural delivered not only one of the finest hours of network television of 2010, but it also supplied one of the most intellectually and satisfying closures any sci-fi or horror series ever broadcast.

First-Nighter: London's Sweet Charity Sufficiently Sweet

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Finkle

These days, the clever fabric manufacturers able to do whatever they want with a proven musical comedy are the folks at the Menier Chocolate Factory.