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A Musical Mix of Old and New: Judith Clurman's Cherished Moments: Songs of the Jewish Spirit

Shoshana Greenberg | Posted 11.17.2014 | Arts
Shoshana Greenberg

Essential Voices USA conductor Judith Clurman started work on her CD, Cherished Moments: Songs of the Jewish Spirit, several years ago, but the project really began when she was a little girl in synagogue.

First Nighter: 'The Band Wagon' Is Worth Jumping on

David Finkle | Posted 11.09.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

The list of delightful ingredients in the Encores! Series revival of The Band Wagon is so long that not only is it pleasing the crowds attending at City Center, but it has the usual show-biz-insider suspects talking about a transfer for a longer Broadway run.

Brian Stokes Mitchell Jumps on the Band Wagon

Steve Schonberg | Posted 11.05.2014 | Arts
Steve Schonberg

Beginning Thursday, the New York City Center Encores! series will kick off a special 12-performance run of the newly adapted musical, The Band Wagon.

The Business of The Band Wagon at Encores!

Barry Singer | Posted 11.04.2014 | Arts
Barry Singer

News that Encores! here in New York is mounting a "new stage adaptation" of The Band Wagon as a "Special Event" beginning Thursday filled my girls with wonder, and not a little moral outrage. "Why?" they cried! All I could think to reply was: Why not?

Thinking About Theater and Ode to Joy

Cara Joy David | Posted 08.20.2014 | Arts
Cara Joy David

For a change of pace, today I'm offering you a series of random theater-related thoughts. None of which could take up a post on its own, but together they seem worthy.

Aisle View: An Enchanted Much Ado

Steven Suskin | Posted 08.16.2014 | Arts
Steven Suskin

Much Ado About Nothing with Lily Rabe and Hamish Linklater, under the direction of Jack O'Brien beneath the stars at the Delacorte in Central Park. What doesn't sound enchanting about that?

Curtis M. Wong

Rachel's Gay Dad On 'Glee' Goes Retro For NYC's Town Hall

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 07.07.2013 | Arts

Few people are as enthusiastic about the future of musical theater as Brian Stokes Mitchell. The Tony Award-winning actor, who was last seen on the Gr...

FIRST LOOK: Meet Rachel's Dads!

Entertainment Weekly | Posted 02.10.2012 | TV

They’re finally here! Every Gleek has been waiting since season 1 to meet Rachel’s oft-discussed gay fathers and now the pair, Hiram (Jeff Goldblu...

LISTEN: 'Glee' Music From 'Heart"

Posted 04.11.2012 | TV

Love is in the air on "Glee" next week, thanks to the Valentine's Day episode, "Heart." Sadly, it's a bit of bummer for Klaine fans, since Blaine is s...

Look Who's Playing Rachel's Dads On 'Glee'!

TVLine | Posted 03.18.2012 | TV

As far as parental cliffhangers go, it's second only to the identity of the Mother on a certain CBS sitcom: "Glee" has finally cast Rachel's gay dads,...

Hal Holbrook Honored at Actors Benefit

Cassandra M. Bellantoni | Posted 08.28.2011 | Los Angeles
Cassandra M. Bellantoni

Hal Holbrook was honored with the Julie Harris Award at the Actor's Fund 15th Annual Tony Award Viewing Party in Los Angeles on June 12.

Brian Stokes Mitchell Chats About a Life in the Theatre and his NYC Pops Holiday Concerts

Melody Breyer-Grell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Melody Breyer-Grell

The singer/actor is exactly what one would expect of a classic leading man -- tall, handsome and high spirited, although not vain.

Concert Etiquette Flushed at the Bowl

Bill Swadley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Bill Swadley

On Saturday night I attended A Beatles Celebration at the Hollywood Bowl. This isn't a review of the performance but rather of the attendees.

Ted Kennedy Was the Man of La Mancha

James Sims | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
James Sims

John F. Kennedy was America's King Arthur, then Teddy was its Don Quixote, a man that spent much of his political career following his own impossible dream -- health care for all.