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First Nighter: The Visit Overstays Its Welcome, Henry IV Stumbles

David Finkle | Posted 10.19.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

This time of year, things are so beehive-hectic in these parts that it's easy to drive around on a single Saturday and see, say, The Visit at the Williamstown Theatre Festival and the compacted-into-one Henry IV Part I and IIat Shakespeare and Company.

Chita Rivera Chats 'The Visit' at Williamstown Theatre Festival

Steve Schonberg | Posted 09.30.2014 | Arts
Steve Schonberg

Be it a cliché, the adage "if at first you don't succeed, try, try again" may be the best way to describe the latest production of "The Visit" opening this week at the Williamstown Theatre Festival.

Mothers and Sons at the Golden: Terrence McNally Makes History

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.25.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Strident, a woman with whom to reckon, Tyne Daly's Katharine Gerard is a force of nature. Encased in fur, she's the refrigerator-sized iceberg in Terr...

Chita Rivera: At 80, a Legendary Broadway Star Shines Brighter Than Ever

Chuck Gomez | Posted 11.27.2013 | Entertainment
Chuck Gomez

Chita Rivera is on fire. In August I was one of hundreds cheering as a slinky Rivera, black flapper -- style dress fluttering, made her grand entrance from the back of the audience into Cherry Grove, Fire Island's Ice Palace.

Chita Rivera's Birthday Celebration Is For A Good Cause

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 09.22.2013 | Latino Voices

NEW YORK -- Chita Rivera had wanted to celebrate her 80th birthday quietly, no fuss. That clearly wasn't going to happen. "I think I can ask anybody ...

Chita Has A Special Way Of Celebrating Her 80th Birthday

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 07.11.2013 | Latino Voices

NEW YORK -- Chita Rivera will celebrate her 80th birthday doing what she does best – performing a show that benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fight...

Happy Birthday, Chita Rivera!

Posted 01.23.2013 | Gay Voices

We all know she seems ageless, but the legendary Broadway diva Chita Rivera turns 80 years old today (Jan. 23). The "Queen of the Gypsies" made h...

The Mystery of Edwin Drood Revived on Broadway

Carey Purcell | Posted 02.11.2013 | Arts
Carey Purcell

While this exuberant, interactive, choose-your-own ending musical may be a bit vulgar, it is also skilfully directed, joyously performed and a darn good time in a season of unimpressive musicals on Broadway.

Ricky Martin Joins Broadway Legend Onstage For AIDS Charity

Posted 12.07.2012 | Gay Voices

Multiple generations of Broadway talent came together for a cause Dec. 4 with the annual "Gypsy of the Year" event in New York City. The star-stud...

Nothing Could Be Finer Than an Evening With Barbara Cook

George Heymont | Posted 11.03.2012 | Arts
George Heymont

Today, many singers who are a fraction of Barbara Cook's age wish they could sing with the wisdom, phrasing, and musical intuition of an artist whose voice has maintained its sweetness and purity for so many years

A Mysterious Return

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 04.30.2012 | Home

NEW YORK — The timeless Chita Rivera is returning to Broadway in a murder whodunit musical that's perfect for this new age: It's interactive. R...

WATCH: THEATRE: Filming Sondheim's Follies

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

In the brief period when I lived in Providence, Rhode Island, I was able to catch performances of several shows during their pre-Broadway Boston tryou...

Medals Of Freedom: Obama Honors Ted Kennedy, Harvey Milk And 14 Others

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will award the Presidential Medal of Freedom to 16 people, including political ally Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, ...