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Christian Borle

Aisle View: The Demon Barber of Lincoln Center

Steven Suskin | Posted 03.06.2014 | Arts
Steven Suskin

There is always a place for a production of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's Sweeney Todd, especially one that gives us an oversized orchestra filling the hall with Sondheim's masterful score.

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.

Social Media Alive With The Sound of Music on NBC

Eden Lane | Posted 02.08.2014 | Entertainment
Eden Lane

Not everyone seemed to share my excitement.  At least not in a positive way.  Twitter and Facebook seemed to explode with negative comments before the first commercial break. 

Carrie Underwood and Company Shine on the New Cast Album for NBC's Live Sound of Music

Susan Dormady Eisenberg | Posted 02.03.2014 | Media
Susan Dormady Eisenberg

I expect to enjoy the telecast because the cast album is not only promising, it's frequently stunning, thanks to Ms. Underwood's vocal grace and mezzo timbre -- the role was composed for a mezzo -- and superior support from Audra McDonald as the Mother Abbess.

The Hills Are Almost Alive...

AP | FRAZIER MOORE | Posted 11.27.2013 | TV

NEW YORK (AP) — Maria, former would-be nun, is about to get married. Starring as Maria in NBC's new version of "The Sound of Music," Carrie Underwo...

'The Sound Of Music' Sneak Peek!

Posted 11.08.2013 | Entertainment

The hills of NBC are alive with "The Sound Of Music." The network has released the first trailer for their upcoming live version of "The Sound of Musi...

FIRST LOOK: Carrie Underwood Takes On Iconic Role

Posted 09.16.2013 | TV

"The Sound of Music" has added Audra McDonald, Laura Benanti and Christian Borle to its cast. Carrie Underwood and Stephen Moyer lead the NBC musical ...

Kinky Boots: High Kicks for Everyone

Regina Weinreich | Posted 06.07.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Here is a musical on Broadway with a philosophy a girl can love: Kinky Boots starts with a rousing tribute "The Most Beautiful Thing," to shoes.

TV's Smash Seems Doomed, But The Show Deserves a Third Season

Susan Dormady Eisenberg | Posted 06.02.2013 | TV
Susan Dormady Eisenberg

I'm sorry Smash didn't morph into a "smash hit," but the showrunner has announced that all of season two will be shown and the finale will be satisfying to the show's fans. To be honest, I'm still hoping for a third season which this program deserves.

Cast And Producers Talk 'Smash' Season 2

The Huffington Post | Laura Prudom | Posted 01.06.2013 | TV

"Smash" hit the stage at NBC's Television Critics Association winter press tour presentation Sunday, and the cast and creative team (including new sho...

See Ya Never, 'Peter'

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 08.18.2012 | Home

NEW YORK — The time is ticking on catching Christian Borle in his Tony Award-winning pirate ways. The actor will be leaving "Peter and the Star...

The Tonys and Other Theater Awards

Regina Weinreich | Posted 08.11.2012 | Home
Regina Weinreich

When they get their statues and say how much they love being part of the theater community, believe them. The love is real, the people genuinely grounded by the work.

Tony Awards: The (Next) Movie?

Mark Juddery | Posted 07.29.2012 | Entertainment
Mark Juddery

Though Hollywood doesn't make musicals as much as they used to, they still look to Broadway for possible hits. So what will be the next hit movie musical?

Chris Harnick

'Smash' Stars Talk Season 1 Cliffhanger, Season 2 Changes

HuffingtonPost.com | Chris Harnick | Posted 05.15.2012 | TV

On the "Smash" finale, Megan Hilty's character Ivy Lynn was [SPOILER ALERT] last seen with a handful of pills in her hand as Katharine McPhee's Karen ...

The Many Scarves Of 'Smash'

The Huffington Post | Chris Harnick | Posted 05.08.2012 | TV

"Smash" has given us so much: Wonderful songs, terribly uneven storylines and scarves. So many scarves. As noted almost weekly in Christopher Rosen...

Couch Potato: NBC's 'Smash' Closes in on So-Bad-Its-Good

David Finkle | Posted 06.23.2012 | Entertainment
David Finkle

Now that 11 episodes have run, I'd say the so-bad-it's-good prediction has just about materialized.

The 'Preposterous' Prequel To Peter Pan

Regina Weinreich | Posted 06.16.2012 | Home
Regina Weinreich

Perhaps the most inventively preposterous play ever to hit Broadway is the prequel to the Peter Pan story, Peter and the Starcatcher, at the Brooks Atkinson Theater.

Maggie Furlong

Do The Stars Of 'Smash' Think The Right Actress Got The Part?

HuffingtonPost.com | Maggie Furlong | Posted 02.13.2012 | TV

Did you watch Episode 2 of "Smash"? Are you freaking out just a little bit, or do you think the right actress got the part? [Note: If you haven't w...

Maggie Furlong

'Smash' Scoop: Cast Talks Guest Stars, Marilyn & More!

HuffingtonPost.com | Maggie Furlong | Posted 04.02.2012 | TV

"Smash" is poised to be just that: A hit for NBC, all about the making of a Marilyn Monroe Broadway musical. With two very different, very talented ac...

Since Disney Has Yet to Make Her a Princess, Megan Hilty Settles for Being a Fairy

Jim Hill | Posted 01.16.2012 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

Some people complain about the commute that they have for work. But not Megan Hilty. Of course, if your work took you from Oz to Broadway to Neverlan...

First Nighter: Tony Kushner's Angels in America Flies on Gossamer Wings

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
David Finkle

Angels in America remains superlative theater-going and a spectacular achievement.

A Hedge Fund Show Tune: Ditty Lampoons Magnetar's 'Betting Against The American Dream' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As part of their segment this week on the hedge fund Magnetar, This American Life and Planet Money asked Broadway composer Robert Lopez to write a sho...

Do Business Schools See Why CDOs Are Compared to "Springtime for Hitler"?

David Fiderer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Fiderer

New reporting offers hard evidence that Magnetar, a hedge fund group based in Chicago, had designed a series of subprime mezzanine CDOs that were all but guaranteed to fail.