Fraud, redemption, suicide, fear of failure, the ineluctable dance with death, alcoholism, and the addictive joy of creating art -- these are a few of the recurring themes in some of the highlights from this year's Tribeca Film Festival.
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
When Elaine Kaufman died last December 3, she left a city of broken hearts. For months, "Elaine's" lingered on, a nostalgic haven for "regulars," but many still had to admit, Elaine's was simply not the same without Elaine.
Who doesn't love a good cat fight? I'm not talking about old-fashioned ladies mud wrestling or a trailer trash hair-pulling contest. I'm referring to the kind of fight where acid thoughts fly across the stage on malicious darts guided by a frightening level of intelligence.
What Elaine Stritch does inAt Home at the Carlyle: Elaine Stritch Singin' Sondheim -- is kick off the best entertainment in New York. She doesn't merely sing her songs -- she takes on a role with each of them.
At an evening held in honor of Tennessee Williams, actor Eli Wallach remembered that the Catholic Church threatened to excommunicate anyone who saw Williams' Baby Doll; the film sold out for three weeks straight.