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Aisle View: Kander's Enigmatic Triptych

Steven Suskin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Steven Suskin

You could also, dangerously but not inaccurately, describe The Landing as 'the new John Kander musical.' While 'a musical' leads us to expect things that aren't quite present, labeling it a new Kander musical is far more problematic.

First Nighter: "Massive Attack V Adam Curtis" Explains Today's World But Not Really

David Finkle | Posted 11.29.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

Within minutes of Massive Attack V Adam Curtis beginning at the Park Avenue Armory, where it plays through Friday (October 4), I suspected it was goin...

First Nighter: Nathan Lane First-Rate, as Usual, in Douglas Carter Beane's New Play, The Nance

David Finkle | Posted 06.15.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

Plays conjuring Manhattan in the 1930s often take on the look of a live-action Edward Hopper painting. Not a bad thing. Actually, the effect is stunning when the curtain rises on The Nance.

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...

ACT's Exuberant 'Scottsboro Boys' Flaunts Vitality, Humor in a Grim Tale

Leo Stutzin | Posted 09.01.2012 | San Francisco
Leo Stutzin

2012-07-02-pullquote1.jpgWith The Scottsboro Boys, John Kander and Fred Ebb turned their eyes closer to home, at a horrendous travesty of American justice.

The Music and Its Message: Songs of Protest and Cultural Identity

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

2011-03-22-ochs.jpg Two thrilling new musical documentaries place great emphasis on the importance of a song's lyrics while paying homage to their creators.

First Nighter: Brooke Shields Reviews Her Life at Feinstein's at Loews Regency

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Finkle

What she wants the world to understand is that she did have a happy childhood. She isn't the hard-bitten survivor her publicized past might suggest.

The Scottsboro Boys: Making Friends With the Truth

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Marcia G. Yerman

The play takes on a series of challenges in presenting the Depression Era story of the nine African-American teens who were falsely accused of raping two white women in the state of Alabama. Not an easy task.

First Nighter: Our Sinatra Revue Is Truly Chairman-of-the-Board-Worthy

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
David Finkle

Our Sinatra is a case of songs treated with utterly convincing maturity, depth and, where appropriate, genuine humor.

First-Nighter: Alan Cumming Acts Up, Acts Waaaaaay Up

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Finkle

Alan Cumming lets it be known through a puckish yet no-uncertain-terms manner that he's not the type to modulate his behavior for anyone.

The Scottsboro Boys: New Kander-Ebb Musical, Old Kander-Ebb Formula

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David Finkle

Time was, audiences went to musicals--more often called musical comedies then--to see famous entertainers sing great songs written by first-rate lyric...

Liza Minnelli: Looking Back, Looking Ahead

Ellen Sterling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ellen Sterling

Liza Minelli wants everyone to know that they her new DVD, Liza's At the Palace, is in stores. The show played on Broadway and won a Tony Award for Best Special Theatrical Event.