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Big: The Musical, Reduced

Steven Suskin | Posted 12.13.2014 | Arts
Steven Suskin

This Big, alas, seems just as unengaging as the Broadway version; given the lack of orchestral accompaniment, it is even less entertaining.

New York Pops Gala Is The Great 'Glamorous' Way

Steve Schonberg | Posted 06.29.2014 | Arts
Steve Schonberg

Stars of stage and screen, Debra Messing ("Will & Grace," "Smash," "Outside Mullingar") with her beau, leading man, Will Chase ("Nashville," "Smash,...

Mabel Cantwell Is Such a Nice Woman

Cara Joy David | Posted 09.04.2012 | Home
Cara Joy David

When The Best Man opened, Kerry Butler was understandably nervous -- after all, here she was making her major straight-play debut alongside Darth Vader, Murphy Brown, Dan Fielding and Will Truman.

The Best Man: Gore Vidal's Patriot Act

Regina Weinreich | Posted 06.10.2012 | Home
Regina Weinreich

Sadly as Americans sort out the values of the real candidates, The Best Man is a reminder that the worst man will have a chance to triumph, and the best may only be a shadow of our highest ideals.

Gore Vidal's The Best Man: Redux

Rochelle Jewel Shapiro | Posted 05.12.2012 | Entertainment
Rochelle Jewel Shapiro

Will Russell, who believes that personal smears shouldn't be used in politics, resort to his opponent's tactics in order to win? There's a chance that most of you already know the answer because The Best Man was also a 1964 movie starring Henry Fonda, Cliff Robertson, and Lee Tracy.

Con Me If You Can: The Broadway Musical

Regina Weinreich | Posted 06.11.2011 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Catch Me If You Can: The Musical is a con man's story, and the biggest con is the show itself. Like seeing a superbly performed magic trick, we're going to buy it, and happily revel in being duped.

Fela!: One Step Forward, a Few Missteps Back

Cara Joy David | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Cara Joy David

It remains to be seen whether Fela! can survive its producers' blunders and triumph on Broadway. Hopefully it will--it's something different.