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The Fabulous Broadway Season So Far

Cara Joy David | Posted 10.20.2014 | Arts
Cara Joy David

Is this the best fall theater season in years? I think so. While I don't do reviews really, I felt the need to discuss this amazing season we're having. It would kick last season's butt in almost any competition.

A Gentleman's Guide of Success

Cara Joy David | Posted 09.23.2014 | Arts
Cara Joy David

I am happy Gentleman's Guide won the Tony Award. I didn't care ahead of the big night (unlike the previous year, when I desperately wanted Matilda), but, sitting there with a full house, I was happy for it and the audiences who will leave laughing.

Tony Night: Awards and After-Parties

Cara Joy David | Posted 08.10.2014 | Arts
Cara Joy David

It's the culmination of every New York theater industry professional's year. It's the time to put on nice clothes, watch an award show and then go celebrate the theater community.

For the Love of Theater

Cara Joy David | Posted 07.21.2014 | Arts
Cara Joy David

A few weeks ago, I wasn't feeling so great. My allergies were bothering me and I was tired, as I often am this time of year. Then I went to the theater. Miraculously I felt better during Act One.

Lice in the spotlight

Kate Solomon | Posted 07.16.2014 | Parents
Kate Solomon

As camp season arrives, we can't tell our children not to play next to each other or bunk together. That is what camp is about. But we can certainly acknowledge that lice strikes anyone, and we can be on the lookout for the signs of lice

WATCH: 'Matilda' Star On Why She Really Quit Acting

HuffPost Live | Posted 12.02.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Former child actress Mara Wilson joins HuffPost Live to discuss the pressure of growing up on film shoots for Hollywood hits like "Matilda."...

Mara Wilson: 'Matilda' Reunion Was 'Just Heartwarming'

Posted 12.02.2013 | Entertainment

Former child actress Mara Wilson stopped by HuffPost Live on Monday to discuss her relationship with Hollywood, and her recent reunion with the cast o...

First Nighter: Sutton Foster, Jeanine Tesori, Brian Crawley Make Violet Red-Hot

David Finkle | Posted 09.17.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

So extraordinarily good was the one-night Encores! Off-Center staged concert reading of the Jeanine Tesori-Brian Crawley Violet, directed by Leigh Silverman, that it calls for some serious transfer-it-somewhere-else-fast thinking.

It's A 'Matilda' Reunion!

Posted 07.02.2013 | Entertainment

The "Matilda" gang is back together again! Mara Wilson, who played the talented title youngster in "Matilda," posted a photo to her Facebook page l...

First NIghter: Sam Mendes's "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" Needs Sweetening

David Finkle | Posted 08.25.2013 | Entertainment
David Finkle

London--If you're a chocoholic like me, you're hoping Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will be as delectable as biting into a piece of fudge or a bro...

Tony Night: The After-Parties

Cara Joy David | Posted 08.16.2013 | Arts
Cara Joy David

Tony night. The biggest night of the year for the theater industry (not gross-wise) and for me personally. This year it was a little more of a mess th...

Who Will Win At The Tonys?

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 08.07.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK -- The great comedian W.C. Fields is credited with the line, "Never work with children or animals." He would have had trouble on Broadway thi...

It's Tony Week! Who Should Win?

Cara Joy David | Posted 08.04.2013 | Arts
Cara Joy David

I feel pretty confident that my favorite play of the year, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, will win Best Play and my favorite musical, Matilda, will win Best Musical. (There is a groundswell of support for Kinky Boots.)

Broadway Season 2012/2013

Ken Fallin | Posted 07.31.2013 | Arts
Ken Fallin

2013-05-31-Screenshot20130531at2 Here is my drawing of the 2012/2013 Broadway Season.

Where's The Tony Bounce?

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 07.06.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK — Tony Award nominations often mean a big bump at the box office, but not this year so far. "Kinky Boots," "Matilda: The Musical," "Pi...

Huge Win For 'Matilda'

AP | By MARK KENNEDY | Posted 05.03.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK -- The New York Drama Critics' Circle has voted "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" as best play and "Matilda: The Musical" as best musical...

How to Reboot a Classic

Helen Eisenbach | Posted 07.02.2013 | Arts
Helen Eisenbach

There's plenty of old-fashioned magic in the current Broadway production of Cinderella, which just nabbed nine Tony noms -- enough to make all the little girls in the audience sigh and swoon and stare enraptured, and their parents too.

First Nighter: Tom Hanks, Other Talkative Tony 2013 Nominees Spark Their Press Brunch

David Finkle | Posted 07.01.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

Harvey Fierstein was wearing kinky running shoes by New Balance because, according to him, "I have fat feet." Yes, but where was it that he especia...

And The Tony MIGHT Go To...

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 05.12.2013 | Arts

The 2013 Tony Award nominations were announced this morning by actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson and five-time nominated Broadway regular Sutton Foster. T...

Tony's Get Kinky

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 06.29.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK — Two stories born in Britain are vying for America's biggest theater prize. "Kinky Boots" and "Matilda" are each a virtual lock to ge...

Describing Matilda's Miss Trunchbull

Cara Joy David | Posted 06.27.2013 | Arts
Cara Joy David

Numerous critics described The Trunch's appearance in very colorful terms and went out of their way to otherwise paint a picture of the dirt-colored, gold medal-winning child hater.

'Matilda' Snubbed

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 06.26.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK — The members of the Tony Award nominations committee better look out: They've snubbed four girls who play a tough little telekinetic h...

Quick Questions: Matilda's Lauren Ward

Cara Joy David | Posted 06.23.2013 | Arts
Cara Joy David

Now a mother of three -- her daughter is nine, one son is seven and another is almost five -- Lauren Ward is back on Broadway at least through the summer in a role she has been playing since the first Matilda workshop.

Theater: Magical Matilda (And How to Make It Even Better)

Michael Giltz | Posted 06.15.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Matilda is one of those exceptional shows where every element feels inspired. It reveals theater talents in front and behind the scenes at the top of their game.

Stage Door: Matilda

Fern Siegel | Posted 06.13.2013 | Arts
Fern Siegel

To discourage her, she's sent to a prison-like school run by the maniacal Miss Trunchbull (an extraordinary Bertie Carvel), who sings to her maligned charges: "If you want to teach success, you don't use sympathy or tenderness." She could double as a Wall Street CEO.