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Hedwig's Lena Hall On Being Neil Patrick Harris' 'Punching Bag,' Her Legendary Audition, and Real Rock-n-Roll

Suzy Evans | Posted 06.28.2014 | Arts
Suzy Evans

Lena Hall as Yitzhak in Hedwig and the Angry Inch. (Photo by Joan Marcus) Neil Patrick Harris isn't the only one with fans in the audience at Hedwi...

First Nighter: Neil Patrick Harris Ratchets Up 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch'

David Finkle | Posted 06.22.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

By fadeout, the actor has given an indelible portrayal of someone mustering the courage not only to drop his gaudy garments but to drop his guard as well.

Trying to Put a Ring on It

George Heymont | Posted 04.17.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

A gay film from Israel presents a hair-raising depiction of the obstacles faced by two gay men who quickly fall in love despite the fact that they are surrounded by the kind of tribal hatred as old as the feud between the Capulets and the Montagues.

Artist Clifford Ross Has Taken the Road Less Traveled: Stained Glass (Part 2)

Elizabeth Sobieski | Posted 03.09.2014 | Arts
Elizabeth Sobieski

The Austin Wall as seen from the main lobby of the Austin Federal Courthouse. Copyright: Clifford Ross All Rights Reserved This is the second half...

Broadway Idiot -- Behind the Scenes With Billie Joe Armstrong

Melissa Webster | Posted 12.17.2013 | Arts
Melissa Webster

Often heartbreaking, Armstrong and director Michael Mayer approached this unlikely collaboration with an honesty so extensive, it's impossible not to root for their success, for no other reason than because it is so inspiring.

MET OPERA: A 'Rigoletto' In Las Vegas

Wilborn Hampton | Posted 03.31.2013 | Arts
Wilborn Hampton

If the fleshpots of Las Vegas remind you of the ducal palace in Mantua, or vice versa, then the Metropolitan Opera's new production of Rigoletto was m...

'Rigoletto' In Sin City?!

AP | RONALD BLUM | Posted 03.31.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK — For all the bright lights and razzle-dazzle of the Las Vegas locale, the most illuminating stretches in Michael Mayer's showy new pro...

'Rigoletto' At The Met Opera: Company Abandons Luc Bondy For Vegas Version

AP | By RONALD BLUM | Posted 02.23.2012 | Home

NEW YORK -- The Metropolitan Opera has abandoned a new production of Verdi's "Rigoletto" by director Luc Bondy, whose grim version of Puccini's "Tosca...

Culture Zohn: American Idiot: Does It Speak Across Generations?

Patricia Zohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Patricia Zohn

2010-04-30-zohnpull.jpg I had worn my short, black, pointy booties, tight black pants and a semi see-through black sweater, but from the moment I entered the theater I was worrying, "Am I too old for American Idiot?"

Green Day's American Idiot Underscores Broadway's Current Non-Star Practices

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Finkle

Box-office magnets like American Idiot will keep coming alongside shows with someone like Nathan Lane and whatever gobsmacking star salary he gets.

Give My Regards to Dookie: American Idiot Rocks Broadway

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

The Broadway musical adaptation of Green Day's American Idiot had the potential to be this generation's Hair, a musical that truly reflects the times in which we live in.