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FACE IT: The Actor's Real Life

Michele Willens | Posted 11.26.2014 | Entertainment
Michele Willens

Television and film actors will remind you that they work long days, wait around for hours in between scenes and so on. But their seasons are shorter, their paychecks heftier, and their audiences much bigger.

'Next to Normal,' Cal Rep

James Scarborough | Posted 06.19.2014 | Arts
James Scarborough

Each moment bristles with energy that coils, uncoils, and recoils. The production's biggest achievement is its supercharged pitch. This pitch reflects Diana's changing moods. These moods include depression, a numb, medicated stability, and an exuberant mania.

First Nighter: Idina Menzel's What/If Is Extremely Iffy

David Finkle | Posted 05.30.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Give me a minute here while I clear my head after attending a performance of If/Then, the new musical starring Idina Menzel. Never mind. I'll just have to confess I can't keep straight what goes on in the Brian Yorkey-Tom Kitt follow-up to their Pulitzer Prize/Tony-winning Next to Normal.

Award-Winning Star Brian D'Arcy James Opens His First One-Man Musical Show at Broadway's Hottest New Club

Myra Chanin | Posted 08.24.2012 | Entertainment
Myra Chanin

He's sung at the White House for the Obamas and has even been caricatured by Sardi's. So what hasn't he done? Something really weird! He's the only impressively credentialed Manhattan actor who's never appeared on Law and Order.

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: Alice Ripley Lets It Rip

Jon Chattman | Posted 04.29.2012 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

It's been two-plus years since Alice Ripley electrified Broadway with her staggeringly brilliant and brave performance as a mother suffering from bipolar disorder in the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Next to Normal.

Theater: Bring On Bring It On

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 01.16.2012 | Arts
Hoyt Hilsman

A new musical from the creators of Avenue Q, In the Heights and Next to Normal just opened in LA and it is a smash-mouth cheerleading sensation.

What's Next for Next to Normal?

Greg Archer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Greg Archer

Few would have thought a rock musical about depression and the messy emotional waters we humans have to swim through would, well, rock.

Tony Award-Winning 'Next To Normal' Wins Denver Audiences

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The hilarious, insane and frightening musical portrayal about living with mental illness has finally made it to Denver. Next To Normal leaves out th...

The Agenda: Rockin' Around Los Angeles

Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Rock around Los Angeles tonight with local band Pollyn, precocious 15-year old rocker Chloe Chaidez of Kitten, or the opening night of rock musical Ne...

MUSIC TO OUR EARS: The Secrets of Songwriters

wsj.com | JOHN JURGENSEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

It's close to midnight in a Manhattan recording studio, and a songwriter is listening to a work in progress, one that he hopes millions will soon know...

On the Culture Front: Food Film Fest, Shakespeare in the Park, and Next to Normal

Chris Kompanek | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Chris Kompanek

With the warmer weather and some traveling, I've been getting a bit behind on my cultural coverage around the city. Last weekend, the Food Film Festiv...

Broadway Marketing Ready to Play Foursquare

James Sims | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
James Sims

Broadway has the opportunity to get cutting edge. It's time to start playing Foursquare.

Next to Normal: Broadway's Different Family

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Danny Groner

Next to Normal begins with a show tune you'd expect: one that showcases "just another day" in the Goodman household. Only later do you discover that this average family is not so typical.

The Pulitzer Debacle?

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Hoyt Hilsman

Rather than simply dismissing the Pulitzers as old-fashioned or irrelevant, isn't it worth a further discussion of how the Committee goes about making its choices -- especially when it ignores the nominees of its own Jury?

Aaron Tveit: A Next to Normal Star Explodes on Broadway (Video)

Tom Gregory | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tom Gregory

Tveit's talent is nimble, full of life, and direct. Singing the show's stand out power-romp duet, Superboy, and the Invisble Girl with Jennifer Damiano, it's clear 'Tveit' will be a name everyone will soon know how to pronounce.