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Different Strokes for Different Folks

George Heymont | Posted 12.15.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

Every now and then when I'm searching for a theme to write about, I find inspiration in a most unusual source: serendipitous calendaring.

Lucie Arnaz: Why Her Addition to the Pippin Cast Stands Out

Greg Archer | Posted 11.22.2014 | San Francisco
Greg Archer

Being raised in the entertainment business -- her parents were showbiz legends Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, after all -- may have helped Arnaz hone her career path, but at 63, she is definitely her own woman -- creativity and all.

NYC Concert Aims For A 'Message Of Hope' As Well As A 'Reality Check' About LGBT Rights

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 09.09.2014 | Gay Voices

Two multitalented, era-defining stars from opposite ends of the musical spectrum will share a New York stage for one night in support of lesbian, gay,...

Joan Ryan Makes Musical Magic at Hollywood's Catalina Jazz Club

Xaque Gruber | Posted 07.28.2014 | Los Angeles
Xaque Gruber

For the first time in a year and half, Joan Ryan, and her four octave range, comes home to Los Angeles in a cabaret show that earned her the honor of Broadway World's Top Female Cabaret Artist of 2013.

Movie Adaptations Of 'Wicked' And 'Spring Awakening' Move Forward

Posted 04.03.2014 | Entertainment

What is this feeling? Enthusiasm -- because two popular Broadway musicals are making strides in their leap to the big screen. "Wicked" and "Spring ...

Is Censorship An Issue In School Theater?

AP | Posted 10.30.2013 | Arts

CHICAGO — There are famous names that define Broadway, like Stephen Sondheim, Stephen Schwartz and Terrence McNally. But few know those award-w...

Guess Who's Starring In The New 'Houdini' Musical

AP | CARYN ROUSSEAU | Posted 10.29.2013 | Arts

CHICAGO — Acclaimed Broadway composer Stephen Schwartz says he's hard at work on a full draft of his next endeavor, the musical "Houdini" that h...

My Cast Recording, In Just No Time At All

Howard Sherman | Posted 07.09.2013 | Arts
Howard Sherman

I keep expecting to get jaded. Even though the actuarial tables tell me that I'm more than halfway through my life, I can still be a teenaged drama cl...

First Nighter: Diane Paulus's Pippin Flies Through the Air With the Greatest of Ease

David Finkle | Posted 06.25.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

In Chicago, Fosse had Fred Ebb and John Kander explain the power of giving 'em the old razzle-dazzle, and Diane Paulus has taken that dictum to heart with her American Repertory Theater production

Lullabies by Broadway's Best

Andy Propst | Posted 07.24.2012 | Parents
Andy Propst

Imagine you could gather Tony Award winners at your child's bedside to sing him or her to sleep. What if these artists were there to perform original lullabies by Stephen Sondheim?

WATCH: 'It Gets Better' Meets Broadway In Heartwarming New Clip

Posted 03.24.2012 | Gay Voices

"It gets more than better -- it gets amazing and astounding!" That's just one of the many poignant lines -- not to the overriding message -- of "Te...

SFGMC World Premieres 'It Gets Better' Anthem from Broadway Legend Stephen Schwartz

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 05.19.2012 | San Francisco
Pollo Del Mar

When Broadway legend Stephen Schwartz received an email from the S.F. Gay Men's Chorus asking permission to perform a concert entirely of his work, the wheels started turning. He made the decision to compose an original piece for the show.

Theater: "Godspell" Resurrected

Michael Giltz | Posted 01.08.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

GODSPELL ** 1/2 out of **** CIRCLE IN THE SQUARE How to put this? Jesus is politely, wholesomely but unquestionably sexy in the thoroughly rethought ...

Broadway's Fall Season Full of A-Listers, on Stage and Off

James Sims | Posted 11.20.2011 | Arts
James Sims

With the fall season approaching, straight plays are headed back to Times Square, and they've got a big list of stars in tow.

Does This TV Star Look Christ-Like To You?

Posted 10.10.2011 | Home

The team behind the Broadway revival of Stephen Schwartz and John-Michael Tebelak's "Godspell" announced today that Hunter Parrish, of Showtime's "Wee...

Ben Vereen Reflects on His Career Before Playing the Town Hall

James Sims | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
James Sims

It seems fitting that Ben Vereen's performance debut at New York's The Town Hall is taking place as lawmakers in Washington are debating the issue of federally funded arts programs.

Twelve Months Til Christmas

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

For most people, the holiday season is over and done with. Christmas decorations have been put back into storage and the tree has been disposed of. But for arts entrepreneurs the situation is quite different.

Talking with Ken Davenport About Democratizing Broadway

James Sims | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
James Sims

Ken Davenport wants to democratize the mostly elite inner circle of Broadway producers, and he's attempting to stir things up by reaching out to every...

LA Jewish Symphony Presents "Cinema Judaica" at the Ford Theatre

Rodney Punt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Rodney Punt

The LA Jewish Symphony's second installment of "Cinema Judaica" for its insider audience was so focused on its subject it had the air of parochial ritual. It was certainly helpful if you knew Yiddish.

First Nighter: Thoroughly Entertaining Sutton Foster

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David Finkle

If you had to pinpoint the leading leading-lady in musicals today, you'd have to say there's no contest: It's Sutton Foster.

Come to the Cabaret Two by Two

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David Finkle

The best thing for light NYC entertainment with a hint of shadow is to storm the Café Carlyle where the John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey have a show called "Lost and Found."

New Lessons from Oz, Fellow Ozians

Dr. Susan Corso | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dr. Susan Corso

So, fellow Ozians, missing Oz? Put on your magic shoes, and fall over the rainbow of love into Lessons from Oz by Julienne La Fleur as soon as you can.

Body Meanings, or, What I Learned When I Tumbled Down the Stairs

Dr. Susan Corso | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Corso

Falling, to me, meant: slow down, no need to hurry, there's plenty of time, it's never too late, you're not late.

Bon Jovi, Tom Jones, CSN In: Live from the Songwriters Hall of Fame Awards

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Last night, in an eighth floor Marriott Marquis ballroom, several hit makers were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. And esteemed musicians celebrated in full color.

Thank God It's Thursday: Book Expo '09 & The 27s plus The Singular Thomas Dolby

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

This year's BookExpo in New York City had its usual small arena of publishers at gussied-up kiosks hawking the latest and greatest by writers known and unknown.