| Jul 19, 2012
| 8:29 PM
"I am what I am, I don't want praise, I don't want pity
I bang my own drum; some think it's noise, I think it's pretty
And so what if I love each sparkle and each bangle
Why not try to see things from a different angle
Your life is a sham 'til you can...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 1:45 PM
The beauty of "La Cage aux Folles" has always been the fact that under the feathers and sequins, this was a musical that had a lot of heart: In the love of Georges for flamboyant Albin, in the love of Albin for the boy he helped raise, Jean-Michel.
| Jun 10, 2012
Here is the full list of Tony nominations for 2012 (WINNERS are noted):
"Clybourne Park," Bruce Norris WINNER
"Other Desert Cities," Jon Robin Baitz
"Peter and the Starcatcher," Rick Elice
"Venus in Fur," David Ives
"Leap of Faith"...
| Jul 25, 2008
Estelle Getty, the diminutive actress who spent 40 years struggling for success before landing a role of a lifetime in 1985 as Sophia on TV's "The Golden Girls," has died.
She was 84.
Getty, who suffered from advanced dementia, died at about 5:30 a.m....
| Mar 20, 2008
Hollywood used to make Oscar-winning movies out of Tony Award-topping tuners like "My Fair Lady" and " The Sound of Music."
Nowadays, however, Broadway borrows from studio vaults, turning both celluloid hits and misses into stage shows. This year at...
| May 20, 2010
Hollywood's always had a soft spot for the gooiest of cheese, so long as the end result is piles of cheddar. Witness the 1978 film adaptation of "Grease," a piffle of bogus nostalgia that lit up the box office.
It was Allan Carr who cleared the path...
| Apr 27, 2008
NEW YORK—The harmonic Seabees warbling "There is Nothing Like a Dame" at the start of Bart Sher's Lincoln Center revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "South Pacific" include whites and African-Americans. Nothing unusual there. It took decades, but...
| Apr 27, 2008
The new Broadway musical "A Catered Affair" is another cinematic adaptation set in the 1950s, but one in which everyone is too terminally depressed to cry.
Based on the 1956 Richard Brooks movie "The Catered Affair" (penned by the formidable duo of...
| May 3, 2008
Against the backdrop of the recent resignation of one of the seven journalists on the nominating committee, (CLICK HERE) arrived the announcement of those in contention for the 53rd annual Drama Desk Awards earlier this week.
Seemingly in answer to the...
| May 29, 2008
If the boys can swoon over the return of Indiana Jones to the multiplex, then certainly the girls deserve equal sentimental time. The new "Sex and the City" movie more than fills that bill.
Bring back Carrie, Samantha, Miranda and Charlotte, New York...
| Jun 29, 2008
Curious about the changing sound of the Great White Way? Times Theater Critic Charles McNulty weighs in on five noteworthy cast recordings from the year on Broadway -- four from new shows that couldn't be more wildly disparate and one from a classic that'...
| Jul 22, 2008
Estelle Getty, the diminutive actress who won an Emmy for her portrayal of sassy Sophia Petrillo on "The Golden Girls," has died. She was 84.
Getty passed away at 5:35 a.m. on Tuesday, July 22 in her home in Los Angeles surrounded by her family and...