| Nov 19, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Although Stephen Sondheim wasn't talking to reporters, guests at HBO's Nov. 18 premiere of "Six By Sondheim" couldn't stop talking about the legendary composer and lyricist.
Directed by Tony award-winner and frequent Sondheim collaborator, James Lapine,...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 9:00 AM
"The Lion King" roars back into the Pantages, the musical "In the Heights" lands in Boyle Heights, and the Grinch is up to his old tricks at San Diego's Old Globe.
A Family Affair Staged reading of an adaptation of Alexander Ostrovsky’s classic...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 11:37 AM
Oh, poodle! Debra Messing and Eric McCormack got together earlier this week for a little "Will & Grace" reunion.
Be still, our codependent comedy-loving hearts!
The NBC comedy alum and real-life friends met up and posed together for a photo op on...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 8:07 AM
The musical "Spamalot" opens the TriArts Sharon Playhouse running June 26 to July 7 in Sharon, CT. Jennifer Werner directs and choreographs with music direction by Eric Kang.
Next up is the two-character musical "They're Playing Our Song," staged by...
| Oct 7, 2012
| 4:30 PM
“People just really like nuns,” a theater manager of my acquaintance once said to me, explaining with a shrug the success of such sisters-infused entertainments as “The Sound of Music,” “Nunsense” and “Sister Act....
| Sep 9, 2013
| 2:30 PM
"Casa Valentina," the new play by "Kinky Boots" book writer Harvey Fierstein, has locked in a Broadway bow this spring in a production directed by "Wicked" helmer Joe Mantello.
World premiere production fills out the 2013-14 Rialto season for Manhattan...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 1:42 PM
"R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots)"
Karel Capek's 1920 play introduced the word "robot" to the world, but productions in the cyber age remain relatively rare. Strangeloop Theatre's take, directed by Brad Gunter, has many moments of sly wit that...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Tony winner Victoria Clarke and Danny Burstein, nommed for Tonys in each of the last two seasons, are among the thesps signed on to appear alongside Mary-Louise Parker in the upcoming Broadway production of "The Snow Geese."
Clark will temporarily exit...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 12:30 PM
At Tuesday's Museum of Modern Art "Salinger" screening Harvey Weinstein gave a shout-out to his most honored guest Elie Weisel as he introduced the documentary's determined writer-director-producer Shane Salerno.
Salerno, 40, began the project when he...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 7:29 AM
“Doubt: A Parable,” the play that won John Patrick Shanley a Pulitzer and a Tony, is centered on a conflict as nebulous as its title suggests: In 1964, a no-nonsense nun with nothing to go on but circumstantial evidence and her intuition...
| May 8, 2012
| 3:55 AM
Last Sunday's screening at New Haven's Lyric Hall of the documentary "Broads,"that features salty, outspoken interviews with actresses of a certain age remind me of some of my own favorite interviews of like-minded dames.
I'll post a series of these...
| May 16, 2012
| 10:43 AM
Last year, Chicago's American Theater Company staged the original "Grease." In 2013, artistic director PJ Paparelli has his sights set on the original, off-Broadway version of the iconic hippie musical "Hair."
According to Paparelli, ATC will stage...