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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Career out of control: how Hollywood and Broadway portray professions | Emma Brockes by Emma Brockes

After all the cliches – sleezy hack, crusading attorney, tart with a heart – isn't it time showbiz tackled chemical engineering?There isn't much to recommend the Broadway revival of Glen…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:42PM
Monday, November 5, 2012

Annie reminds New York it can shine like the top of the Chrysler building by Emma Brockes

Musical's latest incarnation on Broadway is a crowd-pleaser in a city that desperately needs some cheering up after SandyI've never been a big fan of Annie the musical. The score is great, I…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 10:47AM
Tuesday, September 25, 2012

What Mitt Romney could learn from Broadway's Book of Mormon | Emma Brockes by Emma Brockes

Mitt take note: the South Park creators' scurrilous satire on the foibles of religion weirdly endears Mormonism to audiencesMitt Romney could do worse than look to the Book of Mormon (the mu…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 11:30AM
Friday, August 31, 2012

Ruth Wilson: acting up by Emma Brockes

She's best mates with Lady Mary, but Ruth Wilson reveals why she sidestepped Downton in favour of TolstoyRuth Wilson talks brusquely, in quick, ungainly sentences that take one back to …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 06:01PM
Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Marvin Hamlisch gave us the good old numbers that stuck in our lives | Emma Brockes by Emma Brockes

The award-winning composer produced many cheesy Hollywood numbers, but who among us hasn't belted out one of his tunes?A lot of what Marvin Hamlisch composed over the course of his extraordi…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:55PM
Sunday, August 5, 2012

David Hasselhoff: 'If we have to go with the Hoff to pay the rent, let's go with the Hoff' by Emma Brockes

The Baywatch and Knight Rider star talks frankly about how he has come to terms with his new, semi-ironic fameDavid Hasselhoff, psyched from jetlag and a morning can of Red Bull, bounces int…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:00PM
Friday, August 3, 2012

Mike Tyson's Broadway debut: weird, a little combative and not very grown up by Emma Brockes

One-man show gets off to a surprisingly good start before going off the rails when Tyson tries to talk about women he's knownMike Tyson's one-man show, Undisputed Truth – or Undisputed Tro…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 12:30PM
Sunday, April 29, 2012

Gatz: The greater Gatsby by Emma Brockes

A performance of every word of F Scott Fitzgerald's jazz era classic, Gatz lasts a marathon eight hours (with a break for dinner). How do the actors manage it?On paper it looks like punishme…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 01:31PM
Tuesday, April 3, 2012

The Vibrator Play: the woman behind the buzz by Emma Brockes

Sarah Ruhl expected her play about the history of the vibrator to disappear without trace. Three Tony awards later, she is bringing her smash hit to Britain.The play In the Next Room, also k…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 02:30PM
Wednesday, August 17, 2011

And Now, Wendy Gets Her Chronicles by Emma Brockes

“Wendy and the Lost Boys” is Julie Salamon’s biography of the playwright Wendy Wasserstein, who died in 2006.

SOURCE: The New York Times Subscription at 04:05PM
Saturday, March 5, 2011

Judi Dench Remembers by Emma Brockes

Judi Dench looks back on more than half a century of acting.

SOURCE: The New York Times Subscription at 04:00AM
Monday, December 20, 2010

Stephen Sondheim: A life in music by Emma Brockes

'I'm a great audience. I cry very easily. I suspend disbelief in two seconds'When Stephen Sondheim was in his 30s, he would get approached, occasionally, by out-of-town theatre companies, s…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:00AM
Saturday, December 4, 2010

Our Songs by Emma Brockes

An encyclopedic account of the American musical.

SOURCE: The New York Times Subscription at 01:01AM
Thursday, November 25, 2010

Stephen Sondheim is wrong about Noël Coward by Emma Brockes

Stephen Sondheim's blasts at the likes of Gilbert and Sullivan are refreshing, but elsewhere he wilfully misses the pointThere's nothing like a set-to between legends to lift the spirits: th…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:12AM
Friday, April 11, 2008

Lunch with a legend by Emma Brockes

The crazy upbringing, the success, the drink, the drugs, the four husbands. After all that, Emma Brockes expected Liza Minnelli to be a little dotty. But over lobster, endless cigarette brea…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:17PM

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