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Wednesday, September 30, 2020

'The Boys In The Band': Raging Gracefully by Glen Weldon

Netflix's adaptation of Mart Crowley's 1968 play about a gay birthday party that goes off the rails features hard liquor, sharp tongues and broad types.

Linked From National Public Radio at 05:24PM
Friday, July 31, 2020

Showtime's 'The Go-Go's' Documentary Breaks The Seal by Glen Weldon

A new documentary chronicling the formation, rise and break-up of the iconic group hits all the familiar Behind the Music beats, but does so with a bracing, clear-eyed candor.

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Thursday, March 26, 2020

Wanted: Stories With Happily Ever Afters - Here's Where To Start Looking by Glen Weldon

In uncertain times, we want stories that reassure us that everything will be okay. Here are some books, films, plays and TV shows that believe in Happily Ever After.

Linked From National Public Radio at 10:24PM
Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Rip Taylor Was In On The Joke by Glen Weldon

The comedian, who died Sunday, knew how to make an entrance — tossing confetti, laughing boisterously and insisting the audience join him.

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Monday, August 6, 2018

Remembering Charlotte Rae: Her Voice Quavered, Her Comic Timing Didn't by Glen Weldon

Charlotte Rae snagged the role of Mrs. Garrett in 1978, a time when sitcoms were driven by catchphrases. But it was her delivery that turned a stock matronly character into a starring role.

Linked From National Public Radio at 07:24PM
Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Difficult People Recap: Throwing Away Their Shot by Glen Weldon

First off, the important stuff: Here for your convenience is a definitive ranking of the alt-theater posters on the wall at the Fringe offices. They are ranked from Least to Most Perfectly, …

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Monday, June 13, 2016

On A Dark Day, The Tonys Double Down On Joy — And Pride by Glen Weldon

The shadow of a mass shooting in Orlando cast a pall over the 70th Annual Tony Awards broadcast, but host James Corden offered a spirited paean to "every Broadway would-be."

Linked From National Public Radio at 03:30PM

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