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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

FROM THE ARCHIVES: When As Is and The Normal Heart Both Tackled AIDS by Howard Kissel

In an April 1985 feature, Playbill spoke to the playwright of groundbreaking As Is, and reported from a rehearsal of the Off-Broadway premiere of The Normal Heart.

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Saturday, November 14, 2015

'Chicago' revival is a class act: 1996 review by Howard Kissel

"Chicago" is about the way we make celebrities of criminals, a theme more pertinent today than it was in 1975.

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Thursday, November 5, 2015

'Jersey Boys' brings you back: 2005 review by Howard Kissel

"Jersey Boys" simply narrates the career of Valli, his friends and the man who wrote their successes, Bob Gaudio.

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Friday, October 30, 2015

'Wicked' wastes talent: 2003 review by Howard Kissel

Wicked," the "prequel" to "The Wizard of Oz," is an interminable show with no dramatic logic or emotional center.

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Monday, May 25, 2015

Steve and Jerry by Howard Kissel

Do I sound uncharacteristically mushy? Well, I am, in no small part to my experience over the last four months. At 4:21 a.m. on June 12 I received a call from Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital.…

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Again, Steve by Howard Kissel

Last night, when I got home from the marvelous party Barry Singer, the propietor of Chartwell Booksellers, threw for his friend Stephen Sondheim to celebrate the publication of his first (!!…

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Exit Laughing by Howard Kissel

I'm afraid I have stolen -- quite shamelessly -- the title of this blog from the man standing behind me as we left the memorial for Joe Stein at Riverside Chapel Wednesay afternoon.

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Houdini, Art and Magic by Howard Kissel

One of the most arresting images in "Houdini, Art and Magic," currenty at the Jewish Museum, is a 1916 photograph of the great magician standing beside the carriage of Sarah Bernhardt, perha…

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The Cultural Tourist: The Spanish Tragedy by Howard Kissel

This will likely be my last post on the Daily News website. I was informed a month ago that there will be a major redesign of the site and The Cultural Tourist will not be part of it. As of …

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Monday, December 12, 2011

Review: On a Clear Day You Can See Forever by Howard Kissel

On the one hand, I can't wait to hear the cast album that will accompany the revival of Alan Jay Lerner and Burton Lane's 1965 On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, since, apart from the glori…

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