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Monday, October 16, 2023

‘Fiddler on the Roof’ actress Joanna Merlin dead at 92 by Michael Starr

Joanna Merlin originated the role of Tzeitel in "Fiddler on the Roof" on Broadway and played no-nonsense Judge Lena Petrovsky on "Law & Order: SVU," among many other theatrical, movie an…

SOURCE: The New York Post at 04:58PM
Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Matthew Morrison channels inner ‘Grinch’ for NBC special by Michael Starr

Matthew Morrison's impressive theatrical resume didn't quite prepare him for his funky wardrobe in "Dr. Seuss' The Grinch Musical!"

SOURCE: The New York Post at 08:04PM

Bryan Cranston on how new show ‘Your Honor’ is like ‘life in America’ by Michael Starr

Showtime's new drama "Your Honor" posits: how far will a parent go to protect their child? The answer, for respected New Orleans judge Michael Desiato (Bryan Cranston), is too far.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 08:04PM
Thursday, February 7, 2019

King Lear taking it ‘One Day at a Time’ by Michael Starr

Norman Lear, who turns 97 in July, shows no signs of pumping the brakes on his rejuvenated television career. Season 3 of “One Day at a Time” — the revamped version of his ’70s-era s…

SOURCE: The New York Post at 05:51PM
Thursday, February 15, 2018

Bryan Cranston: I owe my career to ‘Breaking Bad’ by Michael Starr

It’s been 10 years since “Breaking Bad” premiered on AMC, changing the template of television dramas and launching star Bryan Cranston into the show-business stratosphere. “Without q…

SOURCE: The New York Post at 07:06PM
Tuesday, August 29, 2017

‘Glee’ alum sharing less ‘sunny’ side in one-woman show by Michael Starr

It’s all in the numbers for Ali Stroker: a one-woman show over two nights next month followed by “Ten Days in the Valley” on ABC. The Tony-nominated actress (“Spring Awakening”…

SOURCE: The New York Post at 07:48PM
Friday, March 10, 2017

John Lithgow filmed a mockumentary episode before it was cool by Michael Starr

Veteran actor John Lithgow understands the vagaries of his profession — including his TV segue from cigar-chomping statesman Winston Churchill in “The Crown” to a roller skating, bisex…

SOURCE: The New York Post at 09:02PM
Monday, January 2, 2017

Bryan Cranston lends familiar dark humor to ‘Sneaky Pete’ by Michael Starr

Bryan Cranston seems to be everywhere (Movies! TV! Broadway!) And in the case of “Sneaky Pete,” that’s definitely a good thing. The award-winning actor (“Breaking Bad,” Broadway’…

SOURCE: The New York Post at 06:53AM
Friday, December 23, 2016

Why rebooting ‘The Honeymooners’ is a crappy idea by Michael Starr

So here we go again, from the sublime to the ridiculous — TV style. Just as we’re getting psyched for WPIX/Ch. 11’s annual New Year’s Eve marathon of “The Honeymooners,” falling …

SOURCE: The New York Post at 01:12AM
Monday, September 19, 2016

‘Hamilton’ star makes big leap to TV by Michael Starr

Chunk Palmer, the fashion-conscious stylist on “Bull,” might look familiar to fans of “Hamilton,” the most buzzed-about Broadway show in recent memory. Chunk is played by longtime �…

SOURCE: The New York Post at 02:54AM
Saturday, August 20, 2016

Why James Caan will never do another TV series by Michael Starr

Veteran actor James Caan has no qualms about starring in the Hallmark movie “JL Family Ranch.” Just don’t expect him to ever do another TV series. “Never. Under no conditions,” say…

SOURCE: The New York Post at 02:57AM
Wednesday, June 1, 2016

‘Loud’ Nick ’toon beats ‘SpongeBob’ by Michael Starr

Sorry, Illinois — Nickelodeon is currently the Land of Lincoln. Its new animated series “The Loud House,” about 11-year-old Lincoln Loud and his 10 sisters, has drawn more kiddie viewe…

SOURCE: The New York Post at 06:19AM
Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Larry King goes back in time for ‘The People vs. OJ Simpson’ by Michael Starr

Talk about a ’90s flashback. Talk show host Larry King plays himself on Tuesday night’s episode of “The People vs. OJ Simpson,” which recounts Simpson’s 1995 double-murder trial. I…

SOURCE: The New York Post at 02:28AM
Friday, November 20, 2015


BARRY Manilow and “The View” have buried the hatchet in their short-lived squabble over Elisabeth Hasselbeck. On the air yesterday, co-host Whoopi Goldberg said that the two side…

SOURCE: The New York Post at 07:26AM
Monday, August 31, 2015

A ‘SpongeBob’ musical is coming to Broadway by Michael Starr

Bikini Bottom is washing up on Broadway. Nickelodeon’s top-rated ’toon “SpongeBob SquarePants” is heading for The Great White Way — in a musical adaptation that’s scheduled to ar…

SOURCE: The New York Post at 08:04PM
Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Meet the man you hate to love on ‘Suits’ by Michael Starr

Weasely “Suits” lawyer Louis Litt is the guy everyone hates to love — and that’s why Rick Hoffman loves his TV alter-ego. “[Show creator] Aaron Korsh and the writers decided...

SOURCE: The New York Post at 10:51PM
Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Jane Lynch’s new tune-in time by Michael Starr

You’ve seen her act on “Glee” — and now you can “See Jane Sing.” Jane Lynch, fresh off her run as snarky Sue Sylvester on the long-running Fox dramedy, brings...

SOURCE: The New York Post at 08:33AM
Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Helen of joy: Mirren’s greatest TV appearances by Michael Starr

Jimmy Fallon has had a lot of fun with Helen Mirren during his late-night career — including Monday night’s “Tonight Show,” when Mirren joined Fallon in gamely sucking on a...

SOURCE: The New York Post at 12:45PM
Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Musical Willis Clan lands TLC reality show by Michael Starr

Think of them as a countrified version of “The Partridge Family” — with a lot more band members. TLC is set to unveil a new reality show featuring all 14...

SOURCE: The New York Post at 11:38PM
Thursday, January 15, 2015

JB Smoove talks return of ‘Four Courses’ and razzing Larry David by Michael Starr

JB Smoove will be the first to tell you that 2015 is destined to be “The Year of the Smoove.” The comedian kicks off Season 3 of “Four Courses with...

SOURCE: The New York Post at 09:43PM
Thursday, December 11, 2014

Bevy of Broadway stars board NBC’s ‘SVU’ by Michael Starr

NBC’s “Law & Order: SVU” is going Broadway in an episode airing next month. Great White Way vets Patti LuPone (“Evita,” “Sweeney Todd”), Jeremy Jordan (“Finding Neverland…

SOURCE: The New York Post at 09:00PM
Thursday, August 28, 2014

‘Frasier’ alum David Hyde Pierce joins cast of ‘The Good Wife’ by Michael Starr

Former “Frasier” star David Hyde Pierce, who played persnickety Niles Crane, will return to series TV for a recurring role on “The Good Wife,” which kicks off its sixth season...

SOURCE: The New York Post at 10:14PM
Friday, December 27, 2013

‘Wonder Years’ star set for ‘Queen For a Day’ by Michael Starr

Dan Lauria, who’s currently starring on Broadway in “A Christmas Story,” will be featured in a reading of “A Queen For a Day” Monday, Jan. 6 at Merkin Concert Hall...

SOURCE: The New York Post at 09:36AM

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May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards