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Tuesday, June 29, 2021

JAYNE MANSFIELD – the girl couldn’t help it by Eve Golden by Oscar E. Moore

The narrative speeds along as fast as Mansfield’s life attempts to catch up with her goals. It would be impossible to make all this stuff up. Eve Gordon has turned in a perfect summer re…

SOURCE: Talk Entertainment at 09:06AM
Thursday, June 10, 2021

VITAGRAPH – The birth of the moving picture industry - meticulously researched by Andrew A. Erish by Oscar E. Moore

Ken Burns take note. This would make an excellent documentary. Overcoming their harassment and intimidating troubles with Edison, Adolpf Zukor of PARAMOUNT entered the picture - determined …

SOURCE: Talk Entertainment at 01:54PM
Wednesday, June 9, 2021

VITAGRAPH – The birth of the moving picture industry - meticulously researched by Andrew A. Erish by Oscar E. Moore

Ken Burns take note. This would make an excellent documentary. Overcoming their harassment and intimidating troubles with Edison, Adolpf Zukor of PARAMOUNT entered the picture - determined…

SOURCE: Talk Entertainment at 07:18AM
Monday, April 5, 2021

Don't Lose Your Head - If Queens could kiss and tell by Oscar E. Moore

“Let’s just say prayer isn’t the only useful thing you can do on your knees.”

SOURCE: Talk Entertainment at 01:18PM
Friday, August 21, 2020

Magic Time - a memoir Notes on Theatre & Other Entertainments by Edwin Wilson by Oscar E. Moore

A lesson in fortitude, hard work, research and luck. And entertaining to boot! At ninety one Edwin Wilson is still sharing his vast theatrical knowledge in his own candid, inimitable way. …

SOURCE: Talk Entertainment at 01:18PM
Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Charlie Chaplin: A Man of the World - illuminating new documentary by Oscar E. Moore

The documentary Charlie Chaplin: A Man of the World sheds light on Chaplin's Romany gypsy roots. It was written and directed by his grand-daughter Carmen Chaplin.

SOURCE: Talk Entertainment at 11:06AM
Thursday, April 23, 2020

Joel Grey on CARONAVIRUS and THEATER by Oscar E. Moore

Life in the theater after shutdown

SOURCE: Talk Entertainment at 11:18AM
Sunday, March 29, 2020

Folies Bergere - 1935 musical starring Maurice Chevalier, Ann Southern, Merle Oberon by Oscar E. Moore

An unexpected delight! 1935 musical comedy that is one of the best of the period.

SOURCE: Talk Entertainment at 02:42PM
Monday, March 23, 2020

The Broadway Caronavirus Medley (video) by Oscar E. Moore

Since Broadway is closed down due to COVID-19, Zach Timson brings a little Broadway to you....about COVID-19, of course! A selection of tunes to help alleviate whatever…courtesy of Zach T…

SOURCE: Talk Entertainment at 12:33PM
Saturday, February 29, 2020

West Side Story - a phenomenal production directed by Ivo van Hove - highly recommended by Oscar E. Moore

When was the last time a show left you breathless? The original production was way ahead of its time. WEST SIDE STORY has now caught up to itself.

SOURCE: Talk Entertainment at 08:48AM
Saturday, February 1, 2020

A Soldier's Play - starring David Alan Grier & Blair Underwood finally on Broadway by Oscar E. Moore

Who killed Sergeant Waters? In a riveting and tense two acts we get the surprising answer. A powerful, raw and still pertinent play that resonates like a tsunami

SOURCE: Talk Entertainment at 07:36AM
Friday, January 31, 2020

Grand Horizons - Bess Wohl's newest odd couple get a divorce by Oscar E. Moore

Ms. Wohl is no Neil Simon – although there are lots of jokes and some amusing situations and monologues – that border on the raunchy and/or ridiculous.

SOURCE: Talk Entertainment at 12:48PM
Friday, January 24, 2020

Romeo & Bernadette - A merry, melodic, romantic romp of a fractured love story by Oscar E. Moore

A breath of fresh air. Delightful! See for yourself. Probably twice so that you catch all the jokes and details you might have missed the first time around.

SOURCE: Talk Entertainment at 11:06AM
Tuesday, January 21, 2020

My Name is Lucy Barton - starring Laura Linney by Oscar E. Moore

As the lyric from Superstar states “Loneliness is such a sad affair.” We listen. Some with empathy. Some without.

SOURCE: Talk Entertainment at 12:12PM
Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Sing Street - another screen to stage musical by John Carney, famous for ONCE by Oscar E. Moore

But being connected to ONCE is not enough. This production is a good first draft. It’s just not there – yet. Can it be salvaged?

SOURCE: Talk Entertainment at 09:36AM
Sunday, December 15, 2019

Jagged Little Pill - Diane Paulus meets Alanis Morissette & Glen Ballard meets Diablo Cody meets Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui meet the Healys of Connectic by Oscar E. Moore

It’s ironic that the final number is “You Learn” – we obviously haven’t as the same problems still plague us today: Racism, white privilege, opioids and date rape et al

SOURCE: Talk Entertainment at 10:24AM
Monday, December 9, 2019

The Inheritance by Matthew Lopez - a double dose of gay history uncensored and uncut by Oscar E. Moore

Eventually verging on the cusp of being a soap opera. With a lot of highbrow intelligence, campy humor and raunch. But much too long.

SOURCE: Talk Entertainment at 04:06PM
Tuesday, November 26, 2019

A Christmas Carol - a cornucopia of treats for the holiday season by Oscar E. Moore

From the moment one enters the beautiful and appropriately old fashioned Lyceum Theatre – a perfect fit as it turns out to house this dickens of a production – one is beguiled

SOURCE: Talk Entertainment at 10:06AM
Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Tina - the Tina Turner musical starring a sensational Adrienne Warren by Oscar E. Moore

What’s love got to do with it? As it turns out. An awful lot.

SOURCE: Talk Entertainment at 08:12AM
Friday, November 1, 2019

The Lightning Thief - the Percy Jackson musical OR a Poseidon misadventure on Broadway by Oscar E. Moore

This bloated, mythological frenetic fantasy now at The Longacre Theatre runs over two hours with a top price of almost two hundred dollars - water 6 bucks, candy for the kiddies 5 bucks

SOURCE: Talk Entertainment at 08:48AM
Saturday, October 26, 2019

The Rose Tattoo - Marisa Tomei & Emun Elliott and a flock of plastic pink flamingos by Oscar E. Moore

If you survive the melodramatic Act I you will suddenly find yourself in I LOVE LUCY land in Act II.

SOURCE: Talk Entertainment at 12:06PM
Saturday, October 19, 2019

The Sound Inside - starring an extraordinary Mary-Louise Parker who has met her match with newcomer Will Hochman by Oscar E. Moore

A superb, fresh, new, original, compelling, mysterious, intriguing 90 minute two character play by Adam Rapp that has just opened at Studio 54 directed by David Cromer

SOURCE: Talk Entertainment at 12:06PM
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Monday, October 14, 2019

The Great Society - Misfires with a disappointing Brian Cox as LBJ by Oscar E. Moore

The production is too big. Too loud. Too academic. With little emotion. Or humor. It becomes a play about exits and entrances between the avalanche of details and facts.

SOURCE: Talk Entertainment at 11:24AM
Saturday, October 12, 2019

Linda Vista - Highly recommended. Through November 10th at Second Stage Theater by Oscar E. Moore

An extremely funny play. Truthful and moving with dialogue that is sharp and wise and caustic about this troubled Dick who is caught between his past and his future all the while having to …

SOURCE: Talk Entertainment at 09:24AM
Monday, September 30, 2019

The Height of the Storm - Starring Jonathan Pryce and Eileen Atkins by Oscar E. Moore

Intriguing and enigmatic. Dementia is difficult to deal with. So is death. Playwright Florian Zeller explains in a most unusual and unconventional way.

SOURCE: Talk Entertainment at 12:12PM
Monday, September 9, 2019

Betrayal - Jamie Lloyd’s radical, reimagined and breathtaking production by Oscar E. Moore

From the opening tableau this sexual love triangle tango for three sets a slow, steady and seductive pace that transfixes the audience into complete silence. The bar has been set quite high …

SOURCE: Talk Entertainment at 08:42AM
Sunday, August 4, 2019

Moulin Rouge! the musical - the extravagant, big budget, song stuffed musical falls short in the sizzle department by Oscar E. Moore

There is a smorgasbord of styles for us to digest. Is it a true love story? Is it a farce? A tragedy? Is it a tale told with tongue in highly rouged cheek or is it just a glitzy and glam…

SOURCE: Talk Entertainment at 07:32AM
Friday, June 28, 2019

Stonewall - celebrating 50 years of pride by Oscar E. Moore

Listen to WALK HAND IN HAND an anthem written to celebrate 25 years - produced in 1995. We've come this far. Time to continue...

SOURCE: Talk Entertainment at 07:12AM
Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Author Peter Filichia explains how his play God Shows Up came into being - Part Two by Oscar E. Moore

God Shows Up - Part Two - So I wrote a one-man show called BACK FROM THE STARS, in which God says

SOURCE: Talk Entertainment at 12:06PM
Monday, June 10, 2019

Author Peter Filichia explains how his play God Shows Up came into being by Oscar E. Moore

Peter Filichia, the author of the wonderful and witty off Broadway play God Shows Up, explains how his play came into being. “GOD SHOWS UP actually happened because of Eric Krebs - the lo…

SOURCE: Talk Entertainment at 04:06PM

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