All stories by Susan Wloszczyna on BroadwayStars

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Review round-up: Elton John biopic ‘Rocketman’ blasts off to a rousing reception at Cannes film festival by Susan Wloszczyna

If ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ were the cheeseburger of music icon biopics, then ‘Rocketman’ is the sirloin steak – with lobster on the side.” – Dan Wooton, The Sun Judging from the da…

Linked From Gold Derby at 08:20AM
Thursday, April 25, 2019

‘A Star Is Born’ reunion tour with Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper? It’s a heartbreaking ‘no,’ but there is hope! by Susan Wloszczyna

Jackson Maine and his lady love Ally will not be getting back together on the big-screen any time soon as those who have seen ‘A Star Is Born’ know all too well. But the actors who playe…

Linked From Gold Derby at 04:30PM
Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Let those jazz hands start clapping as TV critics mostly applaud FX’s new miniseries ‘Fosse/Verndon’ by Susan Wloszczyna

It’s showtime again, folks! It is no secret that Bob Fosse, who won a directing Oscar for his 1972 film version of  the musical “Cabaret” that collected a total of eight trophies but …

Linked From Gold Derby at 09:00AM
Monday, January 28, 2019

Lady Gaga isn’t the first performer in a film to compete for a Best Song Oscar — some have even won by Susan Wloszczyna

Can we agree that among the eight Oscar nominations granted “A Star Is Born,” its likeliest win will be Best Song for “Shallow”? That soaring ballad sold the music-pa…

Linked From Gold Derby at 04:00PM
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Goodbye, Dolly! One-of-a-kind Broadway legend Carol Channing dies at 97 by Susan Wloszczyna

“Laughter is much more important than applause. Applause is almost a duty. Laughter is a reward.” — Carol Channing If anyone has heard her share of both gaffaws and clappin…

Linked From Gold Derby at 03:33PM
Thursday, January 10, 2019

Awards rivals Ethan Hawke (“First Reformed”) and John David Washington (“BlacKkKlansman”) share a Denzel bond by Susan Wloszczyna

I saw a star being born and it wasn’t Lady Gaga. It happened on a dance floor early on in Spike Lee’s “BlacKkKlansman” when Ron Stalling, an undercover cop who — with the help …

Linked From Gold Derby at 05:00PM
Friday, December 28, 2018

3 reasons why airborne ‘A Star Is Born’ could fall to earth on its way to Oscar’s Best Picture race by Susan Wloszczyna

“A Star Is Born” zoomed to the top of the Oscar Best Picture list on Gold Derby’s combined odds chart on Oct. 14, the week after it opened, pushing film fest fave “Roma” to No. 2. …

Linked From Gold Derby at 03:30PM
Monday, December 10, 2018

Does sneaking ‘A Star Is Born’ and ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ into the drama categories at the Globes boost their Oscar chances? History says yes by Susan Wloszczyna

One of the oddities of this year’s Golden Globes nominees? That Fox’s Freddie Mercury biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody” and Warner’s “A Star Is Born” requested to compete in the d…

Linked From Gold Derby at 07:30PM
Monday, December 3, 2018

Meryl Streep is head-over-heels for ‘A Star Is Born’ — as well as her latest, ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ by Susan Wloszczyna

Oscar’s favorite actress, Meryl Streep, reconnected to her Jersey roots this past weekend while chatting with Stephen Colbert onstage during the Montclair Film Festival. And it sounds as i…

Linked From Gold Derby at 01:30PM
Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Pound for pound, heavyweights Viggo Mortensen or Christian Bale could knock Bradley Cooper out of the Best Actor ring by Susan Wloszczyna

The Best Actor Oscar race this year just might turn into the battle of the bulge, pitting a pot-bellied Dick Cheney against a chowhound Italian bodyguard going belly to belly. In this corner…

Linked From Gold Derby at 02:00PM
Thursday, October 25, 2018

Unsung Movie MVPs: From ‘A Star Is Born’ to ‘Bohemian Rhapsody,’ most valuable pets elevate potential 2019 Best Picture bait by Susan Wloszczyna

Remember Uggie, the super-talented Jack Russell  Terrier from “The Artist,” a silent film that would claim 2011’s Best Picture Oscar?  The pup sadly went to that big dog park in the …

Linked From Gold Derby at 05:00PM
Tuesday, October 9, 2018

With ‘Shallow’ hitting the charts, will ‘A Star Is Born’ rule the Grammys and Oscars next year? by Susan Wloszczyna

Not only did “A Star Is Born” open to a healthy $42.6 million at the box-office this past weekend. But the fourth version of the musical showbiz staple originally done in 1937 has allowe…

Linked From Gold Derby at 05:00PM
Friday, October 5, 2018

5 reasons why I knew Lady Gaga would soar in ‘A Star Is Born’ by Susan Wloszczyna

Some singers turned film actors hit a high note by playing a version of themselves, such as Whitney Houston in “The Bodyguard,” bolstered by a safety-net soundtrack of surefire hits. The…

Linked From Gold Derby at 02:00PM
Tuesday, October 2, 2018

The Marx Brothers movies: All 13 films, ranked worst to best, including ‘Duck Soup,’ ‘Animal Crackers’ by Susan Wloszczyna

The Marx Brothers – mustachioed, stogie-smoking ring-leader Groucho, chatty, Italian-accented con man Chico, silent skirt-chaser Harpo and, early on, relatively “normal” matinee idol Z…

Linked From Gold Derby at 11:00AM
Thursday, September 20, 2018

Turns out, not all Emmy watchers were thrilled by that lovey-dovey on-air proposal by Susan Wloszczyna

Did you swoon when the 2018 Emmys were handed out on Monday as Glenn Weiss, who won for his directing of this year’s Academy Awards ceremony,  stopped the show and proposed to his girlfri…

Linked From Gold Derby at 08:45AM
Thursday, September 6, 2018

From Bradley Cooper to Jonah Hill, the lastest crop of actors who direct could catch Oscar’s eye this season by Susan Wloszczyna

Looking back on last year’s Oscar race as this year’s contest starts to heat up, it struck me that not enough was made of the fact that Greta Gerwig with “Lady Bird” and Jordan Peele…

Linked From Gold Derby at 04:30PM
Friday, August 31, 2018

At Venice, critical voices sing the praises of Bradley Cooper’s ‘A Star Is Born,’ and go gaga over you know who by Susan Wloszczyna

A serious Oscar contender was born on Friday as critics at the 75th Venice International Film Festival went, well, gaga over the latest version of “A Star Is Born.” The tale as old as sh…

Linked From Gold Derby at 04:20PM
Thursday, August 16, 2018

Glenn Close movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Fatal Attraction,’ ‘Dangerous Liaisons’ by Susan Wloszczyna

Glenn Close got her start on Broadway in the ‘70s, appearing in such shows as “Barnum,” and made-for-TV movies including “Too Far to Go” and “The Orphan Train.” She was 35 at t…

Linked From Gold Derby at 06:30PM

All that Chat

Oct 06: Slave Play
Feb 01: The Minutes