Tuesday, May 23, 2017

‘Tootsie’ musical is coming to Broadway by Michael Riedel

After years of delays, lawsuits and changes to the creative team, “Tootsie” is back on its high heels. Producers Scott Sanders and Carol Fineman, whose revival of “The Color Purple” …

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Roger Moore was an underrated treasure by Michael Riedel

A lot of hardcore James Bond fans turned up their noses at Roger Moore. He’s no Sean Connery, they’d say, calling him a lightweight 007 whose big talent was looking dapper in a blue blaz…

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Saturday, May 20, 2017

This is the sexiest time to see a Broadway show by Johnny Oleksinski

Hours after most Broadway marquees shut off and Times Square tourists had scarfed down their last slices of Junior’s cheesecake, one play was still chugging along on Thursday night. Or, fo…

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Two-time Oscar winner heads to Broadway by Michael Riedel

Glenda Jackson, the celebrated British actress and politician, will return to Broadway next season in Edward Albee’s “Three Tall Women.” The 81-year-old — a two-time Oscar winner (…

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Theater producers are wooing out-of-town Tony voters with sweets by Michael Riedel

The Kings of the Road have arrived in New York, and Broadway is welcoming them to town as if they were a bunch of Dolly Levis returning to the Harmonia Gardens in Act 2 of “Hello, Dolly!…

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Friday, May 12, 2017

This Trump cabinet show was as dull as it was pointless by Johnny Oleksinski

#Resistance has never been so posh! On Thursday night, 1,500 mostly liberal theatergoers packed Town Hall in midtown for “All The President’s Men? Scenes From the Senate Confirmation Hea…

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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Spacey doesn’t mind being ‘25th person asked’ to host Tonys by Michael Riedel

Kevin Spacey, a tennis fanatic, rarely misses the US Open if he can help it. But last fall, as he watched Phil Collins perform at the opening ceremonies at Arthur Ashe Stadium, he had a thou…

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

These star-studded London plays could be coming to Broadway by Michael Riedel

Let’s give the Tonys a rest for a minute and look to London, where three productions — past, present and future — may be Broadway-bound. Everybody’s talking about Nathan Lane, pl…

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Thursday, May 4, 2017

What fab New Yorkers are wearing to the opera by Nicole Zane

A night at the opera means great music, a great story — and putting on your finest. We caught up with some operagoers on their way into the Metropolitan Opera House to see “Cyrano de Ber…

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Will Kevin Kline win a Tony Award without campaigning? by Michael Riedel

Can you win a Tony Award without campaigning? It looks as if Kevin Kline is going to try. Kline, 69, was nominated this week for his portrayal of an aging matinee idol in “Present Laughter…

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Meet Broadway’s ‘Yiddish whisperer’ by Barbara Hoffman

You don’t have to be Jewish to love Yiddish. It’s the only language in the world that has as many words for “stupid” as Alaskans have for snow — a mitzvah in a city that doesn’t …

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Our bets for the 2017 Tony race by Michael Riedel

We are off and running with the Tony nominations, announced Tuesday, and while it’s easy to predict some of the winners, a lot of categories are up for grabs. “Natasha, Pierre and the Gr…

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Friday, April 28, 2017

It’s time to place your bets for Tony nominations by Michael Riedel

Tony nominations are out Tuesday, so let’s read the tea leaves. Producers are gnawing their nails over Best Musical. So many shows, only four (maybe five) slots. “Come From Away” and …

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

How Kate Burton escaped the hysteria that trailed Liz and Dick by Barbara Hoffman

When your famous actor father falls in love with a movie star, maybe the best thing your mom can do is move away. It worked for Kate Burton. When the Italian paparazzi descended on Richard B…

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Broadway’s biggest drama is happening right now in a courtroom by Michael Riedel

Who knew “Rebecca,” the musical at the center of a civil trial now playing at the New York State Supreme Court Theater, was the next “Phantom of the Opera”? Lawyers for “Rebecca”…

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Monday, April 24, 2017

‘Frank Serpico’ catches up with the NYC cop who made Al Pacino famous by Michael Riedel

Nearly 50 years after Frank Serpico exposed endemic corruption in the New York City Police Department, his name still divides people. For some, especially those on the left, Serpico is a whi…

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Friday, April 21, 2017

Make Broadway’s hottest waffles for brunch this weekend by Barbara Hoffman

The Broadway play “Oslo” inspires many things: a deeper interest in the Mideast; admiration for two Norwegian peacemakers — and an uncontrollable craving for waffles. Palestinian and I…

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

‘Hello, Dolly!’ proves Bette Midler’s genius by Johnny Oleksinski

The hottest show on Broadway is sold out every single night. There is a thrilling standing ovation smack dab in the middle of the second act. And normal people are paying nearly $800 a pop t…

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Barry Manilow: ‘I cannot spot a hit song — even if I write it’ by Michael Riedel

In 1976, just as his career as a pop superstar was taking off, Barry Manilow moved into an apartment in the San Remo on Central Park West. His neighbor was Broadway’s Fred Ebb, the lyricis…

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

These breakup texts are pathetic by Lauren Steussy

Getting dumped via text is nothing to laugh about — but that’s just what female comedy troupe the Blogologues will do on April 22. The comediennes’ popular show, “How To Break Up by …

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

For a ‘15th choice,’ Spacey’s a pretty smart pick for the Tonys by Michael Riedel

In Washington, DC, the name Frank Underwood inspires fear and loathing. But on Broadway, he’s a hero! Underwood, otherwise known as Kevin Spacey, swooped in Tuesday and saved the Tony Awar…

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Monday, April 17, 2017

Andy Karl returns in triumph to ‘Groundhog Day’ by Johnny Oleksinski

A day after Easter, there was a miracle on Broadway. Andy Karl, the star of the new musical “Groundhog Day” opened his show Monday night, donning a black knee brace, but showing …

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Saturday, April 15, 2017

‘Groundhog Day’ star suffers painful injury during show, finishes anyway by Michael Riedel

The new musical “Groundhog Day’’ had its own “Spider-man’’ moment Friday night when its star, Andy Karl, suffered a painful injury during a preview and finished his performance o…

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Friday, April 14, 2017

The time Harvey Fierstein was nearly ‘beaten and steamed’ before a show by Barbara Hoffman

“I was sort of born in the East Village,” says Harvey Fierstein, who actually hails from Brooklyn but came of age at La MaMa and other East Village haunts in the ’70s. Now, after 30 ye…

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Thursday, April 13, 2017

With just weeks to go, the Tonys still can’t find a host by Michael Riedel

Tina Fey turned down an offer to host this year’s Tony Awards, and now Broadway’s scrambling to find a ringmaster in time for the June 11 telecast. Fey, who’s working on a musical adap…

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The one where ‘Friends’ becomes a musical by Christian Gollayan

Cue your best Janice-style “Oh. My. God!” — because “Friends: The Musical” is coming to off-Broadway. The unauthorized musical parody will be bringing back your six favorite coffee…

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

‘Crazy For You’ may be returning to Broadway by Michael Riedel

It played only one night, but the concert version of “Crazy For You” was such infectious fun, there’s talk of a Broadway revival next season. The concert, which Susan Stroman staged Fe…

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Friday, April 7, 2017

This off-Broadway musical should have fabulous costumes by Michael Riedel

Anyone who’s been knocking around theater in New York as long as I have surely has fond memories of Howard Crabtree’s “When Pigs Fly.” That campy revue opened at the Douglas Fairbank…

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Thursday, April 6, 2017

Does TV or Broadway win the battle of the feuds? by Johnny Oleksinski

Two grouses, both alike in bitchery In fair Amer’ca where we lay our scene. One tabloid grudge makes for swell dramedy, While TV gold makes Broadway show lose sheen. It’s a tasty coincid…

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Here’s your chance to see life-size puppet elephants by Barbara Hoffman

At last, an elephant act even PETA would applaud: Meet Queenie and her son, Karanga, the puppet pachyderms of “Circus 1903,” now playing the Theater at Madison Square Garden. Not since …

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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Disabled actress is living her dream onstage with Sally Field by Barbara Hoffman

Sitting on the floor of her dressing room, the light glinting off her scooter, Madison Ferris finishes her pre-show, quinoa-and-kale supper and smiles. “This is the dream!” she says. In …

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