Wednesday, April 24, 2019

‘Ink’ review: Broadway’s latest is a scrappy, seductive tabloid tale by Johnny Oleksinski

“Sexy” is not a word you’d use to describe the founding of most newspapers. More accurate descriptors might include: “formal,” “dusty” and “self-important.” The Sun, howeve…

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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

‘Tootsie’ review: New musical is no drag; it’s funnier than the film by Johnny Oleksinski

Meet Dorothy Michaels: Renowned stage actress and chanteuse. A brutally honest feminist who’s built like a Hummer, she lives in New York, and — oh, right — she’s really a he. Dorothy…

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‘Boys in the Band’ is filming for Netflix, Ryan Murphy reveals by Robert Rorke

The band is getting back together Ryan Murphy announced Wednesday on Instagram that he is bringing his recent Broadway revival of the incendiary Mart Crowley play “The Boys in the Band” …

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Sunday, April 21, 2019

‘Gary’ review: Nathan Lane’s ‘Titus’ sequel is a stinker by Joe Dziemianowicz

It’s got fart gags galore, but “Gary” isn’t a gas — it’s more like hot air. Subtitled “A Sequel to Titus Andronicus,” the labored comedy that opened Sunday night picks up whe…

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Friday, April 19, 2019

‘Hadestown’ star Patrick Page has a newfound passion: mani-pedis by Barbara Hoffman

He was the green meanie of Broadway’s “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” and the Green Goblin of “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark.” Now Patrick Page has gone to hell — …

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‘Hillary and Clinton’ review: Laurie Metcalf, John Lithgow lose this race by Joe Dziemianowicz

Not even two of the brightest stage stars — Laurie Metcalf and John Lithgow — can make “Hillary and Clinton” more than a wispy exercise. The barbed comedy that opened Thursday night …

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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Lehman brothers play tracks fraud collapse, bankruptcy by Michael Riedel

You have only Friday night and Saturday to see the hottest play in town: “The Lehman Trilogy” at the Park Avenue Armory. Alas, you’re going to need Lehman brothers money (well, before …

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

‘Hadestown’ review: Broadway douses the fires of hell with folk music by Johnny Oleksinski

For a show about hell, “Hadestown” doesn’t have much heat. Yes, composer Anaïs Mitchell’s musical retelling of the Orpheus and Eurydice myth, which opened Wednesday on Broadway, sou…

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

‘Burn This’ review: Adam Driver, Keri Russell sizzle in love dance by Joe Dziemianowicz

If you come to “Burn This” expecting fireworks from Adam Driver and Keri Russell, be patient: The play that opened on Broadway Tuesday night takes a while to combust. Fresh from “The A…

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‘Coriolanus’ review: Turning Shakespeare into a political thriller by Johnny Oleksinski

Stage productions are filmed for the cinema all the time — The Met: Live in HD, National Theatre Live and the recent West End musical “Everybody’s Talking About Jamie,” among countle…

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Monday, April 15, 2019

How the actor behind King Kong’s mighty roar got his gig by John Crudele

Jon Hoche has a truly unique job. In fact, I think it’s safe to say that nobody else in the country or even in the world earns a living doing what Hoche does. Hoche, you see, is the voice …

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Friday, April 12, 2019

In ‘Her Smell’ Elisabeth Moss actually sings … well, snarls by Chuck Arnold

As the Courtney Love-like, grunge-rock diva in the new movie “Her Smell,” Elisabeth Moss’ singing doesn’t stink. But then again, her role as Becky Something — frontwoman of the all…

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Thursday, April 11, 2019

Why Disney’s Winnie the Pooh and Dumbo never hit Broadway by Michael Riedel

Disney is celebrating its 25th anniversary on Broadway this month with three hits that mint money: “Aladdin,” “Frozen” and “The Lion King.” That last, with a worldwide gross of $…

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Wednesday, April 10, 2019

‘Her Smell’ review: Elisabeth Moss is fine as a punk rock icon by Sara Stewart

Elisabeth Moss is a primal, predatory force in “Her Smell,” a female-centric spin on the classic debauched rock star story. Though writer/director Alex Ross Perry (“Golden Exits”) ha…

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‘The Lion King’, ‘Dumbo’ and more: Disney remakes through the years by Mackenzie Samet

A look back at Disney's ever-increasing catalog of remakes.

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Dream Theater goes the ‘Distance’ on new album by Michael Lello

In the early ’90s, while alternative rock ruled, Dream Theater — the progressive metal quintet started by a bunch of classically trained shredders — emerged as an alternative to the al…

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New ‘Lion King’ trailer reveals first look at Timon and Pumbaa by Marisa Dellatto

Hakuna Matata mania just reached full roar: Disney dropped its first full “The Lion King” trailer Wednesday. The new extended clip for the live-action update of the 1994 cartoon classic …

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Children at ‘Peppa Pig’ movie in tears following trailers for horror films by Fox News

Children eagerly waiting to see the new film “Peppa Pig: Festival of Fun” began their theater experience in tears after trailers for horror movies featuring blood and violence were playe…

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Monday, April 8, 2019

‘Fosse/Verdon’ star Michelle Williams on the cheating, oversexed legend by Robert Rorke

The backstage debauchery of choreographer and director Bob Fosse — and subsequent heartbreak of his wife Gwen Verdon — gets a through going over in “Fosse/Verdon,” a new FX limited s…

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Sunday, April 7, 2019

‘Oklahoma!’ review: Anti-gun revival of classic shot to hell by Johnny Oleksinski

The corn is as high as an elephant’s eye, and so is my blood pressure, thanks to the revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma!” In director Daniel Fish’s pretentious producti…

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Friday, April 5, 2019

Whoopi Goldberg, Cyndi Lauper, Ciara to open NYC Pride 2019 by Chuck Arnold

Pride Week 2019 just got a lot more divalicious. Whoopi Goldberg, Cyndi Lauper and Ciara are among those who have been tapped for the June 26 opening ceremony of World Pride NYC/Stonewall 50…

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Corbin Bleu is dancing on the ceiling for ‘Kiss Me, Kate’ by Barbara Hoffman

“I don’t dance!” Corbin Bleu sang in “High School Musical 2,” even as he hoofed it up. A dozen years later, Bleu’s still dancing — this time in Broadway’s “Kiss Me, Kate,…

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Thursday, April 4, 2019

Is Broadway’s edgy ‘Oklahoma!’ revival brilliant or just bizarre? by Michael Riedel

Who’d have thought the most controversial show this spring would be . . . Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma!”? A revival of the 1943 musical opening Sunday is dividing audience…

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Post-‘Waitress’ Sara Bareilles dishes on reclaiming pop mojo by Chuck Arnold

Since her last album, 2013’s Grammy-nominated “The Blessed Unrest,” Sara Bareilles has been brave enough to move from Los Angeles to New York, compose and star in a successful Broadway…

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Wednesday, April 3, 2019

‘Shazam!’ review: Zachary Levi is a superhero who actually has fun by Johnny Oleksinski

Even before watching “Shazam!,” the new DC superhero movie starring Zachary Levi, you already know it won’t take itself too seriously. Why? There’s an exclamation point in the title.…

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Thursday, March 28, 2019

Disney is banning smoking, vaping at all its theme parks by Rob Bailey-Millado

The wonderful worlds of Disney are now officially smoke-free. Smoking — and vaping —  are both banned starting May 1, the company unceremoniously announced Thursday in a blog post. The …

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‘Be More Chill’ is a backstage ‘viper’s nest’ that needs more chill by Michael Riedel

There’s tumult behind the scenes this week at “Be More Chill,” the social-media phenomenon that’s become a Broadway musical. Concerned that their show isn’t gaining traction in the…

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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

‘Dumbo’ review: Tim Burton makes Disney’s elephant fly again by Johnny Oleksinski

Disney kicks off another crop of live-action remakes of cartoon classics with “Dumbo.” Thankfully before slapping us with realistic singing lions and an indigo Will Smith later this year…

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Monday, March 25, 2019

Sutton Foster to star with Hugh Jackman in Broadway’s ‘Music Man’ by Rob Bailey-Millado

Hugh Jackman has his next leading lady: Sutton Foster. The two-time Tony winner will star as Marian Paroo opposite Jackman’s Harold Hill in the upcoming revival of “The Music Man” The …

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Thursday, March 21, 2019

Temptations’ music elevates by-the-numbers ‘Ain’t Too Proud’ by Joe Dziemianowicz

Get ready — here they come! “Ain’t Too Proud” arrived on Broadway Thursday night buoyed by a surge of nostalgia and a slew of Motown hits. But anyone who’s seen the earlier jukebox…

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Meet the fans who propelled ‘Be More Chill’ to Broadway by Hana R. Alberts

On March 10, the day “Be More Chill” opened on Broadway, Marie Mohen, 16, took the train in from Garden City, LI, and waited four hours in the cold outside the Lyceum Theatre, hoping to …

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