Category Archives: Broadway
A great Broadway show is returning to the great White Way at the legendary St. James Theater. I can’t wait to see it. With a sparkling score and a whimsical story that dances between romance, satire and fairy tale, FINIAN’S RAINBOW is a musical theater treasure. Go behind the scenes with the creative team as […]
I have seen RENT on Broadway at least fifteen times including the first time in August of 1997 and the last time in June 2008. Rent on Broadway closes today. I have fabulous memories of seeing RENT with many, many close friends. There is little doubt that RENT changed Broadway forever, and as the seventh […]
Lea Salonga sings one of the greatest songs in modern Broadway musical history. Salonga is one of the finest singing actors in the last thirty years. Brava! Enjoy!
Here’s what we are reading this Sunday under the theatrical ghost light. Dr. Sanity’s Carnival of the Insanities: Special Edition; Obamarama Get Drunk and Vote for McCain Eric Cantor for VP? Texas Fred brings us news that the mainstream media ignored Obama tax plan shows major re-distribution Six Meat Buffet: I’m Coming Elizabeth.. Enjoy these […]
Jean Stapleton: Edith Bunker in the long-running hit “All in the Family” is interviewed by Bill O’Reilly some years ago. Laura Ingraham replayed on the interview on Friday night. Edith Bunker is one of the most memorable characters in the history of television. She got her start on Broadway in the hit musicals Damn Yankees […]
Estelle Parsons was magnificient in the 2002 Broadway revival of Paul Osborn’s play, Morning’s At Seven. Ms. Parsons is an actress of great range and dexterity. According to the New York Times she is eighty years old, and play eight shows per week in the 2008 Tony Award Winnning play, “August: Osage County.” Charles Isherwood’s […]
Wow! Reading about the revival of Damn Yankees at the City Center makes me really want to go see it. The pictures look great too. Damn Yankees, the 1955 confection of Adler and Ross with choreography by Bob Fosse, is a gem from the 1950′s. Cheyenne Jackson, who plays Joe Hardy in this production, says […]
Ghost lights are an interesting theater superstition. The generally accepted definition of a ghost Light is “… a single bare-bulb lamp left burning in the middle of the stage all night.” Enjoy Kristin and Idina singing one of the great Stephen Schwartz songs.
The 2008 Tony Awards will be held on Sunday, June 15. As usual, the New York Press is a-twitter. It is a year for stunning Broadway revivals, and a very interesting race between In the Heights and Passing Strange for best musical. The broadcast is set to begin at 8pm. on CBS. Check out the […]
Previously: Riedel on Broadway Broadway Stagehands are set to strike at the end of the month, or the beginning of October. You might want to read the whole article, but the following is the gist of it. “Wars are started by miscalculation,” says a source close to the stagehands. “I think the old-timers in the […]