Just as recent episodes of the television series "Glee" have revolved around the songbooks of the Beatles, Billy Joel and Lady Gaga, "What's It All About? Bacharach Reimagined" -- Kyle Riabko's hipster chic revue of Burt Bacharach hits at New York Theatre Workshop -- looks and sounds like a "Glee"-style tribute to Bacharach.
Riabko, who appeared on Broadway in...Read more »
‘Fun Home’ extends run for fourth time, Socha exits cast The hit Off-Broadway musical “Fun Home” has extended its run at the Public Theater for the fourth time to Jan. 12. But in a strange turn of events, Alexandra Socha, who scored much praise from critics for her performance as Medium Alison, has left the show due to unspecific personal reasons and been replaced by understudy Emily Skeggs. However,...Read more »
New Yorkers certainly won't be thankful for the messy weather expected to hit the area.
The city is under flood and wind advisories Wednesday due to the storm that hit the northeast Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.
With gusts up to 50 mph, a wind advisory will be in effect until 9 a.m., while a flood warning was issued for the possible four inches of rain expected...Read more »
Thanksgiving travelers in the New York City can expect a most unwelcome guest this holiday: A Nor'easter expected to hit the region at full force on the busiest traveling day of the year.
The storm, which the Weather Channel named Winter Storm Boreas, will reach New York City Tuesday evening and last until Thursday. New York City will face up to four inches of rain and wind gusts up to 50...Read more »
While it was a marvelous idea to pair up Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen as the quintessential tramps Vladimir and Estragon in "Waiting for Godot," this revival of Beckett's existentialist classic is weighed down by Sean Mathias' problematic direction and the decision to perform it in repertory with Harold Pinter's 1975 drama "No Man's Land."
McKellen makes a strong impression...Read more »
Thanksgiving is still a week away, but Lincoln Center Theater is already serving up a giant turkey in the form of Jack O'Brien's bloated, poorly acted and strangely conceived production of "Macbeth" starring Ethan Hawke.
Lincoln Center Theater's decision to do "Macbeth" now is questionable. Alan Cumming's streamlined version, in which he played virtually every character,...Read more »
'Romeo' to close a month early on Dec. 5
The Broadway revival of "Romeo and Juliet" starring Orlando Bloom, which received unenthusiastic reviews when it opened back in September and has done lackluster business since then, will end its run on Dec. 8 instead of Jan. 12, the previously announced closing date. Last week, it filled only 38.9% of the Richard Rodgers Theatre. Gypsy of...Read more »
"The Great Beauty" finds Italian filmmaker Paolo Sorrentino channeling Federico Fellini and other masterful chroniclers of the surreal, absurd and unrelentingly beautiful Roman cityscape.
The impressionistic film is centered on Jep Gambardella (Toni Servillo), a 65-year-old writer who experiences many facets of the city over the course of heady nights and beautiful days.
It's...Read more »
Simmons asked to play Goblin in 'Spider-Man'
Rock musician Gene Simmons revealed last week via Twitter that he has been offered the role of the Green Goblin in "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" that was originated by Patrick Page and is currently being played by Robert Cuccioli. Although Simmons did not say whether he would accept the chance to join the production, he made a point...Read more »
The 2006 film comedy "Little Miss Sunshine," about a highly stressed family attempting a long road trip in a broken-down van in order to make it to a beauty pageant for little girls, no doubt had the potential to make a fine musical.
With songwriter William Finn and director-playwright James Lapine, who previously collaborated on "Falsettos" and "The 25th Annual Putnam...Read more »