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Theater Review: 'Little Me' -- 3.5 stars

Rachel York and Christian Borle in "Little Me"

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Although it is generally considered a classic, the relentlessly silly, fast-paced musical comedy "Little Me," which sports a dynamic score by Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leigh and a hilarious book by Neil Simon, has never really gotten its full due.

The original 1962 production with Sid Caesar ran only about half a year, and two subsequent Broadway revivals that tinkered with the show's structure...

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Behind the Curtain: Stritch back in NYC, 'Back to the Future' musical

Broadway icon Elaine Stritch is as sassy as

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Stritch to appear at 92Y for one-on-one talk

Elaine Stritch, who left NYC last year, will appear at a public talk at the 92nd Street Y on Feb. 17 with Chiemi Karasawa, who directed the new documentary "Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me." In recent interviews, Stritch has hinted at a possible Broadway comeback in a revival of Edward Albee's "Three Tall Women."

'Back to the Future' show to premiere...

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Cheap$kate: The best FREE events in NYC this weekend

B.J. Novak

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B. J. Novak signs copies of his new bookFrom an “Office” desk to a writer’s desk. Actor, comedian, director and screenwriter B.J. Novak — you may know him from “The Office” and “Inglourious Basterds” — has penned a new tome, “One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories.” The multi-talented Novak will be signing copies Feb. 6, 2014, at Barnes & Noble Union Square. (Feb. 6, 2014, 7 p.m., doors a...

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Zoe Kazan chats about playing twins in 'The Pretty One'

Zoe Kazan and Jake Johnson in "The Pretty

(Credit: Zoe Kazan and Jake Johnson in "The Pretty One." (Dada Films))

Zoe Kazan comes from a famous family, sure, but she's adeptly made a name for herself over the course of a still-young career as an actor and a playwright.

"The Pretty One," a movie opening Friday, presents the 30-year-old granddaughter of iconic filmmaker Elia Kazan with a significant challenge. She stars as twins Laurel and Audrey in a serio-comic fable that explores the happenings when...

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Selena Gomez spent time in rehab facility in January

Selena Gomez attends an event in California on

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Selena Gomez has (hopefully) gotten the help she needed.

The 21-year-old singer quietly checked herself into a rehab facility last month, but it wasn't to treat substance abuse, her rep said Wednesday.

RadarOnline.com was the first to report that the former Disney starlet spent two weeks in January at the Dawn of the Meadows facility in Wickenburg, Ariz. The center treats conditions...

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Q&A with graphic novelist Paul Hornschemeier

Portraits by Paul Hornschemeier of J.D. Salinger, Steve

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Paul Hornschemeier has taken the idea of abstract art to a new level with "Artists Authors Thinkers Directors," a collection of 100 portraits of famous figures, each rendered in a unique style that, abstractly, amounts to a self-portrait of the artist himself.

"I had been drawing portraits for some time before I realized there was any thematic connection," says Hornschemeier, who had a New...

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Arctic Monkeys: The evolution of the British band

Alex Turner of Arctic Monkeys

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The Arctic Monkeys burst onto the scene in 2006 with "Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not," the fastest-selling debut album in British music history. Now they've returned with yet another critically acclaimed record, "AM," which has spawned three top-selling singles, including the catchy "Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High?" which has seen significant radio play since its release.

With...

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Taylor Swift: I bare all in songs, but won't show my bare body

Taylor Swift talks relationships in Glamour's March issue.

(Credit: Taylor Swift talks relationships in Glamour's March issue. (Glamour/Patrick Demarchelier))

Don't expect Taylor Swift to shed her clothes for the cameras anytime soon.

"I find it relatively easy to keep my clothes on because I don't really feel like taking them off. It's not an urge I have," the country crooner said in Glamour magazine's March cover story.

Instead, the 24-year-old said that, for her, "risky" behavior is penning personal tunes -- many of which have focused on...

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Celeb sightings: Prince, Kate Upton and more

Kate Upton (Getty Images/Astrid Stawiarz)

(Credit: Kate Upton (Getty Images/Astrid Stawiarz))

Prince hanging out with friends in the VIP room at No. 8Kate Upton eating lunch with a female pal at Sweetgreen on 28th and Broadway

Kellan Lutz chowing down on chicken pot pie at David Burke Kitchen in SoHo

Spotted a celeb around town? Email the details to Julie.Gordon@am-ny.com. ...

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Timing of renewed allegations against Woody Allen 'suspect': Lawyer

Woody Allen before a screening of "Blue Jasmine"

(Credit: Woody Allen before a screening of "Blue Jasmine" on Aug. 27, 2013. (Thomas Samson/AFP/Getty Images))

Woody Allen's lawyer defended the filmmaker on Tuesday after renewed allegations of sexual abuse by his adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow, and questioned the timing of her comments.

"The fact that it's being brought up now is suspect, the timing is suspect. Nothing's happened, they haven't had any relationship for the last 20 years. So all of a sudden we're seeing these allegations surface again,...

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