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Thursday, May 9, 2024

Eurovision 2024: Here are the songs with the best shot at glory by Glen Weldon

Another year, another glitter-filled spectacle known as the Eurovision Song Contest. The Grand Final airs Saturday at 3:00 p.m. ET on Peacock in the United States.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 09:12PM
Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Jacqueline Novak's 'Get On Your Knees' will blow you away by Glen Weldon

In her smart and funny comedy special Get On Your Knees, performer Jacqueline Novak delivers a kind of Ted Talk on the subject of oral sex. It's also a passionate and thoughtful coming-of-ag…

SOURCE: at 12:36PM
Monday, July 31, 2023

Pee-wee Herman creator Paul Reubens dies at 70 by Glen Weldon

Reubens' persona of Pee-wee Herman was a petulant man-child, yes — but he was also a trickster spirit, a burst of joyous id that snuck his brand of anarchy into the mainstream.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 07:43PM
Thursday, May 11, 2023

Where the stage is littered with glitter: The top 10 acts of Eurovision 2023 by Glen Weldon

For the first time ever, viewers in the U.S. can vote for their favorite act in the lavish international spectacle that is the Eurovision Song Contest. Our critic shares his top 10 songs.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 08:18PM
Saturday, December 31, 2022

What's making us happy: A guide to your weekend viewing, listening and reading by Glen Weldon

Each week, the guests and hosts on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy. This week: The Menu, dancer Kim Hale, "Girlfriend" by Matthew Sweet, Drink Masters and more.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 08:48AM
Saturday, October 29, 2022

What's making us happy: A guide to your weekend viewing by Glen Weldon

Each week, the guests and hosts on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy. This week: Andor, Aftersun, Southern Baptist Sissies and more.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 09:03AM
Monday, March 14, 2022

Watch Andrew Garfield Melt Your Cold, Black, Tiny Heart (July 27, 2011) by Glen Weldon

This clip made the rounds last weekend. You may have already seen it: Actor Andrew Garfield, the guy who'll be playing Peter Parker in The Amazing Spider-Man, next year's reboot of the film …

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 08:21AM
Wednesday, February 9, 2022

6 quick takeaways from this year's Oscar nominations by Glen Weldon

Fears of an #Oscarssowhite redux go largely unfounded in this year's acting nominations, and the actress categories provided some real surprises. The battle for best picture will be fascinat…

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 02:12AM
Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Anime Anthology 'Star Wars: Visions' Expands The Galaxy Far, Far Away by Glen Weldon

The uneven Disney+ series views the Star Wars universe through an anime lens. The result points up the visual potential — and narrative limitations — of the franchise.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 04:54PM
Tuesday, August 31, 2021

In Twisty 'Only Murders In The Building,' True Crime Makes Good Neighbors by Glen Weldon

A trio of Upper West Side neighbors and true-crime devotees stumbles upon an actual murder and proceeds to make a podcast about it in this shrewdly funny Hulu series.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 08:32AM
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

'The Boys In The Band': Raging Gracefully by Glen Weldon

Netflix's adaptation of Mart Crowley's 1968 play about a gay birthday party that goes off the rails features hard liquor, sharp tongues and broad types.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 05:24PM
Friday, July 31, 2020

Showtime's 'The Go-Go's' Documentary Breaks The Seal by Glen Weldon

A new documentary chronicling the formation, rise and break-up of the iconic group hits all the familiar Behind the Music beats, but does so with a bracing, clear-eyed candor.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 08:06AM
Thursday, March 26, 2020

Wanted: Stories With Happily Ever Afters - Here's Where To Start Looking by Glen Weldon

In uncertain times, we want stories that reassure us that everything will be okay. Here are some books, films, plays and TV shows that believe in Happily Ever After.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 10:24PM
Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Rip Taylor Was In On The Joke by Glen Weldon

The comedian, who died Sunday, knew how to make an entrance — tossing confetti, laughing boisterously and insisting the audience join him.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 01:18AM
Monday, August 6, 2018

Remembering Charlotte Rae: Her Voice Quavered, Her Comic Timing Didn't by Glen Weldon

Charlotte Rae snagged the role of Mrs. Garrett in 1978, a time when sitcoms were driven by catchphrases. But it was her delivery that turned a stock matronly character into a starring role.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 07:24PM
Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Difficult People Recap: Throwing Away Their Shot by Glen Weldon

First off, the important stuff: Here for your convenience is a definitive ranking of the alt-theater posters on the wall at the Fringe offices. They are ranked from Least to Most Perfectly, …

SOURCE: Vulture at 06:08AM
Monday, June 13, 2016

On A Dark Day, The Tonys Double Down On Joy — And Pride by Glen Weldon

The shadow of a mass shooting in Orlando cast a pall over the 70th Annual Tony Awards broadcast, but host James Corden offered a spirited paean to "every Broadway would-be."

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 03:30PM

All that Chat

May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards