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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‘Ain’t Too Proud’ preview features flying vomit, broken seat by Michael Riedel

It was a wild night at Tuesday’s “Ain’t Too Proud” preview. The critics were in the house for the new The Temptations musical, so the producers and creators were on edge. They almost…

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‘The Prom’ is courting Tony Awards after financial rescue by Michael Riedel

The winter months were tough on “The Prom,” and some on Broadway feared it might fold. But the show got an infusion of cash from its investors and is now set to run through the Tony Awar…

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Saturday, March 16, 2019

Why good horror flicks aren’t set in New York City anymore by Johnny Oleksinski

A slasher is on the loose, whipping out a razor blade and slicing helpless bystanders without motive or provocation. Flames shoot out of manholes on one of the city’s busiest streets just …

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Friday, March 15, 2019

Can Broadway chill with all the high school shows? by Johnny Oleksinski

Imagine that you’re at the Times Square TKTS booth looking for a Broadway show to see. You glance up at the board and notice four conspicuous titles: “The Office: The Musical,” “Cubi…

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Thursday, March 14, 2019

Suzanne Vega digs when fans sing along to ‘Luka,’ ‘Tom’s Diner’ by Chuck Arnold

Suzanne Vega is a real New York artist through and through: The singer-songwriter grew up in East Harlem and the Upper West Side, broke out of the Greenwich Village folk scene in the ’80s,…

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Raunchy, gutsy ‘Kiss Me, Kate’ showcases glorious Kelli O’Hara by Joe Dziemianowicz

Whether she’s hitting high notes or swatting her male co-star, Kelli O’Hara — funny and fierce — is reason enough to see “Kiss Me, Kate.” This 70-year-old hodgepodge of showbiz s…

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Revamped ‘Beetlejuice’ still may not have the juice for Broadway by Michael Riedel

A Washington Post critic sprayed a can of Raid on the out-of-town tryout of “Beetlejuice” last fall. Peter Marks called the $20 million musical “overcaffeinated, overstuffed and virtua…

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Broadway’s ‘Legally Blonde’ dog, Chico, dies at 14 by Barbara Hoffman

Chico the Chihuahua, the perky, 7-pound star of Broadway’s 2007 “Legally Blonde — The Musical,” said his final bowwow on Monday. As Bruiser, Chico spent more than a decade in touring…

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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

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

He’s still gearing up for his “The Man. The Music. The Show” tour — but Hugh Jackman is already set to be Broadway’s next “Music Man.” The “Wolverine” star teased the possi…

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Thursday, March 7, 2019

‘The Simpsons’ episode featuring Michael Jackson pulled from circulation by Ben Feuerherd

An episode of “The Simpsons” that features the voice of Michael Jackson will be removed from circulation — less than a week after the release of a documentary that exposes the singer…

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This play has the most delicious props off-Broadway by Barbara Hoffman

At last: a play that lets the actors have their cake and eat it, too. Off-Broadway’s “The Cake” is set in a North Carolina pastry shop where the baker balks at baking for a lesbian wed…

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How Rosemary Harris went from Spider-Man’s aunt to ‘My Fair Lady’ by Barbara Hoffman

Rosemary Harris played Peter Parker’s Aunt May and now she’s Henry Higgins’ mother — eight times a week — in Broadway’s “My Fair Lady.” Harris is 91. Even she can’t believe…

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Yiddish ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ is a sleeper hit off-Broadway by Michael Riedel

The biggest little hit in town right now is “Fiddler on the Roof,” which has lifted the curse from the Shubert Organization’s Stage 42, an off-Broadway theater on far West 42nd Street.…

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Monday, March 4, 2019

Injured Andrea Martin drops out of Broadway’s ‘Gary’ by Barbara Hoffman

Andrea Martin, who safely flew through the air in Broadway’s “Pippin” revival six years ago, broke four ribs rehearsing her new Broadway show. That said, Nathan Lane will have a new co…

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Thursday, February 28, 2019

Patrice Lovely on stealing scenes from Tyler Perry’s ‘Madea’ by Gregory E. Miller

The Madea movies weren’t built on Madea alone. Sure, audiences have flocked to theaters ever since 2005’s “Diary of a Mad Black Woman” to see what crazy antics Tyler Perry’s straig…

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Revisiting the pervy ‘Lolita’ musical that never hit Broadway by Michael Riedel

You have only until Sunday to see one of the strangest musicals ever conceived for the stage: “Lolita, My Love,” a 1971 flop based on Vladimir Nabokov’s sensational novel about a colle…

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Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper: Is this a bittersweet end to their relationship? by Marisa Dellatto

Is this the end of Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s artistic affair? Gaga appeared to wish her on-screen lover Cooper a wistful adieu in an emotional Instagram post. “Nothing could be more…

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Sunday, February 24, 2019

Queen didn’t rule Oscars 2019 — but Lady Gaga picked up the slack by Chuck Arnold

Queen and Adam Lambert got Oscars 2019 off to a semi-rousing start with “We Will Rock You” and then “We Are the Champions” on Sunday night. But, especially considering the lack of a …

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How Bradley Cooper went from Oscar golden boy to biggest loser by Johnny Oleksinski

Five months ago, it would have been a practical move to redub the Oscars the Bradleys. “A Star Is Born,” Bradley Cooper’s freshman directorial effort, scored smashing reviews out of th…

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Thursday, February 21, 2019

The Queen should totally steer clear of this Princess Diana musical by Michael Riedel

Princess Diana may have stolen the show at Buckingham Palace, but it’s Queen Elizabeth II who’s stealing “Diana,” the new musical that started previews this week at San Diego’s La …

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Friday, February 15, 2019

Which classic ‘A Star Is Born’ is better? TCM weighs in by Robert Rorke

31 Days of Oscar | Daily, Turner Classic Movies For its annual “31 Days of Oscar” festival, Turner Classic Movies host Ben Mankiewicz is introducing “Double Features.” Two films conn…

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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Glenda Jackson thought Brits would scoff at her as King Lear by Michael Riedel

“Would you like a cup of tea?” an assistant asks Glenda Jackson as she leaves a rehearsal room in Times Square. “What I would like,” says this great lady of the theater, “is a …

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Westminster’s King makes Broadway debut in ‘Pretty Woman’ by Barbara Hoffman

Obviously, it wasn’t enough to take Westminster’s “Best in Show” award: This top dog walked off with a Broadway show the next day. On Wednesday night, fewer than 24 hours after being…

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Disney teases ‘Frozen 2’ official trailer with Queen Elsa and Anna by Rob Bailey-Millado

Well, Disney just couldn’t let it go. The first trailer for “Frozen 2” dropped Tuesday and it has fans going wild in the comments section of YouTube. The manic montage of w…

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Friday, February 8, 2019

5 reasons to say ‘Thank U’ for Ariana Grande’s new album by Chuck Arnold

Ariana Grande has already said “Thank U, Next” to “Sweetener.” Just six months after releasing her Grammy-nominated last album, the ponytailed diva has returned with her fifth studio…

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Thursday, February 7, 2019

King Lear taking it ‘One Day at a Time’ by Michael Starr

Norman Lear, who turns 97 in July, shows no signs of pumping the brakes on his rejuvenated television career. Season 3 of “One Day at a Time” — the revamped version of his ’70s-era s…

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Cate Blanchett’s ‘Tortured’ play gets dragged by critics by Michael Riedel

It was shaping up to be the most talked about — and salacious — theater event of the new year: Oscar winner Cate Blanchett and “Game of Thrones” star Stephen Dillane steaming up the …

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Monday, February 4, 2019

‘Fosse/Verdon’ has a Broadway heartbreak beat by Robert Rorke

THE love story of mercurial Broadway choreographer and Oscar winning director Bob Fosse and his wife, four-time Tony winner Gwen Verdon, will dance onto TV screens April 9. Their romance, to…

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Thursday, January 31, 2019

Women are ruling Hollywood with gender-swapping movie remakes by Hailey Eber

In “What Men Want,” in theaters Feb. 8, Taraji P. Henson plays a successful sports agent who feels cheated by the opposite sex professionally and has trouble relating to them personally.…

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