At-Home Theater

At-Home Theater

Three weeks ago, I wrote about how much my wife and I enjoyed a performance over Zoom by magician Siegfried Tieber. He had a limited audience of just a couple dozen viewers and established a very nice rapport with many of us as he chose people to take part in his...
POTD: “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly”

POTD: “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly”

A year and a half ago, I wrote about going to Lincoln Center to see a wonderful revival of Lerner and Loewe’s “My Fair Lady,” one of the great American musicals that can still pack a theater more than a half-century after its Broadway debut. In 1956,...
“La La Land” Redux

“La La Land” Redux

When “La La Land” first hit theaters in late 2016, I raved about it, rated it a 9.5 out of 10, and named it the Best Movie Of The Year. A few months later, when “Moonlight” won the Oscar for Best Picture (after the wrong-envelope disaster), I...
POTD: A Chorus Line In Quarantine

POTD: A Chorus Line In Quarantine

Picture Of The Day: forty-four members of the cast of the 2006 revival of “A Chorus Line” created this quarantine edition of the opening number of the show. My favorite parts of this are the children of the dancers who are caught on camera trying to...
Brian Dennehy

Brian Dennehy

This afternoon, I’ve seen several media outlets that, in articles about his death at age 81, refer to Brian Dennehy as an actor known for “Tommy Boy.” Shame on them. Dennehy was a prolific performer with dozens of credits better than the 1995 Chris...