Theater Review: “1776” At The Muny

Theater Review: “1776” At The Muny

I have written many times on this site of my fondness for the musical “1776,” which debuted on Broadway 50 years ago, ran for 1,217 performances, and won five Tonys, including Best Musical. It is the stirring story of the compromises and improvisation that...
Four Showbiz Notes

Four Showbiz Notes

I’m happy to see Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan will return for the fourth in their comedians-on-the-road series, “The Trip To Greece.” They have the best continuing-characters-in-movies chemistry since Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke in “Before Sunrise”...
Theater Review: “What The Constitution Means To Me”

Theater Review: “What The Constitution Means To Me”

As a teenager, Heidi Schreck competed in American Legion debates, winning enough cash to put herself through college.  Decades later, she’s using those experiences as the basis for her show, “What The Constitution Means To Me,” which just won an Obie...
Come From Away Again

Come From Away Again

Two years ago, after seeing it on Broadway, I raved about the musical “Come From Away” (full review here), at one point saying: This is a show that will not only have a long run on Broadway, but will no doubt be performed by road companies, regional...
Liza with a Z

Liza with a Z

If you’ve been watching “Fosse/Verdon” on FX, you’ve seen several scenes in which Bob Fosse directs the movie version of “Cabaret,” for which he won an Oscar. In total, the film won eight gold statuettes, including Best Actress for...
When Ed Sullivan Saved La Mancha

When Ed Sullivan Saved La Mancha

Yesterday, in reviewing Terry Gilliam’s “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote,” I wrote about the original Broadway musical “The Man Of La Mancha.” I mentioned that my parents saw it, but I didn’t, because I was too young. However, in...