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...
POTD: Kelli O’Hara

POTD: Kelli O’Hara

Broadway veterans Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley have started doing a nightly YouTube show, “Stars In The House,” with guests joining from their homes. It serves partially as a fundraiser for The Actors Fund, which supports both performers and...
Theater Review: “Fully Committed”

Theater Review: “Fully Committed”

“Fully Committed” is a play involving dozens of characters — but only one actor, Will Bonfiglio. He plays Sam, an out-of-work actor who takes reservations for one of those red-hot New York restaurants everyone seemingly wants to go to. Despite the...
Theater Etiquette In The Digital Age

Theater Etiquette In The Digital Age

I just got around to reading an October 6th NY Times piece by Michael Paulson and Michael Cooper regarding “a heated debate about theater etiquette in the digital age.” The “debate” is over audience members who can’t keep their hands off...
Theater Review: “The Lifespan Of A Fact”

Theater Review: “The Lifespan Of A Fact”

During my radio career, I always demurred when someone called me a journalist, which I never have been. I was a talk-show host — opinionated, biased, and (hopefully) entertaining — but that didn’t give me the leeway to get facts wrong or make...