When Ed Sullivan Saved La Mancha

Yesterday, I wrote about the 1965 Broadway musical “The Man Of La Mancha,” which my parents saw, but I didn’t because I was too young. Then I found this rare video of the cast on “The Ed Sullivan Show,” along with an interesting back-story.

Theater Review: “Oslo”

My review of the St. Louis Rep’s production of “Oslo,” the award-winning play about secret peace negotiations between Israel and the PLO in the early 1990s.

Theater Review: “Alabama Story”

Here’s my review of the St. Louis Rep production of “Alabama Story,” a new play about a librarian standing her ground against a bigoted politician upset about a children’s book in 1959 Alabama.

Theater Review: “Network”

Here’s my review of the Broadway stage version of the classic 1976 movie “Network,” with Bryan Cranston, Tatiana Maslany, and Tony Goldwyn.

Springsteen On Broadway

Earlier this year, I lamented that I wouldn't get to see Bruce Springsteen's one-man Broadway show because I don't get back to New York as often as I used to, and the seats were prohibitively expensive. My brother and sister-in-law, who live on the east coast, did get...

Worst Side Story

In the never-ending category of Hollywood Has No New Ideas, we have a new entry: Steven Spielberg is remaking "West Side Story." That should be against the law. Tony Kushner, who Spielberg hired to write the new version, told Vanity Fair, "Our version is not meant to...

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