When I heard Friday of the death of Valerie Harper at age 80, I went to my archives to dig out this revealing conversation I had with her in February, 2006.
“1776,” one of my favorite Broadway musicals, came to The Muny last night for the first time in 20 years. Here’s my review.
Observations about four recent showbiz stories that caught my eye: a screen duo’s return, a magazine redefines time, a David Mamet stage play bombs, and why movie comedies are struggling at the box office.
Heidi Schreck’s mostly one-woman show asks and answers a lot of questions about the constitution’s lack of legal protections for women (and others). It’s powerful and funny, too. Here’s my review.
Two years ago, after seeing it on Broadway, I raved about the musical “Come From Away.” Last night, I attended a performance by the national touring company and am happy to report it is still a great show — though I have one complaint about the audience.
If you’ve been watching “Fosse/Verdon” on FX, you’ve seen scenes in which Bob Fosse directed Liza Minnelli in “Cabaret.” But you may not her 1972 TV special, for which both of them won Emmys. Here’s some history and a highlight from that show.
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.
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.