The year was 1959, and although it marked the end of the era known as “The Golden Age” of Broadway pioneered by Rogers and Hammerstein’s innovative storytelling style, Ethel Merman was making history. Called “the undisputable first lady of the musical comedy stage,” Merman
Broadway is like a theatrical playground for kids this holiday season, with shows ranging from the romantic fairy tale “Cinderella” – with the perfectly evil NeNe Leakes playing the villainous stepmother – to the exotic “Aladdin.” Exposing kids to the arts is vital, because,
Three is clearly a lucky number for Bebe Neuwirth. Earlier this year, she took on the role of Mama Morton, her third part in the hit Broadway musical “Chicago,” after playing murderesses Velma Kelly (for which she won a Tony Award) and Roxie Hart.
If Brad Bass were to talk about his relationship with Broadway today, he would likely say it’s complicated. Bass was known as Broadway Brad back in his hometown long before he ever understudied the role of Fiyaro in the Tony Award-winning musical “Wicked,” and
“Anything Goes” first graced the stage in 1934, the same year Alcatraz opened, John Dillinger was shot but survived while robbing Chicago’s First National Bank, Bonnie and Clyde killed two police officers and Shirley Temple starred in her first movie. In 2011, it won
Amy Jo Jackson is like a real-life Henry Higgins, although her current charges are the cast members of the Broadway musical “Kinky Boots,” about a shoe factory revamped to make large-size footwear for drag queens in need of sexy but supportive stilettos. No Eliza
While the Christmas season brings with it snow and cold – especially in New York – Broadway is still heating things up with some steamy shows that will melt away the icy chill of the season, no matter how low the temperatures go. So
Given Chris March’s penchant for perfection, appearing on stage in a show he’s also costumed presents a bit of a conundrum, especially when he sees the stage lights hit a dangling thread that should have been snipped backstage. Short of carrying a pair of
Most actors would say that live theater – while offering the reward of immediate feedback that television and movies can’t – is the tougher medium, given the need to portray the same character night after night while still keeping their performances fresh and live.
Mike Nichols was destined to become part of Broadway history from the start. The legendary director – who passed away Wednesday at the age of 83 – was one of only a handful of people in the world to win an Emmy, a Tony,