Two shows are departing the Great White Way before the competitive holiday season even begins. Onetime Observer cover girl Kathie Lee Gifford is saying goodbye to her charismatic-Christian-themed passion project Scandalous, which will have played 31 previews and 29 regular performances when it says goodbye on Sunday. It departs this weekend, allowing Ms. Gifford to return her full energies to broadcasting the famously wine-drenched fourth hour of Today each morning. Read More
It’s a week of mixed results for theater lovers–the much-decorated revival of The Normal Heart is to close, as scheduled, on Sunday, after a 12-week run that was bedecked with Tonys and brought playwright Larry Kramer to a level of cultural prominence unprecedented in recent years.
Theatergoers looking for gay fantasia to replace the much-loved Read More
The Tonys—theater’s annual celebration of its most glamorous, high-flying self—is underway. Keep refreshing for updates on The Book of Mormon‘s trophy tally, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark performance, Neil Patrick Harris‘s hosting duties, and (naturally) all the other winners and losers. Read More
Philip William McKinley and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa should get themselves to East Fourth Street. They are the director and playwright charged with transforming the newly de-Taymored $65 million (and surely rising) Broadway extravaganza Spider Man: Turn Off the Dark into something entertaining, understandable and enjoyable. And it turns out that down at the tiny New York Read More
See Rock City & Other Destinations, a Transport Group production that opened over the weekend at the Duke on 42nd Street, is encumbered by an inelegant title and a notch too much regard for its admittedly elegant David Cromer-at-the-beach minimalist stagecraft. (“The seating is a bit unorthodox” are words I never want to Read More