Wednesday, Nov. 17
In the wide, wide political spectrum of cable-news punditry-that is, Beltway Red and Blue, Republican and Democrat-Amy Goodman is a nice shade of shocking pink. She’s a good old-fashioned lefty.
But if you think the 47-year-old host of the liberal radio and TV show Democracy Now! and author of The Exception Read More
”I’m not so sure America knows how to laugh at itself today as it did then,” said Norman Lear, the 82-year-old creator of All in the Family, Maude, The Jeffersons and Sanford and Son, despite the fact that all those shows were on the air during the Nixon administration and the Vietnam War.
It Read More
The potential cockfight between the New York and Boston musical productions of Aristophanes’ Lysistrata will not take place this summer after all.
In early March, The Transom reported that A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum screenwriter Larry Gelbart’s adaptation of Lysistrata for Boston’s American Repertory Theatre had been dumped after the Read More
A funny thing happened on the way to the Manhattan Theater Club.
Larry Gelbart, the author of Tootsie and the TV version of M*A*S*H , and co-author of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, wrote a racy adaptation of Lysistrata -the Aristophanes play about Grecian sexual politics-with songs by Alan Menken Read More
Wednesday, March 11
It’s telethon time at WNET, meaning they go with their best stuff and make you suffer through desperate pleas for money. Prime time starts with Molly O’Neill’s New York: A Taste of the City, in which the New York Times food columnist seeks out cool, out-of-the-way places where people are making and Read More