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Bernadette Peters and the LPO is on for February 28

One of the greatest divas for the past three decades is winging her way to New Orleans to perform with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO). Bernadette Peters, who has played such iconic roles as Mama Rose in Gypsy, Mabel Normand in Mack and Mabel and Annie Oakley in Annie Get Your Gun will be singing many of the fabled songs that established her as one of the greatest luminaries of the …more…

Once

Once and Again

With good reason, Once has been one of the most buzzed-about new shows of the Broadway season.  Based on the acclaimed 2006 indie movie musical of the same name, the show had a highly-praised production Off-Broadway at New York Theatre Workshop before transferring to Bernard B. Jacobs Theater on Broadway in March.  Now Once has snagged the most Tony Award nods this season, with 11 nominations.

Like many people, I was …more…

Jocelyn Gotlib

Q&A: Forget Madonna or Lady Gaga. The incredible Sarah Bernhardt was first — at it all.

Every once in a while, you come across a show that sounds so divinely different you have to learn more. I feel that way about “Bernhardt on Broadway,” a one-woman musical about the Divine Sarah Bernhardt. The play is set in the late 1890s when Bernhardt was at the height of her career. My new friend, Carol Dunitz, who wrote the music, script, and lyrics for the show, read nearly 100 books as well as countless articles before starting work on “Bernhardt on Broadway.” Her extensive research ensures the audience gains a thorough understanding of this eccentric star and what motivated her to persist against all odds. ...more...

photo by Mark Runyon

The road to Broadway starts here

Is your high school son or daughter a budding Broadway baby? Want to be the first one thanked in his/her Tony acceptance speech? Then send your kid to the Texas Musical Theatre Workshop for some musical training and a chance to make some like-minded pals this summer. ...more...

Alan Rickman

Celebrity Safari at Broadway’s Stage Doors

Celebrity spotting is a unique part of the experience of living in New York. And, a far cry from your aunt’s oft-told story about that time that she saw the local weatherman at the supermarket, eagle-eyed New Yorkers frequently spot big-time celebs, like bona fide movie stars and such. While you can never predict when you’ll have one of these sightings, you can treat out-of-town visitors such as your dear auntie to a veritable celebrity safari by catching these shooting stars as they escape the theaters where they perform. ...more...

Broadway Bro Down

We knew this was coming: South Park devotes an episode to Broadway

Call me naive, but I doubt very much that anyone watching the first season of South Park in 1997 would have looked at, say, an episode like “Cartman Gets an Anal Probe” and thought, “Yeah, these guys will write arguably the most successful musical of all time in thirteen years. It will sweep the Tonys, sell at over 100% capacity for months on end, people will – yes, people will …more…