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The Happiest Corpse I've Ever Seen
In his new book on musicals since 1978, Ethan Mordden often lets despair and bitterness get the better of him.
Sondheim, Lapine, and Patinkin to Headline Democratic Fundraiser at Bernstein Residence
The iconic composer-lyricist Stephen Sondheim, librettist-director James Lapine, and performer Mandy Patinkin -- all of whom worked together on the Pulitzer Prize-winning 1984 ...
Their Wedding
Yesterday marked the first anniversary of a one-performance-only show and a marriage.
Actor Iggie Wolfington Dies at 84
Iggie Wolfington, the stage and screen actor who introduced the song "Shipoopi" when he created the role of Marcellus Washburn in the original Broadway production of Meredith ...
Paula Vogel: The Signature Season
A talk with the playwright whose work is being celebrated by the Signature Theatre Company.
More Details of Tribeca Theater Festival Announced
It has been announced that Ethan Hawke, Bob Balaban, Michael Kahn, Celeste Holm, and Neil LaBute will participate in various programs within the Tribeca Theater Festival, which is ...
TheaterMania to Host Talk With Paula Vogel at Ars Nova
Paula Vogel(Photo © Michael Portantiere) Playwright Paula Vogel will be interviewed by David Finkle, senior theater critic for, in the next prog
Actor Christopher Reeve Dies at 52
Christopher Reeve Stage and screen actor Christopher Reeve, best known for playing the title role in the popular Superman films of the 1970s and 1980s, died ...
How Can Love Survive?
Filichia assesses Basha Hammerstein's tell-all book about her marriage to the son of a legendary lyricist-librettist.
Music Man Wally Harper Dies at 62
Wally Harper(Photo © Mike Martin, London) Wally Harper, the multi-talented musician who is probably best known for his longtime artistic partnership with the sin