Theater News

Heavy Waits
By Ben Winters · May 10, 2002 · New York City
Tom Waits is the anti-ABBA. The '70s superstars, like other disco-era fluff groups, are all close harmonies and bubbly beats, spinners of brightly lit escapist ...
Exotic at Any Age: Ute Lemper and Keely Smith
Ute Lemper After Ute Lemper finished her act the other night at Joe's Pub, she was called back by thunderous applause for the obligatory encore. With just a piano ...
What's in a Theater Name?
By Peter Filichia · May 10, 2002 · New York City
But would he like Mamma Mia!? Antoine de la Mothe Cadillacin an etching by Charles Barker So, the situation that we first heard about three years ago--and, f
One From Column A...
By Michael Portantiere · May 9, 2002 · New York City
In our dreams: Billy Crudup and Brian d'Arcy Jamesin Sweet Smell of The Elephant Man Just like the Oscars, the Grammys, the Golden Globes, and so on, the Tony ...
At Sardi's for the Tony Nominations
By Peter Filichia · May 8, 2002 · New York City
Isabelle Stevenson, Roy Somlyo, and Jed Bernsteinat Sardi's for the Tony nominations(Photo: Michael Portantiere) As I approached Sardi's on ...
Jana Heaves a Cy
Jana Robbins In the course of her cabaret act featuring the music of Cy Coleman, Jana Robbins sings "You Fascinate Me So" (lyrics by Carolyn Leigh). Well, this lady ...
Pore Jud Ain't Daid
By Michael Buckley · May 6, 2002 · New York City
Shuler Hensley in Oklahoma!(Photo: Michael LePoer Trench/Joan Marcus) Shuler Hensley seems to have an inside track on playing outsiders. An Olivier Award ...
Jennifer Jason Leigh and Steven Weber Announce Tony Nominees at Sardi's
By Michael Portantiere · May 6, 2002 · New York City
Jennifer Jason Leigh and Steven Weberannouncing this season's Tony Award nominations(Photo: Michael Portantiere) No gasps and few murmurs were heard during the ...
100 Songs That Deserve to Be All-Time Show Favorites
By Peter Filichia · May 6, 2002 · New York City
So I see there's a new five-disc set called 100 All-Time Show Favourites--a British set, as you may have already inferred from the spelling of "favourites." ...
Akers Owns the Oak Room
Karen Akers Brava to Karen Akers! She has solved the puzzle of how to perform in the Oak Room...and her show is swell, too. We'll tell you