Around The Town

Scott Siegel’s Jukebox

Different stars will appear every Sunday Night 6:30 PM at Birdland, 315 West 44th Street, where Scott Siegel will host a talented list of vocalists singing songs from Broadway"s Jukebox Musicals. Julia Murney (Wicked) pictured here with Scott was a special guest this Sunday at James Barbour’s "Love Songs" series at Sardis. Some of the other stars scheduled to perform in March for Mr. Siegel under the musical direction of Tedd Firth are Cheryl Freeman (The Acid Queen in the Who’s Tommy), AAaron Lazar (Tale of Two Cities), Brad Oscar (The Producers), Emily Skinner (Side Show) and more! For Reservations and more information call 212 581-3080

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LongHouse Reserve Benefit

Edward Albee, Jack Lenor Larsen

Pulitzer Prize winning author Edward Albee and Tony Award winning actress Marian Seldes joined forces for a one time reading of Albee’s Counting the Ways at The Lotos Club. An intimate dinner & reception preceded the reading and dessert and coffee followed.
Photography: Barry Gordin

 

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“West Side Story” Opening

Josefina Scaglione
Matt Cavenaugh


West Side Story
has retuurned to Broadway in a new production Directed by its two-time Tony Award winning librettist Arthur Laurents at The Palace Theatre.

Photography:
RobRich/SocietyAllure.com

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“Legends”

Penny Fuller, Charles Busch
Bryan Batt

Charles Busch and Lypsinka starred in a one night only staged reading of the legendary play by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning playwright James Kirkwood. This hilarious benefit reading for Friends in Deed was held at Town Hall and kept the audience laughing with delight. The evening was Directed by Mark Waldrop, Narrated by Fran Lebowitz and featured a script that was adapted for the reading by John Epperson. The comedy also cast "Mad Men" star Bryan Batt, Dashaun Young and Todd DuBail.

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Reviews

Guys and Dolls

That the revival of “Guys and Dolls” that opened at Broadway’s Nederlander Theater reflects merely the conventional and uninspired should come as no

surprise. Frank Loesser’s 1950 musical comedy ranks as one of the greatest in the American theatrical canon. So it brings a well-prepared audience and one with haughty expectations. A notorious gambler himself, Frank Sinatra made a hit of “Luck Be A Lady”, popularizing it with his signature smoothness. In the show’s 1992 Broadway revival, Nathan Lane brought such bold physical comedy to the role of Nathan Detroit that New York Times theater critic Frank Rich compared him to a young Jackie Gleason.

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Wintuk & The Big Apple Circus

“All the world’s a stage”, so said Shakespeare. But this season in New York City, all the world’s a circus. Amidst the multitude of goings on for children, there are a couple of new and revised circus shows of note.

 

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Liza’s At The Palace

Liza Minnelli is in rare form and performing an audacious miracle at the Palace Theater with her brand new show that runs well over two hours and includes many of her memorable standards including “Cabaret.” The charismatic three time Tony Award winning superstar “razzle dazzled” the opening night audience with a confident, gritty and of often magical display of showmanship.

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Equus

Daniel Radcliffe, the star of the five "Harry Potter" films, acquits himself admirably with a confident Broadway debut as the disturbed adolescent Alan Strang at the core of Peter Shaffer’s 1973 psychodrama Equus. The revival directed by Thea Sharrock debuted at London’s National Theatre earlier this year with the same theatrically impressive design team. John Napier, set and costume designer, merely takes a fresh look as his original 1970’s sketches, but the staging is nonetheless dazzling with effectively haunting lighting and sound by David Hersey and Gregory Clarke respectively.

 

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Interviews

Stewart F. Lane, Bonnie Comley

The East Hampton Grace Estate overlooking the Northwest Harbor with its magnificent sunsets is a secluded tract of land totaling nearly 300 acres bordering both Cedar Point Park and a 517 acre nature preserve. This is about as far as one can get from civilization in East Hampton, and there are only 30 homes there situated in relative isolation about 10 miles from the Village and the ocean beaches. But this is where you will find Broadway producers, Stewart F. Lane and his lovely wife Bonnie Comley, every summer for the past eight years.

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Features

EARTHA KITT (1927-2008)


Eartha Kitt, Barry Gordin

The eternally youthful multi-talented singer, dancer, cabaret entertainer has left us.
Renowned as the self proclaimed "sex kitten" in a career that spanned five decades, the actress was active as recently as last September where she performed at Cafe Carlyle. Her accomplishments cover every facet of the entertainment industry, but she may be best know to millions as the Cat Woman of the long running "Batman" television series. Orson Wells called her "the most exciting woman in the world." And the world will be a little less exciting now that she’s gone.

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The LGBT After Party

Christopher Kale Jones, Jim Caruso, Jenna Coker-Jones
Alan Cumming

Broadway Backwards 4 benefiting the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center proved once again to be the most awesome star studded gender – reversed concert extravaganza event of the year. Bravo!
Photography: Barry Gordin "The After Party"

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Guild Hall Awards

Richard & Renee Steinberg

In anticipation of the Guild Hall Annual Lifetime Achievement Awards Richard and Renee Steinberg hosted a intimate party at the Core culb on East 55th Street. Guild Hall, the cultural center of East Hampton, will present the awards to Jennifer Bartlett, Candice Bergen, Ken Auletta and Donald Zucker in a lavish ceremony to be held March 1 at Cipriani, where Roy Furman, President of the Academy will do the honors and Marshall Brickman will emcee.

 

 

 

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Broadway Backwards 4

Broadway legends and rising stars gave their all for "Broadway Backwards 4," a benefit for the LGBT Center.

 

 

 

 

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