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Thumbs Up! Chicago's Carousel, Featuring Career-Defining Star Turns by Laura Osnes & Steven Pasquale, Must Come to Broadway

Thumbs Up! Chicago's Carousel, Featuring Career-Defining Star Turns by Laura Osnes & Steven Pasquale, Must Come to Broadway

Seventy years old, Carousel remains the rich jewel in the crown of songwriting titans Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein, whose collaboration has given birth to 11 Broadway musicals. Although the rich, complex show has been gone from the main stem since Lincoln Center Theater’s ravishing 1994 revival, we keep crossing our fingers that it’ll be back, and the time may have ...

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Thumbs Up! Can-Can Has All the Makings of a Broadway Winner

 Thumbs Up! Can-Can Has All the Makings of a Broadway Winner

Stop waiting around for that Moulin Rouge! musical and check yourself into another bawdy Parisian nightclub currently winning over audiences in the unlikely locale of Millburn, New Jersey. We’re talking about Can-Can, Paper Mill Playhouse’s completely revamped take on the 1953 Cole Porter musical, featuring direction by David Lee and a new script by TV writer Joel Fields and Lee ...

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Thumbs Up! Tim Federle's New Book Five, Six, Seven, Nate! Deserves a Standing Ovation

Thumbs Up! Tim Federle's New Book Five, Six, Seven, Nate! Deserves a Standing Ovation

Katniss Everdeen fought to the death in a televised battle and Harry Potter overcame Lord Voldemort, but Nate Foster has an even bigger challenge ahead of him: Making his Broadway debut as Alien Number Seven in E.T.: The Musical! Broadway alum Tim Federle's newest middle-grade novel Five, Six, Seven, Nate!, the follow-up to last year's outstanding Better Nate Than ...

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Thumbs Up! Sleep No More’s Elegant Masquerade Ball Dazzled on New Year’s Eve

Thumbs Up! Sleep No More’s Elegant Masquerade Ball Dazzled on New Year’s Eve

While Applebee’s in Times Square charged partiers $375 to eat boneless buffalo wings and see the ball drop this New Year’s Eve, downtown revelers donned tuxes and gowns to attend a very different (and oddly, less expensive) kind of glittering ball: The King’s Winter Masquerade at the McKittrick Hotel, home of the interactive off-Broadway spectacle Sleep No More. After the ...

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Nobody Does It Better! Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did For Love Sheds Light on a Legend

Nobody Does It Better! Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did For Love Sheds Light on a Legend

We already knew that the late Tony, Grammy, Oscar, Emmy and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer-conductor Marvin Hamlisch was a singular sensation. But the documentary Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did For Love, which airs on PBS on December 27, reveals the kind-hearted, complex and dessert-loving man behind the legend. A musical prodigy accepted to Juilliard at age six, the A Chorus Line ...

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Big-Voiced Mandy Gonzalez Shakes, Sizzles, Rocks and Rolls in Electrifying 54 Below Debut

Big-Voiced Mandy Gonzalez Shakes, Sizzles, Rocks and Rolls in Electrifying 54 Below Debut

If you only knew Mandy Gonzalez from her turns as sweet Nina in In the Heights or vengeful Elphaba in Wicked, you probably wouldn’t be ready for the fun, sexy party girl who took (and owned) the stage at 54 Below on December 4 for this Broadway vet’s cabaret debut. Decked out in tight black leather leggings, a sequin top ...

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Thumbs Up! Betty Buckley & the Spirited Cast of The Old Friends Ignite Horton Foote’s Drama

Thumbs Up! Betty Buckley & the Spirited Cast of The Old Friends Ignite Horton Foote’s Drama

The drinks are flowing at off-Broadway’s Pershing Square Signature Center, and The Old Friends is one party you’ll definitely want to be invited to. Horton Foote's never-before-seen family drama, which opens on September 12, adds a darker dimension to the late playwright’s vast body of work. And what a fabulous bunch of alcoholics he has assembled! The magnetic Betty Buckley ...

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Thumbs Up! Don’t Miss/Can’t Miss Ramin Karimloo’s Ultimate ‘Broadgrass’ Concert Broadway to Bluegrass

Thumbs Up! Don’t Miss/Can’t Miss Ramin Karimloo’s Ultimate ‘Broadgrass’ Concert Broadway to Bluegrass
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Olivier Award nominee Ramin Karimloo has yet to make his Broadway debut, but that’s not stopping New York audiences from falling in love with the actor/singer/songwriter. Karimloo and his band are taking the stage for three nights only at New York’s new music venue SubCulture performing Karimloo's fantastic show Broadway to Bluegrass. The concert is sensational; the sound ...

Thumbs Up to Matthew-Lee Erlbach’s Eye-Opening & Entertaining Solo Play Handbook for an American Revolutionary

Thumbs Up to Matthew-Lee Erlbach’s Eye-Opening & Entertaining Solo Play Handbook for an American Revolutionary

Matthew-Lee Erlbach’s new solo play Handbook for an American Revolutionary is a staggering inside look at the United States as seen through the stories of a dozen citizens. Written and performed by Erlbach, the show is based on his travels around the country and the result is extraordinary—part Anna Deavere Smith, part Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the ...

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Thumbs Up to Colin Quinn’s Timely and Hilarious Solo Show Unconstitutional

Thumbs Up to Colin Quinn’s Timely and Hilarious Solo Show Unconstitutional

With Congress gridlocked on immigration reform, gun control, health care and practically every other issue, it’s a perfect time to look back at what the Founding Fathers had in mind when they convened in Philadelphia back in 1787. Luckily, comedian and satirist Colin Quinn is offering a fast and funny history lesson in Colin Quinn Unconstitutional, which has been extended ...

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