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Alan Alda, Chita Rivera ‘Remember’ Jerry and Elaine Orbach, Nov. 9

Each morning before leaving their apartment to report to the Law & Order set, Jerry Orbach wrote his wife, Elaine, a short poem to find upon waking.

Will ‘The Color Purple’ Raise More Money for Itself Than New...

Is it fair to limit The Color Purple's donations to housing construction in New Orleans to strictly what can be raised by passing the hat?

More, Sir, of Loesser: Actors Fund Benefit to Homage Broadway’s Most...

A concert to benefit the Actors Fund, co-chaired by Jo Sullivan Loesser and Sir Paul McCartney.

‘Bye Bye Birdie’ Mystery: The Case of the Fez Fizzle

If Angela Lansbury, at 83, can do a dance in the middle of Blithe Spirit, what is so hard for Gershon to do?

“Hair,” Marriage Equality, Politics on Broadway: The True Meaning of “Equality”?

Who in Billy Elliot or In the Heights favors marriage equality? Why not let them speak at the "mobilization" rally, too?

Critics Chair Tells Tony Awards: “Don’t Be Stupid!” They Reply: “Nyeh,...

Broadway and critics should make common cause for their art. Haven't the American Theatre Wing and Broadway League always supported that ideal?

Jude Law and the Law — Well, Factoids — of the...

Only the most recent Hamlet on Broadway, that of Ralph Fiennes, won a Tony for the actor essaying the title character.

American Theatre Wing Wants Podcasts Promoted. Should Ex-Tony Voters Bother?

Should journalists promote podcasts by the same people who snipped critics from the Tony-voting roster?

Cast Announced for Lincoln Center Theater’s “In the Next Room or...

Charge your batteries: Ruhl's "vibrator" play is headed our way.

The Tony Fallout Continues: the Times Lures Average Joes into the...

As one commenter writes about the Tonys, "The ratings aren't even equal to the number of people who attend Broadway each year."

First-Night Critics Lose Tony-Voting Privileges. Producers Salivate and Sigh.

And then there's the Broadway producer who said the New York Times' theater criticism suffers because Ben Brantley and Charles Isherwood are "gay white men."

Don’t Fret: Broadway’s Rock of Ages Breaks a New World Record

This is just the kind of promotional tool all Broadway shows should think about.

New Review: 33 Variations

The first moment in Moisés Kaufman's 33 Variations, which marks Jane Fonda's return to Broadway after 46 years, occurs not on stage but in the audience. Musical director Diane Walsh enters, bows and sits graciously at a grand piano, house left. She begins playing the sweet and unremarkable waltz by Austrian music publisher Anton Diabelli that inspired Ludwig von Beethoven to write 33 variations on Diabelli's theme, and apparently inspired Kaufman to compose his probing if problematic play. 33 Variations really asks a simple question: Given the banality of Diabelli's waltz, why did Beethoven bother?

On the Truthiness of the Drama Desk and Certain Individuals

No doubt many of you arose this morning and rushed like mad, mad fiends to your computer to read what Michael Riedel had to...

On Lincoln Center Theater and Arthritic Demographics

Well, if you read between the lines in this piece in the New York Sun, it seems as if Lincoln Center Theater artistic director...

Theatre Critic Richard Zoglin is Not — We Repeat, Not —...

He comes out about this, if you will, in his review of The Little Mermaid in Time. Frankly, it is quite possibly the strangest example...

The League’s Report on the Broadway Demographic

The League of American Theatres and Producers put out its annual press release on the demographics of the Broadway audience, and as usual there's...

Remembering Anne Pitoniak

Today was the memorial service for Anne Pitoniak, and it was a beautiful one, at the Music Box. If you're unfamiliar with her, please...

Is a Trap Being Sprung on Spring Awakening?

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Herman Cain (and Republicans Unable)

And then there was Jerry Falwell, Jr., with his open pants, evangelical FUPA and his hands veering into prime side-boob territory with -- hey, doesn't she have a name?