So who's more in tune with the times? Boozy Martha, Katie Holmes or Little Orphan Annie?
Passive aggression, defiant independence and sunny optimism all are offered as part of the fall season on Broadway, where "Annie" gets her first Broadway revival at the
For those who'd rather starve to death in Hooverville than watch another pre-adolescent belt out "Tomorrow," the child-unfriendly
It's a very different approach from past revivals of a play that can stand any number of them.
Another play headed to New York this fall is Craig Wright's "Grace," which profiles a Christian couple in business for themselves. Wright (a writer for HBO's seminal
These days, if David Mamet says he has a new play up his sleeve, a producer immediately books a theater. In the latest case, the John Golden Theatre for a Dec. 2 opening. The newest drama from the conservative (or maybe he's libertarian) provocateur is "The Anarchist," a play set in a women's prison (ideal for Mamet you'd think) and starring
Mamet will have to compete against himself: A revival of his "Glengarry Glen Ross," surely among the best plays ever written about American business, is slated for the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, opening Nov. 11 under the direction of Daniel Sullivan. Al Pacino stars as Shelly "The Machine" Levene, with
If those who peddle Florida swampland cry and bleed just like the rest of us, then so do porn stars. That, at least, is the premise of the new comedy "The Performers," by David West Read. Opening Nov. 14 at the Longacre Theatre under the direction of Evan Cabnet, "The Performers" stars
The musicals with the most buzz ("Matilda," "Kinky Boots") are coming in the spring, but the fall slate includes an early arrival, "Chaplin," the musical story of the cinema's most famous tramp, which opens Monday with newcomer Rob McClure in the title role.
Daphne du Maurier's
Just as some knives are out for "Rebecca," so Broadway wags aren't expecting that much from the new musical "
Who knows how "Scandalous: The Life and Trials of Aimee Semple McPherson" will do, but this new musical set in the Hollywood of the 1920s certainly has a famous author in TV personality Kathie Lee Gifford, who penned both music and lyrics and got to announce her own show on the air. The love affairs and controversies officially begin Nov. 15 at the Neil Simon Theatre.
The former Mrs.