Dodgers manager Don Mattingly traveled to his hometown in Indiana to perform in a local ballet production of "The Nutcracker." Art by Damien Hirst and Andy Warhol outperformed the Standard & Poor's 500 during the past ten years, according to a new measure.
â¢ The CMAs did well for the alphabet net Wednesday night, drawing 16.8 million viewers to watch Taylor Swift sweep the awards. As James Hibberd reports: "That's 24% higher than the Emmys this year and up slightly from last year's CMAs. ABC won the night, its
When Culture Monster first heard that producers were planning a stage musical of "The Addams Family," we weren't sure if they could pull off the signature ghoulish aesthetic that Charles Addams immortalized in his cartoons in the New Yorker. Having ...
-- Chosen few: The 2010 Whitney Biennial in New York has announced its lineup of artists -- and the list is noticeably shorter than in previous seasons. (Art Forum and The New York Times) -- Get me re-write: The new ...
â¢ Nomination ballots for the 82nd annual Oscars were mailed Monday to the 5,777 voting members of the academy. As per the news release: "Completed ballots must be returned to PricewaterhouseCoopers by 5 p.m. PST on Jan. 23. Ballots received after the deadlin
-- Rescue mission: The producers of the Broadway-bound "Addams Family" musical have hired Jerry Zaks to oversee revisions of the show, which opened in Chicago. (Chicago Tribune) -- See you in court: The California Science Center faces a lawsuit over ...
Earlier this week, the administration committee for the Tony Awards convened for the second of four times this theater season. The committee is made up of two dozen theater folk, with 10 apiece from the Broadway League and the American Theater Wing -- which jo
â¢ The latest incarnation of "The Addams Family" -- which has already gone from 1940s cartoon to 1960s TV series to 1990s movie franchise -- is soon to bow on Broadway. The tuner stars Tony champs Nathan Lane and Bebe Neuwirth as lovebirds Gomez and Morticia,
â¢ Broadway tunesmith Stephen Sondheim got a memorable 80th birthday present Monday night. The Roundabout Theater company -- which has presented Tony-winning revivals of many of his classic shows over the years -- announced it is renaming a Broadway theater (
Strong Tony Awards buzz builds for "American Idiot," which began previews today at the St. James Theatre, not officially opening until April 20. Many pundits believe it's the front-runner to win best musical. The previous awards pedigree of "American Idiot" ce
The Arts Club in Chicago is a tony memberâs eatery favored by architects and artists.It was no coincidence that Stuart Oken, the Chicago-based producer of âThe Addams Family: A New Musical,â chose it as the locale to reveal his new ...
Last year, Angela Lansbury tied record-holder Julie Harris when she won a fifth Tony Award for her featured (supporting) performance as the madcap Madame Arcati in the Noel Coward play "Blithe Spirit." Martin Denton (NYTheatre.com) predicts Lansbury will break
When we asked David Sheward (Back Stage) to give Gold Derby his early Tony Award noodlings, we thought he'd give us a good, sketchy overview. After all, about 10 productions still haven't officially opened on Broadway yet during this home stretch of the eligib
When producers announced last year that Nathan Lane and Bebe Neuwirth were going to star in a new stage adaptation of "The Addams Family," theater audiences applauded the dream casting and producers geared themselves for a box-office bonanza. What a ...
Like the Outer Critics Circle and the Drama Desk, the Drama League does not distinguish between Broadway and off-Broadway when doling out honors. However, with so many shows and performers included in Tuesday's nominations, chances are they cover most of the c
Being a Tony Awards pundit is a dizzy job. We must rush around Broadway to see many top contenders that open in the last few weeks of the eligibility period so they can be freshest on voters' minds. Then we must dish with voters and peers so we can gauge a con
The new musical "Memphis" and the old chestnut "The Royal Family" lead with seven Outer Critics Circle nominations apiece. Not surprisingly, the latter -- a George S. Kaufman-Edna Ferber 1927 comedy based on the Barrymores -- netted three acting bids, includin
There's a lot of drama surrounding the Tony Award nominations, which will be unveiled Tuesday. Take, for example, the battle over best musical. The pundits cited below are split over eight contenders to take those four category slots. "American Idiot" is the f