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Times have certainly changed in Brooklyn. Streets unsafe last decade now bustle invitingly. Composers born in the borough last century couldn't get away fast enough. Composers from all over now can't move there fast enough. Thursday night at Walt Disney...
NEW YORK — Cyndi Lauper, garlanded in enough jewelry to make the Queen of Sheba jealous, is wondering if she should add yet another bauble. "It's a whatchamacallit, like a Sicilian good luck charm. Whaddya think?" she asks a coterie of...
NEW YORK — Until last year, Café Grumpy in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, was mostly known as a destination for the serious coffee drinker, the type of place where each modestly sized cup is individually brewed and goes for $4 a pop. Now, thanks to "Girls,...
After two consecutive years at the Beacon Theatre on New York's Upper West Side, the Tony Awards ceremony will return to the more spacious Radio City Music Hall this year. Organizers of Broadway's biggest night announced Monday that the annual awards...
"If the whole universe had no meaning," C.S. Lewis once wrote, "we should never have found out that it had no meaning." Pithy observations like that — rooted in logical argument — have made the writer one Christian whom many agnostics and...
Charles Rosen, the renowned pianist and prolific writer whose award-winning book "The Classical Style" has been read by music students around the world, has died. He was 85. The New York-born musician had been suffering from cancer and died Sunday...
NEW YORK — The hair jokes may have grown old, what with a slight fleck of gray peeking through his now shortened and tamed curls. The Dude nickname is pretty much over as well. And no longer is Gustavo Dudamel as tempted to head for Pink's hot dog...
NEW YORK -- A nanny accused of stabbing to death two young children left in her care pleaded not guilty to two counts of murder Wednesday from a hospital bed, where she has been held since trying to commit suicide by slashing her own throat and wrists....
Tags: Hospitals and Clinics, WikiLeaks, Murder, Trials, Central Park
This year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade featured the usual gallery of cartoon characters inflated to monstrous sizes bobbing alongside garish floats. But the parade also featured a bit of cultural subversion -- albeit of the family-friendly variety --...
Tags: Thanksgiving, Fine Artists, Cartoons, Arts, Holidays
Masochism is the chief prerequisite for a private writing seminar with Leonard, the fearsome teacher, writer and editor conducting a mini reign of terror in Theresa Rebeck's Broadway comedy "Seminar," now at the Ahmanson Theatre. Played by Jeff...
Mark O'Donnell, a stage and comedy writer who won a Tony Award for his musical adaptation of the John Waters movie "Hairspray," has died at 58. He collapsed Monday in the lobby of his apartment building on New York's Upper West Side, according to the...
Tags: Politics, Obituaries, Broadway Theater, Theater, Bill Irwin
Mark O'Donnell Tony-winning co-writer of 'Hairspray' Mark O'Donnell, 58, the Tony Award-winning writer behind such quirky and clever Broadway shows as "Hairspray and "Cry-Baby," died Monday in New York. His agent, Jack Tantleff, said the writer...
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