Robert Hofler

Review: ‘Tosca’


The big news at Sunday night's perf was the very first Tosca of Metropolitan Opera stalwart Patricia Racette, who was recently heard as Madama Butterfly at the L.A. Opera. Because of its dramatic…

The Tie-In


Producer Scott Sanders had been with the project from the get-go eight years ago, but it was the words "Oprah Winfrey Presents" that stood out above the title when "The Color Purple" finally opened…

The Comeback


Nothing is forever in the theater. Not success. Not failure. In a previous century, the Dodgers produced hits like "Big River" and "The Who's Tommy." But even their recent success with "Urinetown"…

The Curse


From "Bram Stoker's Dracula" to "Interview With the Vampire," movie auds have turned bloodsuckers into stars. So why do these fiends fail when it comes to headlining Broadway musicals?

The Foolproof


Forget the lack of noms for Julia Roberts, Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane. When the 2005-06 Broadway season calls it quits, at least two plays -- count 'em, two! -- are certain to be counted as…

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