Let's set up a beer garden, pitch a tent and do a variety show, one entrepreneur said to another, and they went about doing so -- in lower Manhattan, which is not home to many wide open spaces. Two…
If ever a wanderer was in need of a search-and-rescue mission, it's Lemuel Gulliver. The 1726 account of his "Travels" penned by Jonathan Swift has been co-opted by academics enthralled by the…
The traditional summer slump took the wind out of Broadway sales to the tune of $1.5 million last week, with the total sagging to $18,547,188.
It seems like Marc Shaiman never stops. While he tinkers with the mix of the bigscreen adaptation of his smash Broadway musical "Hairspray" (opening July 20), he's also composing the score for the…
The world premiere of period musical "Marguerite" will crown the first season of three productions from the newly created Theater Royal Haymarket Company, under the direction of Jonathan Kent.
The history of Broadway musicals on film is often unhappy. (John Huston's "Annie," anyone?) Even when the creative teams responsible have been involved in their adaptation -- the Rodgers and…
Even in a world of strange births, Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman's musical adaptation of "Catch Me if You Can," the Steven Spielberg-helmed, Leonardo DiCaprio vehicle, had a serendipitous beginning.
A look at the composer's accomplishments
Tracy Letts' "August: Osage County" self-consciously invites comparison to classics like "Long Day's Journey Into Night" and "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" And to its immense credit, it doesn't…
"The Front Page" is remembered fondly (perhaps most of all by swooning print critics) for its wiseguy characters, snappy dialogue and cynical salute to a bygone journalistic era of jaded writers…