Idina Menzel Performs ‘Holiday Wishes’ in NYC

Idina Menzel

The holidays have never really been Idina Menzel’s favorite time of year. During an intimate concert for iHeartRadio Live in New York last Thursday, the Tony Award-winner and voice of Elsa in Disney’s juggernaut Frozen recalled how, when she was fifteen, she learned on Thanksgiving morning that her parents were getting a divorce. She remembered the turkey getting thrown in the garbage, the potatoes being tossed down the drain, and MORE

Review: The Rebirth of Broadway’s ‘Side Show’

Side Show

In 1997, a musical called Side Show based on the true story of Depression-era vaudeville stars and conjoined twins Daisy and Violet Hilton opened on Broadway. While the show would go on to receive four Tony Award nominations (including an unprecedented shared Leading Actress nomination for co-stars Alice Ripley and Emily Skinner), its lukewarm critical reception and poor ticket sales caused it to close after only three months and 91 MORE

Review: Joan Didion & Vanessa Redgrave Collaborate for ‘Blue Nights’

Joan Didion & Vanessa Redgrave

“When we talk about mortality we are talking about our children.” This powerful sentence appears frequently in Joan Didion’s haunting 2011 memoir, Blue Nights, and was repeated a number of times at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in NYC on Monday evening during a special one-night-only reading from the book by renowned actress Vanessa Redgrave. Blue Nights is the acclaimed and characteristically evocative follow-up to MORE

Joan Didion & Vanessa Redgrave Reunite For One-Night-Only!

Joan Didion & Vanessa Redgrave

Joan Didion and Vanessa Redgrave are teaming up again. Seven years after Redgrave starred in the one-woman Broadway adaptation of Didion’s National Book Award winning memoir The Year of Magical Thinking, the duo are reuniting for a staged reading of Blue Nights. Taking place on November 17 at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City, this one-night-only event will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and Cathedral Community MORE

Five Reasons Not To Miss ‘The Country House’ on Broadway

The Country House

Broadway is no stranger to plays that pay tribute to Anton Chekhov. Donald Margulies’ The Country House, the latest offering from the Manhattan Theatre Club, is easily the wittiest homage to the prolific Russian playwright since the outrageous Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Taking place all under one roof, this new play follows the reunion of a family at their summer house one year after the death of one of their immediate members. MORE

Ten Must-See Broadway Shows To Catch This Fall!

Side Show

You Can’t Take It With You STARRING: James Earl Jones, Rose Byrne, Annaleigh Ashford, Kristine Nielsen, Fran Kranz, Elizabeth Ashley, Johanna Day, Byron Jennings, and Reg Rogers WHEN: Now through January 4, 2015 WHERE: Longacre Theatre / youcanttakeitwithyoubroadway.com WHY YOU SHOULD SEE IT: In her dazzling Broadway debut, Rose Byrne (Damages) continues to show off the comedic chops she displayed in Bridesmaids and Neighbors. With a cast MORE

See NPH’s face-humping performance at the Tony Awards

Neil Patrick HArris

In case you haven't heard, the 2014 Tony Awards were last night honoring the best of Broadway, and just like the Oscars, a bunch of critically-acclaimed shows you didn't see won. Anyway, the big winners last night were Audra McDonald, the revivals of A Raisin In The Sun and Hedwig and the Angry Inch, plus the musical A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder and the play All The Way. Which brings me to this rousing drag performance by Neil Patrick MORE

Don’t miss Audra McDonald in ‘Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill’

Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill

I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t the slightest bit skeptical when I heard that Audra McDonald had been cast as Billie Holiday in the Broadway premiere of Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill. While the five-time Tony Award winner is unarguably a living stage legend and colossal talent, McDonald is a Juilliard-trained soprano whose many opera credits made me wonder if she could reel her enormous voice in to pull off the husky and distinct MORE

‘The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess’ was incredible!

The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess

The other night I attended the opening night of The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess at Center Theatre Group's downtown Ahmanson Theatre. The very same Broadway production that nabbed the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical back in 2012. Being a huge musical aficionado, I've always wanted to see a production of Porgy and Bess which was first performed almost eighty years ago back in 1935. With music by the legendary George Gershwin and lyrics by MORE

Jimmy Fallon & Anne Hathaway do Broadway versions of rap!

Jimmy Fallon & Anne Hathaway

Back when Jimmy Fallon was on Saturday Night Live, I remember him getting a ton of flack because the guy had a propensity for breaking. (For those who don't know, that's just a ostentatious way of saying "he laughs at his own sketches.") Ever since he's moved from sketch comedy to hosting, the guy's been consistently hitting it out of the park, and my theory goes as such: Jimmy just loves to have fun with the people he's working with, and he has MORE

Don’t miss Christine Ebersole in ‘Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike’

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Last weekend I was attending the opening night of the 2013 Tony Award winner for Best Play, Christopher Durang's comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, here in Los Angeles at the Center Theatre Group's Mark Taper Forum. I had already heard great things about the play when it was running on Broadway last year, so I was really excited to finally check it out for myself. Already being a fan of Durang's work, I had a feeling I would enjoy MORE

Ugh: Kris Jenner wants to perform on Broadway

Kris Jenner

If you check Kris Jenner's IMDb page, you'd see that she has exactly one acting credit, in which she played herself on an episode of Real Husbands of Hollywood. What a stretch for her. No, really, considering her level of talent, I actually believe that was a stretch for her. Anyway, for some reason she now has the idea that she should be on Broadway, even though that requires her to know how to act. Or sing. Without auto-tune. RadarOnline MORE

‘A Chorus Line’ is now available on Blu-ray!

A Chorus Line

Gosh, I have loved the Broadway musical, A Chorus Line (first performed back in 1975), for as long as I can remember! I finally got to see it performed on stage a couple of years ago during its 2006 Broadway revival, and it still remains one of my favorite musicals of all-time, with seriously incredible music provided by Marvin Hamlisch and Edward Kleban (may they both rest in peace). There was also a film adaptation back in 1985 starring Michael MORE

Links: Someone actually called Carly Rae Jepsen!

Carly Rae Jepsen in Cinderella

→ Carly Rae Jepsen (remember her ass?) is going to play Cinderella ... on Broadway Dlisted → Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux are fine, they're vacationing in Cabo, of course! Celebitchy → Here's how to make a Birkin bag totally worthless by Kanye West and Kim Kardashian! Bohomoth → Nick Cannon shared these cute videos of him working out with his twins and Roc and Roe SOW → Why won't the Kardashians stop breeding? MORE