News

Sort by:

  • News

    Bit Parts - Roxie's Curse

    People of a superstitious bent have grounds to believe that the role of Roxie Hart in the Kander & Ebb musical "Chicago" carries with it a certain amount of bad luck. Shortly after the show originally opened on Broadway in 1975, co-star Gwen Verdon had to miss a month or so of performances because of throat problems; she was replaced as Roxie for that period by Liza

  • News

    Fed Forsees Royalty Pact; SAG Remains Cautious

    Screen Actors Guild officials returned Friday from Geneva after a series of meetings on international royalties for actors. The guild execs were brief and cautious in their remarks on a possible new pact, while a federal official who attended forsees an agreement some time next

  • News

    Kit Kat "Klubs" Roundabout, Durst

    The Kit Kat Klub, the original home of Broadway's 1998 hit revival of "Cabaret," has filed a lawsuit against the Durst Organization and the Roundabout Theatre, claiming breach of contract. The Kit Kat Klub is said to have wanted to extend "Cabaret"'s run there, while Roundabout maintains it ...

  • News

    Three Theatres, Offering Intimate Settings, Re-open

    Three newly refurbished theatres are inaugurating their seasons, each house reflecting a widening and diverse audience for live entertainment in small, intimate spaces. They are the West Bank Caf 's renovated downstairs stage, renamed The Laurie Beechman Theatre in honor of the late cabaret singer; the Educational Alliance's Mazer ...

  • News
  • News

    'Busking Bonanza': New Ways to Sell Your Show

    In an attempt to entertain audiences, have fun, and promote this fall's Off-Off-Broadway offerings, a new summer festival, dubbed "The Busking Bonanza," will be launched in Union Square Park on June 8, July 20, and Aug. 17 from 12-3 pm.

  • News

    From Verse to Worse

    The West End right now is going from verse to worse. Though, on the one hand, it is encouraging to find the likes of King Lear (with Timothy West in the title role at the Old Vic) and Chekhov's The Three Sisters (including Kristin Scott Thomas as the middle ...

  • News

    TV Academies Bury Hatchet

    A peace accord between the long-feuding Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences was hailed Thursday as a "monumental step" that erases 30 years of antagonism between the West Coast- and East Coast-based bodies.

  • News

    To Itemize or Not to Itemize

    Last week we touched upon whether to choose the standard deduction or itemized deductions when preparing your taxes. Today, let's get to specifics. The standard deduction is available to all taxpayers. For single persons, the deduction for 2003 is $4,750. For couples filing jointly, the deduction is $9 ...

  • News

    Candide in Concert

    From the first bracing notes of Leonard Bernstein's overly familiar overture, one knew that, musically, "Candide" would be in accomplished hands.