NYC diary: Betty Buckley’s ‘Ah Men! The Boys of Broadway’ at Feinstein’s

Betty Buckley’s new cabaret act is now playing at Feinstein’s at Loews Regency through Oct 29. Betty Buckley loves men. And in a pair of glittery silver heels balanced by her elegantly tousled silver hair, she tells us, through song and story, about her favorite male parts. Musical theatre parts, that is, including songs from… Read More NYC diary: Betty Buckley’s ‘Ah Men! The Boys of Broadway’ at Feinstein’s

My (somewhat grumpy) thoughts on ‘Sondheim! The Birthday Concert’

Note: I had a glass (or three) of wine last night and watched the “Sondheim! The Birthday Concert” dvd from start to finish, allowing myself one documented thought per performance. A word of warning: I guess I was a touch grumpy. And it might help to have seen the DVD to know what I’m referring… Read More My (somewhat grumpy) thoughts on ‘Sondheim! The Birthday Concert’

‘Follies’ concert at the Humanities Festival

Oh, Follies. That Sondheim masterpiece featuring a killer score and troubled book. And last night, a one-night only concert of this work took place at the surprisingly handsome auditorium of the Francis W. Parker School to support The Humanities Festival. This concert, sponsored by Greta Wiley Flory in memory of her late husband Bill, a… Read More ‘Follies’ concert at the Humanities Festival

Sutton Foster ‘blesses’ Chicago’s new Broadway Playhouse

Sutton Foster at the Broadway Playhouse. The radiant, gangly, Tony-winning Broadway star Sutton Foster has opened Chicago’s new Broadway Playhouse with style and heart. Some would argue that Ms. Foster is the last true Broadway star. No other actor of her generation has originated so many lead roles in new musicals on Broadway who isn’t… Read More Sutton Foster ‘blesses’ Chicago’s new Broadway Playhouse

Things I learned reading Patti LuPone’s memoir: a fan’s perspective

To say I’m a fan of Patti LuPone’s would be an understatement. Sixteen years ago, I happened upon a record (the vinyl kind) of the 1987 cast recording of Anything Goes where she starred as the sassy Reno Sweeney. I quickly wore that record out, and this thin, dorky high schooler was hooked. I’ve since… Read More Things I learned reading Patti LuPone’s memoir: a fan’s perspective