Carol Channing, star of Hello, Dolly! on Broadway, dies aged 97

Celebrated for her performances in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and Hello, Dolly! Channing also earned an Oscar nomination for Thoroughly Modern MillieCarol Channing, the American actor who originated the roles of Lorelei Lee in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes an…

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Review: Mike Birbiglia, “The New One” on Broadway

Timing may remain the key to comedy, but knowing your audience and connecting with it continues to rank right up there with it. To see Mike Birbiglia in his Broadway debut of The New One, I brought a comedian who not only has performed with Birbiglia, …

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Review: Mike Birbiglia, “The New One” on Broadway

Timing may remain the key to comedy, but knowing your audience and connecting with it continues to rank right up there with it. To see Mike Birbiglia in his Broadway debut of The New One, I brought a comedian who not only has performed with Birbiglia, …

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From improv to Ishtar: the many lives of comedy genius Elaine May

Trailblazing comic, Oscar-nominated writer and acting sensation Elaine May is back on Broadway. Nathan Lane, Cybill Shepherd and others reveal what makes her tickThe very idea ought to be mind-boggling. Elaine May, now 86, is currently starring as a wo…

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Celebrity Autobiography books limited Broadway run

Celebrity Autobiography, the long-running Off Broadway show that’s also played around the world for a decade, will get limited Broadway engagement over four Mondays this fall, starting the week after Thanksgiving. The show, which features celebs …

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Mike Birbiglia’s “The New One” to launch Broadway run in October 2018

Mike Birbiglia is taking his newest comedy act to Broadway this fall. “The New One,” which Birbiglia toured across the country this past year, and recently wrapped an off-Broadway run, will enjoy at least 12 weeks at the Cort Theatre, with previews starting Oct. 25. I’m so excited to be bringing The New One to The Cort […]

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2018 Tony Awards to honor John Leguizamo, nominees include Amy Schumer, Tina Fey

Mean Girls, Amy Schumer and John Leguizamo are among the comedic stars getting feted this year by the Tony Awards for their work on Broadway. Mean Girls, the musical adaptation of Tina Fey’s 2004 movie, is up for 12 Tonys, including Best Musical. Fey (who wrote the book) and her husband, Jeff Richmond (who wrote […]

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Remembering Nanette Fabray

In the early 1940s, when Nanette Fabray was in her early 20s, she was touring with a musical revue called Meet the People. By chance one night, the musical director of the New York Philharmonic, Artur Rodziński, was across the street seeing another show and heard Fabray’s voice through the open door. Enchanted, he put […]

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Nathan Lee Graham on Eartha Kitt, Bottle Episodes, and the Lost Glamour of Air Travel

Comedy fans may best know Nathan Lee Graham as Todd, the panicky assistant of Jacobim Mugatu in Zoolander and Zoolander 2. But that is merely scratching the latte-drenched surface of Graham’s body of work. He has added his certain level of glamour to guesting roles on Absolutely Fabulous, Scrubs, The Comeback, Priscilla Queen of the […]

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Alec Baldwin wants to adapt his Trump parody book (and SNL character) for Broadway

Alec Baldwin, who won an Emmy for impersonating President Donald J. Trump on Saturday Night Live for the past year, wants to bring the parody to Broadway. “We may take the book and make it into a one-man show on Broadway,” Baldwin told Howard Stern this week. “Like Will Ferrell did the Bush thing.” If […]

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