The charm of the popular “Lip Synch Battle” series is the way that the contestants, all very talented and successful performers, transcend the limits of race and gender — and other limits, too, like vocal range. In her way, real-life […]
From the great movie “1776” — the signing of the Declaration of Independence!
Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, and Jorma Taccone are masters of the music video parody, and their SNL shorts “D*** in a Box,” “Jack Sparrow,” and “I’m on a Boat,” all featuring genuine music stars, followed the first true viral video, […]
When you’re a teenager, suddenly, nothing you thought you knew seems certain anymore. Your parents do not understand you. Your siblings don’t understand you. Your teachers don’t understand you. You don’t understand yourself — everything outside and inside of you […]
Tonight on Fox (and later streaming on Netflix) “The Passion,” the story of the crucifixion and resurrection, told with contemporary music, musical stars, and a parade of 1000 through the streets of New Orleans. Tyler Perry hosts and narrates the […]
Tony Award-winner John O’Boyle has written a new musical, the Easter Mysteries, and it will be in theaters for one night only: March 22, 2016. It features Broadway performers from Les Misérables, Mary Poppins, Porgy and Bess, Phantom of The Opera, and more, […]
It looks like a lot of fun — but caution, parents, there is some material in the show (based on the original play as well as the film) that may not be appropriate for younger children, including references to a […]
Pajama factory workers celebrate Labor Day in this musical number from “The Pajama Game” with Doris Day, John Raitt, and Carol Haney.
A young down-and-out British shoe salesman named Harry Witherspoon takes his dead American uncle to Monte Carlo for the best time of his life—a week of fun, dancing, gambling and sun. If the young man fulfills his uncle’s request to […]
Happy Independence Day! Every year, I recommend the rousing musical about the Declaration of Independence. “1776” makes the Founding Fathers vivid, human, and interesting characters, and is so involving that you almost forget that you already know how it all turned […]