Monthly Archive for June, 2010

: June, 2010

When Steve & Eydie Ruled the Earth

Over the weekend, I caught the last performance of “Pete ‘n’ Keely” at the Music Theatre of Connecticut in Westport and felt nostalgia I didn’t even know I had in me. The 2000 off-Broadway show is a

‘Thrillers’: from Theseus to ‘The Da Vinci Code’

Next month, the International Thriller Writers will hold their annual four-day gathering at the Grand Hyatt in Manhattan, where fans of the genre will be able to attend panels with everyone from Lee

The trouble with Tony, or: grading on the curve

Tonight’s telecast of the Tony Awards on CBS at 8 should be fun. Sean Hayes of “Promises, Promises” is doing the hosting chores and the producers have rounded up a starry bunch of presenters that is

‘Insatiable’: fed up with vampires

Meg Cabot stakes out fresh territory in the overcrowded vampire field with her delightful — and scary — new novel, “Insatiable,” which was published by William Morrow on Tuesday. Cabot is best known

‘Word is Out’: the return of a classic documentary

On Tuesday, Milliarium ZERO released the classic 1977 documentary, “Word is Out,” on DVD. The film was an art house hit and was shown on PBS outlets a few years later, but the documentary went out of

‘Amerissiah’: What if God showed up in The Bronx?

The terrific downtown theater troupe known as The Amoralists have another hilariously off-center hit on their hands — “Amerissiah” written and directed by Derek Ahonen (above, left). Earlier this

Why go out when you can see ‘Curb’ at home?

Movie people have been in a panic the past few weeks over the dismal start of the 2010 summer season. Memorial Day weekend was horrendous. In terms of dollars spent by moviegoers, the summer season

One last ‘Solo Strip’ from Jerry Mitchell

Jerry Mitchell is a Broadway big-shot now — his choreography credits include “Hairspray” and “Legally Blonde” (above) and he has several new shows in development — but back in the day he was a chorus

Does ‘Sex and the City 2’ cause cancer?

I can’t remember a batch of reviews as vicious as the ones “Sex and the City 2” received when it opened last week. Was “Ishtar” so thoroughly trashed in 1987? (Actually, Janet Maslin of The New York

12 week staring contest (and nude doorway) closes at MOMA

How sad that “Seinfeld” and “Sex and the City” and “Law & Order” are not still around to make hay of the Marina Abramovic “show” that closed yesterday at the Museum of Modern Art. It was the talk