Monthly Archive for June, 2012

: June, 2012

‘The Bad and the Better': an orgy for theater lovers

With their new show “The Bad and the Better,” The Amoralists have moved a bit closer to New York City’s mainstream — from the Lower East Side to 42nd Street — but they haven’t given an inch in terms

Another naughty, record-breaking ‘Broadway Bares’

The guest stars at the annual “Broadway Bares” benefit last week might not have been as impressive as the turn-out at previous years’ shows — it will be hard to top the opening number with Vanessa

When John Lennon moved to New York City

From Dec. 5, 2010 — If you missed the airing of “LENNONYC” on the PBS series “American Masters” you can catch up with it on DVD via A&E Home Entertainment. As usual with Susan Lacy’s long-running

Giving ‘Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner’ another look

From March 29, 2011 — Warner Home Video is releasing “Tracy and Hepburn: The Definitive Collection” on April 12 and I began working my way through the nine movies the two stars did together over the

‘The Other Woman’: a not-so-wicked stepmother

From Feb. 13, 2011 — The Don Roos film “The Other Woman,” starring Natalie Portman, was ready for release two years ago, but has just debuted in New York City at the IFC Center and as an On Demand

Sutton Foster — these are the good old days

From April 20, 2011 — Oldtimers continually bemoan the supposed absence of stars on Broadway these days — the chatrooms are filled with show queens asserting there is no one now who can hold a candle

Brian DePalma’s ‘Blow Out’ gets the Criterion treatment

From April 27, 2011 — The most important movie event of the past month happened in video stores rather than in theaters — Brian DePalma’s masterpiece “Blow Out” appeared on DVD in a two-disc

Can Tom Cruise become Jack Reacher on screen?

From July 23, 2011 — One of the favorite games readers have played with bestselling novels for years is: Who should play X in the movie version of Y? At the moment, many of the people who have loved

Hello, I must be going (but not really!)

Even a confirmed arts junkie like myself needs to recharge the old cultural batteries every once in a while, so officially I will be away on vacation for the next week. But, as Neil Young once said,

Lots of ‘Happy Endings’ promised at Broadway benefit

I don’t think there is a more entertaining annual benefit in New York than “Broadway Bares” which is presented every June as one of the major fundraisers of the charity Broadway Cares/Equity Fights