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You call that a Broadway musical?

The chat rooms devoted to Broadway have been buzzing lately with debate over the new musical, “American Idiot” (above), based on an album by Green Day, that has just started previews at the St. James

‘Hush’: paying a big price for one night of sex

Cosmopolitan editor Kate White has a thriving second career as a crime writer. If you haven’t read one of her five Bailey Weggins novels, you’ve missed one of the strongest contemporary mystery
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‘Bass Ackwards’: lost in America

Linas Phillips’ new movie, “Bass Ackwards,” has the feel of one of those quirky and very personal Hollywood movies from the 1970s — something that might have been made by Paul Mazursky or Hal Ashby in

Sony launches new Broadway site

Sony Masterworks is officially launching a new Website devoted to its large catalog of Broadway music tomorrow — MasterworksBroadway.com — and it’s not just a treasure trove of information on cast

‘The Temperamentals’: sexual politics in the 1950s

It’s not easy to mix a good personal story with history and sweeping cultural changes, but that’s exactly what Jon Marans has done with great skill in his off-Broadway play, “The Temperamentals.”

Internet stalking, prostitution collide in thrilling ‘212’

The new Alafair Burke novel, “212” (Harper), is a humdinger, set in Manhattan, that takes us on a wild ride through the dark new 21st century worlds opened up by the Internet. The book is the third in
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A $2.5 million secret — what happens in the next ‘SATC’

People in the world of movie publicity are debating the top-secret status Warner Bros. is trying to maintain over its forthcoming “Sex and the City 2” — the sequel to the 2008 spin-off of the HBO

‘Repeat Until Rich’: down the casino rabbit hole

As a major non-fan of Las Vegas (and gambling) I wasn’t sure that Josh Axelrad’s “Repeat Until Rich” (The Penguin Press) was a book for me. On the surface, the true-life adventures of a professional

Another Connecticut stage hit rolling into New York

Yesterday, The Public Theater in downtown Manhattan announced that the line-up for its 50th anniversary season — beginning in September — will include director Oskar Eustis’ terrific production of

Long Wharf’s definitive ‘Glass Menagerie’ re-opens in New York

For many years, “The Glass Menagerie” was one of my least favorite Tennessee Williams plays simply because I saw so many bad or mediocre productions of the writer’s most autobiographical work.