‘Unnatural Acts’: secret witchhunt at Harvard 90 years ago

The new collectively developed play “Unnatural Acts” is set to close at the Classic Stage Company on July 24, but I have a hunch this powerful drama about sex, friendship and betrayal will have a long

‘Buried Secrets’: corruption and kidnapping in Boston thriller

Joseph Finder has just delivered his second book on private intelligence operative Nick Heller — “Buried Secrets” (St. Martin’s Press) — and it’s a powerhouse thriller that puts its hooks into you in

‘The Illusion’: a Tony Kushner ‘Twilight Zone’ episode

The Signature Theatre picked the perfect play to end its life in the snug little Peter Norton Space on far West 42nd St. “The Illusion” by Tony Kushner is about the magic of theater — how it can

‘Buck’: the movie that is making grown men cry

There is probably nothing tougher in this ultra-cynical age than selling a competely straightforward PG-rated movie about a middle-age white man who exudes old-fashioned niceness. Like everyone else,

An all-time low in the annals of celebrity journalism?

GQ is one of my favorite magazines. Tucked in and around the glossy fashion and food spreads are some of the best columnists and journalism to be found in the monthlies (GQ had one of the

The perfect gift for your ‘Scarface’-crazed drug dealer

If you have $999.99 burning a hole in your pocket — and hang out with any of the cult followers of the 1983 Brian DePalma film “Scarface” — have I got a one-of-a-kind gift for you! To celebrate the

‘Master Piece!’: stripping at Roseland for fun and (non-)profit

Every year the Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS June benefit — “Broadway Bares” — seems to get bigger and better. I’m always left wondering how the group will be able to top itself next year, and

How can you do Bob Fosse’s ‘Dancin” without Bob Fosse?

The aura surrounding the late great Bob Fosse has become so intense that the Roundabout Theatre is planning to revive one of his weakest shows next season — “Dancin’.” The all-dance 1978 piece had