It’s uncommonly rare to watch a revival and suddenly attune yourself to the sound of weeping around you, the shaking of your hand as you take notes and, most important, to recognize that what you’re feeling must be very much like what audiences must have felt at the opening of a great new drama.
Ian Schrager , the developer credited with inventing the boutique-hotel concept, considered buying Manhattan’s landmark Hotel Chelsea and decided against an offer after viewing the 127-year-old property last month.
“ Memphis ,” a crowd-pleasing show costing roughly $12 million about a white disc jockey in the 1950s and a black female R&B singer he champions, won the Tony Award for top Broadway musical last night in New York.
Bobby Cannavale has been a dominant presence on Broadway for several seasons. After a middling revival of “Glengarry Glen Ross” last November, he’s back and looking sleekly feral in Clifford Odets’s “The Big Knife.”
Troy Maxson deserves a place alongside Arthur Miller’s Willy Loman as a towering figure in American drama, and Denzel Washington is showing us why with a commanding performance in the Broadway revival of August Wilson’s 1987 “Fences.”
Patricia Sims spent most of the last 20 years selling on the road, pitching products for software companies. Two years ago she traded frequent flier perks for a job that relies on Internet meetings and social media.