A few weeks ago, I had an amazing experience, one that most people take for granted but that for more and more of us in the baby-boom demographic is becoming impossible. I sat in a large auditorium and listened to -- and heard -- a speaker on a podium. In fact, I listened to many speakers over the course of a two-day weekend, and I heard every word.
“I’m Getting My Act Together and Taking It on the Road” is a knockout even after 35 years of wear and tear. You only have until tomorrow night to see it at the City Center’s “Encores! Off-Center” series.
Marvin Hamlisch, the classically trained pianist who composed the music for shows including “A Chorus Line” and movies including “The Way We Were,” winning show business’s most sought-after awards by the armloads, has died. He was 68.
You’ve seen the splashy ads featuring names like Daniel Craig, Mary-Louise Parker and “Big Fish.” Now it’s time to check out the musicals, comedies and dramas vying for your attention and cash this fall. Here’s my selection of the most enticing.
Arthur Laurents, the New York-born laureate storyteller who penned the scripts for “West Side Story” and “Gypsy,” two of the most successful and influential musicals in theater history, has died. He was 93.