Is Stephen Sondheim's birthday over yet ????
The truth of the matter is ... 'We hope not.' It's been an amazing year of tributes, appearances, honors, galas, productions, concerts, interviews, discussions, a theatre named after him and on and on and on .... Including even an appearance on Comedy Central with Stephen Colbert.BroadwayWorld.com's Last Minute Special Gift Guide - Click to Buy! December 21, 2010
Since Oprah Winfrey just had her final 'Favorite Things' show (twice), I thought that I'd take an opportunity for those of you who have waited until the last minute to make suggestions for last minute gifts, which you can still get with a full range of prices for your budget.
These are MY Top 10 favorite gift for this holiday season and please note that they are in no particular order, but BroadwayWorld.com has done all the research for quick, click-on shopping to make it easier for you.
BOOK SPOTLIGHT - THEATER GEEK: The Real Life Drama of a Summer at Stagedoor Manor, the Famous Performing Arts Camp July 19, 2010
After the TONY AWARDS (the official end-of-season) I finally had the time to pay attention to all the books for review on my desk. With the record-breaking heat this summer, staying inside, in air-conditioned comfort, and reading has been a fantastic way to spend the days. The SUMMER Book Report will be coming out in a matter of days, but I thought ONE book in particular should be our SPOTLIGHT, as it has particulare summer appeal and quite an interesting, rich and comical history.Books, CDs & DVDs Winter Roundup December 23, 2009
It's 'crunch-time' for gift giving and it's never too late to get a gift certificate from Amazon.com, who I wholeheartedly support, because I have yet to find better pricing on everything that my colleagues and I write about and review here at BroadwayWorld.com ... No, this is not a paid endorsement.DVR 'Red-Hot' Alert: Latin Music USA on PBS October 11, 2009
I can't remember ANY music documentary starting with so much passion .. and maintaining the fever throughout. We re NOT in Ken Burns Territory here less textbook - all visceral! I was getting "chills" and "moved to tears" in just the first 15 minutes. This is, without a doubt, MUST-SEE TV no matter if you are Latin or not! What is going on here is ASTONISHING - History, interviews, glamorous footage from the past .. and SO WELL DONE!
BWW's Mid-Summer CD Review Roundup Special! August 8, 2009
On Wednesday, May 27th at 8pm (check local listings for details), Great Performances on PBS presents a dazzling documentary 'In the Heights: Chasing Broadway Dreams'. This special will go down as the greatest commercial of all time for a Broadway musical, that took an enormous risk, moving from Off-Broadway to Broadway and running off with the 2008 Tony Award for Best Musical.TIVO RED ALERT! BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE Debuts on Logo TV May 26 May 24, 2009
O.K. Gang! Get out the pink ribbons, grab a box of tissues and pull up a chair. I haven't done this much crying since the old days, when ABC used to air what we called 'disease of the week' movies! Zadan and Meron really know how to throw a cast together ... and this film is NO exception.BWW 'Code Red' DVR Alert: Mitzi Gaynor Explodes on TV! October 9, 2008
O.K. Everyone .. THIS IS A WARNING! DO NOT MISS THIS PBS WORLD PREMIERE on Saturday night - if you live in the TRI-STATE area. The rest of the country has to wait 'til December to see this very special SPECIAL.Disney Gives Good Book! February 15, 2008
To say the words 'Disney' and 'Broadway' in the same breath, you invite the kind of passionate discussions usually reserved for politics or religion. But no matter what any of us thinks, one thing is clear ? Disney is here to stay and taste is a very personal thing.Two Of Broadway's Original CATS Score 'Big-Time' With Their New CDs February 15, 2008
Winter doldrums and Valentine's Day have bestowed upon us two unique and original CDs by unique contemporary artists with major Broadway 'roots' and credentials. Those two stars are Betty Buckley, with her latest release, QUINTESSENCE (with Kenny Werner) and Ken Page, with his debut Double CD, called PAGE BY PAGE.'Weighing In' on the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade November 25, 2007