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by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2008
Drunk with affection for the singer Marilyn Maye, New Yorkers are licking their lips in anticipation of Maye's fifth Metropolitan Room engagement.
by Ben Peltz - Jun 7, 2011
Though playwright Rachel Crothers was regarded as the toast of the town for many a Broadway season - she had 29 plays debut there in the years between 1906 and 1940 - she's scarcely know by 21st Century playgoers.  Fortunately, the Mint Theater Company has been doing its part to return her name to the limelight; first with their mounting of her clever take on religious fads, Susan and God, and now with a sweeter, more uplifting comedy/melodrama - one that was a finalist for the first Pulitzer Prize for Drama - A Little Journey.
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 1, 2011
The Royal Albert Hall is one of the most prestigious and vaunted concert halls in the world - surely, it is the UK's answer to Carnegie Hall if there ever were any - so it seems quite befitting of fate that the verifiable Queen of Broadway herself, Liza Minnelli, has traipsed the stage of the great RAH more than merely once or twice - as recently as Wednesday night. Today, we are taking a look at one of Liza's most sizzling concert performances from the past, that - thank Judy - was captured on tape in the form of a Sammy Davis, Jr. tribute from 1992; as well as Liza's most recent performance caught on camera - just what exactly did we do before YouTube? - from two nights ago in her smashing London encore performance that was met with rapturous reviews and filled-to-the-rafters attendance, making Liza the toast of the town - just as she should be. And, speaking of rafters - keep your top hats on tight!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2008
Drunk with affection for the singer Marilyn Maye, New Yorkers are licking their lips in anticipation of Maye's fifth Metropolitan Room engagement.
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 30, 2011
Reviews likes hers last week usually only come once in a lifetime and there is no question whatsoever that the brightest new star on Broadway is none other than SISTER ACT's own Patina Miller. She is a superstar of the highest order singing one of the strongest scores on Broadway in years - from the gifted, gilded pen of six-time Oscar-winner Alan Menken. In this extensive, exclusive conversation we discuss her long history with the role, her recent performance in the Encores! staging of Weill's LOST IN THE STARS, as well as her work with Henry Krieger on both his recent musical ROMANTIC POETRY and being a runner-up on the DREAMGIRLS movie when the role of Effie White went to Jennifer Hudson. Additionally, we discuss HAIR, working with Sondheim on BEING ALIVE, her own favorite recent shows, her close friendship with fellow West End/Broadway criss-crosser Jonathan Groff, her soap stint on ALL MY CHILDREN, what her solo album would sound like, and much, much more!