| Apr 7, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Neil Patrick Harris, Harvey Weinstein, Bryan Cranston joined U.S. senator Charles E. Schumer in a public push to grant Broadway a tax incentive similar to the one offered to the film and TV industries.
In a Sardi's event also attended by Tyne Daly and...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 12:46 PM
Orville Wright Donnelly, a retired physician who was a McDonogh School graduate, died of dementia complications March 28 at Kendall-Crosslands retirement community in Kennett Square, Pa. The former Homeland resident was 91.
Born in Trenton, N.J., he was...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 2:30 PM
The Lark Play Development Center and Playwrights of New York have named scribe Eric Dufault as the 2014-15 recipient of the PONY Fellowship, the hefty annual grant program that has a track record of identifying rising talent early, including Katori Hall...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 9:12 AM
Attention, college graduates: If Chicago's hot Wrigleyville, Wicker Park or Bucktown neighborhoods aren't for you, consider Naperville.
That is, if you don't want to live in major city. Editors at Livability.com, which focuses on small- to mid-sized...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 12:29 PM
A new musical from the writer-composer and director behind Tony winner "In the Heights," another by the creatives of Off Broadway-to-Broadway transfer "Passing Strange," a new play by a Pulitzer winner and a tuner that teams "Hairspray" songwriters with a...
| Apr 27, 2014
How many musicals can you name that have been centered on a sport? And how many succeeded? "Damn Yankees" remains the champ with 1,019 performances, but there have been other attempts at making sport figures sing.
>>"Lysistrata Jones" in 2011 centered...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 8:15 AM
Those instant cameras that Polaroid popularized in the mid-20th century (“Meet the Swinger! The Polaroid Swinger!”) are now right where they belong: in a museum in Las Vegas.
You’ll find the museum in the two-story Polaroid Fotobar...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 5:18 PM
There may be no atheists in foxholes, but there soon will be a few humanists. The U.S. Army has heeded the plea of Maj. Ray Bradley that he (and others of his kind) receive a “preference code” similar to those accorded to members of...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 11:48 AM
Did the James Beard Foundation voters pay attention to the Time magazine controversy? After that publication projected a pantheon of Gods of Food that was distinctively all-male, almost half of the first-round nominees for outstanding chef in the 2014 JBF...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 4:34 PM
A new study broadens a notion held by the earliest criminologists: Periods of higher temperatures -- on an hour-by-hour or week-to-week basis -- are likely to produce more crime.
The study by Matthew Ranson of Abt Associates, a research and consulting...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 7:45 AM
Controversy of one kind or another has dogged "Porgy and Bess" since its Broadway premiere in 1935.
Just the fact that George Gershwin's first real stab at grand opera debuted on Broadway rather than the Metropolitan Opera, which had initially...