Posts Tagged ‘broadway’
 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Finale Review: “Fosse/Verdon”

  FX’s FOSSE/VERDON was a triumph of narrowcasting, a showbiz hall of mirrors about a showbiz hall of mirrors.  That was never more so than in its final installment, where it met its meta-destiny by depicting Bob Fo...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Fosse/Verdon”

  FOSSE/VERDON:  Tuesday 10PM on FX A pair of shadows loom over FX’s limited series FOSSE/VERDON.  One is the ultra-meta fact that its story has to some extent been told by Bob Fosse himself, in his barely fictiona...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Review: “The Wiz Live”

  THE WIZ LIVE was the smoothest, best-cast and best-sung yet of NBC’s annual Broadway musical pageants, although it had its own issues.  The network, and producers Neil Meron and Craig Zadan, made a demographic cho...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

The Tony Award Nominations

  In a Broadway season with seemingly just one overwhelming favorite (that would be Neil Patrick–wait for it–Harris), the Tony Award nominations were bound to have their share of omissions and oddities.  The f...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

TORONTO FILM FESTIVAL REVIEW: “August: Osage County”

  The writer/producer/director John Wells made his reputation as the showrunner of ER, and he’s known as one of the most consistent, professional producers in the network business, with impeccable shows like The Wes...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED REVIEW: The 2013 Tony Awards

  Every year the Oscars flail around searching for a host, a theme, a tone–anything to make its annual 4 hours of primetime cohere instead of congeal–and every year THE TONY AWARDS make it look relatively easy....
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SERIES FINALE REVIEW: “Smash”

  Nothing ever came up roses for SMASH, and tonight, after two misbegotten NBC seasons, on a holiday weekend buried against reruns and NASCAR, the show’s Broadway curtain came down for the last time.  The saddest th...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “Les Miserables”

  LES MISERABLES – Worth A Ticket – One Day More Finally Arrives In light of some of the early reactions, perhaps the most important thing to note about LES MISERABLES the film is that it is, in fact, the f...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED REVIEW: THE TONY AWARDS

Even the acceptance speeches are classier on THE TONY AWARDS.  Tonight’s telecast featured a eloquent salute to “All those who say ‘Yes'” in the name of theatre from the lead producer of Best Play winne...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY BROADWAY REVIEW: “Nice Work If You Can Get It”

> The Producers may have been both the best and worst thing ever to happen to Matthew Broderick.  He started his career in the mid-1980s as a fairly smooth, smart-aleck teen mouthpiece for Neil Simon in Brighton Beach Memo...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED: “Smash” Makes It To Act 2

> SMASH, the ambitious musical drama that was intended from the start to be NBC’s new signature series (even if for some of us, it’s become a bit smudged) has officially been renewed for a 2d season. This was pretty...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY NY THEATRE JOURNAL: ‘Death of A Salesman”

> Although a great work of art is great forever, the relevance of a given piece to a current moment in time does tend to fluctuate.  It turns out that Arthur Miller’s DEATH OF A SALESMAN, written 63 years ago, is so ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY NY THEATRE JOURNAL: “Venus In Fur”

> VENUS IN FUR exists, at this point in its Broadway life, as two overlapping but not identical entities:  it’s a deft new play by David Ives, but also, and more prominently, it’s become the Star-Is-Born vehicl...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY NY THEATRE JOURNAL: “Seminar”

> There’s an inescapable irony in Theresa Rebeck’s play SEMINAR when the bilious novelist (Alan Rickman) who’s reluctantly teaching a group of aspiring young writers launches an attack on one of them by predic...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “Smash”

> A lot can happen between the creation of a TV pilot in the spring and production of episodes for the regular season:  a writing/producing team is hired, audience focus groups weigh in, networks and studios (which may hav...
by Mitch Salem