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May 2011

Articles From Jon Sobel in May
Tuesday May 31, 2011 00:00 PM ET
After their upcoming fall run at Toronto's Royal Alexandra Theatre, Kim Cattrall, Sex and the City's ageless vamp, and Due South's Paul Gross are scheduled to take their production of Private Lives to Broadway.
Saturday May 28, 2011 20:00 AM ET
To experience the soul of Bessie Smith, Empress of the Blues, you needn't go back to her ancient, scratchy recordings or listen to singers she influenced.
Tuesday May 24, 2011 30:00 PM ET
Will Zarkana be Cirque du Soleil's biggest triumph yet? Or will it fall on its face, like trapeze artists at a rough sneak peek?
Monday May 23, 2011 20:00 PM ET
Oklahoma-born Kristin Chenoweth may still be best known for her Broadway triumphs in Wicked and You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, but a recurring role on FOX's Glee has brought her into more homes than any stage musical ever could....
Thursday May 19, 2011 20:00 PM ET
Four powerhouse film talents are joining forces to create a Broadway comedy. Will it have four times the laughs? We'll have to wait and see. Actor John Turturro is set to direct Relatively Speaking, a trio of short plays, one...
Wednesday May 18, 2011 15:00 PM ET
Eternal starlet Brooke Shields will take over for Bebe Neuwirth and transform into Morticia Addams in the Broadway musical The Addams Family on June 28. Shields long ago proved her stage bona fides, winning plaudits for her roles in Grease,...
Tuesday May 17, 2011 45:00 AM ET
As Thor continues to wield his box office hammer at cineplexes from Asbury Park to Asgard, down here on Broadway another Marvel hero is swinging back into action. After what we're told was a substantial reworking, which involved the firing...
Monday May 16, 2011 35:00 AM ET
Does a Broadway musical strung together from disco and Madonna chestnuts need a full orchestra, complete with a string section? The producers of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (based on the 1994 cult movie) think not. But Local 802...
Thursday May 12, 2011 25:00 PM ET
The Theatre World Awards has been recognizing actors making their Broadway and Off-Broadway debuts since 1945. Honoring six male and six female performers each year, the awards often go to young up-and-comers, but a healthy batch of this year's winners...
Wednesday May 11, 2011 40:00 PM ET
Film festivals are cropping up everywhere these days, but Long Island's North Shore, home of Theodore Roosevelt and The Great Gatsby, can claim more High Society pedigree than most aspiring centers of film culture. The inaugural run of the upcoming...
Tuesday May 10, 2011 39:15 AM ET
Like most Broadway fans, I was surprised a few years ago to see the name of folky singer-songwriter Duncan Sheik attached to Spring Awakening. But there it was. And his unlikely hit Broadway musical, based on Frank Wedekind's gloomy expressionist...
Monday May 9, 2011 57:09 PM ET
Celebrity Apprentice's newly-"fired" Playboy model Hope Dworaczyk just dished the dirt on her fellow competitors, and - surprise? - accused singer Dionne Warwick of being "actually the hardest one to work with out of everybody! The 70-year-old Dionne... it's hard...
Friday May 6, 2011 10:00 PM ET
How the rich fascinate us!  Those with enormous wealth -- especially inherited wealth -- are always compelling, especially in America, which has no official royalty to ogle.  And when high society intersects with high culture, well, there's no stopping...

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