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Jon Sobel

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Jon Sobel
Jon Sobel is a freelance writer, web editor, theater and music critic, marketing writer, and musician. His newest project is the blog Park Odyssey, where he is visiting and blogging every park in New York City - over a thousand of them.

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Articles From Jon Sobel
Tuesday Aug 9, 2011 45:00 PM ET
Will Sam Waterston be itchy under a Lear beard? Well, he's had practice, having delivered perhaps the best-ever screen portrayal of Abraham Lincoln.
Wednesday Aug 3, 2011 25:00 PM ET
Amos will be appearing at FringeNYC in Felony Friday, a play about a crime boss who is visited in jail - by a man he executed two days before.
Wednesday Jul 27, 2011 25:00 PM ET
Masterworks Broadway is giving a new lease on life to worthy old obscurities starring Larry Hagman and Linda Lavin.
Monday Jul 25, 2011 15:00 PM ET
Lest you doubt the humor inherent in our vegetable friends, the guests at Queen Elizabeth's post-Royal Wedding lunch reception dined on that venerable veggie dish known as bubble and squeak.
Friday Jul 1, 2011 10:00 AM ET
Forty years ago, Frank Sinatra announced his retirement, but like many champs, he couldn't resist a comeback. Now, 13 years after Sinatra's death, a son of a lox slicer is bringing Ol' Blue Eyes back to life Off Broadway.
Monday Jun 27, 2011 20:00 PM ET
Cast members from The Book of Mormon, Wicked, Jersey Boys, Mamma Mia! and more will celebrate New York City's Gay Pride with a benefit concert tonight.
Friday Jun 24, 2011 00:00 AM ET
The evident ability of "the most versatile leading man on Broadway" to do rock-and-roll justice to The Boss only served to burnish that reputation.
Sunday Jun 19, 2011 20:00 AM ET
"To my knowledge, there is not a single major commercial publication or organization committed to promoting and recognizing excellence in black Theatre."
Friday Jun 17, 2011 32:30 AM ET
With Ricky Martin as Ché and Argentinean actress Elena Roger reprising the role of Eva Perón, a Broadway revival of Evita is set to open in April 2012.
Monday Jun 13, 2011 30:00 PM ET
In a broadcast notable more for sobriety, theater-centrism, and a sea of white faces than celebrity excitement, Martha Wash's appearance was the musical highlight.
Thursday Jun 9, 2011 15:00 PM ET
From the makers of "Conan the Barbarian: The Musical" and "Terminator 2: The Opera."
Monday Jun 6, 2011 35:00 PM ET
Jeff Key is a writer, actor, and Marine who served in Iraq. He's also a gay man. He's been telling his story around the country in his critically acclaimed one-man play.
Friday Jun 3, 2011 10:00 PM ET
Despite all his success the Brooklyn-born star remains personable, down-to-earth, anything but pretentious.
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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