Arts & Culture

Stephen Sondheim: March 22, 1930-November 26, 2021

Stephen Sondheim: March 22, 1930-November 26, 2021

By Brian Bromberger

It is no exaggeration to say that Stephen Sondheim reinvented the Broadway musical and became the quintessential musical dramatist of our age, and the most influential composer-lyricist of the second half of the 20th century.

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By Jim Provenzano | December 2, 2021

Holiday events and ongoing arts and nightlife shows will warm your spirits like a hot toddy for the soul.

By Victoria A. Brownworth | November 30, 2021

Holiday baking shows, an anti-vax soap actor's fired, a reality show hunk goes gay, and plane crash survivors share a lurid secret; all this and more in our TV column.


By Gregg Shapiro | November 30, 2021

Robin de Jesús discusses his new more mature role in the film 'tick, tick... Boom,' plus his earlier work onstage and film in 'Rent,' 'The Boys in the Band' and 'In the Heights.'

By Tim Miller | November 30, 2021

In advance of the local premiere of his new play 'Gently Down the Stream,' prolific playwright Martin Sherman discusses 'the full heat of queer and Jewish identity' in his writing with performer and author Tim Miller.


By Jim Gladstone | November 30, 2021

Miranda Rose Hall's 'Plot Points in Our Sexual Development,' now in its regional debut in a polished production at the New Conservatory Theatre Company, is a superficially familiar hour-long relationship drama with a surprising grenade toss of an ending.

By Tim Pfaff | November 30, 2021

Will we ever catch up to the genius of Oscar Wilde? Two new books, an expansive biography, and the letters the author wrote to Lord Alfred Douglas, offer new discoveries.


By Jim Provenzano | November 25, 2021

You can't fault us for our enthusiastic coverage of Richard Greenberg's thought-provoking drama 'Take Me Out,' about a gay baseball player's decision to come out. Also, the play includes extensive male nudity in shower scenes.

By David-Elijah Nahmod | November 23, 2021

Oren Jacoby's documentary 'On Broadway' covers a lot of ground. The film, which celebrates Broadway's unique ability to bounce back bigger than ever after facing adversity, is now available on DVD and streaming online.


By Brian Bromberger | November 23, 2021

The Italian fashion dynasty are the stars of the new Ridley Scott film 'House of Gucci,' based on the Sara Gay Forden nonfiction book. Heralded as one of the best movies of 2021, it is decidedly not that, but more of a glitzy melodrama.

By Gregg Shapiro | November 23, 2021

Young, groundbreaking, queer tech wizard Michael Sayman's memoir 'App Kid: How a Child of Immigrants Grabbed a Piece of the American Dream' is the kind of book that has something for almost everyone, not just tech nerds.


By Jim Provenzano | November 23, 2021

'Up Against the Wall: Art, Activism, and the AIDS Poster' documents selected graphic art posters used as preventative advice or protest art through the AIDS pandemic.

By Philip Mayard | November 23, 2021

Having originated and performed the role of Drosselmeyer in Mark Foehringer's Nutcracker Sweets for 13 years, this year, Fisher will step down as a performer to serve as the production's Artistic Associate and Rehearsal Director.


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