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The 50 Most Powerful People on Broadway

Patrick Lee, a fellow blogger and member of the ITBA, as well as the guy in NYC who sees more theater than anyone I know, published a byline this AM on BroadwaySpace titled, “The 50 Most Powerful People on Broadway.” Fun! Patrick spoke to a bunch of Bway insiders, in order to determine who really is …

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The real stars get stepped on.

I stepped on Big Bird today. And Thomas Edison. And even Pat Sajak (I enjoyed that one). Yep, while in LA I took a walk down Hollywood Boulevard on the wondrous Walk of Fame. It’s quite a big deal, you know. They have a big to-do when you get your star. And then people take …

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There are two kinds of stars.

One that sells tickets and one that doesn’t. And believe it or not, the one that doesn’t sell tickets isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Have you ever wondered why a show cast a certain celebrity?  Have you ever said to yourself, “Why on earth would (insert Producer’s name here) cast someone from an 80s TV …

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More Breaking News About Elaine’s Hair!

My apologies to one of my faithful readers who emailed me about my post congratulating Theater Talk for standing up to Elaine Stritch’s demand for payment of her hair expenses. It turns out that Theater Talk isn’t the only one who refused to pay for Elaine’s hair. Here’s the scoop: In 2002, Elaine appeared at  The Drama League Awards.  She requested payment of her …

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