December 10th, 2017 | 0 commentsThis is a truly, magical film for children of all ages. Lily, age 10, said it was the best-animated film she has ever seen. It is based on "The Story of Ferdinand" by Munro Leaf which was published in 1936. The story is about a bull, Ferdinand who would rather stop and smell flowers than fight. It is a story with charm, heart and is the...
November 20th, 2017 | 0 comments
Corine Cohen: I was, blown away by your performance in Lady Bird and as Minnie Fay in "Hello, Dolly" on Broadway. Your bubbly charm came through, and I loved an interview you did about being a tour guide for your College on Conan. You are naturally funny. Did you know you wanted to be an actress at birth or did you...
October 23rd, 2017 | 0 comments
THE EDISON BALLROOM TO HOST ITS ANNUAL SWING INTO AUTUMN EVENT FEATURING ONE OF THE FINEST BIG BANDS IN THE COUNTRY
Joe Battaglia and the New York Big Band Headline the Edison Ballroom
The Edison Ballroom is once again proud to announce the return of its special, “SWING INTO AUTUMN” event,
featuring the legendary big band...
October 19th, 2017 | 0 comments
The Songs of George & Ira Gershwin | Mon, Oct 23, 7:30 pm
To purchase tickets click on the ad on each page.
"Not since the late Leonard Bernstein has classical music had a combination salesman-teacher as irresistible as Rob Kapilow. He's as lively as a top-flight sports announcer and as entertaining as a stand-up comedian. But...
October 8th, 2017 | 0 comments
If you want to go to the theater and be entertained, "DESPERATE MEASURES" is an adorable, funny, clever show that will make you smile and escape for a few hours. The book and lyrics are by Peter Kellogg are impressive and funny. The music by David Friedman impressive as always. The cast are great singers and very funny and the...
October 5th, 2017 | 0 comments
Victoria and Abdul: Judi Dench does not disappoint and should be nominated for her incredible performance as Queen Victoria. They really need to give her a lifetime achievement award for her brilliant acting over her brilliant acting career, she deserves a nod for the role and the entire cast are impressive. See it! Ali...
August 21st, 2017 | 0 comments
Photos supplied by Twentieth Century Fox, the BTS images are Doane Gregory
Twentieth Century Fox, Doane Gregory
Corine Cohen: I was very moved by your portrayal of Maurice. He has a giant heart, the Nova part made me cry. I read that you studied orangutans to prepare for the role. Tell me how you channeled...
August 3rd, 2017 | 0 comments
You don't have to love Shakespeare or be a Shakespeare scholar or purist to have a magical evening at Shakespeare in the park. I happen to appreciate, Shakespeare, but this new version that opened on July 31st is a new interpretation. The stellar cast which includes: Danny Burstein as Nick Bottom, Jeff Hiller as Francis...
August 1st, 2017 | 0 comments
If you are a Harry Potter book and movie fan, this hilarious and twisted Off-Broadway play will make you laugh out loud. It spoofs the series but Harry is not the focus, this time the smaller characters are the center and it is very funny. They even have one actress playing Murtle and Harry. It is a must for Harry Potter...
July 6th, 2017 | 0 comments
There is a new Spider-Man in town. This time, it should be called Spider-Boy or Spider-Teen. Spider-Man is a 15-year-old social media following, adolescent fanboy. He is very different than the other Spider-Man's in previous films. This movie has very little romance. It is more about being a geeky, non-confident teen.
June 5th, 2017 | 0 comments
"CURVY WIDOW" with a book by Bobby Goldman is a hilarious and genuine story based on Bobby Goldman. Bobby greeted my guest and me as we went into the show. She is charismatic, over the top and hilarious. When Bobby Goldman lost her husband of 36 years, she asked her therapist for help. His advice to get laid. Bobby was 51, and this is...
June 3rd, 2017 | 0 comments
As a young child, Wonder Woman was my favorite super-hero. She was everything an 11-year-old wanted to be. Smart, beautiful, strong and a super-hero. I was a big fan of the TV show and one year; I was even Wonder Woman (an 11-year-old version with a tailor made costume as my Mother the real super-hero here wanted to please me)....
June 3rd, 2017 | 0 comments
I took two young girls to see Captain Underpants. They thought it was funny. They are 8 and 13. This film will appeal to young children, but I think it is a young boy film. I would take the kids to see this and take the girls to see Wonder Woman. I love animated films but this one has a lot of potty humor, and I was not the target...
May 4th, 2017 | 0 commentsStatement from Actors' Equity President Kate Shindle After House and Senate Vote to Fully Fund the National Endowment for the Arts
New York, New York – Kate Shindle, President of Actors' Equity, the national labor union representing professional actors and stage managers, released the following statement after the U.S. Senate passed...
May 4th, 2017 | 0 commentsThe full list of nominees is below.
Outstanding New Broadway Play
A Doll's House, Part 2
Outstanding New Broadway Musical
A Bronx Tale — The Musical
Come From Away
Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play
If I Forget
Love, Love, Love
May 4th, 2017 | 0 comments
Play at Lincoln Center. OSLO.(Lincoln Center) Also tied for first place: The Front Page Play.( 2 degrees of Jefferson Mays!)
Musical: HELLO, DOLLY and ANASTASIA!
Off Broadway favorite musical was Sweet Charity!
Play: Six Degrees of Separation.
Play: The Price at Roundabout.
Play: The Little...
May 3rd, 2017 | 0 commentsEvents: The Seventeenth Annual Midsummer Night Drinks
HOST - $15,000
Includes 12 tickets & Host recognition at the event
ANGEL - $10,000
Includes 8 tickets & Host recognition at the event
PATRON - $5,000
Includes 4 tickets & Patron recognition at the event
FRIEND - $2,500
Includes 2 tickets...
May 3rd, 2017 | 0 comments
The concert, featuring some of Broadway’s brightest rising stars, is being held to raise money for the Neurofibromatosis Network. Organized by Jeff Leibow, formerly of Jersey Boys, some of the evening’s talent includes:
- The Doo Wop Project (with Tony Award Nominee Charl Brown, Russell Fischer, Dwayne Milan, Dominic Nolfi,...
April 30th, 2017 | 0 comments
http://whitney.org/Exhibitions/2017Biennial. If you love modern art check it out. There was a modern piece with over 2,700 pieces of baloney on each piece of Baloney there was a picture of a Jewish person symbolizing the deaths of the holocaust. It was very interesting.
April 29th, 2017 | 0 comments
I love theater and have been covering it for over 15 years, and in my lifetime I have never seen Hello, Dolly on Broadway until last night. I never saw the original as I was not born, so I watched the movie last week for the first time to prepare for the musical currently starring with the divine Bette Midler as Dolly Gallagher Levi....
April 27th, 2017 | 0 commentsI grew up watching WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY the film with the brilliant Gene Wilder. The movie happens to be one of my childhood favorites and to this day when it is on I watch it. I must have seen it 50 or more times. The show playing on Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre is a must for the child that grew up with the...
April 15th, 2017 | 0 comments
Photo by: Laura Marie Duncan
Friday, April 14, 2017, at 7:30 pm
All photos by: Kevin Yatarola Photography
A Cockeyed Optimist, from South Pacific Oscar Hammerstein II and Richard Rodgers
Everybody Says Don’t, from Anyone Can Whistle Stephen Sondheim
Yes Music by John...
April 14th, 2017 | 0 comments Photo by: Laura Marie Duncan
Friday, April 14, 2017, 7:30 pm Sutton Foster With “the voice of a trumpet and a big, gleaming presence that floods the house” (New York Times), two-time Tony winner Sutton Foster is a giant of Broadway. She has also garnered television celebrity, having formerly starred in the fiercely loved ABC...
April 12th, 2017 | 0 commentsGlenda Cohen loved the theater and took me at the early age of three. My first show was children's theater and to this day I remember being in awe of the beauty and excitement of it.
Thank you, Mom for taking me to theater at such an early age. For your love and devotion. You were my best friend and I will love you till the end of...
April 9th, 2017 | 0 comments
The afternoon started with thunder and lightning storms so terrible it looked like the World as we knew it was coming to an end. Just as it was time to travel to the theater, the sun came out and the skies cleared.
Unlike the weather, this play went terribly wrong. A good farce is one of my favorite ways to spend an evening. This...
March 31st, 2017 | 0 comments
Corine Cohen: How did you come up with IT GIRL? It is one of my favorite songs and my favorite of your hit show BETTY RULES.
Elizabeth Ziff: I originally wrote this song for a huge, very chic queer party that was happening in the west village years ago that my girlfriend at the time, Maggie Moore, produced. All the IT GIRLS of the...
March 29th, 2017 | 0 commentsDanny DeVito is currently starring on Broadway in "The Price" he is playing Solomon, an old Jewish used furniture appraiser and seems to be channeling Mel Brooks from his animated cartoon "The 2000 Year Old Man" his performance is touching, funny and had me thinking about Mel Brooks.
The show is about the loss of a parent and the...
March 28th, 2017 | 0 commentsRaul Esparza, Bobby Cannavale and John Cena all star in a new animated film for 20th Century Fox. It comes out in December, wish it was coming out next week. Enjoy this trailer and wait!
March 28th, 2017 | 0 commentsIn sad news, Maks hurt himself and was out last night. As America hopes he gets better, Sasha Farber and his partner burned the floor. They were the best dance of the night and we think he and his partner will make it to the top three if not winner of this seasons Dancing With The Stars. Sasha was on Broadway in "Burn The Floor" and was...
March 23rd, 2017 | 0 comments
Gideon Glick is a standout as Jordan a hyperactive, adorable catch. The problem all of his childhood/College girlfriends are at the age of falling in love and getting married. They are all in their late 20's and finding love. All except Jordan who pines for the new guy at work. Jordan wants to fall in love and find his "SIGNIFICANT...
March 16th, 2017 | 0 commentsCOME FROM AWAY
Book, Music & Lyrics by Irene Sankoff & David Hein
Directed By Christopher Ashley
Choreographed by Kelly Devine
On Broadway at the Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street)
In a heartbeat, 38 planes and 6,579 passengers were forced to land in Gander, Newfoundland, doubling the population of one small town on...
March 7th, 2017 | 0 comments
Photo by Matthew Murphy
SHOW OF ALL TIME
OF THE OPERA
PRINCIPAL CAST CHANGE
FOR THE NEW YORK PRODUCTION
BEGINNING MONDAY, MARCH 20
Broadway’s Box Office Phenomenon
has played an
unprecedented 29 Years
and more than 12,000...
March 1st, 2017 | 0 comments Kristen Anderson and Bobby Lopez
Saturday, March 11 at 8:30 pm
Lincoln Center’s American Songbook
We Never Do This: An Evening with Kristen & Bobby Lopez
This is a rare stage performance by the married couple responsible for the Oscar-winning songs from Disney’s Frozen. One of America’s most successful (and...
February 27th, 2017 | 0 comments HALF TIME
PAPER MILL PLAYHOUSE ANNOUNCES LINEUP FOR 2017-2018 SEASON
NEW JERSEY THEATER PRODUCES FOUR PREMIERES IN GROUNDBREAKING SEASON
PAPER MILL PLAYHOUSE’S 2017-2018 SEASON
The Honeymooners (World Premiere) ● Annie
The Outsider (East Coast Premiere) ● The Sting, a new musical (World Premiere)
Half Time, a new...
February 16th, 2017 | 0 commentsRECIPIENTS ANNOUNCED FOR THE
AMERICAN THEATRE WING’S
ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER INITIATIVE
CLASSROOM RESOURCE GRANT
New York, NY (February 16, 2017) – The American Theatre Wing (Heather Hitchens, President and CEO) announced today the recipients of the Andrew Lloyd Webber InitiativeClassroom Resource...
December 25th, 2016 | 0 comments
Are you a dog lover? Do you have a friend that loves musicals and dogs? If so, you will love this Off- Broadway musical in the Ken Davenport Theater. It is the sweetest musical Off- Broadway and only 90 minutes. I especially loved the choreography by Shannon Lewis. In one of the numbers, there is a Tango which was fab and not...
December 22nd, 2016 | 0 commentsIt has been an incredible season for film. Here are the winners for excellence in film.
Best Actress: Viola Davis "Fences"
Best female singing voice in an Animated Film: Anna Kendrick "Trolls"
Best Male singing voice in an Animated Film: Jemaine Clement "Moana"
Best Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer "Hidden Figures"
December 17th, 2016 | 0 commentsDon't know what to take the kids to see? Here is my list.
Rent or buy "The Secret Life of Pets" you can even watch it on Demand and purchase it for one low price. It is a must for dog and cat lovers of all ages.
"Sing" an adorable animated film that has some very funny numbers. I especially adored the dance number it is very...
December 16th, 2016 | 0 comments
The new Broadway show playing at Circle In The Square is an entire musical sung A Cappella. It is an upbeat musical that will cheer you up as it is made up of fantastic music by Kristen Anderson-Lopez (FROZEN, WINNIE THE POOH, FINDING NEMO)James-Allen Ford, Russ Kaplan, and Sara Wordsworth.
The choreography by Kathleen Marshall...
December 10th, 2016 | 0 comments
THE FRONT PAGE is side- splitting funny with an incredible cast of actors. John Slattery, known for the show MAD MEN is very over the top as a reporter trying to get out of the Newspaper business. Nathan Lane who is always funny has such chemistry with Slattery you almost wonder why they have never been on Broadway together....
December 4th, 2016 | 0 commentsIt is that time of year. The time when all the great movies are being screened for award season. It is too early to make predictions but some of my favorites are:
You all must see Hidden Figures when it opens. Octavia Spencer is sure to be nominated for Best Supporting actress and should win!
Moonlight: A very depressing but...
December 2nd, 2016 | 0 commentsThere is a new revival of "SWEET CHARITY" at the Pershing Square Signature Center which is a must see for both Sutton Foster fans and dance fans. The production is playing in a tiny yet intimate space. If you know me, you know dance is paramount to me, and the new choreography by Joshua Bergasse lives up to its expectations.
November 30th, 2016 | 0 comments
AMTRAK AND UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT
GET ON BOARD TO CELEBRATE ILLUMINATION ENTERTAINMENT’S
THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS
WITH FIRST ‘PETS RIDE FREE’ PROMOTION
Universal City, California, November 29, 2016 – Riding the rails with a beloved four-legged friend will come with an extra...
November 23rd, 2016 | 0 comments The Niffler.
Dan Fogler who started his acting career in the original cast of Spelling Bee and won a Tony award for his performance should be considered for best supporting actor in Fantastic Beasts! Fogler has found the perfect role, ( He plays a baker that wants to open his own bakery)and you can tell he is having the...
November 20th, 2016 | 0 commentshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnOUgFjs9sg
Check out this rare recording of SHINY, Lin-Manuel Miranda demo for MOANA. It is amazing. Lin is hilarious.
Go see the movie it opens on Wed in 3D. It is a must see for Lin-Manuel Miranda fans!
Corine Dana Cohen
November 20th, 2016 | 0 commentsFalsettos consists of two one-act musicals that premiered separately Off-Broadway: March of the Falsettos (1981), and Falsettoland (1990)
This is my first time seeing Falsettos, and I never got to see either of the other shows Off-Broadway. This wonderful revival by William Finn is a must see. The music is beautiful, and the...
November 10th, 2016 | 0 commentsIn the two new animated films Moana and Trolls both female characters are the heroine and not looking for her perfect Prince or mate. This time she is looking to save her people. Both Moana and Poppy are the leader of their Island and are courageous and willing to risk their lives to save their tribe whether it is human or...
November 2nd, 2016 | 0 comments"TROLLS" which opens on November 4th is unique in that the adults will adore it as much as the kids. It has a great message, the music and action are non-stop fun from start to finish. Many of the tongue in cheek jokes will go over heads of the children. I had a blast. The story revolves around the "TROLLS" who are to be eaten by their...
October 26th, 2016 | 0 commentsThis movie is about an inner city child dealing with bullying and trying to survive in Miami. This brutal, sad and depressing film is a masterpiece but for mature audiences only. I predict it will be nominated for many awards this season. I found it very disturbing and was on the edge of my seat through the entire film.
Do not miss...
October 21st, 2016 | 0 commentsRed Carpet!
THE NEW YORK PREMIERE OF
NOT THAT JEWISH
OPENS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23
AT NEW WORLD STAGES
WRITTEN AND PERFORMED BY
EMMY AWARD WINNER &
GOLDEN GLOBE NOMINEE
(Writer of Roseanne, Mad About You, Rugrats)
(Bea Arthur on...
October 21st, 2016 | 0 commentsTHE WHOLE TRUTH
Now playing in theaters & available on VOD
Defense attorney Richard Ramsay (Keanu Reeves) takes on a personal case when he swears to his widowed friend, Loretta Lassiter (Renée Zellweger), that he will keep her son Mike (Gabriel Basso) out of prison. Charged with murdering his father, Mike initially...
October 19th, 2016 | 0 comments
There are some very funny moments in "KEEPING UP WITH THE JONESES" I found myself howling at several points in this parody of Spy films.Jon Hamm proves to be great at comedy. I had a great time. I give it three out of five stars. ...
October 18th, 2016 | 0 comments
If you have Netflix, you must see MASCOTS the newest Christopher Guest film ( "Best In Show") It is hysterical and a movie not to miss. Invite a group of friends and have a cocktail party and watch this film. An excellent way to spend 90 minutes. Sushi is a must. Watch it and you'll understand why!
The film is a parody of...
October 10th, 2016 | 0 commentsRoundabout Theatre company knows how to take a classic like "White Christmas" and transform the movie into a new Irving Berlin musical. This show playing at Studio 54 is a dance lover's dream. The incredible choreography by Denis Jones is about as perfect as you can get. The very talented ensemble of dancers proves they have what it...
October 6th, 2016 | 0 commentsBROADWAY LEGEND JOEL GREY
TO RECEIVE THE 2016 OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN AWARD
FOR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT IN MUSICAL THEATRE
THE YORK THEATRE COMPANY’S
25TH OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN AWARD GALA
TO BE HELD MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2016
AT THE ASIA SOCIETY
MOLLY PICKERING GROSE AND SARAH TOD SMITH
TO BE HONORED WITH THE YORK THEATRE FOUNDERS...
September 10th, 2016 | 0 comments
DIXON PLACE PRESENTS A NEW THEATRICAL COMMISSION
By Award-Winning Puppeteer and Jim Henson Resident Artist
LIMITED RUN BEGINS FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9th
SIX PERFORMANCES ONLY:
Friday, September 9th at 7:30PM
Saturday, September 10th at 7:30PM
Friday, September 16th...
September 4th, 2016 | 0 comments
I saw "Cats" yesterday afternoon. I went into the show with an open mind. I saw the show when I was a teenager and was moved by the glorious voice of Betty Buckley and would listen to the cassette for years. She was the star. In this new production of "Cats," the star happens to be the choreography and the dancing cast of purrfect,...
September 1st, 2016 | 0 commentsCorine Cohen spoke with George Heslin- The Artistic Director of ORIGIN THEATRE Company. We spoke at the end of the opening night party announcing the 2016 Irish Theatre Festival. Please excuse the background noise as it was a happening party.
August 29th, 2016 | 0 comments
This film is a chick flick. There is romance. There is drama. There is sadness. A beautiful couple tries to have a baby and has two miscarriages. They run a lighthouse and one day they find a boat with a dead Father and an alive baby. The woman decides they will raise the child as their own. The husband thinks they should...
August 19th, 2016 | 0 comments
I was blown away by the Off-Broadway Production of "SENSE AND SENSIBILITY" written by Jane Austen which is adapted for the stage by Kate Hammill. The Direction by Eric Tucker is perfection.
If you live for parody, you will love this production. It is hysterically funny, and the cast is over the top. The energetic cast plays...
August 18th, 2016 | 0 comments
SOUTHSIDE WITH YOU
Tells of the first date of Michelle and Barack Obama, it is a sweet and romantic film that made me smile.
Look for it coming on August 26th.
Don't miss this film. It is heartwarming and charming. I loved it!
August 14th, 2016 | 0 comments
(Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage for BSB )
As a child, my Mother always had Barbra on in our apartment. I think I heard the music in her womb. I have been listening to her from the very beginning, A very good place to start. Last night was the first time I saw her perform live, and it was well worth the wait. At 74 years young,...
August 10th, 2016 | 0 comments
SAUSAGE PARTY is rated R for foul language and cursing food. This film is over the top, and if you don't mind hearing the F word and some sexual humor, you will have a fabulous time. Do not take your little Church going Grandma or children to this film. Adults with an open mind will roar with laughter.
The funniest part of this...
August 8th, 2016 | 0 comments
If you're like me, you have fond memories of Disney films. They are magical and bring you back to a very sweet time. Some of us have Peter Pan syndrome and won't grow up or love Disney films as they bring back our inner child. Mine has never left and when watching this new version of Pete's Dragon it touched me and let my inner child...
August 8th, 2016 | 0 comments
THE ART OF PAPER FLOWERS
Creating Realistic Blossoms from Ordinary Papers
A Craft Book Written by
Tony Award Nominated Costume Designer
(TABOO, THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES)
Featuring a Foreword by
Published by Creative Publishing International
To Be Released In Hardcover and Digital Formats
August 5th, 2016 | 0 comments
Are you a Woody Allen fan? Do you like his writing? If you do, you will be highly entertained by the very funny Cafe' Society. Cafe' Society starts in the Bronx. Jesse Eisenberg plays a young man that wants to make something of his life, so his relatives send him to his Uncle a hot-shot talent agent that works in...
July 25th, 2016 | 0 commentsPlease see this film. It is a must see! Check out our one on one exclusive interview about the film INDIGNATION.
The exclusive one on one interview with writer and director James Schamus. He wrote the screenplay based on Philip Roth's book Indignation and also Directed the film and wrote the song. The film is excellent, and...
July 21st, 2016 | 0 comments
Screenplay by: Michael Wilson and Michael Berg and Yoni Brenner; Story by Aubrey Solomon
US/English-speaking Voice Cast: Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Seann William Scott, Josh Peck, Simon Pegg, Keke Palmer, Jennifer Lopez, Queen Latifah, Adam Devine, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Max Greenfield, Jessie J,...
July 20th, 2016 | 0 comments Photo by Corine Cohen
Corine Cohen was invited to interview ICON Director and Choreographer Paul Stancato. She was invited to watch a few minutes of the rehearsal of the first number and got to talk to with him about the show. We were only allowed to post three minutes. Enjoy. ICON has it's first performance tonight....
July 16th, 2016 | 0 comments
Ghostbusters: The all-female remake of the famous film with improved special effects and many laughs. I was very entertained by the film. There have been a lot of nasty remarks from men who didn't want to see a remake of the classic film, and I disagree. I found the new film engrossing, silly and a great night out at the movies....
July 11th, 2016 | 0 commentsTony Sheldon is currently in rehearsals for the NYMF show ICON. Corine Cohen spoke to him for a few minutes during the first rehearsal for the show. Tony is a Tony award nominee for "Priscilla Queen Of The Desert" I really enjoyed talking with him as he is a talented and nice guy and I look forward to seeing him and Donna McKechnie in...
July 11th, 2016 | 0 commentsTony Award-Winner
Tony Award & Olivier Award-Nominee
A New Musical Presented by the New York Musical Festival
Book by Sebastian Michael
Music and Lyrics by Jonathan Kaldor
Directed and Choreographed by Paul Stancato
July 20-26, 2016 (5...
July 7th, 2016 | 0 commentsCorine Cohen talked with actor Ryan Duncan (Liberty A Monumental Musical, Altar Boys, Shrek on Broadway) We talked about his involvement with the musical at the opening night party.
July 5th, 2016 | 0 comments The Secret Life Of PetsOpens today! It is a must see!
Are you an animal lover? Do you have a cat, dog, bird or bunny? The Secret Life Of Pets is an adorable and sweet film that will appeal to the animal lover. The story revolves around Max, a Jack Russell Terrier who loves his owner. He is content in his Manhattan apartment...
July 5th, 2016 | 0 comments Nick Devito
Lady Liberty- Abigail Shapiro
C. Mingo Long
Tyrone I. Robinson
Cast of Liberty A Monumental New Musical
Cast of Liberty A Monumental Musical
Cast members are: Mark Aldrich, Brandon Andrus, Nick DeVito, Ryan Duncan, C. Mingo Long,...
June 23rd, 2016 | 0 commentsYou could say I am very excited about this casting! I just did a tap dance around my office!
NEW YORK CITY BALLET’S GEORGINA PAZCOGUIN STARS AS ‘VICTORIA’ IN BROADWAY MUSICAL “CATS”
(NEW YORK, NY)--Georgina Pazcoguin, premiere soloist of New York City Ballet, will star as ’Victoria the White Cat’ in the 2016...
June 23rd, 2016 | 0 commentsANNOUNCES
48-HOUR FILM FESTIVAL
WITH SPECIAL GUESTS
(SLEEPWALK WITH ME, CO-DIRECTOR)
(STEALING MARTIN LANE)
(HAPPY NEW YEAR)
JUNE 24 – 26, 2016
AT THE BARROW GROUP
June 16th, 2016 | 0 comments
This film is an action adventure film that at times is very funny. I also loved the message on bullying. Bullying happens everywhere and bullying needs to stop!
Hart and Johnson (The Rock) are very funny together and it's a very entertaining film. Is it art? No! Is it worth seeing? Yes!
Three out of five stars.
June 16th, 2016 | 0 commentsACADEMY AWARD, GOLDEN GLOBE & OBIE WINNING ACTOR F. MURRAY ABRAHAM (JULY 18)
ACCLAIMED TELEVISION & STAGE STAR JOSH RADNOR (JULY 25)
JOIN THE LINEUP FOR NEW YORK PREMIERE OF THE INTERNATIONAL SENSATION
WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT
A PLAY BY NASSIM SOLEIMANPOUR
THEY JOIN PREVIOUSLY...
June 9th, 2016 | 0 commentsI have been counting down the days until I can see FINDING DORY the sequel to FINDING NEMO one of my favorite Disney Pixar animated films. I can't wait. Are you excited? It looks very cute. I will probably be at the box office the day it opens as I have not seen any screenings for this one.
You could say Cory can't wait to see...
June 9th, 2016 | 0 comments"The Conjuring 2" is the scariest film. It will have you screaming even if you're not a screamer. For Broadway fans, it stars Patrick Wilson ("The Full Monty"Oklahoma") The Phantom film. He plays a man that is married to a woman Paranormal investigator that was involved with investigating "Amityville."
They are called to England as...
June 4th, 2016 | 0 commentsAs always, the Edison Ballroom is my favorite glamorous spot in Times Square. The place is stunning, the wine and food are truly scrumptious, and the music is special. Check out, Keren Botaro, singing "I WILL SURVIVE" you could say it is my newest theme song.
June 2nd, 2016 | 0 commentsHAPPINESS IS…
THE YORK THEATRE COMPANY
“YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN”
BASED ON THE COMIC STRIP "PEANUTS" BY CHARLES M. SCHULZ
BOOK, MUSIC AND LYRICS BY CLARK GESNER
ADDITIONAL DIALOGUE BY MICHAEL MAYER
ADDITIONAL MUSIC AND LYRICS BY ANDREW LIPPA
MUSIC DIRECTION BY ERIC SVEJCAR
CHOREOGRAPHY BY JENNIFER...
May 26th, 2016 | 0 comments
The show is based on a novel by Alice Walker, which was made into the famous movie with Oprah Winfrey as Sophia and Whoopi Goldberg as Celie. The show ran ten years ago, and this is a revival of that show. The story is about two daughters Celie and Nettie; both are abused by their Father and Celie, the older daughter, is...
May 26th, 2016 | 0 commentsBROADWAY’S LONGEST-RUNNING
SHOW OF ALL TIME
OF THE OPERA
ANNOUNCES PRINCIPAL CAST CHANGES
FOR THE NEW YORK PRODUCTION
BEGINNING MONDAY, JUNE 13
Broadway’s Box Office Phenomenon has played an
Unprecedented 28 Years and nearing 12,000 Performances
Producers Cameron Mackintosh...
May 25th, 2016 | 0 commentsI got to attend an incredible tasting event for the American Cancer Society. An amazing event called TASTE OF HOPE. Here are some photos and video coverage.
CHRIS WRAGGE AND RICHARD KIND
David Burke (2016 Culinary Honoree)
Drew Nieporent (2016 Corporate Honoree)
Jean Shafiroff (2016 Philanthropic...
May 23rd, 2016 | 0 commentsInterview with Hofesh Shechter.
I saw the show last evening and it is wonderful. Go and see the Broadway revival of Fiddler On The Roof. The choreography is excellent and Danny Burstein is brilliant in the role. I adored this production and it is a Corine's must see....
May 23rd, 2016 | 0 comments
First Daughter SuitePublic Theater/Anspacher TheaterCast List:Alison Fraser, Rachel Bay Jones, Caissie Levy, Theresa McCarthy, Betsy Morgan, Isabel Santiago, Carly Tamer, Mary Testa, Barbara WalshChase Brock (Choreographer)
Corine Cohen: Congratulations on your brilliant work in The...
May 20th, 2016 | 0 commentsCorine Cohen got to do a quick interview with Nigel Lythgoe Dance Judge and Producer. He is currently working on " So You Think You Can Dance" and he has also been a Judge on "American Idol". He is a lovely person and also invests in Broadway shows. He was involved with "On The Town" when it ran on Broadway last season. It was a giant...
May 19th, 2016 | 0 comments Julie Halston
JULIE HALSTON WILL HOST T. SCHREIBER STUDIO AND THEATRE'S SPRING BENEFIT MAY 23.
Evening includes special performance of "Harper Regan" by Simon Stephens.
NEW YORK -- Julie Halston will be Mistress of Ceremonies at T. Schreiber Studio and Theatre's 2016 Spring Benefit and Performance Monday, May 23, 2016,...
May 19th, 2016 | 0 comments WAITRESSMUSICAL ORIGINALBROOKS ATKINSON THEATRE256 W. 47TH ST.I adored this show. Go and see it. It is a lot of fun.
Corine Cohen chats with Astaire Award nominee Lorin Latarro of the hit Broadway musical "WAITRESS."...
May 18th, 2016 | 0 comments
Featuring a book by Jessie Nelson, score by singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles, choreography by Lorin Latarro and direction by Diane Paulus. "Waitress" opened on April 24, 2016, at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 West 47th Street). The show is based on the movie, and has an incredible cast:
Waitress stars Jessie Mueller as...
May 17th, 2016 | 0 comments Jane Krakowski She Loves Me! The woman knows how to TANGO!
Nigel Lythgoe and Candice Segarra photo by Corine Cohen
Nigel Lythgoe is anything but nasty. He is a very sweet person and I got to chat with him at the Astaire Awards.
Robert Creighton- Cagney.
Sergio Trujillo - On Your Feet Photo by Corine...
May 14th, 2016 | 0 commentsCorine Cohen chats with Alison Fraser on the red carpet at the Lucille Lortel Awards. She talked with Alison about her perfect casting in " First Daughter Suite" which played at the Public Theater. It was a must see and one of my favorite shows this season and ever. Hoping it will get another life as it is a brilliant musical and I loved...
May 14th, 2016 | 0 comments Lucille Lortel Award winner Leslie Kritzer
Corine Cohen asked two questions of Leslie Kritzer on the red carpet at the Lortel Awards. She is currently killing it in the Roundabout production of the " Robber Bridegroom" She also won the award. Congratulations to the very talented, Leslie Kritzer!
Video and photo by Corine Dana...
May 11th, 2016 | 0 comments The cast pose with Sheldon Harnick.Photo by Corine Cohen
Check out this video I did for Barbara Cook's Birthday:
Photo shot by Jenny Lyn Bader who attending the naming of Harnick and Bock Way on 53rd and Broadway.
I will go and take a look at the sign. Congrats to a very talented man. We loved " Fiddler on The Roof" and "She...
May 9th, 2016 | 0 comments "Finding Neverland" and " Something Rotten" Laura Michelle Kelly and Christian Borle won the Golden Ticket today. It was announced that he will be in Falsettos and will play Willy Wonka in " Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory" next season. Photo by Corine Cohen.
It was announced today that Christian Borle, currently playing a...
May 9th, 2016 | 0 commentsI loved this film. It has a fresh quality, and I was laughing out loud. This is a must see film! Julianne Moore is brilliant as always. See this film with your girl friends. It is a funny take on marriage and relationships.
I adored this movie. Go and see it! Rebecca Miller wrote the film and it is a film from the woman's point of...
May 7th, 2016 | 0 comments Photo by Corine Cohen
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The show is playing on 5/9/2016 buy tickets. She is hilarious! It is a Corine's must see especially if you were a fan of "Little House" and buy her book " Confessions Of A Prairie Bitch" she is not a bitch by the way. She is very nice and hilarious!
Former child star, outspoken activist,...
May 4th, 2016 | 0 comments Curtis Holland photo by Corine Cohen at the Fred Astaire Awards
I got to talk with Curtis Holland from (SYTYCD) and currently tapping in SHUFFLE ALONG on Broadway.
Curtis was nominated for a prestigious Fred Astaire for his tapping in the show and was also on So You Think You Can Dance on TV. I was at the Astaire nominations...
May 2nd, 2016 | 0 comments Carlos Gonzalez On Your Feet. Tanairi Sade Vazquez
The Fred Astaire Awards announced the nominations at the beautiful Friars Club and Corine Cohen was there to capture the fun.
Cagney Ellen Zolezzi
Curtis Holland. Shuffle Along.
Jeremy Benton, Cagney
May 2nd, 2016 | 0 commentsTHE 2016 FRED AND ADELE
DANCE & CHOREOGRAPHY
ON STAGE AND SCREEN
THIS YEAR’S AWARDS WILL HONOR
DOUGLAS WATT LIFETIME
TO THE FIELD OF...
May 2nd, 2016 | 0 comments Red Carpet Photos by Corine Cohen Jeremy Kushnier
Zach Levi- The Host He is currently brilliant in "She Loves Me" by Sheldon Harnick
Jeremy Kushnier and Paul- Alexander Nolan Currently in "Bright Star" He was also the lead in "Daddy Long Legs" Off- Broadway
Phillipa Soo (Hamilton On Broadway)
April 29th, 2016 | 0 comments
"FULLY COMMITTED" is especially hilarious if you dine in restaurants or work in the restaurant industry. The play was written by Becky Mode, and it recently opened on Broadway at the Lyceum Theatre. I attended last evening and spotted celebrity Broadway star and funny joke writer Bruce Vilanch, who is charming and friendly.
April 28th, 2016 | 0 comments
2016 Drama Desk Award Nominations
The Christians, Playwrights Horizons
The Humans, Roundabout Theatre Company
John, Signature Theatre
King Charles III
The Royale, Lincoln Center Theater
First Daughter Suite, Public Theater
Daddy Long Legs
School of Rock
April 26th, 2016 | 0 comments
Corine Cohen: Hi Paul, I have loved your performances over the years. You were wonderful in "ONCE" and I also loved your performance in "Daddy Long Legs" Off-Broadway and I saw you last week in " Bright Star" which I adored. It seems like a great couple of years for you! You have a great voice, and I adored all of your...
April 24th, 2016 | 0 comments Photos of the cast by Corine Cohen
The cast poses with Sheldon Harnick.Photos by Corine Cohen
I was thrilled to attend "Fiddler On The Roof" over the Passover holiday, and it was extra special to attend the show with my Sister and my Niece and Nephew. "Fiddler" is about family...
April 21st, 2016 | 0 commentsIcon, legend, and musical genius PRINCE, the artist, has been reported to have died. His videos were nothing short of genius, and his BAT DANCE was one of my favorite music videos of all time.
Hope there will be a DWTS Prince night. That wouldn't put me to sleep like Disney night did.( And his name is Prince!)
SASHA AND KIM check...
April 21st, 2016 | 0 comments
Photo by Chrissy Faith Jacobs.
The very talented Steve Martin, who is beloved for his " Wild and Crazy Guys" skit on SNL back in the day, has teamed up with the very talented musical writer and star Edie Brickell. The two have been writing together for awhile and have created a new musical with an old musical feel. It...
April 18th, 2016 | 0 comments Stefanie Zadravec, Ari Laura Kreith and Jenny Lyn Bader pose for Corine Cohen. Video and photo by Corine Cohen.
A show that was written by Seven writers during an eight-month period. The play is called " You Are Now The Owner of This Suitcase."
It is up for an Innovative Theatre Award so take your child...
April 16th, 2016 | 0 comments
Welcome to a new column called Celeb Spotting. We will post on celebs spotted at hot spots or even on the streets of New York. Yesterday we spotted:
KYM JOHNSON PHOTOS Corine Cohen
1, Laura Osnes: Eating an Ice Cream cone in HK. She seemed to be enjoying it. Sadly, I didn't have time to take a photo. ( She was eating...
April 7th, 2016 | 0 comments
Cagney: The Musical about a short, talented actor who wanted to do other things but play a tough guy is a splendid night at the theater. The very talented cast made up of Robert Creighton, who not only plays Cagney he also wrote the music and lyrics with Christopher McGovern. Creighton is a triple threat: Writer, dancer and actor...
April 5th, 2016 | 0 comments
" The Woodsman" is a very unusual and creative theatrical event which shows how the Tin Man ended up right before Dorothy arrived in Oz. The show is a unique puppet show with a very talented cast of puppeteers. This show should not be seen by very young children as there are scary puppets that pop out at you and could scare...
April 4th, 2016 | 0 commentsIt was very exciting to talk with Peter Mills who wrote " Death For Five Voices" which opened yesterday at the Sheen Center. It is a dark musical based on a true story. It is a powerful and beautiful music with a very talented cast. It is playing at 18 Bleeker Street through April 17th, and it is Corine's pick. Peter wrote the music...
March 31st, 2016 | 0 commentsI got the big scoop that Gerard Alessandrini has written a new version of " Forbidden Broadway" the new addition is called "Forbidden Broadway Disaster Edition." The big news is it will star Jennifer Simard, Val Fagan, Michael West and Jared Bradshaw and it will be playing on Broadway in an undisclosed theatre. This all takes place when...
March 30th, 2016 | 0 comments
Trainwreck's Judd Apatow was spotted at Mike Birbiglia's hilarious one-man show at the Culture Project tonight. He was there with his children. He worked with Mike Birbiglia on Trainwreck.
Mike's show is side splitting funny and I was laughing so hard that tears were messing up my face. Catch it at the Culture Project it is a lot...
March 28th, 2016 | 0 commentsOn Digital HD and On Demand April 1
Directed by Maggie Kiley
Written by Marcy Holland
Starring Anna Camp (‘PITCH PERFECT’, ‘PITCH PERFECT 2’), Stefanie Scott (‘JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS’, ‘INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 3),
Sam Page (‘SWITCHED AT BIRTH’)
CAUGHT premieres on Digital HD and On...
March 27th, 2016 | 0 comments Zoe Winters (Lydia) and Alex Breaux (Ray)
"Red Speedo" is about a swimmer that is willing to do whatever it takes to make it to the Olympics even if that means taking illegal drugs that will enhance his performance. Alex Breaux plays Ray, a swimmer that does not care about how he succeeds as long as he wins. This being competitive...
March 23rd, 2016 | 0 commentsPhotos by Joan Marcus
I must admit that I revel in a well written old-fashioned musical. "She Loves Me" written by Joe Masteroff with music by Jerry Bock and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick is in my opinion, a sweet confection worth spending calories on. This beautifully cast show at Roundabout had me, and I savored every song, dance move...
March 22nd, 2016 | 0 commentsI came back from Sheldon Harnick's show " She Loves Me" and I was so moved I wanted to reshare the video I shot of him at Barbara Cook's Birthday in Oct. Sheldon created a special song dedicated to Barbara Cook. I was very moved by the show and stay tuned for a review coming soon.
Go and see " She Loves Me" at Studio 54 it is a...
March 18th, 2016 | 0 commentsLast night, Andrew McCarthy of famous films " Pretty In Pink" St Elmos Fire" and many others was at MTC watching "Prodigal Son" and either he or his son were quoting poems during the show. It was driving me nuts. Very distracting. He happens to be one of my favorite childhood actors of the 1980's but please don't join in during the...
March 17th, 2016 | 0 comments
The show makes fun of old Disaster films and is very over the top camp. If you're into that, you will have a lot of fun!
I saw the show Off Broadway, and the new Broadway version has improved in many ways. First, the sets and special effects have improved. Also, the new cast members have added much to this production. Adam...
March 15th, 2016 | 0 comments Photo by Corine Cohen
Original “Jersey Boy” Michael Longoria Shares His Impossible Broadway Dream
BROADWAY BRICK BY BRICK, A Latin-Influenced Collection of Broadway Classics
OUT MAY 6 on Broadway Records
Music Direction and Arrangements by John McDaniel
Produced by Jeffrey Lesser
Orchestrated by Jesse...
March 12th, 2016 | 0 comments
Last night, I saw an early screening of " My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2" a wonderful sequel to " My Big Fat Greek Wedding" one of my favorite warm and fuzzy family films. Today, I got to speak with Joey Fatone, who plays Uncle Angelo. In this role, Fatone comes out of the closet. I said they should make a third film called" My Big...
March 10th, 2016 | 0 comments I don't do sadness.....
I don't do sadness
10 Cloverfield Lane
Are you prepared for what's coming?
Theater fans you can catch John Gallagher Jr (Yes, from Spring Awakening) in a new film.
10 CLOVERFIELD LANE is in theaters March 11th!
Monsters Come In Many Forms
Directed by: Dan Trachtenberg
Produced by: J.J. Abrams...
March 8th, 2016 | 0 commentsAs a kid, "The Facts Of Life" was a favorite TV show. Today, they announced Kim Fields who played "Tootie" on the show will be dancing with Sasha Farber. Sasha was a pro one season and has been in the troupe because of his height. Sasha was incredible on Broadway in "Burn The Floor" doing back flips and cartwheels and dancing like a...
March 6th, 2016 | 0 comments
Julian Fellowes..... say it isn't so. Tonight is the last episode of the sixth season of my favorite way to spend my Sunday Nights. Downton Abbey will have it's finale tonight. I have watched Mary and Edith fight, find love, loss and more. It is a very popular show so now is not the time to close up the mansion.
In my perfect...
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March 4th, 2016 | 0 comments
TICKETS NOW ON SALE FOR
THE WORLD PREMIERE OF
A NEW FOLK OPERA BY
DEVELOPED WITH AND DIRECTED BY
PREVIEWS BEGIN FRIDAY, MAY 6, 2016
OPENING NIGHT IS MONDAY, MAY 23, 2016
STRICTLY LIMITED ENGAGEMENT
THROUGH SUNDAY, JUNE 12,...
March 2nd, 2016 | 0 comments
Sadly, I never got to see Disney's " The Good Dinosaur" when it came out a few months ago. I was flipping through the channels tonight and lucky for me I clicked on the On Demand screen and saw that " The Good Dinosaur" was already on demand. For only $5.99 cents you can watch it in HD or for $5.49 you can watch it in SD. I have an SD...
March 1st, 2016 | 0 commentsThis is a very old interview I did with Lin-Manuel Miranda. Filmed by Bob Johnson. Hoping I will get to see Hamilton, his giant hit on Broadway. I spoke with him when he was just starting out and one of the nicest people I have ever met. Enjoy. Please excuse the quality this was before...
March 1st, 2016 | 0 comments Photo by Corine Cohen
Michael Urie will host this year's Drama Desk Awards. Urie is a very talented actor who won a Drama Desk for his incredible performance in " Buyer and Cellar" and known for his role in "Ugly Betty".
You can see him host the Drama Desk Awards on June 5th. It will take place at The Town Hall.
He is a very...
February 23rd, 2016 | 0 comments
Corine Cohen: I Loved Jerry's choreography in " Kinky Boots" it was very inventive. Particularly during the fashion show and on the machine making boots scene, and the " Sex Is In The Heel" number. Tell me what goes on. Do you sit with the Director Jerry Mitchell and work on it together? What is the process?
Rusty Mowery: We work...
February 21st, 2016 | 0 commentsI saw the film tonight, and it is a must see. Do not miss it! A real story with heart. Hugh Jackman is fantastic. A must see film about determination when all odds are against you. This movie is based on a true story about Eddie, a smart, geeky kid that is determined to be in the Olympics. He was born with no athletic ability and as a...
February 8th, 2016 | 0 comments
James has graced both the big screen and Television for over 60 years and continues working to this day. His current projects include reprising his role in the third installment of DreamWorks Animation “Kung Fu Panda 3” released this past January. Recently he had an appearance on Marvel’s “Agents of Shield” opposite Ming...
February 8th, 2016 | 0 commentsTHE IRISH REPERTORY THEATRE
In Association With Nick Brooke LTD. and Pleasance
A CELEBRATION OF HAROLD PINTER
Directed by John Malkovich
A Strictly- Limited Return Engagement
Tuesday, March 15th – Sunday, April 3rd...
February 5th, 2016 | 0 comments Photo by Joan Marcus
DANIEL DAVIS (Selsdon Mowbray). This Arkansas native’s 40-year career includes work in regional theatre in the U.S. and Canada, primarily The American Shakespeare Festival, The Stratford National Theatre of Canada, The Guthrie, Seattle Rep, Actors Theatre of Louisville, The Old Globe Theatre, ten seasons...
February 3rd, 2016 | 0 comments Photo by Corine Cohen at The Motown Red Carpet
Tor and Lisa are having an upcoming show at 54 Below and is starring Brandon Victor Dixon who was in " The Color Purple" Motown The Musical" The "Scottsboro Boys" and is going to be in "Shuffle Along with Audra McDonald this Spring.
Some questions for Tor and Lisa:
January 30th, 2016 | 0 comments Season Two Group Shot
It is so great that Broadway star, Sutton Foster has her own TV show. Younger is hilarious and in this weeks episode, Michael Urie from Off Broadway and Ugly Betty makes an appearance. It is very funny. Check it out!
I love this show PS 40 is the new 21 plus. Catch it now on demand. Now, if only there could...
January 23rd, 2016 | 0 commentsAll Broadway and Off Broadway is closed tonight due to the NYC Blizzard. Stay home and be safe. Hopefully, everything will be open tomorrow.
A good night to stay home and watch a movie.
January 7th, 2016 | 0 comments
The screening is part of the series and Po finally meets his real dad. He goes off to find out who he is and finds a secret Panda land and meets his real family. The film is in 3D, and the story is perfect for 5 and up. Dream Works has great animation, and the film is a must see for children of all ages. At today's...
January 6th, 2016 | 0 commentsHere are some of my favorite shows of 2015.
Marjorie Prime ( Off Broadway: Playwrights Horizons)
First Daughter Suite (Off Broadway: The Public)
King Charles III (Broadway)
Catherine Zuber's stunning dress for Kelli O'hara in The King And I.
The King and I: (Broadway Lincoln Center)
On Your Feet:...
January 2nd, 2016 | 0 comments
Photo by Jeremy Daniel
" Marjorie Prime" takes place when "PRIMES" (Robots) are used to help older people remember happier times in their lives.
The play opens when "Marjorie" is in her eighties and her daughter and Son in Law take care of her. They get her a robot called a prime to take care of her when they...
December 23rd, 2015 | 0 commentsDear Readers,
We wanted to wish you a very Happy Holiday season. Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah, Kwanza, Festivus...
Thanks for reading Broadway Showbiz and we wish you a very Merry Holiday season. Please come back soon. In the meantime may the force be with you!
December 20th, 2015 | 0 comments Beck Lee Photo by Corine Cohen
Interview with Beck Lee: Playwright SUB PRIME. Reading February 1 and 2. More info coming soon.
Congrats to Kathy Searle! This video was shot at the Wellington Hotel.
Video shot by Corine Cohen.
December 18th, 2015 | 0 comments
An unplanned quick interview with Artist Ken Fallin. I have known Ken for over 10 years back from loving his artwork on the posters at Forbidden Broadway. He has come a very long way. He now sketches the art live during the show at the Abrons Art Center and we chatted for a few minutes after Once Upon A Mattress which is a must see....
December 17th, 2015 | 0 comments
I saw a screening of this film and adore it. This is a must see. I hope Jennifer Laurence wins an Oscar for this incredible film. It is my one of my favorite movies this year. Check it out. It opens on Christmas.
December 17th, 2015 | 0 comments Jackie Hoffman
Once Upon a Mattress, Photos by Carol Rosegg
Art by Ken Fallin.
Art by Ken Fallin.
The story is based on The Princess and the Pea. In this version with music by Mary Rodgers and lyrics by Marshall Barer. The Prince wants to find a Bride, and none of the women can get married until Prince...
December 16th, 2015 | 0 commentsSchool of Rock, based on the Warner Bros film is a remarkable show with a very talented cast. This is Andrew Lloyd Webber's newest and in my opinion best musical.
Two best friends share an apartment. One has grown up and is a substitute teacher; the other can't find a day job and dreams of taking his rock band into "Battle of the...
December 16th, 2015 | 0 comments
I adore Tina Fey and Amy Poehler and many cast members of SNL. This new movie with the duo shows their comedic chops especially when they are not in the party scene. The movie is brash, silly and it seems old and tired. Amy Poehler plays a divorced nurse, and Fey plays an unemployed Mother of a teenage daughter going...
December 13th, 2015 | 0 commentsBryce Pinkham & Lucas Caleb Rooney to Host Zara Aina Benefit at The Cutting Room 12/21
Get tickets by going here: http://tickets.thecuttingroomnyc.com/event/999569-zara-aina-3rd-annual-big-ol-new-york/
New York, NY, December 8, 2015… Bryce Pinkham, Tony-nominated star of A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, and Lucas Caleb...
December 8th, 2015 | 0 commentsBROADWAY CARES/EQUITY FIGHTS AIDS’
27TH ANNUAL GYPSY OF THE YEAR
By Heath Schwartz
Six weeks of energetic fundraising efforts by 54 Broadway, Off-Broadway and national touring companies led to an incredible $4,786,239 being raised for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, it was announced Tuesday at...
December 4th, 2015 | 0 commentsHello Dear Readers:
Broadway Showbiz is looking for writers in the following areas and categories:
London: Theater and all entertainment
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December 2nd, 2015 | 0 commentsThis dance piece is like nothing you have ever seen. Men dancing with sequins and major butt crack. It is very creative. Very naughty and very nice.
The choreography by Austin McCormack is visually dazzling and very sensual. It might offend and there is an age requirement of 16 and up. I would say the age should be 21 and up. The...
November 26th, 2015 | 0 comments
Join us this Saturday and start your weekend off right! Enjoy Specials Galore. Make your reservation today at 212.315.2777. Come to Bamboo 52 and enjoy a night you will never forget!
My favorites are the FANTASY ROLL, The Spicy Tuna Sandwich and the Spicy Bamboo.
I also adore smoked salmon, scallion and spicy sauce. Try it!...
November 25th, 2015 | 0 commentsCorine Cohen covered the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade Balloon Inflation. Enjoy.
This post is sponsored by Philip Marie.Reservations: (212) 242-6200
ToothlessPhoto by Corine Cohen
November 24th, 2015 | 0 comments Photo by Thomas Raynor
“One of the very best small-cast comedies of the past quarter-century. So funny! It’s been a long time since I heard a matinee audience laugh as hard as it did at SYLVIA.”
- WALL STREET JOURNAL
“SYLVIA is a treat.”
- ASSOCIATED PRESS
“Directed with a winking eye and a buoyant heart by Daniel...
November 24th, 2015 | 0 commentsIf you remember the original " Rocky" films, this new film " Creed" is a contender. It has a great script and this time when Sly Stallone did not write the film, the movie gets to show Sly's great acting chops. This film is full of heart and a great story. This time, Apollo Creed's son is the star and Rocky takes a step back and...
November 22nd, 2015 | 0 commentsThe Twyla Tharp Fiftieth Anniversary Tour concludes its 10-weeks of cross–country performances with a week-long season at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center, November 17-22, where it will present a double bill of New York premieres: “Preludes and Fugues” and “Yowzie.” Both works were commissioned in part by The Joyce...
November 19th, 2015 | 0 commentsBROADWAY’S TONY-WINNING
BEGINS PREVIEWS TOMORROW NIGHT,
NOVEMBER 20 AT THE BROADWAY THEATRE
Producers Jeffrey Richards, Jam Theatricals, Louise Gund and Jerry Frankel are thrilled to announce the new Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof starts previews tomorrow Friday, November 20 at 8:00 PM with an official...
November 19th, 2015 | 0 commentsList of great picks to see On and Off Broadway.
Play: "KING CHARLES 111": This exciting, new play about the Royals might be fiction, but it is very entertaining. The playwright is the new Shakespeare and writes a very clever play about what could happen if the Queen died and Charles became the King. The show might...
November 18th, 2015 | 0 comments27th Annual Gypsy of the Year
Press Release by Heath Schwartz.
Monday, December 7, 4:30 pm
Tuesday, December 8, 2 pm
New Amsterdam Theatre
214 West 42nd Street, NYC
Broadway's best and brightest will dance, sing and celebrate six weeks of intensive fundraising as they come together for the 27th Annual Gypsy of the Year.
November 17th, 2015 | 0 commentsBenefiting Dancers Responding to AIDS,
a program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
In an all new program
Thursday, December 17th at New York City Center
Each year Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater generously dedicates one night of its New York City Center (131 West 55th Street) season (Dec 2...
November 16th, 2015 | 0 commentsFor me the true gift of theatre, the real benediction of all art, is the ringing bell which reverberates quietly and persistently in the head long after the curtain has come down and the audience has gone home.”
- Brian Friel (1/9/29 – 10/2/15)
Press release: Bill Coyle.
The Irish Repertory Theatre
To Honor the...
November 16th, 2015 | 0 commentsCOMING TO BROADWAY FEBRUARY 2016
Previews Begin February 25, 2016
LIMITED PRE-BROADWAY ENGAGEMENT
The Kennedy Center
December 2, 2015 — January 10, 2016
A GORGEOUS ANTHEM TO OPTIMISM.-Variety
Inspired by an astonishing true event, the wholly original new musical BRIGHT STAR tells a...
November 13th, 2015 | 0 comments Photo by Corine Cohen
THE COMPETITION HEATS UP AS ONLY FOUR COUPLES REMAIN IN THE SEMI-FINALS;
ABC PRESS RELEASE:
EACH COUPLE MUST PERFORM THREE NEW DANCES
“Episode 2110” – Four remaining couples advance to the SEMI-FINALS on “Dancing with the Stars” on MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET). After Tamar...
November 13th, 2015 | 0 commentsWell, Jerry Mitchell and Alexander Dinelaris sure know how to create a winning musical on Broadway! I wanted to get on my feet from the very start and could not help dancing in my seat. If you love the music of Gloria Estefan and the Miami Sound Machine, and you love incredible salsa dancing, you won't be able to stop dancing in your...
November 9th, 2015 | 0 comments
This show is a Corine's Pick! Get tickets as it is a beautiful show. (Corine Cohen Editor Broadway Showbiz)
DADDY LONG LEGS
WILL REYNOLDS CURRENTLY APPEARING THROUGH NOVEMBER 19
(New York, NY – November...
November 7th, 2015 | 0 commentsPress release sent by ABC TV
Photos from last Winters DWTS Tour. All photos by Corine Cohen.
THE SIX REMAINING COUPLES DANCE AND THEN PAIR UP FOR A SHOWSTOPPERS ROUND
ON “DANCING WITH THE STARS,” ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9
“Episode 2109” – This week the six remaining “Dancing with the Stars” couples...
November 6th, 2015 | 0 comments
What is #HopeForOurDaughters?
Make gender equality a reality in our lifetime. Take a photo and share your hope for future generations of women on Instagram with hashtag #HopeforourDaughters.
For every post, we’ll donate $1 to Equality Now. Watch the #HopeForOurDaughters video here (https://www.youtube.com/...
November 5th, 2015 | 0 comments
(New York, NY) The new musical Disaster! will begin performances on Tuesday, February 9, 2016, and
officially open on Tuesday, March 8, 2016, at Broadway’s Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street).
Disaster! Stars Tony Award winner Roger Bart (You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown), Tony Award nominee Kerry Butler (Xanadu),...
November 5th, 2015 | 0 commentsIt's 1945: The boys are back. Big bands are in. And America is swinging again.
Will Open on Broadway in the 2016 - 2017 Season
Directed &Choreographed by Tony Award® winner Andy Blankenbuehler
Music by Richard Oberacker
Book & Lyrics by Richard Oberacker & Robert...
November 5th, 2015 | 0 commentsTheatre Communications Group Gala Evening
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2015
American Theatre magazine
240 West 47th Street
New York City
7:00pm Dinner & Performances
This year’s Gala Evening will honor the remarkable career of...
November 3rd, 2015 | 0 comments
I went to a screening of this film yesterday and was blown away by the story and the acting by Saorise Ronan. This film is well done and Oscar worthy. See it when it opens it is wonderful! She might get an Oscar this year!
A few years ago I covered a round table with Saorise Ronan about The Host. Here is that interview.
November 3rd, 2015 | 0 comments Meet Fifi, Snoopy's fantasy pooch played by Kristin Chenoweth. First she plays a pink frog in Rio 2 and now a pink pooch named Fifi. Got to love that!
My favorite cartoon has always been The Peanuts gang. This week they are releasing a 3D Peanuts film by 20th Century Fox.
The Peanuts Movie. Blue Sky...
October 31st, 2015 | 0 comments The cast pose with Sheldon Harnick.Photo and video by Corine Cohen
Meet Sheldon Harnick he wrote the lyrics for " Fiddler On The Roof" We had a short interview during the meet and greet for the revival of " Fiddler on the Roof" which will be on Broadway this season. It was a great pleasure to speak with him.
October 30th, 2015 | 0 comments Melba Moore getting her award by Michael Cavnaugh the head of the Broadway Ballet Hero Awards.
Michael Wooley- The Plant Little Shop, Disney films The Princess and The Frog.
Melba Moore performing a number from the musical HAIR.
All photos by Luc Angello Menard...
October 28th, 2015 | 0 comments
Amanda McBroom (Songwriter, " The Rose") sings to Barbara Cook at the Encompass Opera Company benefit honoring Barbara Cook on her 88th Birthday at the National Arts Club.
Video by Corine Cohen
October 27th, 2015 | 0 comments Rebecca Luker Photo by Corine Cohen
Listen to the very talented singer Rebecca Luker sing to Barbara Cook on her 88th Birthday. Film and photos by Corine Cohen.
What a gorgeous voice!
October 27th, 2015 | 0 comments
Barbara Cook's 88th Birthday party coverage at the National Arts Club. Encompass Opera gala.
In this video Erin Dilly, Karen Ziemba, Charles Strouse, Barbara Cook and more. Video and photos by Corine Cohen....
October 27th, 2015 | 0 comments
THE SUMMER OF LOVE CONTINUES!
All photos by Corine Cohen
BEGINS PERFORMANCES TOMORROW
AT STAGE 42
A NEW DANCE MUSICAL SPECTACLE
FEATURING THE BIGGEST HITS OF THE 60s
OPENING NIGHT SET FOR SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18
$19.60 TICKETS ON SALE NOW
THROUGH SEPTEMBER 29th ONLY
(New York –...
October 27th, 2015 | 0 commentsI saw Rumer Willis in Chicago on Broadway, and her performance was outstanding! The young, dancer, singer is perfection in Chicago on Broadway. Her training with Val helped her win the mirror ball on DWTS, but it also helped her show her acting, dancing and singing chops on the great white way. I knew she would be good, but I was amazed...
October 21st, 2015 | 0 comments“Moore looks for the best in Christmas, and combines it beautifully
with Thomas' Christmas fairytale, leaving the audience feeling
as though they're tucked inside a cozy, musical snow globe."
— The Associated Press
Irish Repertory Theatre
A CHILD'S CHRISTMAS IN WALES
October 21st, 2015 | 0 comments Photos and video by:Corine Cohen
I have been a giant fan of Alix Korey for a very long time. She is very talented and you must listen to her sing " Listen To My Heart" which was Off Broadway above 54 Below. It was 54 Above back several years ago. A great show! Now, she will play Yente in " Fiddler On The Roof" on...
October 20th, 2015 | 0 commentsAt the FIDDLER ON THE ROOF meet the press I spoke with the very talented Jeffrey Schecter. I saw him in the last revival of " A Chorus Line" in " On The Town" at Paper Mill and I am looking forward to seeing him in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF.
It was great speaking with him again. We did a brief interview when he was in On The Town at Paper...
October 20th, 2015 | 0 commentsEnjoy an inside peak of Matchmaker from the new upcoming revival of Fiddler On The Roof which opens on Sunday, December 20th.
All photos and video by Corine Cohen.
Cast members: Melanie Moore, Alexandra Silber and Samantha Massell.
October 20th, 2015 | 0 comments
Every woman that reads my website should see "Suffragette" it is a powerful, brilliant and heart-wrenching film based on actual events. It opens on Friday, and I am hoping it will get many Academy Awards during awards season. I had no idea that women in the United States could not vote until 1920 and in Saudi Arabia women could only...
October 16th, 2015 | 0 commentsSYLVIA ON BROADWAY
POP-UP DOG ADOPTION
THIS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18 FROM 10 AM – 1 PM
AT THE CORT THEATRE (138 W. 48TH STREET)
Broadway’s new comedy SYLVIA will celebrate the importance of man’s best friend with an upcoming pop-up adoption Sunday, October 18th from 10am-1pm at The Cort Theatre (138 W 48th St.)....
October 15th, 2015 | 0 comments Danny Burstein singing " If I Were A Rich Man"
Danny With Jessica Hecht
The cast pose with Sheldon Harnick.
This morning we attended the "Fiddler On The Roof" meet and greet with the cast. I got about a minute to chat with Danny Burstein and we also got a sneak peak at a few numbers from the show. Enjoy part 1.
October 14th, 2015 | 0 commentsParity Party
Works By Women
With Performances By
New Perspectives Theatre Company,
Flux Theatre Ensemble,
Honest Accomplice Theatre,
Performance Artist Autumn Kioti,
Comedian Lizzy Bryce,
Author / Playwright Laura Pedersen,
Musicians Brittany and Kendra...
October 13th, 2015 | 0 comments
Manhattan Theatre Club’s
Acclaimed Broadway Premiere Of
Announces Extension Due to Overwhelming Demand
Love as a battlefield has seldom been as thrilling as it is
in Daniel Aukin’s definitive revival of Sam Shepard’s bruising drama.
Nina Arianda and Sam Rockwell exude the sort of...
October 13th, 2015 | 0 commentsThis happens to be a favorite interview that I did several years ago backstage at the Drama Desk Awards. I spoke with Doug Hodge who won a Drama Desk in the revival of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES. Hope you enjoy the interview.
October 12th, 2015 | 0 comments Photo by:Phillip Van Nostrand
Meet Dancer Steven Trumon Gray who plays the Prince in Cinderella XIV at the Minetta Lane.
COMPANY XIV 2015-2016 OFF-BROADWAY SEASON AT MINETTA LANE THEATRE TO INCLUDE THREE ADULT ONLY SHOWS:
THE WORLD PREMIERE OF CINDERELLA,
A REVIVAL OF THEIR SEXY HIT HOLIDAY SHOW NUTCRACKER ROUGE,
AND THE WORLD...
October 11th, 2015 | 0 commentsFool for Love began previews Tuesday, September 15 and opens Thursday, October 8 at MTC’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street).
Fool for Love is written by Pulitzer Prize winner Sam Shepard and directed by Obie Award winner Daniel Aukin. The cast of features Tony Award winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born...
October 10th, 2015 | 0 commentsJoin the creators and stars of Broadway to
Barbara Cook & Lee Adams!
Hosted by Midge Woolsey (THIRTEEN/WNET and WQXR Radio)
Featuring Penny Fuller, Jason Graae,
Sheldon Harnick, Marc Kudisch, Rebecca Luker,
Amanda McBroom, Erin Mackey, Karen Mason,
Charles Strouse, KT Sullivan, Lauren Worsham,
October 8th, 2015 | 0 commentsA new revival of the 2005 off-Broadway hit by Tony Award®-winning playwright, Rupert Holmes, based on a concept by Mariela Franganillo (of Recuerdo Tango performed at Schimmel in 2013) and Robert Royston. Following in the tradition of West Side Story, this contemporary, Romeo and Juliet story depicts a unique fusion of dance, romance,...
October 7th, 2015 | 0 comments
Broadway Showbiz was invited to a talk with Julie White and Annaleigh Ashford from the hit play Sylvia on Broadway. We were invited to chat with the stars at Hurley's before an early preview on October 6th. Enjoy part 1.
Video by Corine Cohen
Photos of Annaleigh and Julie by Corine Cohen. Dog photo by Thomas Raynor.
October 3rd, 2015 | 0 comments All Photos Joan Marcus
When "Spring Awakening" opened with Lea Michele, John Gallagher, and Jonathan Groff almost a decade ago, it became one of those hits that grow on you. It happens to be one of my favorite Broadway shows. With Music and lyrics by Sater and Sheik it was a giant hit with musical theater lovers...
October 3rd, 2015 | 0 commentsSCHIMMEL CENTER AT PACE UNIVERSITY
THE THEATRICAL DANCE EXPERIENCE
BY RUPERT HOLMES
BASED ON A CONCEPT BY MARIELLA FRANGANILLO
AND ROBERT ROYSTON
REVIVAL OF 2005 OFF-BROADWAY PRODUCTION
REVAMPED BOOK AND CHOREOGRAPHY
FOLLOWING IN THE TRADITION OF ROMEO AND JULIET AND WEST SIDE STORY
October 1st, 2015 | 0 comments Photo by Corine Cohen
Photo by Corine Cohen
The MICHELIN Guide welcomes 10 newcomers to the one star category for the first time. Among them, four offer remarkable Japanese cuisine. Tempura Matsui turns Japanese tempura style into an art form and incorporates the freshest seafood ingredients. Sushi Yasuda,...
September 30th, 2015 | 0 comments
Very talented Latin Ballroom dancers. I could watch them dance all night!
Misty Copeland's beautiful and funny dance.
Bebe does GLOSSY FOSSE and all that jazz.
Photos by Richard Termine.
September 29th, 2015 | 0 comments An American In ParisRobert Fairchild photo by Corine Cohen at Broadway Barks.
CAREER TRANSITION FOR DANCERS 30TH ANNIVERSARY PEARL JUBILEE
After the show, we were invited to shoot the red carpet. The review is coming tomorrow.
September 27th, 2015 | 0 commentsRenée Elise Goldsberry (Angelica Schuyler)
Broadway: Good People, The Color Purple, Rent, The Lion King. Off-Broadway: Hamilton (Lortel and Drama Desk Award), As You Like It, Love’s Labour’s Lost, Two Gentlemen of Verona. Select TV: “The Good Wife,” “The Following,” “Law & Order: SVU,” “Masters of Sex,”...
September 27th, 2015 | 0 commentsCorine Cohen spoke with Austin Miller at the press preview for the new dance show Off Broadway at theater 42.
This just in " Hairspray" is coming back to Broadway in 1 or 2 years.
Photo and video by Corine Cohen...
September 25th, 2015 | 0 comments
(Paul Kolnik/Lincoln Center Theater)
I have seen "The King And I" three times. When I heard Jose' Llana was cast as the King, I had to see it one more time. The show has improved 1000 percent from the last time I saw it, and it has to do with Jose' Llana. His voice is perfection. He has chemistry with Ruthie Ann Miles and Kelli...
September 22nd, 2015 | 0 comments
I went to a screening of " The Intern" the story was touching and heartwarming. It is a chick flick, and Robert DE Niro is fantastic in this film. He plays a man who loses his wife, is lonely and bored and decides he wants to become an "Intern" as a way to stay busy. He ends up bonding with the owner of a fashion tech site, and the...
September 17th, 2015 | 0 commentsYesterday, I spoke with Dean Wellins who has worked on many Disney films. He wrote and Directed an adorable short called " Tick Tock Tale" which can be found on the new Disney shorts DVD and Blu-Ray combo pack. He also worked on " Tangled", " Frozen" and many other films doing writing, Directing and he has also done story boards and...
September 16th, 2015 | 0 comments
We had a quick phoner with Aimee Scribner (Associate Producer) and Peter Del Vecho (Producer) of " Frozen" " Frozen Fever" "Tangled" "Tangled Ever After" and many more films. We hope you enjoy the audio. Frozen will be making a new film and the first film is being adapted into a Broadway Musical.
September 14th, 2015 | 0 comments
The Chocolate Nutella Mousse is truly a spectacular dessert. A friend invited me to dinner to celebrate my Birthday, and I was so impressed with the service, pasta and this dessert I decided to take out my camera and write about it. The original restaurant closed a few years ago due to a fire. The new restaurant has...
September 11th, 2015 | 0 comments
On September 11th, the most beautiful room ( The Edison Ballroom) is having their September swing event. It is my favorite ballroom in the City. Mina Newman's incredible cooking and an open bar make it a fabulous evening. Info below. If you love to dance or are like me and love to watch others dance this is the place you want to be....
September 2nd, 2015 | 0 commentsROBERT FAIRCHILD TO PERFORM GENE KELLY TRIBUTE
Career Transition For Dancers 30TH ANNIVERSARY PEARL JUBILEE
Monday, September 28, 2015 at 7:00 pm at New York CITY CENTER
Winner Outstanding dancer Fred Astaire winner. Tied with Tony Yazbeck.
ROLEX presents Career Transition For Dancers’ 30TH ANNIVERSARY PEARL...
September 1st, 2015 | 0 comments
About the Disney Shorts Collection
For the first time, Walt Disney Animation Studios has packaged 12 animated shorts in a set. Never-before-released short films included in the collection are Frozen Fever, starring Frozen’s Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Sven, Kristoff, as well as Tick Tock Tale, and the Oscar-nominated...
August 31st, 2015 | 0 comments Gary Edwards: Ballroom Giant
Corine Cohen: Thank you for doing this interview.What was it like working with Michael Jackson? What was he like and how was it teaching him some new dance moves?
Gary Edwards: Thank you, Corine! It's great after all these years to finally be asked and be able to...
August 24th, 2015 | 0 comments All photos and video by Warner Bros.
Guy Ritchie created a new take on an old TV show that took place in the 1950's. I was never born and never had the chance to watch it. The new film that was based on the show stars two hunks: Henry Cavill known, for his perfect performance as Super-man now plays a chiseled, art thief...
August 19th, 2015 | 0 commentsPhoto by 20th Century Fox.
HITMAN: AGENT 47
Release: August 21, 2015
Director: Aleksander Bach
Screenplay: Skip Woods and Michael Finch
Producers: Charles Gordon, Adrian Askarieh, Alex Young, Skip Woods
Cast: Rupert Friend, Hannah Ware, Zachary Quinto, Ciarán Hinds, Thomas...
August 18th, 2015 | 0 commentsAugust 18, 2015 -- 9:30 am PDT
Click here for the Reservation Form
Lionel Richie will be honored as the 2016 MusiCares Person of the Year on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, it was announced today by Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the MusiCares Foundation and The Recording Academy, and Bill Silva, Chair of the MusiCares Foundation Board....
August 18th, 2015 | 0 comments
In Theaters August 21
American Ultra is a fast-paced action comedy about Mike (Eisenberg), a seemingly hapless and unmotivated stoner whose small-town life with his live-in girlfriend, Phoebe (Stewart), is suddenly turned upside down. Unbeknownst to him, Mike is actually a highly trained, lethal sleeper agent. In the...
August 16th, 2015 | 0 commentsTyler Hanes, who was cast as the original Gabey in " ON THE TOWN" at Paper Mill Playhouse, is currently a stand in at " ON THE TOWN" on Broadway. He was also in " A CHORUS LINE" " HAIRSPRAY" and many other shows. His performance today was brilliant, and a must see. If you have not seen " On The Town" you must see it now. If you have seen...
August 14th, 2015 | 0 comments
The cast of Star Trek want you to win a walk on role in the new Star Trek film. How cool is that! The movie comes out in July 2016. Counting down till the adventure happens. May the best one win. Live long and prosper......
August 9th, 2015 | 0 comments Ruthless! Opening Night Photo by Bob Johnson video by Corine Cohen
Corine Cohen had a quick red carpet interview with Tracy Jai Edwards (Actress Ruthless!) and Joel Paley Writer, Director and actor in Ruthless!
Ruthless, is a very funny show. See it at St Lukes. It plays four times a week and is very funny, clever and a fun...
August 7th, 2015 | 0 commentsALFIE THE MALTIPOO
WILL SIT, STAY AND “MODEL”
FOR THE BROADWAY
REVIVAL OF A.R. GURNEY’S SYLVIA
Producers of the Broadway revival of SYLVIA, the modern romantic comedy about a midlife crisis, empty nesters, commitment, therapists, and a dog who is life-changing, are thrilled to announced New Jersey native Alfie, a one year old...
August 7th, 2015 | 0 comments2015 ORIGIN’S 1st IRISH SETS THE STAGE FOR GAELS OF LAUGHTER
NY’S ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF IRISH THEATRE RUNS FROM SEPTEMBER 2 TO OCTOBER 4
Comedy in many varieties will be the common refrain of the 8th annual Origin’s 1st Irish Festival running from September 2 to October 4. In all seven mainstage productions seen in competition...
August 7th, 2015 | 0 commentsWILL PLAY FINAL BROADWAY PERFORMANCE
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 6
(August 6, 2015 – New York, New York) The critically-acclaimed and Tony Award nominated revival of ON THE TOWN will conclude its run on Broadway on Sunday, September 6 following 28 previews and 368 regular performances, making this the longest-running Broadway production...
August 6th, 2015 | 0 comments Corine Cohen captures Angel Frei at the Angel On A Leash fashion show to raise money for Angel On A Leash a great charity that brings service dogs to sick people.
On a very hot August afternoon, 50 of the cutest puppies posed for the chance to be the face of Sylvia The revival of A.R. Gurney's play about a dog named Sylvia and her...
August 4th, 2015 | 0 commentsOFF BROADWAY'S RUTHLESS A SMASH HIT. All photos Bob Johnson.
TO EXTEND THROUGH THE END OF 2015!
Due to overwhelming demand, the producers of New York’s newest hit, RUTHLESS! The Musical, today put a new block of seats on sale through January 2, 2016.RUTHLESS! opened Off-Broadway July 13th to unanimous...
August 4th, 2015 | 0 commentsNEW YORK CITY BALLET PRINCIPAL
TO DEPART ON THE TOWN
We will miss Megan Fairchild but hope to see her at NYC BALLET.
STEPS INTO THE ROLE OF ‘IVY SMITH.'
(August 4, 2015 – New York, New York) New York City Ballet principal...
August 4th, 2015 | 0 comments
The top dogs in NYC auditioned to be the top dog on posters of SYLVIA ON BROADWAY. Many dog celebs showed up. In attendance: David Frei, The Announcer of Westminster Dog show and his dogs: Angel and Grace Frei. Angel and Grace are also service dogs at Angel On A Leash a fabulous charity that brings cheer to sick children.
August 3rd, 2015 | 0 commentsThis movie looks so cute! I adore Aardman animation- claymation! I have enjoyed all of the films ( "Chicken Run", "Wallace, and Gromit" and the Animation Celebration films many years ago!) I can't wait!
I saw a screening for the film on August 3. It is by far the best Aardman film to date. The story is touching, hilarious and campy....
August 2nd, 2015 | 0 commentsWith the IMF disbanded, and Ethan (Tom Cruise) out in the cold, the team now faces off against a network of highly skilled special agents, the Syndicate. These highly trained operatives are hell-bent on creating a new world order through an escalating series of terrorist attacks. Ethan gathers his team and joins forces with disavowed...
August 1st, 2015 | 0 comments THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E.
In theaters and IMAX on August 14
(Warner Bros. Pictures)
Director: Guy Ritchie
Writer: Screenplay by Guy Ritchie & Lionel Wigram
Story by Jeff Kleeman & David Campbell Wilson and Guy Ritchie & Lionel Wigram
Based on the television series “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.”
Producers: John Davis,...
July 31st, 2015 | 0 comments Cast of A Fish In The Dark Rosie Perez
Lena Hall and Jarrod Spector
An American In Paris
Sarah Stiles and Michael Oberholtzer Hand To God
Photos and videos by Corine Cohen
July 23rd, 2015 | 0 comments
If you were a nerdy teen in the 80's and loved playing video games, you might be highly entertained by the incredible special effects in the film. The cast is talented, Josh Gad, (The Book of Mormon, Frozen) Adam Sandler acts in it and produced it. The special effects are insane. It will appeal to gamers and children. It should...
July 21st, 2015 | 0 commentsPhoto coverage the cast of Something Rotten Pose with the cutest puppies at Broadway Barks.
All Photos by Corine Cohen
Something Rotten is a Corine's pick. Look for the review in the theater section.
Christian Borle shows his soft side with Broadway Barks puppy
Heidi Blickenstaff and Brad Oscar
July 21st, 2015 | 0 commentsI got to talk with the adorable Iain ( Iain Loves Theatre) at Broadway Barks yesterday. Iain is really special and made my week. It took everything I had not to pinch the sweet and funny theater lover. Enjoy!
Iain is 7 and attended the Tonys and did interviews with everyone on the red carpet. You can't help but love this kid! Video...
July 19th, 2015 | 0 comments57TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS® AND "STEVIE WONDER: SONGS IN THE KEY OF LIFE — AN ALL-STAR GRAMMY® SALUTE" AND RECEIVE FOUR TOTAL EMMY® AWARD NOMINATIONS
Music's Biggest Night® Receives Three Nods; Stevie Wonder Special Also Nominated
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (July 16, 2015) — In recognition of outstanding artistic excellence, the...
July 19th, 2015 | 0 comments
The film is about Owen Wilson a man who loves to change hookers lives by giving them $30,000 to help them make their dreams come true. He hires hooker's and takes them out for a romantic dinner, carriage ride and after makes love to them. Seems he has done this with many hookers and he is in New York, working on a Broadway play about...
July 18th, 2015 | 0 commentsAWAKE AND SING! By Clifford Odets.
I saw another production of this show on Broadway a few years back and even though this production does not have the bells and whistles the Broadway production had, this production has incredible talent, and they follow the script that is perfection!
To quote Oscar Eustis, the Artistic Director...
July 17th, 2015 | 0 commentsIn the past few weeks, rudeness at the theater is at an all-time high. Last, week, a woman texted during SHOWS FOR DAYS and LuPone took that phone away from a rude audience member. In other news, a crazy drunk Long Island patron plugged in his cell into the set's outlet at HAND TO GOD.
Tonight at ON THE TOWN a new level of...
July 14th, 2015 | 0 commentsI happen to be a big fan of Douglas Carter Beane, and Xanadu is on my top 20 lists of favorite campy movie musicals into Broadway musicals. Beane is a very talented writer. I also loved his play The Little Dog Laughed, which ran on Broadway. I loved it so much I went several times.
Beane grew up in Reading, PA and at a young age...
July 14th, 2015 | 0 comments
Amy Schumer wrote the film and stars in the film. She plays a selfish woman who does not believe in marriage or a serious relationship. The movie opens with her drug and alcoholic dad telling his daughters that he is leaving them because he does not believe in marriage. The Father, played by Colin Quinn, who I remember as one of the...
July 12th, 2015 | 0 comments Leanne Cope, Veanne Cox and Robert FairchildPhoto by Corine Cohen
An American In ParisRobert Fairchild
One of the cute dogs available for adoption
Robert FairchildAn American In Paris
" An American In Paris" Is a must see for all dance lovers. Check out the review in the theater section. It...
July 12th, 2015 | 0 commentsAs many of you know dogs are very special to me. Today was the first time I covered Broadway Barks and it was a lot of fun. Part 1 is the cast of Fun Home. The Tony winning cast of Fun Home pose at Broadway Barks. All Photos by Corine Cohen.
Beth Malone. Photo by Corine Cohen
July 10th, 2015 | 0 commentsYou can't have anything but a great time at this film. It is perfect for kids and more perfect for adults that act like kids. I had not seen the previous films and after seeing this film I will have to rent them. This film, however, was hilarious, cute, and the adorable minions are really hard to dislike even if they are seeking to find...
July 10th, 2015 | 0 comments Melinda Sullivan singing and tapping her heart out. She sang Rhythm Is My Business by Sammy Cahn.
Melinda Sullivan All photos taken by Amanda Gentile; all photos taken at The Duke on 42nd Street.
"Oh Red" danced beautifully by Aleutian Calabay and Kat Katona. They were such perfection I could watch them all night! ...
July 6th, 2015 | 0 comments BALLET NY Corine Cohen
BALLET NY Photo by Corine Cohen
Interviews with Medhi Bahiri and Judith Fugate
Photos and interview by Corine Cohen
Ballet NY will perform on Thursday, July 9 and Friday, July 10 at 7:30 pm and Saturday, July 11 at 2 pm
at Ailey Citigroup Theater, 405 West 55th Street (at 9th...
July 2nd, 2015 | 0 comments"TAP CITY" IS BACK!
NYC'S DANCE FESTIVAL CELEBRATES 15TH ANNIVERSARY
July 6 though July 11 - Awards, Performances, Events
Culminating in Tap it Out - 300 Tapping Feet in the Middle of Times Square
New York, NY, June 1, 2015 –Tap City, The American Tap Dance Foundation’s (ATDF) week-long tap dance festival, will return for...
June 29th, 2015 | 0 comments
Click on me!
Are you a 90's girl? Does AS IF mean anything to you? If so, you can see the fantastic movie star in a great play at MTC. REALLY!
"AS IF" and she is very good in the role as a self absorbed finance in a play called " OF GOOD STOCK" go and see it. I saw it yesterday afternoon and had a great time. She is...
June 28th, 2015 | 0 commentsIt was a giant thrill to interview this years champion of DWTS. Corine Cohen sat down with Valentin Chmerkovskiy to discuss Sway, DWTS Tour and more. I have admired Val's incredible dancing for many years. I was very impressed with his work on DWTS with the very talented Rumer Willis and his performance in last years DWTS Tour was...
June 27th, 2015 | 0 commentsCongratulations to same sex couples. The Supreme Court ruled gay marriage is legal in every State in America. It's about time. We applaud this historic day! We believe in marriage equality. Equal rights for all.
Happy Pride to all....
June 24th, 2015 | 0 comments
Very few sequels are better than the original film but this time they accomplish so much more. First, as many of you know, Broadway Showbiz is a site that cares about dance, dancers and choreographers. Robert Ashford, choreographs the opening number of the film with the most incredible dance opening in years. It is a giant spectacle...
June 23rd, 2015 | 0 comments
Corine Cohen interviewed dancer Nikita Boris before her performance at a dance recital at Symphony Space. Nikita is a student with Valentina Kozlova. The show was very professional and Nikita was one of the most advanced dancers at the event. My favorite dance was a jazz dance called Jazz Samba but she danced in several other dance...
June 22nd, 2015 | 0 commentsCorine Cohen spoke with acting teacher Jeff Seymour about his acting class next Tuesday at the Triad Theater. The class is free so sign up now if you are in NYC. The class is Tuesday June 30th at the Triad Theater 158 West 72nd. A free event for Broadway Showbiz readers. The event is at 7 PM arrive early as seating will be limited. You...
June 21st, 2015 | 0 comments The men of Broadway Unplugged strike a pose.
The men of Broadway Unplugged
The very talented cast took a few minutes during intermission to pose with the press. If only, we had more time. The show was exceptional as always look for a review coming soon. I wanted to thank, Scott and Barbara Siegel for an incredible show as usual....
June 19th, 2015 | 0 commentsCorine Cohen did a quick interview with Matt Doyle at the Origin Theatre benefit on June 18th.
Matt Doyle will be performing this August in Grey Garden's in the Hamptons. He was recently in Brooklynite at the Vineyard Off Broadway. I first saw him in Spring Awakening on Broadway.
June 17th, 2015 | 0 commentsTHE GARDEN OF DREAMS FOUNDATION
ANNUAL TALENT SHOW 2015
Photo by MSG. Press release by MSG.
Brandy Norwood at a rehearsal for MSG.
The Garden of Dreams Talent Show is an annual event where children from various Garden of Dreams partner organizations are presented with the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to perform on the...
June 15th, 2015 | 0 comments
The first one was over the top and hilarious. I can't wait for this. You know it will be in bad taste but hilarious. Counting the days until I see this.
It looks so bad but yet so good!
I found this funny clip Lauper fans rejoice!
June 14th, 2015 | 0 commentsBWAY STARS HELP ORIGIN THEATRE COMPANY HONOR RONAN DOWNS AT BENEFIT ON JUNE 18
ANNUAL EVENT AT MUTUAL OF AMERICA KICKS OFF 13TH SEASON
Origin Theatre Company kicks off its thirteenth season of producing the New York premieres of plays by contemporary European playwrights at its annual benefit on Thursday June 18, at 6:30pm. Hosted...
June 11th, 2015 | 0 commentsJurassic World is for movie lovers that love incredible heart pounding special effects. In the new film the dinosaurs are so much larger with bigger teeth and the 3D action is a thrill ride from start to finish. The animated dinosaurs are so real and Spielberg's film has gone to new heights in special effects.
This film is huge in...
June 11th, 2015 | 0 commentsPhoto credit: Carol Rosegg.
The York has a new musical with incredible choreography by Joshua Bergasse, who is also the choreographer for " On The Town" and the Bombshell musical that was a one night concert at 54 Below. His choreography in Cagney is very impressive, and it is worth seeing the show for this. Robert Creighton is an...
June 10th, 2015 | 0 commentsI sat down with Tony Dovolani from Dancing With The Stars, The Dance With Me film and recently Sway. Tony won a mirror ball and is a favorite of Broadway Showbiz. This is our second interview. We sat down to discuss Sway before the rehearsal last week. It was a pleasure to speak with him again. Hoping that Sway will come back every year...
June 9th, 2015 | 0 commentsI wanted to share a magical moment at this year's Tony Awards. Watch Tony Yazbeck as he dances with Chita Rivera! A very special Tony moment.
Go and see " On The Town" at the Lyric. It is a beautiful show with amazing dance and fantastic music by Comden and Green. It is one of my favorite musicals of all time. Chita Rivera looked...
June 6th, 2015 | 0 comments Photo supplied by Sway.
Corine Cohen sat down with Henry Byalikov from Dancing With The Stars, Sway, So You Think You Can Dance. Henry is a very talented dancer and his performance in SWAY is pure magic. If you are in New York go and see Sway today at the Hammerstein Ballroom it is a dance lovers paradise and Henry does a few...
June 5th, 2015 | 0 comments
Mighty Real: A Fabulous Sylvester MusicalTheatre at St. Clement’sCast List:Anthony WayneAnastacia McCleskeyJacqueline B. ArnoldDeAnne StewartJack FullerProduction Credits:Directed by Anthony Wayne and Kendrell BowmanChoreography by Anastacia McCleskeyScenic Design by Don GilmoreCostume Design by Kendrell BowmanLighting...
June 3rd, 2015 | 0 comments
This season there were so many musicals with incredible choreography, it was an embarrassment of riches: "On The Town", " An American In Paris" " On The Twentieth Century" " The King And I" and " Something Rotten" all had excellent choreography and all of the dancers from the nominated shows danced to perfection. Some of the dance...
June 2nd, 2015 | 0 comments The King and ILincoln Center Photo: Paul Kolnik
Corine Cohen attended the Fred Astaire Awards on June 1, 2015 and spoke with Fred Astaire nominee for Outstanding Female Dancer. She is currently starring in " The King And I" at Lincoln center playing Eliza. I enjoyed talking with her after she walked the red carpet. Go and...
May 27th, 2015 | 0 comments" The Belle Of Belfast" takes place in 1985 in Belfast Ireland. Kate Lydic, plays Anne Malloy a teenager who lost her parents due to fighting in Belfast. She lives with her odd, lonely Aunt played by the hilarious Patricia Conolly who goes to confession and tells stories as she is very lonely and has no one to talk with. She tells the...
May 25th, 2015 | 0 commentsCorine Cohen chats with the Chef Ron Hsu at Le Colonial about his famous Summer rolls at the Streets Eats benefit. We hope you enjoy this short interview as much as we enjoyed his scrumptious Summer roll!
May 22nd, 2015 | 0 comments Le Colonial- Summer Rolls photo by Corine Cohen
AI Fiori Amberjack Tartare amazing!
Peking Duck Balls
Tarte di Ricciola Amberjack Tartare
STREETS Eats - 8th Annual Benefit
Video by Corine Cohen
Join New York City's most prestigous chefs for an evening of culinary adventure to support...
May 20th, 2015 | 0 comments Photo by ABC.
Val and Emma photo by Corine Cohen
Val and Rumer take the Mirror Ball on Dancing With The Stars. All three couples were incredible. As a fan of Val over the years, I am very excited with his win. I was also very proud of Sharna Burgess and Noah who placed in third place. They did an incredible job and he is a hero....
May 20th, 2015 | 0 comments
Something Rotten is the funniest and freshest comedy in years.
It takes place when Shakespeare was alive, played by the hilarious and buff, Christian Borle, who plays Shakespeare as if he is a rock star. His very sexy costume by Greg Barnes made it hard to look away from his skin tight leather pants and well-endowed codpiece....
May 18th, 2015 | 0 comments
Voice over review on top. Print review on the bottom.
There is a stunning musical at The American Airlines Theatre that is such perfection; I am hoping it will run forever. The stellar cast, which includes the charismatic, adorable, sexy and talented Chenoweth exceeds all expectations. She looks stunning, sounds like an opera...
May 18th, 2015 | 0 commentsThis Season I had the pleasure of seeing The King And I two times. Once, I was invited by a family member who has been a member for many years. And last week, I got a press ticket. The production is stunning. The gorgeous costumes by Catherine Zuber were one of my favorite things about this production. The silk dresses worn by the...
May 17th, 2015 | 0 comments
An American In Paris is a dance lovers dream. In fact, it is one of the best dance shows I have ever seen! If you love sublime choreography, incredible singing and music with a beautiful story, you will cry for joy for this perfect production.
The music by Ira and George Gershwin works perfectly with the dance. The show is about...
May 15th, 2015 | 0 comments
Corine Cohen sat down with playwright Jenny Lynn Bader to discuss her newest play " In Flight" which is running at 312 West 36th until May 23. It is a brilliant play and a lot of fun. It is also only running through May 23 so get your tickets and it only costs $18. 1-800-838-3006 hoping it moves as it is that good.
May 14th, 2015 | 0 comments
Press release: Bill Coyle.
Irish Repertory Theatre’s
Critically Acclaimed Production of
Nate Rufus Edelman’s
THE BELLE OF BELFAST
Now Through Sunday, June 14, 2015
The Irish Repertory Theater
AT The DR2 Theatre (103 East 15th Street in...
May 14th, 2015 | 0 comments
I did this interview many years ago at a Drama Desk event. Please ignore the very loud dish throwing by the Sardi's employees. Just hilarious. (Not!)
This interview was done for Corine's Corner which we upgraded to this site. Hope you enjoy it. Try not to listen to the clanking in the background....
May 12th, 2015 | 0 comments The Bella's Photo by Universal
Rebel Wilson as Fat Amy in Pitch Perfect 2. Photo by UNIVERSAL.
Pitch Perfect 2.
Fat Amy, Rebel Wilson, steals the film which is silly fun. The film opens with Rebel Wilson exposing herself to President and Michelle Obama at a competition. Because of the fiasco, The Bella's are banned from...
May 11th, 2015 | 0 commentsPress Release by Bill Coyle.
DOWNTOWN URBAN THEATER FESTIVAL
With the 2015 DUTF Playwright Masters Award
At the DUTF Opening Night Celebration
On Tuesday, May 12 at 8:00pm
At 40/40 Club (6 West 25th Street, NYC)
Past DUTF Playwright...
May 9th, 2015 | 0 commentsI am a huge fan of Elton John and was watching some old youtube videos and came across my favorite judge from DWTS dancing in " I'M STILL STANDING" check it out. He is in several scenes and is wearing very little. Go, Bruno! Maybe, Bruno can get Elton John to come on and he can do the moves in this video. I would pay to see that on DWTS!...
May 6th, 2015 | 0 comments“Let us go forth, the tellers of tales, and seize whatever prey the heart long for, and have no fear.
Everything exists, everything is true, and the earth is only a little dust under our feet.”
― W.B. Yeats
The Irish Repertory Theatre
YEATS: The Celebration
April 29th, 2015 | 0 comments
This has been the greatest season for dance shows on Broadway. As a voter, it is very difficult as the talent in NYC and The Great White Way are gigantic. If you love an old fashioned musical with dance there are three musicals you must see. I will be writing more on the other two in the next few weeks.
On The Town
April 26th, 2015 | 0 comments
The show revolves around Renee Fleming ( An Opera Diva), and Douglas Sills (Vito De Angelis) the couple is self-absorbed and egomaniacs. They are running low on money and decide to have ghost writers help them write a biography so they can get an advance to keep them living the lifestyle of the rich and famous. ( Cue Robin...
April 26th, 2015 | 0 comments
Shana Carroll and Sebastien Solderville do an incredible job putting this amazing show together. This team jump through hoops and do triple flips in the air. They bounce on tightropes, without a net. They are limber and can do amazing feats including juggling strange boxes. The show was a lot of fun and you can catch it at City...
April 24th, 2015 | 0 comments Photos by Corine Cohen
DWTS TOUR photo by Corine Cohen
This in from ABC TV!
Special Musical Guest Andy Grammer to Perform Hit Song “Honey, I’m Good”
Dancing with the Stars: 10th Anniversary Special Airs Tuesday, April 28
“Episode 2007” – Next week on “Dancing with the Stars” the...
April 21st, 2015 | 0 commentsOn Monday, May 11th at The Plaza Hotel, Award Winning Journalist and bestselling author Joan Lunden and Award winning Dermatologist and Dermatologic Surgeon Dr. Ellen Marmur will receive City of Hope’s The Spirit of Life® Award at the annual Spring luncheon. City of Hope will present the these distinguished women with its top...
April 17th, 2015 | 0 commentsWhile I am sad that tonight is the finale of " MAD MEN" I am hoping Michael Weiner, the writer of the show considers writing a sequel called: " MAD WOMEN, The women of Mad Men fight for equal rights in the 70's. They convince John Slattery to create a new agency helping women in advertising. The show will focus on: Peggy, Joan, Sally,...
April 16th, 2015 | 0 comments Red wine- Barolo.A winner!
Corine Cohen had a tasting at Davios NYC restaurant. We did not get to select what was on the tasting but the food and wine pairings were wonderful. We loved the salmon crocette, the spring rolls, the scallop with pork belly and the sirloin steak. Every wine was perfection and the...
April 11th, 2015 | 0 commentsBill Nighy( The Best and Second Best Marigold Hotel) plays, Tom Sergeant, a wealthy, older, entrepreneur used to getting his way. He meets, Kyra Hollis played by Carey Mulligan, who plays an 18-year-old who works at his restaurant. They have an affair, and he is married to a dying woman. Tom leaves romantic letters out for his wife to...
April 9th, 2015 | 0 comments Disney Princess Fest!
Are you a Disney fan? An adult? Disenchanted is a dirty, funny, feminist romp. You meet all of your childhood favorites: Snow White, Cinderella, Belle, Mulan, Sleeping Beauty and The Princess and The Frog. The characters don't need to find a Prince; they want respect. The show is a great time if you are...
April 8th, 2015 | 0 commentsCorine Cohen chats with Tyler Modele. He has a new show at the Duplex on May 23, 2015. Love his sound.
If you love electronic pop with a sound like Michael Jackson, check it out
April 3rd, 2015 | 0 comments
Judith Clurman is an Emmy-nominated and Grammy-nominated conductor, educator, and choral specialist. Her knowledge and love of diverse musical genres and her passion for excellence has enabled her to build bridges across an array of musical styles and forge relationships with esteemed professionals worldwide. As a conductor and...
April 1st, 2015 | 0 commentsCorine Cohen: Sharon, you have the most interesting job. I read you have been involved with the Tribeca Film Festival from the start. As a film lover, I can't imagine a better job. What is a typical day like at the Festival?
Sharon Badal: Since most of my time during the submission phase (from October to February) involves watching...
March 30th, 2015 | 0 commentsConrats to Taylor Swift for winning Song of the Year ( SHAKE IT OFF) for I Heart Radio.
And I guess I am not the only SWIFTIE.
Photo by Corine Cohen at the Giver Press conference.
g SHAKE IT OFF all the time....
March 26th, 2015 | 0 comments
Jim Parson's famous for " The Big Bang, Theory" plays Oh, a lonely outcast alien. The aliens move NYC residents to Australia and take over to avoid being killed by another alien race. Oh, is an outcast by his entire race and is interested in making friends. He meets a young girl played by Rihanna who is searching for her Mother as...
March 26th, 2015 | 0 comments. This is a movie worth seeing. Enjoy the trailer.Morgan Freeman and Diane Keaton are wonderful in this film! The movie is a romantic comedy and even has Broadway stars Cynthia Nixon and Jackie Hoffman has a few lines in the film. I loved the film and will post a formal review in May. It is a Corine's pick!
March 25th, 2015 | 0 commentsI got to do a quick phone interview, with Eddie Money who is an 80's rock icon. He is playing in Staten Island a week from tonight and he has always been one of my favorite rock stars of the 80's and 90's. Who doesn't love " Shakin" "I Think I'm In Love" and many others. We did a quick phoner and please forgive the feedback....
March 23rd, 2015 | 0 commentsEXTENDED!
Featuring Mike Albo, Nora Burns, David Ilku
“HOUSE OF TARDS”
Directed by Paul Dobie
Presented by TWEED Theater Works (Kevin Malony, Artistic Director)
At the Stonewall Inn (53 Christopher Street)
Thursdays at 8 PM – Now through...
March 19th, 2015 | 0 comments
If you are into mind blowing special effects, Insurgent is the movie for you. Action, adventure, massive violence. Not for children.
The Divergent series takes place in Chicago 100 years in the future. Survivors are divided into five factions based on their strengths and abilities. Kate Winslet plays the brutal ruler,...
March 18th, 2015 | 0 commentsCorine Cohen: What led you to work on this show?
Jonny Donahoe: The playwright Duncan Macmillan asked me if I'd be interested in working on a little project, making something very funny and uplifting about severe depression. He'd written a short story called 'Sleeve Notes' about eight years earlier, (about a little boy who makes a...
March 12th, 2015 | 0 comments
This show has made it to Broadway and I am counting down the minutes until I see it.
Helen Mirren happens to be one of my favorite performers and I am looking forward to this show....
March 11th, 2015 | 0 comments
Broadway Showbiz is sad to report that Forever Tango, beauty, Karina Smirnoff is back on the market while promoting her new book about dating troubles. Karina was radiant and danced like a pro, with Maks in Forever Tango in 2012 and we wish her well. She deserves a Prince, not a frog.
Her book is called " We're Just Not That Into...
March 9th, 2015 | 0 comments
I love really way out science fiction. Chappie, is a reject robot from the near future that malfunctions and is supposed to be turned into scrap metal. Instead, Dev Patel plays a scientist who is called " his maker" according to Chappie and takes him to his home to try and put him together. He then builds Chappie into a robot...
March 5th, 2015 | 0 comments
We attended a meet the cast of Chappie at the premiere on March 4th and we were there to cover the fun. Please excuse the shaky video as we were not allowed to bring a tripod. We really enjoyed the chat with the cast. Come back soon for part 2.
Chappie opens on March 6th. It is rated R and is not for small children as there...
February 28th, 2015 | 0 comments
You can't help fall in love with India, the dance, and the magic of a talented group of actors. Maggie Smith and Judi Dench weave their magic as always. They are talented pros that make the film very enjoyable. Maggie Smith plays a grouchy senior at the end of her life but in 8 months makes a difference to many lives. Watching her...
February 28th, 2015 | 0 comments Press release
“Fun, Food, and Freebies on Tap at Veg Fest”
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 28, 2015
NEW YORK, NY— An ultra-endurance athlete, who performs his feats fueled completely on a vegan diet, will be one of the scores of speakers at the upcoming New York City Vegetarian Food Festival. The event returns to the...
February 25th, 2015 | 0 comments
Have a foodgasm for only $38.00 this week at Haru on Amsterdam Avenue. A Corine's Pick. If you love dumplings you must get the crab dumplings. They are so exotic and scrumptious. If you love salmon sashimi the pieces are large, buttery and the best. The quality was so fresh I was a bit scared it would swim off my plate.
February 25th, 2015 | 0 comments
Haru has an amazing Happy Hour Monday through Friday as well as an incredible Restaurant week dinner.
I attended last night and was blown away by: The Spicy Salmon hand roll, the crab dumplings, the tuna tartar tacos and all of the fresh rolls and sashimi. If you are a sushi lover, Haru is the place to go.
We attended the one...
February 24th, 2015 | 0 comments Danny Gardner and Aleka Emerson
Sidney Myer, William Michals, Scott Siegel and Karen Akers.
Scott Siegel and Nancy Anderson
February 24th, 2015 | 0 comments William Michals who stole the show with his stunning voice and girlfriend.
On a freezing cold below zero night, Town Hall was hot, hot, hot with talented singers and dancers. Corine Cohen was on hand to capture all the fun after the show. Some of my favorite moments:
The Varsity Drag, performed by Danny Gardner and Aleka...
February 23rd, 2015 | 0 comments
Special Effects: Interstellar.
It was a very entertaining show. LADY GAGA, showed her vocal chops singing a tribute to The Sound of Music on it's 50th anniversary. The most surprising event of the night. I have always loved, Gaga, but never knew she could sing like Julie Andrews. Put the girl on Broadway! Sound of Music on...
February 22nd, 2015 | 0 commentsLooking forward to seeing the Academy Awards especially to see the new song that Bobby and Kristen wrote for the Academy Awards. He also wrote the music for one of my favorite Broadway and now Off Broadway Avenue Q ( As well as Book of Mormon, The Winnie The Pooh film which I adored and now Frozen) Congrats to the wonderful couple who...
February 19th, 2015 | 0 comments57. BEST MUSICAL THEATER ALBUM
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
Jessie Mueller, principal soloist. Jason Howland, Steve Sidwell & Billy Jay Stein, producers. Joel Moss, engineer. Jason Howland & Billy Jay Stein, engineers/mixers. (Carole King, composer & lyricist) (Original Broadway Cast)
February 19th, 2015 | 0 commentsNYC affordable deals, Undercover!
We are starting a new series called under-cover critic. Each month, I will go to a restaurant undercover and write about them. The first issue of Under Cover critic, takes place at Cucina di Pesce. I used to go there years ago whenever I was in the East...
February 19th, 2015 | 0 comments
Davio’s NYC, the Northern Italian Steakhouse always up for a celebration, is providing at-home recipes perfect for Academy Awards party hosts holding themselves to the ceremony’s gold standard. Inspired by the headline-making nominees themselves, these creatively themed libations are sure to impress guests while keeping...
February 19th, 2015 | 0 commentsFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
DISCOVER THE POWER OF UMAMI- THE HIDDEN "FIFTH FLAVOR"- THE JRO UMAMI PAVILION AT THE 2015 INTERNATIONAL RESTAURANT & FOODSERVICE SHOW OF NEW YORK
New York, NY - February 19, 2015 - The International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York is pleased to announce that for the...
February 19th, 2015 | 0 commentsDynamic List Of Chefs, Including Television Host Sara Moulton, To Present Culinary Demonstrations At Next Month's International Restaurant & Foodservice Show Of New York
Complete Chef Line-up and Schedule for Food Trends Demonstration Theater Announced
New York, NY – February 17, 2015 – Sara Moulton, nationally recognized chef,...
February 19th, 2015 | 0 commentsCorine Cohen was invited to cover the Winner of the 2015 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show pose for the press.
She VOGUED. And chowed down on a giant steak. I have never seen a dog eat like that! Part 1.
Michael Kors stopped by for this event....
February 17th, 2015 | 0 comments Swagger, a favorite of many! In 2012 I met him and he was very friendly. He is so cute. Don't you want to hug him!!!!
Here is a look at the winner in 2012 in the press room a look back:
Photos posting live by Dana Humphrey. Click on the photos to make them larger.
Video by Corine Cohen...
February 15th, 2015 | 0 comments Photo and videos by Corine Cohen. Meet The Breeds 2015.
On a freezing winter day thousands of dog lovers and breeders and dog people came to " Meet The Breeds" a joint event with the AKC and Westminster dog show. The line to get into the show was way over an hour but it was well worth the wait. Corine Cohen Puppyratzi, braved the...
February 14th, 2015 | 0 comments
Corine Cohen:Hi Marla. I have been a fan of your work since the Jeffersons. You were nominated four times for an Emmy for the role of Florence and many NAACP awards for your work in TV. While doing research on you I also found out that you owned a Jazz Club in LA. What was that like?
Marla Gibbs: Loved it! At the time, not a...
February 12th, 2015 | 0 commentsWATERPARK FUN YEAR-ROUND – INCLUDED WITH STAY!
Camelback Resorts is only a few hours away from NYC.
Giggles, screams of delight and precious family time and fun await inside the massive Aquatopia – the exotic 125,000 square-foot, multi-level indoor waterpark located at Camelback Lodge in the beautiful Pocono...
February 11th, 2015 | 0 commentsABC’s “DANCING WITH THE STARS” ANNOUNCES THE PRO DANCERS
No Karina? No Sasha. Not happy.
BATTLING TO WIN THE MIRRORBALL TROPHY
BRAND NEW CELEBRITY CAST TO BE REVEALED ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24,
EXCLUSIVELY ON “GOOD MORNING AMERICA”
“Dancing with the Stars” 10TH Anniversary Premieres Live on Monday, March...
February 11th, 2015 | 0 commentsUh, oh. The feedback of the book "50 Shades of Grey" was such a sensation. I never read the book, as the topic didn't pique my interest. I was hoping the film would be sexy, seductive, exciting and dark. Sadly, I would rename the movie " 50 Shades of Boredom" the movie is about a beautiful sweet and innocent College graduate who meets...
February 6th, 2015 | 0 comments
Mila Kunis, Warner Bros Jupiter Ascending
If you're a fan of giant mega special effects, Jupiter Ascending won't let you down. It is 100 percent, beautiful animation. Gamers and stoners will go into a happy zone between the sleek and over the top effects. The story, what little story there...
January 31st, 2015 | 0 commentsDo you ever ask yourself whatever happened to Marla Gibbs? ( The Jeffersons, 227 and a million other things) I just saw her in a new film called Grantham and Rose. See the film to see her. She's a hoot! Here is the trailer.
January 22nd, 2015 | 0 commentsBroadwayshowbiz.com went to a rehearsal of Solomon Kee's A Night with Sammy His show will be in the solo festival in March. He is having a gala fundraiser on January 27th so please go and make a donation. The event is free and there is free wine but help him raise funds for his show. Donations appreciated.
A NIGHT WITH SAMMY...
January 15th, 2015 | 0 commentsCorine Cohen's Podcast Review of " Honeymoon In Vegas"
I loved the entire cast in this production. Tony Danza does an incredible tap dance, The Flying Elivii are really funny and some of the campy and hilarious and touching score is moving. It's a big, splashy and funny musical and a Corine's Pick. BOOK BY ANDREW BERGMAN...
January 15th, 2015 | 0 commentsHere is the full list:
BEST MOTION PICTURE OF THE YEAR
Clint Eastwood, Robert Lorenz, Andrew Lazar, Bradley Cooper and Peter Morgan, Producers
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
Alejandro G. Iñárritu, John Lesher and James W. Skotchdopole, Producers
Richard Linklater and Cathleen Sutherland,...
June 24th, 2014 | 0 comments Justin Valentine and Nikita Boris photo by Corine Cohen
Corine Cohen sat down for a quick rehearsal interview with Justin Valentine who is studying to become a professional ballet dancer....