Tuesday, Jun. 30, 2020

Lin-Manuel Miranda likes to picture the millionaire, Mr. Howell, from "Gilligan's Island," saying the brag. You know the one. "Well, I saw it with the original cast." 

On Friday, Miranda will steal that boast from anyone who ever saw "Hamilton" in its blistering first year and a half on...

Tuesday, Jun. 30, 2020

The revolution is finally being televised, thank goodness.

The long-awaited live-capture of Lin-Manuel Miranda's shake-the-rafters musical "Hamilton" comes out Friday on Disney+, a chance to celebrate America's independence with some of its Founding Fathers.

The timing seems ideal...

Monday, Jan. 6, 2020

The Directors Guild of America has announced the nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television and Limited Series; Variety/Talk/News/Sports–-Regularly Scheduled Programming; Reality Programs; Children’s Programs; Commercials; and Documentary for 2019.

Among the...

Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019

Included in its haul of 17 Emmy nominations, Fosse/Verdon (FX Network) scored two for direction--one for Jessica Yu on the basis of the “Glory” episode, and the other earned by Thomas Kail for the installment titled “Who’s Got the Pain.”

As co-creator (with Steven Levenson) and...

Monday, Apr. 8, 2019

He was a director and choreographer whose signature was the backward lean and the pelvic thrust. She was his muse and a ferocious dancer in her own right. They were perfect together and they were also terrible together.

The complex, fiery relationship Bob Fosse had with Gwen Verdon is the...

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