Each Broadway season brings stars of stage and screen to the boards, and this year’s Tony Award nominations reflect a period especially rich in high-profile female talent. Performances both larger than life and achingly true to it reinforced the generosity and grit these women — among them a few of our most fabulous divas, in the best sense of that loaded word — have brought to their work.
East Village by way of Old CityA New York love story follows – one bred in Old City Philadelphia, home base to “multidisciplinary artist” Michael Biello and composer Dan Martin, longtime partners in art and life. Marry Harry, which opened Thursday, is their latest musical and off-Broadway debut, and it’s as charming as it is deliberately contrived. The show unfolds in the East Village, where the titular Little Harry cooks at Big Harry’s Italian restaurant.
It's said that those who don't remember the past are doomed to repeat it. For the director Bartlett Sher, repeating the past—often eight times a week for months or years at a time—is less a curse than a calling. For Sher the past is both prologue and something to be reckoned with on its own terms, an approach that has made him one of American theater's most influential figures.