Posts Tagged ‘Doug Strassler’

Judging Judy

Written by Doug Strassler on . Posted in NY Press Exclusive

Tracie Bennett soars over the rainbow as Judy Garland By Doug Strassler Judy Garland is more than an icon. As one of the original movie stars of the Hollywood studio system, the triple threat bounced between family musicals and adult dramas with a precision and a talent that remains largely unmatched. Like Charlie Chaplin and [&hellip
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They Do Know How to Love Them

Written by Doug Strassler on . Posted in NY Press Exclusive

A new Jesus Christ Superstar revival lathers on the Tim Rice-Andrew Lloyd Webber love By Doug Strassler Jesus Christ Superstar the show holds a godlike stature almost as ranking almost as high as the deity it portrays. Its status as an early ancestor of the rock opera – ancestors include The Who’s Tommy, Rent and [&hellip
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Death Be Not Loud

Written by Doug Strassler on . Posted in Arts & Film, NY Press Exclusive, Theater

dubuque2 A new revival of Albee’s forgotten The Lady from Dubuque sheds light on the darkest of topics In his signature work, Edward Albee asked “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” In The Lady from Dubuque, which Signature is reviving following an abortive 1980 New York run, the playwright opens his show with the question “Who am [&hellip
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Doug Strassler's Oscar Recap

Written by Doug Strassler on . Posted in Film, NY Press Exclusive

meryl Well, here it is, my last Oscar column for months to come. When all was said and done, The Artist and Hugo, two remarkably well-done films that wore their love for the movies on their sleeves, were the big winners, taking home five golden men apiece. But there were other standout moments throughout the night [&hellip
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Why the Oscars No Longer Matter

Written by Doug Strassler on . Posted in Film, NY Press Exclusive

oscar (1) It’s that time of year! Welcome to my pre-Oscar haze. As the world’s self-proclaimed Biggest Oscar Fan, the week running up to Hollywood’s golden night has historically filled me with sheer glee. But even I will acknowledge that in recent years, the ceremony has come to feel like more of a formality than a thrill. [&hellip
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How Cougar Town Became a Prime Destination

Written by Doug Strassler on . Posted in Arts & Film, NY Press Exclusive, TV

cougartown When ABC shelved Cougar Town’s third season debut to February, this mid-season shuffle sounded like the death knell for a sitcom that had found a loyal, if limited, fan base, not unlike show co-creator Bill Lawrence’s Scrubs. Lawrence and his cast didn’t take the move sitting down, however; they hunted down as many print and [&hellip
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