Category: Books

8 Questions for Helena Blackman

Helena Blackman's debut solo CD The Sound of Rodgers and Hammerstein has recently been released by Speckulation Entertainment. The 12-track recording features the singer delivering such classics as "I Enjoy Being a Girl," "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right O… more »

Book Reviews: Best American Short Plays of 2008-2009 ; Applause Libretto Library Series - The Sound of Music, Avenue Q, Oklahoma!

If the one-act play form is an endangered species, the folks at Applause Theatre & Cinema Books don’t seem to know it. They’ve just released The Best American Short Plays 2008-2009, the latest annual edition of their invaluable long-running series. E… more »

Review: Joan Collins at Feinstein's Loews Regency

The television theme music swells, the video montage begins, and the audience delivers the predictable swooning response. But the glamorous star onstage is quick to remind us of one important fact.   “There was life before Dynasty, announces Joan Col… more »

Book Reviews: The Playbill Broadway Yearbook and At this Theatre

The invaluable Applause Theatre and Cinema Books has just released two new indispensable releases for theater lovers. The Playbill Broadway Yearbook, now in its sixth edition, provides a comprehensive summary of the 2009-2010 Broadway season. Edited… more »