Linda Lavin

"Candide's journeys began, obviously, with Voltaire and somehow imprinted themselves on the journey of a Broadway show, which
My friend tells this story about her debut at 54 Below (now Feinstein's/54 Below). I was in the audience. I had purchased
Yvonne Strahovski sure does know how to keep a juicy secret. "I love singing. I love singing at home," Strahovski said, laughing
Our Mother's Brief Affair, a Manhattan Theater Club production at the Samuel J. Friedman Theater, and under Lynne Meadow's fine direction, becomes a memory play for Anna, and a mystery for her children: What exactly is the truth?
I was able to grab a slice of pizza on the way to Le Poisson Rouge just a few minutes before GoGo Penguin took the stage
Her son Seth (Greg Keller) is all too conveniently an obituary writer, which is a silly distraction during the show, whose
A character steps out of character, just before the first act curtain of Our Mother's Brief Affair--the new Richard Greenberg comedy from the Manhattan Theatre Club--and says "for those of you who are thinking, oy vey, again with the Rosenbergs!, our apologies."
You have to love Nancy Meyers for her happy endings, and her optimism about women's lives.
This isn't Lavin's first visit to 54 Below, though it's the first time I've had the opportunity to enjoy it. Lavin's Starting Over is so named because she says "that's what I've been doing my whole life."
Look closely and you'll find proponents who keep tradition alive for the faithful, and with the foresight of knowing that what's old will someday be new once again. Gianni Valenti and Jim Caruso are living this daily at cabaret club, Birdland.