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“The hope is that in rediscovering Chicago, audiences will rediscover what theater was. It was sophisticated, complicated, adult.” — Ann Reinking

It’s her birthday today. When she died last year, the outpouring of tributes and appreciation was truly heart-warming to see. Here’s what I wrote. Ann Reinking’s talent was like her performance persona: larger than life, epic in scope, intimidating. She … Continue reading

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“The energy doesn’t end at the hands. I want such intensity that it feels like light is streaming from every finger.” — Bob Fosse

It’s his birthday today. His work as a director – in films as diverse as Cabaret, Lenny, All That Jazz, and Star 80 is getting a lot of chatter from film critics, and of course that makes sense. I love … Continue reading

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May 2019 Viewing Diary

Again, just like my April viewing diary, this will be a pretty tough read for anyone not into Supernatural. It may be a tough read for those who DO watch Supernatural (especially if you loved the last 3 seasons. If … Continue reading

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April 2019 Viewing Diary

I have had an extremely challenging month. Things got slightly spooky. This looks INSANE when written out like this. And believe it or not, I was super busy this month. I wrote like 5 gigantic pieces, and somehow managed to … Continue reading

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Fosse/Verdon: first teaser trailer

Starring Sam Rockwell as Bob Fosse and Michelle Williams as Gwen Verdon. I’ve been excited about this since I first heard it was happening last year, and here’s the first glimpse. I’m so psyched about this that I’m almost scared. … Continue reading

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February 2018 Viewing Diary

Supernatural, Season 13, episode 12 “Various & Sundry Villains” (2018; d. Amanda Tapping) I was happy to see that the series showed at least passing interest in the inner life of one of its lead characters. Six Feet Under, season … Continue reading

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The Books: Twenty-Eight Artists and Two Saints, ‘Dancing and the Dark’, by Joan Acocella

On the essays shelf: Twenty-eight Artists and Two Saints: Essays by Joan Acocella. I am not a dancer but I recognize Bob Fosse’s choregraphy when I see it. It is instantly identifiable. He has a personal stamp, more so than … Continue reading

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“Fosse Time”

All That Jazz turns 30 years old this month, and Matt Zoller Seitz has a wonderful appreciation/analysis of the movie, and its influence (with great quotes from other directors and editors about how that movie impacted their art) in The … Continue reading

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Movie Poster: Cabaret


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The Books: “Don’t Fall Off the Mountain” (Shirley MacLaine)

Daily Book Excerpt: Entertainment Biography/Memoir:: Don’t Fall Off the Mountain, by Shirley MacLaine I wonder if Shirley MacLaine is bad at anything. I’m sure she is – and so she doesn’t spend her energies in those areas … or who … Continue reading

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