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Peter Shaffer’s Coming Out Celebration

Peter Shaffer’s Coming Out Celebration

BY ANDY HUMM | Playwright Peter Shaffer (“Equus,” “Amadeus”), who died at 90 last June, got a star-studded memorial service at the American Airlines Theatre on April 3 hosted by Alec Baldwin, who played the lead in “Equus” at the Guild Hall in East Hampton in 2010. The memorial was graced by in-person tributes from […]

“Fiddler” at 50  

BY DAVID NOH | The 92nd Street Y is observing a very special theatrical anniversary with a special concert series, “To Life! 50 Years of ‘Fiddler on the Roof.’” A cast headed by Jonathan Hadary will be singing those immortal songs, with Rob Fisher as music director, but, best of all, the show’s lyricist, Sheldon Harnick, […]

King Charles

King Charles

BY DAVID NOH | Charles Laughton (1899-1962) was the Meryl Streep of his day. A universally acclaimed actor — many thought him the finest of his generation — with the most varied and fulsome technique, he played seemingly everything, from kings to bums. And, like Streep, when he was good, he was very, very good, but […]