Monday, April 27, 2015 Iyyar 8, 5775
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As rain teemed down on the roof of Gratz College, those seated in its large auditorium intermittently laughed, murmured and even wiped back tears in response to Marc Levin's acclaimed documentary "Protocols of Zion." More than 600 people watched on Jan. 29 as the film tackled issues of hate and anti-Semitism in post-Sept. 11 America. "We're here to discuss a...
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Switching Lainies. On the road to riches, actress/singer is ethnically enhanced
Greek Orthodox? Greek unorthodox - or that's what one would have assumed on learning of the casting of a major Jewish actress as a Greek matriarch in "My Big Fat Greek Wedding." But then, one would have underestimated the undeniable appeal and talent of Lainie Kazan, who made the big fat 2002 Greek role her own. And she did it...
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Interested in taking a trip to the "Bermuda Avenue Triangle," where audiences in the past have gotten lost in the laughs? Renee Taylor and Joe Bologna - with Lainie Kazan joining them for the ride - return here three years after their other voyage-oriented title "If You Ever Leave Me … I'm Going With You." And "On the Scene" has...
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So, you wanna be a producer? Maybe it helps to have a great director. Susan Stroman had a hit with the flopsweat of her "Producers" on Broadway in 2001; five years later, the director/choreographer - who made body "Contact" with the Tony Award in 2000 - is now watching as her Broadway Bialystock and Bloom bounce off the big screen...
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