Originally published on NewYork.com View this story online In Matilda The Musical, Gabriel Ebert and Lesli Margherita play Mr. and Mrs. Wormwood, the neglectful, TV-obsessed parents of everyone’s favorite child-genius heroine. With great zeal, the two berate their onstage daughter … Continue reading
Originally published on NewYork.com View this story online At these interactive shows, audiences don’t just passively watch—they’re part of the action. Whether it’s diving into the madness of MacBeth, paying a visit to Wonderland or helping solve a decades-old murder, … Continue reading
Originally published on NewYork.com View this story online It might just come from abroad. Our roundup of the most promising candidates from across the pond. Where else can a theatergoer choose between singing-and-dancing missionaries, foul-mouthed businessmen and disco-clad dancers shimmying … Continue reading
Get well soon. Balloons and cards offer–or sometimes command–this well-meaning sentiment to patients in the hospital. Gifts of stuffed animals and flowers are showered upon people to provide comfort and cheer. But for some patients, nothing can help them feel … Continue reading
Forced Out of School and Church, Watching Friends Commit Suicide: What It’s Like Growing Up Gay and Mormon
By the age of 18, Ryan Shattuck had crossed several key moments of being a young Mormon man off of his checklist. He had attended seminary classes throughout high school, was enrolled in Brigham Young University for college and was … Continue reading
It’s My Fault Because I Had a Drink? How Being Sexually Assaulted Introduced Me to Victim-Blaming Culture
I rarely think of myself as a victim. When I’ve faced challenges in my life, I’ve tried to avoid the word, thinking it sounded self-pitying and indulgent. But all that changed when I was sexually assaulted and mugged last month and was abruptly introduced to the culture of victim blaming. Continue reading
Bobby Grozier was on top of the world before he took the pills. A senior software adviser for a Fortune 500 company based in Manhattan, he earned a great salary and was happily married with a young daughter. That changed when he was prescribed a toxic combination of drugs to treat lingering symptoms of what his doctor thought was prostatitis. Ten years later, he suffers from permanent brain damage, is on disability and has lost more than $3 million in medical costs and income. Continue reading
SATC2: Collider Goes to the Bergdorf-Goodman Shoe Department to Talk to Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon, Kim Cattrall, Chris Noth and Writer-Director Michael Patrick King
Expectations were high for the Sex and the City sequel we all knew was inevitable after the first movie’s opening weekend. With hundreds of women lined up hours in advance, decked out in heels and sipping Cosmos, how could Warner Brothers not cash in on the sequel?
And cash in they did producing a full-length feature film, complete with glittery gowns, muscular men and the quartet of friends taking a decadent vacation overseas. Collider caught up with the cast, appropriately enough, in the shoe department of Bergdorf-Goodman to dish on the details of the fun, the friends, and, of course, the fashion.
Karen Wilson was 16 when she first began feeling the pain. It began out of the blue one day, and it never stopped. She could never figure out why the heavy feeling in her vagina was happening, or how to stop it. Some days the pain was so bad that she couldn’t walk or even get out of bed. Wilson began going to doctors, but none of them knew what the pain was or how to make it stop. Many people told her it would end after she had children, and one doctor suggested that it was psychosomatic. It wasn’t until her 20s that Wilson was diagnosed with a mysterious condition known as vulvodynia.
Nora and Delia Ephron are no strangers to working together, having collaborated on such films as Bewitched, You’ve Got Mail and Sleepless in Seattle. Now, these multi-faceted sisters have brought their talents to the stage with the off-Broadway play, Love, Loss and What I Wore, now at the Westside Theater, which features a rotating cast of 15 actresses. The Ephrons were inspired to adapt author Ilene Beckerman’s work for the stage after Nora read the book and sent it to Delia. Both of them were drawn to the stories and the emotional connections with the clothing that the narrator wore during her experiences. Continue reading