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12 Reasons to Love An American in Paris

An American in Paris, a new musical that pays tribute to the 1951 Gene Kelly film, received 12 Drama Desk Award nominations, the most of any show currently on Broadway. 779 more words


Hand to God - Pray for Them

This show had me at the first blasphemous statement, the first vulgarity, and the first swear-filled monologue spoken by a sock puppet to set up the audience to their world view of sin and virtue. 106 more words


6 Things I Learned from the Outer Critics Circle Award Nominations

Precursor awards don’t always translate into Tony Award success. But today the out-of-town critics announced their nominations for the Outer Critics Circle Awards, and here are six things I learned: 324 more words


We've arrived, predictions in hand.

It’s Tony season! And after some serious theater-going (at one point, we saw four shows in a week) Ross and I have decided to opine regularly here on our new space… 878 more words


Day 8 - A Prayerful Ode to Tony Chachere's Creole Seasoning (of the Southern Pindaric Style)

Holy St. Tony’s, you absolve all sins, and so we pray of you:

Sacrifice your body for our supper
so our pans and pots may be proper with your touch, 99 more words

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10 Houston Restaurants - Decades in the Making

Houston’s food legacy is as diverse as its people. Encompassing everything from the good ol’ American hot dog and a hearty meal of Texas barbecue, to a fresh, juicy steak and a Mexican or Italian feast, these restaurants have stood the test of time and proven their positions as Houston legends. 605 more words


Liza Minnelli Enters Rehab, 'Making Excellent Progress'

NEW YORK (AP) — Liza Minnelli has checked herself in rehab and is making “excellent progress,” her representative says.

Minnelli spokesman Scott Gorenstein said Wednesday night, “Minnelli has valiantly battled substance abuse over the years and whenever she has needed to seek treatment she has done so. 102 more words