Mark’s Recent Stories
Arts Jul 25Jackie Mason, comic who perfected amused outrage, dies at 93
Jackie Mason, a rabbi-turned-comedian whose feisty brand of standup comedy led him to Catskills nightclubs, West Coast talk shows and Broadway stages, has died. He was 93.
Arts May 26‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ author Eric Carle dies at 91
Through books like “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?” “Do You Want to Be My Friend?” and “From Head to Toe,” Carle introduced universal themes in simple words and bright colors.
Arts May 26The long-delayed Tony Awards finally have a date
The long-delayed Tony Awards have been given a fall air date and a four-hour streaming canvas to celebrate the pandemic-shortened Broadway season that upended the theater world.
Arts May 24‘Hadestown’ jumps ahead of pack to welcome Broadway patrons
Producers announced Monday that tickets go on sale June 11 for the eight-time Tony Award winning musical. The first show to welcome a live audience is likely to get a lot of attention.
Arts May 12Ellen DeGeneres to end long-running TV talk show next year
Ellen DeGeneres is calling time on her longtime-running talk show. Reports say the daytime host, who has seen a ratings hit after allegations of running a toxic workplace, has decided that her upcoming season will be the last.
Arts May 07Broadway readies imminent ticket sales for a fall reopening
Many Broadway productions are scrambling to resume ticket sales in the coming days to welcome theater-goers this fall after city and state leaders have green-lit a reopening of the Great White Way at full capacity.
Arts Apr 17Scott Rudin will ‘step back’ after allegations of bullying
Amid mounting anger over allegations of bullying, Broadway and Hollywood producer Scott Rudin broke his silence Saturday, saying he is “profoundly sorry” and will step back from his theater work.
Arts Feb 11Chick Corea, jazz great with 23 Grammy Awards, dies at 79
Corea is the artist with the most jazz Grammys in the show's 63-year history, and he has a chance to posthumously win at the March 14 show.
Arts Feb 10Jay-Z, Foo Fighters and Tina Turner nominated for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Jay-Z, Foo Fighters, Tina Turner and Iron Maiden lead this year’s nominees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, a female-heavy list of 16 acts that includes for the first time The Go-Go’s, Mary J. Blige and Dionne Warwick.
Arts Feb 05Oscar winner, ‘Sound of Music’ star Christopher Plummer dies
Christopher Plummer, the dashing award-winning actor who played Captain von Trapp in the film “The Sound of Music” and at 82 became the oldest Academy Award acting winner in history, has died. He was 91.