April 16, 2004 |
"Connie and Carla" proves Nia Vardalos, creator and star of "My Big Fat Greek Wedding," was no flash in the pan. Boldly reworking the "Some Like It Hot" plot, with a nod to "Victor/Victoria" and "La Cage aux Folles," Vardalos has come up with a crowd-pleaser that is entirely her own, and in the process has written terrific parts for herself and Toni Collette.
July 25, 1991 |
"Let me put it this way: Perfection isn't good enough," says Cynthia Onrubia, candidly discussing Jerome Robbins' well-known reputation as a relentless taskmaster. Onrubia is an assistant to the choreographer on "Jerome Robbins' Broadway," which Robbins choreographed and directed and which is running through Aug. 4 at the Orange County Performing Arts Center.
March 23, 2003 |
They are not accustomed to the spotlight. They worry about sounding pretentious, banal or boring. They wonder if they're rambling. They think to talk about themselves makes them feel sound "egotistical." They would much rather shower praise on the costume designers, gaffers and crew members who they seem to think really deserve all the credit. They are unsung heroes.