Nabbing hard to get Broadway tickets must be a lot easier when you're president.
And there's a new Bond Girl on the line-up
Just a few weeks ago, Hawaiian-born actress Ruthie Ann Miles took home the Tony Award for her performance as Lady Thiang in Lincoln Center's revival of The King and I. Here, she shares her favorite New York City spots and what she thinks of the state of Broadway.
Included: high bungee, flying trapeze, aerial silk, and, of course, tightrope walking.
America's Best Comedy Clubs
If laughter is indeed the best medicine (thanks, endorphins), there’s nothing quite like the live, raw energy of a comedy club to get your dose—or check America’s cultural pulse. Radio and television may have brought mainstream comedy to the masses, with I Love Lucy and Milton Berle paving the way for Carol Burnett and Saturday Night Live. Yet it’s the unpredictability and adrenaline-fueled energy of in-person performance that continues to spur it forward. Why else would the likes of Tina Fey and Jay Leno still perform regularly to sharpen their skills and test their material? It’s in comedy clubs, with nothing but a microphone and brick wall, that careers soar on applause or die by heckles, and sticky subjects get addressed in a humorous way. Trailblazing performances at Chicago’s The Second City gave comics like Richard Pryor, George Carlin, and Sam Kinison a stage to tackle race, religion, and politics with an irreverent spin that wasn’t yet allowed on the airwaves. Times have changed, but stand-up comedy’s next wave continues its gig-by-gig push of the envelope with often unfiltered, hilarious results you’d be hard-pressed to find on an HBO special. From a surprising ab workout in Nashville to the mainstays of New York and Los Angeles, the following comedy clubs are surefire places to get your giggle on.
House of Swing at Lincoln Center
Jazz at Lincoln Center's new home redefines the landscape for the quintessential American art form. Robert Sandla reports