(Clicking on a name bolded in blue will take readers to that actor or show's entry in the Playbill Vault.)
"The show moved like a well-oiled Swiss watch. There was no wasted movement. Every gesture and every note counted. Carol Channing was red."
"I was there opening night. and it was the latest bit of make believe. Newley was Marcel Marceau, Charlie Chaplin and Caruso all rolled into one."
Franco Zeffirelli's production of The Lady of the Camellias at the Winter Garden Theater
"Susan Strasberg in the title role was luminescent. It was one of the best star entrances I've ever seen – in what looked like an unmade bed, she simply rolled over into our sight and she was there."
"The cast, including Meryl Streep, Raul Julia and Irene Worth, graced Santo Loquasto's breathtaking set."
The Mike Nichols production of E.L. Doctorow's Drinks Before Dinner at the Public Theater (star Christopher Plummer pictured)
"Urban poetry and social terror."
" I couldn't get out of my seat to leave the theatre. It was stunning."
Ethel Merman in Happy Hunting
"Just because I was 17 and it was my first Broadway musical. Somehow I knew it was bad, but it was just so good to be there."
"I kept going back to see it over and over. The music, the story, the production."
"...which I've seen five times so far. It brings nuance back to our savaged, vulgarized musical theatre form"
Michael Bennett's brilliant choreography for the musical Coco at the Mark Hellinger Theatre
"It occurs when Chanel invents the little back dress. Michael's choreographic design embodies the elegance and restraint of Chanel's classic garment itself. It would take an essay to describe how he did it, but it was the equivalent of a perfectly tailored black suit for a gentleman. Both Michael and Chanel's designs merged right there on that stage. Both are astonishingly and enduringly classic."