Nathan Lane

  • Culture

    March 7, 2013
  • Blogs

    March 30, 2012

    Comment of the Day: That Anti-Gay Professor Of Theater Is In For A Shock

    We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them. So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning, from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even. This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula involving wit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2012

    The Addams Family Resurrected in Gleeful Fun

    The set-up: Don't ever bury the body before checking the pulse. After the savaging The Addams Family suffered in New York after its premiere in April 2010, who knew there was life left anywhere in it? But there is, and the touring production, after a major reworking, is like seeing Frankenstein sin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2011

    The Five Best Talk-Show Guests, Ranked

    The new Tom Hanks movie Larry Crowne was a bland bomb, but that's okay: He did publicity for it, and that means showing up on (just about any and all) talk shows as a guest. What makes a good talk-show guest? Someone who understands the dynamic -- you're not having anything close to a real conversa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2011

    Space Shuttles: Ten Ways Los Angeles and New York Can Show Theirs Off, Dammit

    Bi-wing airplanes...pfft. Try this on for size, Kong.​This week, we learned that Houston, essentially the birthplace of the space shuttle program, will not be given one of the four remaining shuttles. Two of the four cities receiving them are both deserving and appropriate: Washington D.C. (fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2009

    Last Call For Art: Two Great Musicals, Expertly Done

    ​Two of the season's best stage productions close this weekend, The Phantom of the Opera by Broadway Across America and The Producers at Masquerade Theatre. Make sure you see at least one of them.First is Phantom. This is the Broadway touring company, of course. (The show arrived in Houston with t ... More >>

  • Culture

    July 30, 2009

    Fresh Producers

    With this musical, the Masquerade Theatre gets everything right.

  • Home Entertainment

    May 18, 2006
  • Film

    December 22, 2005
  • Film

    December 22, 2005

    Springtime for Mel

    Brooks's latest Producers is flawed, but it's better than the first

  • Culture

    February 12, 2004

    Fresh Producers

    The Broadway smash-hit continues to thrive with its new cast

  • Calendar

    January 29, 2004

    Alan Ruck's Day On

    A traveling production of The Producers stars Cameron from Ferris Bueller's Day Off

  • Film

    January 22, 2004

    Legally Bland

    Tired of boring dates? Don't go out with Tad Hamilton

  • Film

    January 2, 2003

    Wooden Nickleby

    Douglas McGrath adapts a classic -- almost perfectly

  • Film

    July 18, 2002

    Mighty Mouse

    Stuart Little 2 is no ratty sequel

  • News

    December 27, 2001

    A Lavender Christmas

    The Gay Mens Chorus of Houston sings out for Santa Claus and the baby Jesus

  • Culture

    January 11, 2001

    It's a Funny Thing

    The Great Caruso's Forum adds a new layer of delightful kitsch to Sondheim's musical

  • Film

    July 13, 2000

    Whistlin' Trixie

    You'll lap it up as the title character in Alan Rudolph's quirky comedy trips over her own tongue

  • Film

    January 27, 2000

    Valley of the Dull

    Susann biopic isn't Great, not by a long shot

  • Film

    December 16, 1999


    Stuart Little's thick sugar coating is fine for kids. All others, beware.

  • News

    April 22, 1999

    A Twin-Twin Situation

    When Darlene'n'Diane fell for Craig'n'Mark it was love at first (and second) sight

  • Film

    September 4, 1997

    Back to School

    Once again, here's to you, Mrs. Robinson

  • Film

    March 7, 1996

    Family Values

    The Birdcage updates La Cage Aux Folles with some political bite

  • Film

    August 17, 1995

    Hot Topics

    Two new films take on the issues, but only one entertains with its answers

  • Film

    July 7, 1994

    A Lame, and Troubling, Lion

    Disney's latest can't compare with its greatest