Jim Taylor

Da'onna Johnson and Amanda Johnson kiss after marrying - New York, NY - Jul 24, 2011 (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

WCBS 880 Tri-State Top 11 Of 2011: No. 9 – Gay Marriage

WCBS Newsradio 880 is counting down the top 11 Tri-State area news stories of 2011 and number 9 marked a major change for the civil rights of those in the Empire State.


June 2011 - In Review (credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images; AP Photo/PATCH.com, Christopher Costa; Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880; Vince Bucci/Getty Images)

WCBS 880 Audiofile: June 2011 – The Month In Sound

Everything from the outrageous to the tragic happened in June. Take a listen.


Crowds gather to watch the Tony Awards simulcast in Times Square. (credit: Flickr)

Where To Watch The Tony Awards In NYC

For the third consecutive year, the Tony Awards will be simulcast live on a giant outdoor screen in Times Square on Sunday, June 12th, and there are several other NYC venues to watch the Tony Awards.

CBS New York–06/11/2011

Tony Awards Logo Graphic (AP)

Tony Award Nominees Told To Keep Acceptance Speeches Short

Tony nominees are being told if they win Sunday night, they’ll have 90 seconds to offer up an acceptance. And that includes the time it takes to get from seat to stage.


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‘Sleep No More’ Brings Immersion Theatre To Chelsea

A Chelsea venue is hosting a haunting spectacle called Sleep No More. Imagine Shakespeare meeting Hitchcock.


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Come Tony Night, The Star-Packed Podium May Lack Sense Of Humor

I thought it might be kind of cute to have those snubbed for nominations present the statues. For instance, have Robin Williams present the award for Best Actor in a play and Radcliffe hand out the award for Best Actor in A Musical — but that’s just one reason I’m not on any committee that hands out anything.


Sutton Foster and Joel Grey (C) and the cast of the Broadway play 'Anything Goes' takes a bow during curtain call opening night of 'Anything Goes' at Stephen Sondheim Theatre on April 7, 2011. (credit: Bennet Raglin/Getty Images)

Outer Critics Circle Awards Predict Tony Award Winners

It’s a pretty good barometer of Tony voting: The Outer Critics Circle Awards.

CBS New York–05/19/2011

View of the curtain call of the 'Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark' original Broadway cast's final preview performance at Foxwoods Theatre on April 17, 2011 in New York City. (credit: Andy Kropa/Getty Images)

Broadway Buzz: C’mon, Spidey.

The producers promise a re-energized, re-invigorated, re-written show. How about one that makes sense?

CBS New York–05/12/2011

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Several Big-Name Comedians Snubbed For Tony Awards

A funny thing happened on the way to the Tony nominations this year: Several guys known for being funny were not nominated.


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Broadway Buzz: Off-Broadway Gems

With Tony nomination week behind us, let’s take a little break from the glare (and expense) of Broadway. Because there’s plenty of good theatre to be experienced off-Broadway, as well. And the drinks are cheaper, too.

CBS New York–05/09/2011

Actress Frances McDormand attends the 'Good People' opening night party at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill on March 3, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Frances McDormand of ‘Good People’ Tough To Beat In Tony ‘Best Actress’ Category

If it was up to WCBS 880’s Jim Taylor, Frances McDormand would take the winning statue.

CBS New York–05/05/2011

"Good People" Opening Night (credit: Taylor Hill/Getty Images)

Play And Musical Revivals Make For Cutthroat Competition In Tony Award Categories

The best revival of a musical is between just two venerable shows: the old-timey pleasures of the Cole Porter-packed Anything Goes versus the over-rehearsed self-conscious How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.

CBS New York–05/04/2011

"Catch Me If You Can" Broadway Opening Night - Arrivals & Curtain Call

‘Book Of Mormon’ To Battle ‘Catch Me If You Can’ For Best Musical At Tony Awards

The big story out of the Tony nominations this year: 14 nominations for Book of Mormon, the outlandish yet traditional musical. It is perhaps a shoe-in for the most coveted Tony award.

CBS New York–05/03/2011

Jim Taylor's energy company, Taylor Biomass, creates energy by turning trash to treasure.

N.Y. Energy Co. Gets $100M Stimulus Grant

One New York company is seeing big news and big bucks from the federal stimulus program.