Everybody Rise began as a blog about theater and is now a compilation of my articles on theater and television. The title is an homage to “The Ladies Who Lunch” from Company - one of my favorite musicals. Check out the inimitable Elaine Stritch who originated the role of Joanne in the 1970 Broadway production. Besides the lyrical wink, “everybody rise” makes me think of a standing ovation. It's become overly expected on Broadway, but when it's deserved, it's marvelous.