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  • Kevin Spacey explains a stage of his life in new film 'Now'

     Kevin Spacey explains a stage of his life in new film 'Now'
    More than a decade ago, Kevin Spacey made what many in Hollywood considered a curious decision. In the midst of a thriving film career, on the heels of winning his second Oscar, Spacey moved to London to run an old theater. It was a worthy endeavor...
  • Harvey Fierstein, 'Casa Valentina,' and gender-blurring roles on Broadway

    "Harvey Fierstein and William Shakespeare have a lot to answer for about the actors contending for this year's Tony. In a field of 20, a half dozen are wearing dresses," writes theater reporter Harry Haun in the New York Observer. SPEAKING ABOUT the...
  • Shakespeare's 450th birthday: Look at his library, get a read on him

    If you’re looking for a way to commemorate William Shakespeare’s birthday — he was born 450 years ago today, on April 23, 1564 — the most interesting party may take place at UCLA’s William Andrews Clark Memorial Library in...
  • Maya Angelou, who vividly detailed the black experience, dies at 86

    Maya Angelou was a diva of American culture: an actress, singer, dancer and film director as well as an essayist and Pulitzer-Prize-nominated poet, whose mainstream magnetism led her to write verses for Hallmark and recite one of her poems at the 1993...
  • Rollins College mixes Shakespeare, improv in new show

     Rollins College mixes Shakespeare, improv in new show
    William Shakespeare didn't write "The Lost Comedies of William Shakespeare," but he did inspire the production debuting Friday, April 18, at Rollins College. The real authors are in the audience, and they're different every night. That's because "Lost...
  • Drama League Awards Go Broad with Crowded List of 2014 Nominations

    A whopping seven Broadway musicals and two Off Broadway tuners will compete for the single 2013-14 Drama League Award for musical, one of only five competitive award categories packed with nominees that also include actors Michelle Williams, Denzel...
  • Theater review: 'The Lost Comedies of William Shakespeare' from Annie Russell Theatre

    Theater review: 'The Lost Comedies of William Shakespeare' from Annie Russell Theatre
    So how did you celebrate William Shakespeare's birthday this year? What, you missed it? Wednesday marked the 450th anniversary of the English writer's birth (at least as best as historians can tell; no one's sure of the exact day). That night, I...
  • William Shakespeare: Five unconventional movie adaptations

    William Shakespeare: Five unconventional movie adaptations
    William Shakespeare, whose 450th birthday is being celebrated around the world Wednesday, never seems to go out of vogue for movie directors eager to put their own spin on his classic texts.  Most of Shakespeare's plays have been adapted for the big...
  • William Shakespeare's 450th birthday celebrated at Newberry Library

    William Shakespeare's 450th birthday celebrated at Newberry Library
    Celebrating Shakespeare's birth makes more sense than marking his death. The birth, 450 years ago next week, started something unceasing, an industry of Shakespeare performances, publications and scholarship, in addition to the inspiration and wisdom...
  • Celebrate Shakespeare's 450th with free 'Much Ado About Nothing' screening

     Celebrate Shakespeare's 450th with free 'Much Ado About Nothing' screening
    In celebration of William Shakespeare's 450th birthday, which was commemorated Wednesday, the Orlando Shakespeare Theater will present a free outdoor screening of director Joss Whedon's adaptation of "Much Ado About Nothing" this Saturday, April 26....
  • Andy Warhol images from Commodore Amiga computer recovered

    Andy Warhol images from Commodore Amiga computer recovered
    Officials at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh have announced the recovery of long-unseen digital images that the late pop artist created on a Commodore Amiga computer in 1985. The museum announced Thursday that the images were extracted from...