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  • ‘August: Osage County’ pic gets shiny new name: George Clooney

     
    George Clooney is joining "August: Osage County" as a producer; Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts are already starring in the adaptation of the Broadway hit....
  • Review: 'Nice Work if You Can Get It' makes Roaring '20s whimper

     Review: 'Nice Work if You Can Get It' makes Roaring '20s whimper
    NEW YORK — Anyone out there heard of George and Ira Gershwin? Well, apparently, the brothers — long dead, if I'm not mistaken — have a "new" musical comedy, which opened Tuesday at the Imperial Theatre on Broadway. The show, which stars...
  • Paul Newman: A Legend Dies At 83

    Paul Newman was a stage actor who became a movie star. A sex symbol who celebrated 50 years of marriage with his second wife. A grieving father who turned to philanthropy after the death of his only son. A citizen activist who campaigned for liberal...
  • Horton Foote dies at 92; playwright, screenwriter chronicled small-town Southern life

    Horton Foote dies at 92; playwright, screenwriter chronicled small-town Southern life
    Horton Foote, whose bittersweet stories of heartbreak and regret set in small Southern towns earned him wide popular acclaim as well as two Academy Awards and a Pulitzer Prize, died Wednesday. He was 92. Foote died in his sleep at his apartment in...
  • Tracy Letts, after the dog days of 'August: Osage County'

    Jones is drama critic of the Chicago Tribune. CHICAGO -- When playwright Tracy Letts walked into New York rehearsals for the touring production of his "August: Osage County" earlier this summer, he did not find the fellow Steppenwolf Theatre Company...
  • Domestic drama: Lee Strasberg's family continues the legacy of instruction, despite some friction

    Domestic drama: Lee Strasberg's family continues the legacy of instruction, despite some friction
    The Method is dead. Long live the Method. ΒΆ Spend an afternoon with David Lee Strasberg, the ambitious 38-year-old son of legendary acting guru Lee Strasberg, and you just might walk away with the idea that something revolutionary is going on at the...
  • The big picture

    Pictures at a Revolution: Five Movies and the Birth of the New Hollywood By Mark Harris Penguin, 490 pages, $27.95 By today's standards, the Academy Awards ceremony of April 10, 1968, was a tame affair. No one denounced a war or declined an Oscar to...
  • Will Coens Make Oscar History?

    Will Coens Make Oscar History?
    Random notes on the blissfully strike-free Oscars as less than a week of voting remains and there is evidence of some races tightening: One race that isn't is best picture, where a gallant attempt by "Michael Clayton" to overtake apparent leader "No...
  • Lee Strasberg: The acting legacy lives on

     
    This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute, the school founded in 1969 by the legendary acting guru, who died in 1982, and his wife, Anna Strasberg, who is still carrying the torch of......
  • Oscars quiz: What film lost all five bids for acting?

     
    All of the films below received five Oscar nominations for acting. Only one was totally snubbed in the performance categories. Which one? To see the answer, click on the "Continue reading" link below. ANSWER: "Tom Jones" (1963) lost all five: Albert...
  • To smoke or not to smoke, that is the question

     
    The Jersey Boys do it. Estelle Parsons does it regularly in "August: Osage County." Practically every actor who's been in a Noel Coward play has done it too. Smoking onstage by performers is a commonplace occurrence that most theater professionals......