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  • Celeste Holm dies at 95; Broadway star in 'Oklahoma!' and Oscar-winner

    Celeste Holm dies at 95; Broadway star in 'Oklahoma!' and Oscar-winner
    Celeste Holm, the versatile actress who achieved fame on Broadway in the original production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's hit musical "Oklahoma!" in 1943 and five years later won an Oscar for best supporting actress in the landmark movie-drama "Gentleman's Agreement," died Sunday. She was 95.
  • Kim Cattrall in 'Private Lives': What did the critics think?

    Kim Cattrall has returned to the New York stage after many years in a new revival of Noel Coward's "Private Lives." The production originated in London last year before traveling to Toronto and now the Music Box Theatre on Broadway.

    Playbills speak to history

    I went to the theater Sunday afternoon, and, as is my custom, took the Playbill to my office afterward and added it to a shelf in my bookcase that has been housing a steadily growing family of Playbills for the past 50-some years. They pretty much chart...

    On Theater: 'Private Lives' closes the Barnicle era

    When Noel Coward's "Private Lives" takes the stage of the Laguna Playhouse next weekend, it'll mark the end of an era — a 20-year era for its director, Andrew Barnicle. Barnicle signed on back in 1991 as the artistic director of the playhouse and...

    Jimmie Fidler in Hollywood, April 29, 1941

    April 29, 1941: Irvin S. Cobb fills in for Lee Shippey once again. Height of Something or Other: Gertrude Lawrence's reported plan to auction Vic Mature's appendix (well preserved in a bottle) for British war relief!