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Hal Holbrook

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  • Long Wharf's 'Shadow of the Hummingbird' Fitting Tribute To Wisdom

    Long Wharf's 'Shadow of the Hummingbird' Fitting Tribute To Wisdom
    The show: Athol Fugard's "The Shadow of the Hummingbird" at Long Wharf Theatre's Stage II in New Haven. What makes it special?: It marks Fugard's return to the stage as an actor for the first time in 15 years in this world premiere of his latest work....
  • Tony Awards: Barbara Cook to be honored by Actors Fund in L.A.

    Tony Awards: Barbara Cook to be honored by Actors Fund in L.A.
    When the Broadway industry convenes on Sunday at Radio City Music Hall for the annual Tony Awards, theater artists in Los Angeles will be gathering in a separate ceremony of their own to honor an undisputed Broadway legend -- Barbara Cook. The 86-year-...
  • 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...
  • Long Wharf To Open 50th Season With Diverse 'Our Town'

    Long Wharf To  Open 50th Season With Diverse 'Our Town'
    Long Wharf Theatre’s 50th anniversary season will open with an American classic written by a familiar New Haven-area figure. Artistic director Gordon Edelstein will stage Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town” on the main stage. The...
  • Dick Smith Dead: 'Godfather of Makeup' Dies at 92

    Dick Smith, known as the "Godfather of Makeup," has died at age 92. Smith's protege, Rick Baker, tweeted of the legend's passing on Thursday morning. The master is gone. My friend and mentor Dick Smith is no longer with us. The world will not be the...
  • 'Planes: Fire & Rescue' Premiere Pays 'Loving Tribute' to Firefighters, Says Dane Cook

    Disney's "Planes: Fire & Rescue" touched down on Hollywood Boulevard outside the El Capitan Theatre on July 15 for the animated film's premiere, with Dane Cook returning to voice high-flying Dusty, the crop duster. "It's a loving tribute to...
  • 'Planes: Fire & Rescue' soars amid blazing-hot visuals

    "Planes: Fire & Rescue" sounds more like a category on Craigslist than the name of a new animated film. But what this Disney feature lacks in the title department it makes up for with fluid visuals and fast-moving action of the, yes, firefighting variety....
  • Film Review: 'Planes: Fire & Rescue'

    After making a tin-eared debut with last year's "Planes," an earthbound pileup of lame jokes and ethnic caricatures, Disney's "Cars" spinoff franchise gets a bit higher off the ground with "Planes: Fire & Rescue." Largely ditching the funny accents in...
  • Watergate's 'Deep Throat' garage faces the wrecking ball

    A concrete reminder of the Watergate scandal is about to disappear. The Rosslyn, Va., garage where the source "Deep Throat" passed information to Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward will face the wrecking ball. Arlington County officials have...
  • Rolling Stone chooses 'I Walk the Line' as the greatest country song, ever!

    "I FIND it very, very easy to be true, I find myself alone when each day is through/Yes, I'll admit that I'm a fool for you. Because you're mine, I walk the line." Lyrics from the great Johnny Cash-composed song, "I Walk the Line." That song has been...
  • Review: 'Friendswood' by René Steinke

    Review: 'Friendswood' by René Steinke
    Once, on a second date in Chicago, I was asked if Houston looked like West Texas; if it was, in fact, a blighted landscape of cactus and tumbleweeds. My answer — "It's the fourth largest city in the U.S." — was met with a confused look. The...