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  • 'August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand' on PBS' 'American Masters'

    'August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand' on PBS' 'American Masters'
    August Wilson, a great American writer of great American plays, and a great African American writer of great African American plays, gets the "American Masters" treatment in "The Ground on Which I Stand," an edition of the series "American Masters,"...
  • PBS tells August Wilson's story

    'American Masters 5/8 August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand' When: 9 p.m. Friday, PBS. PASADENA, Calif. The first documentary film biography of two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson begins in his youth in Pittsburgh's Hill...
  • August Wilson documentary inspires hope for films of his best works

    August Wilson documentary inspires hope for films of his best works
    By now it's a glaring oversight. We have yet to see a single, theatrically released film adaptation of an August Wilson play. Someday, we will; someday, perhaps even according to the late Pittsburgh-born playwright's wishes, it'll be made by an...
  • Remembering the great Lesley Gore

    "I'M YOUNG, and I want to be young, I'm free and I want to be free/To live my life the way I choose, to say and do whatever I please!" Lesley Gore, belting out her prescient anthem, "You Don't Own Me," in 1964. YEARS AGO I interviewed Lesley Gore. She...
  • REVIEW: 'Sondheim on Sondheim' by Porchlight Music Theatre

     REVIEW: 'Sondheim on Sondheim' by Porchlight Music Theatre
    Charming and unpretentious as he can be in person, Stephen Sondheim (or, as they like to say in the musical theater, God) is acutely aware of his place in history. And when it comes to controlling the narrative, lest others control it for you, he's no...
  • TV Review: 'American Masters' documentary ably captures playwright, poet August Wilson

    Should the August Wilson Center in Pittsburgh reopen and wish to honor its namesake, it would do well to screen the "American Masters" documentary "August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand" on a continuous loop. Then everyone who walked through the...
  • Theater pulses in Alan Mandell's veins

    Theater pulses in Alan Mandell's veins
    Seated in the living room of his newly built architectural jewel of a home in Westwood, Alan Mandell had a confession to make. He was nervous about taking on the role of the elderly Gregory Solomon in the revival of Arthur Miller's "The Price" that...
  • Nathan Lane To Receive Connecticut's Eugene O'Neill Theater Honor

    Nathan Lane To Receive Connecticut's Eugene O'Neill Theater Honor
    Nathan Lane, who will star in "The Iceman Cometh" this spring, will receive the Monte Cristo Award from the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center. The ceremony will take place in New York on April 13 during the Waterford-based center's annual Manhattan gala....
  • Porchlight announces 'Sondheim on Sondheim' cast

    Porchlight announces 'Sondheim on Sondheim' cast
    Porchlight Music Theatre announced casting for its upcoming production of “Sondheim on Sondheim,” a musical revue that blends composer Stephen Sondheim’s songs with stories and multimedia, on Thursday.  Featured in the cast are Rebecca...
  • Leslie Uggams: 'The most fun I've ever had doing a show'

    Leslie Uggams: 'The most fun I've ever had doing a show'
    Leslie Uggams has recorded eight albums (for labels such as Atlantic and Motown), appeared in TV series over five decades (most recently CBS' "The Good Wife") and starred in six movies (including the 1975 grindhouse great "Poor Pretty Eddie"). Aside...
  • Darth Vader to cameo on ‘Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion’ on ABC

     
    “Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion,” the one-hour animated film that launched the new Disney XD series, is coming to […]...