| Jul 1, 2015
| 9:42 AM
The new version of "Roots" will feature "black-ish" star Laurence Fishburne as author Alex Haley.
A+E Networks announced the casting of Fishburne. No scheduling has been announced for the event series, but it will air simultaneously on History, A&E...
| Jun 18, 2015
| 8:39 AM
With the 2014-15 theater season over and the shows all set for the 2015-16 season, it's a good time to take a look back at the best of what was on Connecticut stages.
The Connecticut Critics Circle, which I am a member, will give its awards out Monday,...
| Jun 9, 2015
| 3:26 PM
Susan Credle, who developed big ideas during nearly six years as chief creative officer at Leo Burnett, is leaving the ad agency for FCB Worldwide in New York.
FCB announced Tuesday that Credle will become its global chief creative officer in January....
| Jun 1, 2015
| 2:23 PM
When director Charles Newell and his musical director Doug Peck create Court Theatre versions of Broadway musicals — such as of Lucy Simon and Marsha Norman's "The Secret Garden" — they tend to do so without regard for the contemporary...
| May 23, 2015
| 11:00 AM
"Archive Television Treasures" certainly lives up to its name. The new screening series, part of UCLA Film & Television Archive's 50th-anniversary celebration, is a clear-eyed excursion to the early days of the small screen and a reminder of how the...
| May 9, 2015
Today's theatrical release of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s latest film, “Maggie,” offers a chance to revisit “Conan the Barbarian,” the 1982 film […]...
| Apr 16, 2015
Dave Filoni will be attending all four days of Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim, but that's not because he has […]...
| Apr 3, 2015
| 7:38 PM
So, you don't consider it the national pastime any more. Picky, picky, picky.
Baseball still brings out the kid in me, even though my rotator cuff disagrees. It's a rite of spring as well as a game. Just ask Kevin Costner, who starred in at least four...
| Feb 20, 2015
| 2:39 PM
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,"...
| Feb 19, 2015
| 9:43 AM
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...
| Feb 11, 2015
| 2:21 PM
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...