| Jul 31, 2012
| 10:56 PM
Gore Vidal was impossible to categorize, which was exactly the way he liked it.
The reading public knew him as a literary juggernaut who wrote 25 novels —from the historical "Lincoln" to the satirical "Myra Breckinridge" — and volumes of...
| Aug 24, 2012
| 11:04 AM
Planning to join in the salute to playwright Terrence McNally at the Westport Country Playhouse gala are John Kander, who collaborated with McNally for the musicals, “The Rink,” “The Visit,” and “Kiss of the Spider Woman,"...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 9:35 AM
Good news for Hartford Stage board members and friends of the theater here who invested in the Broadway revival of Gore Vidal’s “The Best Man,” staged by former artistic director Michael Wilson.
Producers of the revival of the 1960...
| Sep 11, 2012
| 12:35 PM
Through Sept. 23, Hartford Stage, 50 Church St., Hartford, (860) 527-5151, hartfordstage.org
Hedda Gabler is a great play that takes well to vigorous revisualization. The new production at Hartford Stage is quite faithful — no...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 3:57 PM
John Barth surely ranks among the least screen-adaptable modern (or, perhaps, postmodern) American novelists. His stories are about themselves; the words, their own subject. It's not surprising that only one of his books has made it to the big screen....
| May 22, 2012
Actor Blair Underwood is the first African-American man to star in a Broadway production of "A Streetcar Named Desire." He stopped by live to talk about this Tennessee Williams classic which has has extended its Broadway run to Aug. 19.
| May 24, 2012
| 1:43 PM
When it comes to raising money, the Obama reelection campaign knows it can count on the showbiz community.
After a visit to Studio City earlier this month for a Hollywood fundraiser at George Clooney's house, President Obama is scheduled to rub elbows...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 3:21 PM
LeVar Burton speaks with the clarity and conviction of a man with an audience. His indignations are righteous. “I'm pissed at the current state of education in America. The fact that we've spent way too much money on war and not enough on our kids?...
| Jun 10, 2012
| 8:07 PM
The lead actor categories at the Tony Awards saw a pair of upsets, with James Corden of "One Man, Two Guvnors" and Steve Kazee of "Once" taking home the prizes.
Corden won for lead actor in a play for the British comedy import "One Man, Two Guvnors,"...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 12:00 PM
Olympia Dukakis was a smash in the title role of “The Tempest” last summer at Shakespeare & Company at Lenox, Mass. in the Berkshires.
This summer the actress will star in Bertolt Brecht’s “Mother Courage and Her Children.”...
| Jan 5, 2011
'Mega Millions' numbers get 'Lost': The $355 million lottery included four of the seven mysterious numbers Hurley (Jorge Garcia) used to win the lottery on ABC's "Lost." We suggest the two multi-million-dollar winners avoid flights to LAX. [CBS News]...