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  • Geoffrey Holder: Five of his memorable movie roles

    Geoffrey Holder: Five of his memorable movie roles
    Geoffrey Holder was a jack of all trades if ever there was one. The dancer, choreographer, actor, artist and composer, who died Sunday at the age of 84, put his surprisingly graceful 6-foot-6 frame, booming voice and flamboyant style to use on stage, TV...
  • Fran Kranz on Joss Whedon and Broadway's 'You Can't Take It With You'

    When Fran Kranz was cast in the 2012 revival of "Death of a Salesman," his first role on Broadway, his dad called him up to tell him he was now playing for the Yankees. This didn't exactly help with his nerves at the time. Kranz called the pressure to...
  • Broadway Box Office: 'Lady Day' Breaks a Record as the Fall Season Accelerates

    "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill" may not post the highest numbers on the Broadway charts, but the play-with-music is making big money in a small theater: The show, powered by Audra McDonald's Tony-winning performance, broke the box office record last...
  • 'Star Wars" Next Challenge: Making Its Cast Matter

    "Star Wars" announced its new cast this week, which of course lit up the Internet like someone had just blown up the Death Star. Which is kind of strange, since at least in the last "Star Wars" trilogy, George Lucas' clumsy scripting and emphasis on...
  • Phillip Hayes Dean, playwright of 'Paul Robeson,' dies at 83

    Phillip Hayes Dean, playwright of 'Paul Robeson,' dies at 83
    Phillip Hayes Dean, the theater actor, director and playwright whose stage biography of Paul Robeson is currently being performed in Los Angeles, has died at age 83. Dean died Monday in L.A. of an aortic aneurysm, according to a spokeswoman for the...
  • PASSINGS: Phillip Hayes Dean, Cheo Feliciano, Hal Cooper

    PASSINGS: Phillip Hayes Dean, Cheo Feliciano, Hal Cooper
    Phillip Hayes Dean Actor, director wrote one-man play 'Paul Robeson' Phillip Hayes Dean, 83, a playwright, director and actor who wrote the one-man play "Paul Robeson" starring James Earl Jones on Broadway in 1978, died Monday in Los Angeles from a...
  • Leslie Uggams To Star In 'Gypsy' In Connecticut

    Leslie Uggams To Star In 'Gypsy' In Connecticut
    Leslie Uggams, the Tony and Emmy Award winning actress will be starring as Rose in Connecticut Repertory Theatre's production of "Gypsy"  July 10 to 20.  It is the third  and final show in the 2014 Summer Nutmeg Series, which includes the musical "A...
  • Paul Robeson, times two, speaks to L.A.

    Paul Robeson, times two, speaks to L.A.
    "What's my motivation?" is a standard laugh line satirizing the acting profession, a livelihood in which it's not always clear why one is doing what one needs to do. At the moment, Daniel Beaty and Keith David may be the two American actors least likely...
  • Jane Greenwood to receive special Tony Award after 16 nominations

    Jane Greenwood to receive special Tony Award after 16 nominations
    Costume designer Jane Greenwood is the Susan Lucci of the Tony Awards — she has been nominated 16 times but has never won. This year, her five-decade losing streak will officially come to an end. Tony organizers announced on Tuesday that Greenwood...
  • Costume Designer Jane Greenwood to Receive Lifetime Achievement Tony Award

    Jane Greenwood, the longtime theatrical costume designer whose first Broadway credit was 1963′s "The Ballad of the Sad Cafe," will receive a lifetime achievement trophy during the 2014 Tony Awards ceremony. A legit stalwart with a long list of...
  • 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....