| Oct 6, 2014
| 1:04 PM
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...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 6:30 PM
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...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 4:30 PM
"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...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 4:30 PM
"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...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 1:40 PM
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...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 8:21 PM
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...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 1:05 PM
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...
| Apr 19, 2014
| 5:00 AM
"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...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 8:44 AM
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...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 8:30 AM
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...
| Apr 10, 2014
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....