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  • Esau Pritchett Heads Cast In 'Fences' At Long Wharf Theatre

    Esau Pritchett¬† (Broadway’s “A Free Man of Color”) plays Troy Maxson, the commanding father in August Wilson’s “Fences” at New Haven’s Long Wharf Theatre, directed by Phylicia Rashad. ¬†Also featured in the show,...
  • L.A. drama ace Dakin Matthews has singing gig in Broadway 'Rocky'

    L.A. drama ace Dakin Matthews has singing gig in Broadway 'Rocky'
    Here’s the thing about having a long, busy acting career: one moment a performer finds himself at the extreme margin of agony, trudging the stage with Cordelia in his arms, and the next he's having a moment of blood, sweat and glory in Rocky Balboa'...
  • Angelina Jolie the Emotional Highlight of Oscar's Governor Awards

    The Academy's fifth annual Governors Awards on Nov. 16 were two events in one: A schmooze-fest with a guest list representing decades of film history (Roger Corman and Warren Beatty through Lupita Nyong'o) as well as an emotional tribute to four eminently...
  • Angela Lansbury will receive honorary Oscar

    Angela Lansbury will receive honorary Oscar
    Angela Lansbury first attended the Academy Awards at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on March 15, 1945. Just 19, she was nominated for supporting actress for her role as a conniving Cockney maid in "Gaslight." And now, nearly seven decades later, the 88-year-...
  • James Franco confirmed for 'Of Mice and Men' on Broadway

    James Franco confirmed for 'Of Mice and Men' on Broadway
    Following weeks of rumors, James Franco has been confirmed to star in an upcoming production of "Of Mice and Men" on Broadway. The multitasking actor -- who lately has been devoting himself to directing, writing, the visual arts and a recent Comedy...
  • Phylicia Rashad Directing Wilson's 'Fences' At Long Wharf

    Phylicia Rashad Directing Wilson's 'Fences' At Long Wharf
    Diners and waitresses beam upon recognizing the familiar face of the woman eating a short stack of blueberry pancakes and sipping peppermint tea at an off-the-highway eatery in New Haven. "What play are you in?" asks the gentleman as he catches the...
  • Paul Robeson is the subject of dueling 2014 L.A. stage productions

    Paul Robeson is the subject of dueling 2014 L.A. stage productions
    Paul Robeson was one of the most widely accomplished Americans who ever lived -- All-American football player, lawyer, concert singer and recording artist, star actor on stage and screen in both dramas and musicals, and lightning-rod political activist....
  • Cicely Tyson: Milestones and facts about the Tony Award winner

    The legendary Cicely Tyson stole the Tony Awards on Sunday evening with her moving acceptance speech after being named best actress in a drama for the revival of Horton Foote's "A Trip to Bountiful." It was the 79-year-old actress' first Tony and her...
  • Stringer Bell, John Luther, Nelson Mandela -- Idris Elba is on a roll

    Stringer Bell, John Luther, Nelson Mandela -- Idris Elba is on a roll
    Stringer Bell, John Luther, Nelson Mandela and maybe the next James Bond — the career of Idris Elba is on the rise. At 40, Elba is one of the most sought-after and respected actors on either side of the Atlantic. And this week, BBC America has four...
  • Meryl Streep To Receive O'Neill Center's Monte Cristo Award

    Meryl Streep To Receive O'Neill Center's Monte Cristo Award
    The award-laden Meryl Streep is going to have to make room on the mantel for another honor — this one from a theater center that helped shape and launch her career. The three-time Oscar-winning actress will receive the 14th annual Monte Cristo...
  • Letter from London: A guide to winter 2013 in the West End

    Letter from London: A guide to winter 2013 in the West End
    LONDON — Let's be honest, nobody comes to Britain for the weather. But as Londoners bid a rueful farewell to another erratic English summer, there is as at least one consolation — the new season is reliably the most exciting in the theater...