| 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....
| Mar 20, 2014
| 9:06 AM
A new Los Angeles production of the Phillip Hayes Dean play "Paul Robeson," starring Keith David, will resume performances Friday, the Ebony Repertory Theatre announced.
Performances of the play at the Nate Holden Performing Arts Center were postponed...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 6:30 PM
The movie adaptation may be a nonstarter, but John Kennedy Toole's novel "A Confederacy of Dunces" has taken its first steps toward the stage as producers announced a legit incarnation is in the works from playwright Jeffrey Hatcher and helmer David...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 6:18 PM
A new production of the Phillip Hayes Dean play "Paul Robeson" that was scheduled to open Friday in Los Angeles has been postponed due to an injury sustained by actor Keith David.
The play, a production by the Ebony Repertory Theatre at the Nate...