| Feb 13, 2014
| 12:30 PM
The Super Bowl, a national holiday celebrating America's twin loves of football and capitalism, is a time to embrace the art of TV advertising, even when the game's lousy.
Yet while there's still ample romance surrounding the image of the creative ad...
| 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 24, 2014
| 4:30 PM
James Earl Jones will return to Broadway this fall in a revival of George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart's "You Can't Take It With You."
Scott Ellis helms the comedy about an eccentric family thrown into upheaval when the daughter falls in love with an uptight...
| 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...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 1:20 PM
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'...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 7:50 AM
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...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 1:56 PM
Animation director Michael Sporn, best known for his adaptations of children's stories that were shown on HBO, PBS and other networks, had a childhood that was interrupted. When he was a toddler his father abandoned the family, and although his mother...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 6:32 PM
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...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 2:32 PM
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...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 2:30 PM
"Much Ado About Nothing" is the blueprint for rom-coms, but what makes it fascinatingly unique is that it's both comedy and tragedy. Except that in the Old Vic's ill-conceived, witless, ill-conceived, dismayingly bungled production it is neither....