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  • Broadway Near You Snags Rights to 'Twelfth Night' with Brian Dennehy (EXCLUSIVE)

    A pop-rock revival of "Twelfth Night" starring Brian Dennehy may soon be coming to a theater or living room near you. Broadway Near You has nabbed nearly all worldwide rights to the production, from theatrical to home entertainment, and is weighing how...
  • 2014 Summer Films In Connecticut

    2014 Summer Films In Connecticut
    There are several recurring themes running through this year's summer film season. The Wadsworth Atheneum puts the focus on food and classic screen beauties. The Connecticut LGBT Film Festival has several documentaries about gay celebrities. Classic...
  • Robert Towne, Cicely Tyson Receiving AFI Degrees

    The American Film Institute is awarding honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts degrees to screenwriter Robert Towne and actress Cicely Tyson. The honors, which recognize their "contributions of distinction to the art of the moving image," will be presented...
  • An appreciation: Cinematographer Gordon Willis

    When I think of cinematographer Gordon Willis, I think of “Manhattan," one of his signature efforts. Working with director Woody Allen, as he would do so many times, they drenched the city in such exquisite light and shadows that you can stop the...
  • Rhythm Is Gonna Get Broadway as Estefan Musical Targets a Fall 2015 Opening

    "On Your Feet!," the brewing musical about the lives and careers of Gloria Estefan and Emilio Estefan, has mapped out a conga-line to Broadway, with producers of the tuner planning a Chicago try-out next summer ahead of a fall 2015 opening on the Main...
  • '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...
  • 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...
  • Ebony Repertory to resume 'Paul Robeson' play with Keith David

    Ebony Repertory to resume  'Paul Robeson' play with Keith David
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...