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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,...
  • Meryl Streep To Receive Center's Monte Cristo Award

    Meryl Streep To Receive 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...
  • 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...
  • Michael Sporn dies at 67; Oscar- and Emmy-nominated animator

    Michael Sporn dies at 67; Oscar- and Emmy-nominated animator
    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...
  • 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'...
  • 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...
  • Oscars: A look back at some early, pioneering roles for black actors

    Oscars: A look back at some early, pioneering roles for black actors
    Nearly three-quarters of a century before the film "12 Years a Slave," a scathing indictment of slavery, was nominated for nine Academy Awards, Hattie McDaniel won a supporting actress Oscar for playing the loyal slave Mammy in 1939's "Gone With the Wind....
  • 'Big Bang Theory' Crushes 'American Idol' While 'Rake' Looks Rocky on Thursday

    CBS comedy juggernaut "The Big Bang Theory" easily toppled Fox's "American Idol" in their first head-to-head encounter of the season Thursday, a night that also saw slippage for Fox's "Rake" in its second outing. The Eye won the night in key demos,...
  • It's Time to Beef About Substandard TV Commercials

    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...
  • Producers Aim to Establish 'A Confederacy of Dunces' On Broadway

    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...
  • Keith David's injury postpones Ebony Repertory's 'Paul Robeson'

    Keith David's injury postpones Ebony Repertory's 'Paul Robeson'
    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...