| Dec 9, 2013
| 8:45 AM
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....
| 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...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 6:30 AM
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....
| 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...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 10:30 AM
In director Ronald Krauss' "Gimme Shelter," a pregnant 16-year-old flees her down-and-out abusive mother and rich, abortion-pushing father to find salvation in a home for unwed mothers. Whenever the film concentrates on the teen's interactions with the...
| 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...