| Oct 16, 2013
| 11:28 AM
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...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The 2014 winter-spring movie preview is a broad overview of films opening through late April. Release dates and other details, as compiled by Oliver Gettell, are subject to change.
FOR THE RECORD:
Movie previews: A listing in the...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"LET me explain this. I take a step on the terrace. Where I was just a memory. I take another step -- a memory. Look! A shooting star. It's gone. Shot! It's a memory!"
"You seem very wrought up, dear."
So it went between Elizabeth Taylor and Noel Coward...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 2:30 PM
A plucky indie that wrapped in 2011 finally got the star treatment at a special screening at New York's Museum of Modern Art on Jan. 22. Ron Krauss' "Gimme Shelter," starring Vanessa Hudgens, Rosario Dawson, James Earl Jones and Brendan Fraser, is based...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 3:10 PM
"Gimme Shelter," a ripped-from-real-life story of a pregnant teen's journey toward hope, is filled with very good intentions, very bad dialogue and a surprisingly affecting turn by its star Vanessa Hudgens.
One of "High School Musical's" breakout stars,...
| 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...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 5:30 PM
Tiffany Topol has about everything you could possibly ask from a Charity. She's a terrific dancer, a huge personality and, most crucial of all, she has just the right note of guileless vulnerability.
Charity Hope Valentine, the central character of...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 10:28 AM
The legendary Cicely Tyson stole the Tony Awards on Sunday evening with her moving acceptance speech after being named best actress in a drama for the revival of Horton Foote's "A Trip to Bountiful."
It was the 79-year-old actress' first Tony and her...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 9:17 AM
Within the Shakespearean canon, there are "problem plays," such as "Measure for Measure." And then there's "Cymbeline," which is a portmanteau piece caught somewhere between comedy, romance and self-parody. (A rom-arody?) At any rate, it's loopy, as...
| Jul 31, 2012
| 10:56 PM
Gore Vidal was impossible to categorize, which was exactly the way he liked it.
The reading public knew him as a literary juggernaut who wrote 25 novels —from the historical "Lincoln" to the satirical "Myra Breckinridge" — and volumes of...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 3:42 PM
When "Shrek the Musical" first appeared on Broadway in 2008, with decidedly headache-inducing results, it seemed as if the cartoon-to-musical gravy train was kaput. This 2001 DreamWorks movie came toward the beginning of what one might call the self-aware...