| 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...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 10:19 AM
Oscar, Emmy and Tony Award winner Christopher Plummer will be honored this spring with the Monte Cristo Award from the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center in Waterford,
Plummer will receive the award at a fundraiser in at the Edison Ballroom in New York...
| 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...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 3:13 PM
Leroy Collins never says anything about it. He never tells his neighbors he was once a movie star — once.
Collins is 89 and lives by himself in the Montgomery Place retirement community in Hyde Park. Scientists who worked on the Manhattan...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 11:04 AM
I'd like to use my space this week to talk about "Lincoln." No, not the Steven Spielberg blockbuster that may be front-and-center at Sunday's Oscar ceremonies, and not Bill O'Reilly's "Killing Lincoln," now on our television screens.
This one is...
| Feb 23, 2013
| 3:11 PM
Chicago has been involved in filmmaking since the technology's very beginnings in the early 1900s, when some of the world's first movie studios operated here. From those early days, when neighborhood kids would sneak onto the Selig Polyscope Co. lot at...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 8:49 PM
HAMPTON — It was the first day of conditioning drills, and everyone was intrigued by this long and lean transfer from somewhere in Michigan. He looked like a player, but did he have what it took?
Kecoughtan coach Ivan Thomas takes it from here:...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 12:40 PM
Opening a file cabinet at the Center for UFO Studies reveals manila folders marked with spine-tingling titles such as "Alien Luggage Report," "Project Moonwater" or "The CIA's role in UFO Studies." Yet, elsewhere there's a conspicuous lack of secret...
| 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 24, 2013
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...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 5:59 AM
"King: A Filmed Record … Montgomery to Memphis": Screening on the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech in Washington, D.C., is this 1970 documentary from Joseph L. Mankiewicz and Sidney Lumet. Added to...