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  • Letter from London: A guide to winter 2013 in the West End

    Letter from London: A guide to winter 2013 in the West End
    LONDON — Let's be honest, nobody comes to Britain for the weather. But as Londoners bid a rueful farewell to another erratic English summer, there is as at least one consolation — the new season is reliably the most exciting in the theater...
  • Krishna Shah, Director of 'Hard Rock Zombies,' Dies at 75

    Indian filmmaker Krishna Shah, a familiar figure at the American Film Market who wrote, directed and produced genre films such as "Hard Rock Zombies," died Oct. 13 in Mumbai, India. He was 75 and had been ill since suffering a stroke last year. Besides...
  • London Legit Review: 'Much Ado About Nothing'

    "Much Ado About Nothing" is the blueprint for rom-coms, but what makes it fascinatingly unique is that it's both comedy and tragedy. Except that in the Old Vic's ill-conceived, witless, ill-conceived, dismayingly bungled production it is neither....
  • A man for mankind

    Detroit is a city whose treasures are often hidden. A Diego Rivera mural adorns the inner walls of a museum. The history of Motown music rests inside a converted house on West Grand Boulevard. One of the world's great hockey teams labors in a stark,...
  • Mick's size victory! ... Art and literature attract celebs ... No Baldwin in 'Normal Heart' ... Angela down under

    "A PREREQUISITE, you might say!" So opined Mick Jagger on how he agreed to go on tour with The Rolling Stones again, provided Keith Richards would apologize for claiming in his memoir that Jagger had a tiny p---s! I went downtown near Katz's Deli to a...
  • Meryl Streep will receive the Monte Cristo Award for her stage acting

    Meryl Streep will receive the Monte Cristo Award for her stage acting
    Before her movie breakout role in "The Deer Hunter" in 1978, for which she received her first of 17 (and counting) Oscar nominations, Meryl Streep was a hard-working New York stage actress who appeared in productions both on Broadway and at some of the...
  • Olympia Dukakis To Star In "Mother Courage" This Summer

    Olympia Dukakis To Star In "Mother Courage" This Summer
    Olympia Dukakis was a smash in the title role of “The Tempest” last summer at Shakespeare & Company at Lenox, Mass. in the Berkshires. This summer the actress will star in Bertolt Brecht’s “Mother Courage and Her Children.”...
  • Christopher Plummer To Receive Monte Cristo Award

    Christopher Plummer To Receive Monte Cristo Award
    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...
  • Shorter 'Shrek' is still long on talent

    Shorter 'Shrek' is still long on talent
    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...
  • LeVar Burton hopes to take reading into the digital age

    LeVar Burton hopes to take reading into the digital age
    LeVar Burton speaks with the clarity and conviction of a man with an audience. His indignations are righteous. “I'm pissed at the current state of education in America. The fact that we've spent way too much money on war and not enough on our kids?...
  • A screen's-eye view of Chicago

    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...