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  • David Hyde Pierce Directs Comedy At Williamstown

    David Hyde Pierce Directs Comedy At Williamstown
    David Hyde Pierce says there wasn't a "Eureka!" moment when it occurred to him to set Oscar Wilde's classic comedy of manners in manors, "The Importance of Being Earnest" with the playwright's characters as transplanted American gangsters in the 1930s....
  • 'Dream On' Actress Stars In 'Boeing-Boeing' At Hartford Stage

    'Dream On' Actress Stars In 'Boeing-Boeing' At Hartford Stage
    Denny Dillon has lived an improvised life. Whether growing up in Cleveland, only to be thrust into high school in the Philippines, or riffing with John Travolta, which landed her a memorable part in"Saturday Night Fever," or finding herself in an out-of-...
  • King of the world of adaptation

    King of the world of adaptation
    Scriptland is a new weekly feature on the work and professional lives of screenwriters. Indiana Jones, meet Jack Sparrow. Jim Uhls, who successfully adapted the "unadaptable" Chuck Palahniuk novel "Fight Club," has been hired to turn "Rex Mundi," a...
  • Diane Sawyer details

    Diane Sawyer Career: 1970-1974: Press aide for the Nixon administration 1974-1978: Part of the Ford administration's transition team; helped Nixon prepare his memoirs 1978-1981: CBS News correspondent assigned to State Department 1981-1984: Co-...
  • The Kushner effect, an angel in American playwriting

    The Kushner effect, an angel in American playwriting
    Few plays have affected me as viscerally as "Angels in America." I can still recall my state of mind in the theater, having traveled to New York from New Haven, where I was in graduate school, to see both parts ("Millennium Approaches" and "Perestroika")...
  • 'Backing Into Forward: A Memoir' by Jules Feiffer

    'Backing Into Forward: A Memoir' by Jules Feiffer
    Backing Into Forward A Memoir Jules Feiffer Nan A. Talese/Doubleday: 450 pp., $30 Whether newspapers live or die, the prognosis for the comic strip doesn't look promising. The extinction of the form not much more than a century after its birth would...
  • The spread on `Spam'

    The spread on `Spam'
    IT'S a dark and crowded theater in New York. The curtain has only been up five minutes, and Steve Wynn, the billionaire owner of the Wynn Las Vegas hotel, leans in, grips my knee and whispers in my ear: "Eric," he says, "this will be great in Las Vegas."...
  • Sam Cohn dies at 79; New York talent agent

    Sam Cohn dies at 79; New York talent agent
    Sam Cohn, a powerful talent agent who dominated New York's talent business during his heyday, has died. He was 79. Cohn, who was at International Creative Management since its inception in 1975 and headed the New York office for nearly 25 years, died...
  • Did the show change, or did I?

    Did the show change, or did I?
    In these cash-strapped days, people are lucky to get to see a show once, never mind a second or third time. But with "Spamalot" now playing at the Ahmanson Theatre more than four years after it opened on Broadway and a couple of years after it premiered...
  • Ron Silver dies at 62; Tony-winning actor and political activist

    Ron Silver dies at 62; Tony-winning actor and political activist
    Ron Silver, the Tony Award-winning actor who amassed an impressive list of roles based on real-life figures in movies including "Reversal of Fortune" and "Ali," died Sunday. He was 62. Silver, a longtime liberal political activist who became an outspoken...
  • PASSINGS: Furio Scarpelli, M. Edgar Rosenblum, Milan Herzog, William G. Spitzer, Christie Stanley

    PASSINGS: Furio Scarpelli, M. Edgar Rosenblum, Milan Herzog, William G. Spitzer, Christie Stanley
    Furio Scarpelli Oscar-nominated screenwriter Furio Scarpelli, 90, an Oscar-nominated screenwriter who co-wrote some of the best Italian comedies of the post-war period and who ventured into the spaghetti-western genre with the "The Good, the Bad and the...