| Sep 15, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Behind the Candelabra
HBO, $19.97; Blu-ray, $24.99
One of the best movies Steven Soderbergh has made in years, the HBO telepic "Behind The Candelabra" stars Matt Damon as Scott Thorson, a dog-trainer who in the late '70s became the romantic partner of...
| May 24, 2013
| 1:48 PM
"Can you give mommy a cue? Are you hungry?" 21-year-old Alexis Neiers cooed to her crying newborn in the middle of a faux-upscale Calabasas restaurant last week. "When she puts her hands in her mouth, she's hungry. Right now, she's just tired. Maybe a...
| Jun 8, 2013
UPDATE: This just in on June 13, 2013: Marni Nixon has had to cancel her scheduled appearance with the Baltimore Symphony this week due to what a press release from the orchestra describes as "a sudden temporary illness." Read more on the Artsmash blog....
| Jul 2, 2013
| 6:00 AM
SAN FRANCISCO — "West Side Story," West Coast style, may seem oxymoronic. Certainly, the context for a colorful and wondrous, historic "West Side Story," given in concert by Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony here Sunday afternoon,...
| Mar 17, 2011
| 10:04 AM
Sofia Coppola made a big mark as a writer-director with "Lost in Translation," winning an Oscar for the script, and she delves into another probe of a relationship between an older man and a younger woman in this drama - but in this case, it's a father...
| Jul 20, 2011
| 2:49 PM
The 2009 Broadway revival of "West Side Story" was the last such revival to be directed by its author, Arthur Laurents, who died earlier this year. And while a classic title like this will always be open for re-creation and re-interpretation, and while...
| Sep 8, 2011
| 8:36 PM
To successfully revive a modern classic musical such as "West Side Story" for the 21st century, you need more than melodic voices and inspired choreography. You need the elusive ingredient of attitude — an "us vs. them" mentality that pervades the...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 7:46 AM
If Matthew Lopez were teaching a class on writing he might take a turn on the maxim and say: "Write what you don't know."
Lopez is the son of a Puerto Rican father and a Polish-Russian mother. He grew up Episcopalian and gay in Panama City, Fla.
| Oct 15, 2011
| 1:15 PM
The Jets and the Sharks face off again in the classic musical revision of "Romeo and Juliet," directed for the screen by Robert Wise ("The Sound of Music") and choreographer Jerome Robbins.
Natalie Wood and Richard Beymer are Maria and Tony, whose...
| Oct 12, 2012
Harris Savides, who was widely considered one of the most influential contemporary cinematographers, earning acclaim for his canny visual sensibility on such films as "Zodiac" and "Milk," died Wednesday. He was 55.
The Skouras Agency confirmed the New...
| Jan 29, 2013
It was an out-of-town Broadway show that closed in one night, but those in the audience are likely to remember it for a long time because the show was produced just for them.
Tony Award-winner Brian Stokes Mitchell sang "The Impossible Dream."...