| Apr 30, 2014
| 8:30 AM
LONDON -- The shoot for Terence Davies' film "Sunset Song," an adaptation of Lewis Grassic Gibbon's 1932 novel, has shifted to Scotland. Fortissimo Films is handling international sales.
The cast includes Agyness Deyn ("Pusher"), Peter Mullan ("War...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 8:29 AM
The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle handed out its annual awards at a ceremony Monday evening held at the Colony Theatre in Burbank. As is customary with the group, each category featured multiple winners.
Hosted by "MADtv" veteran Nicole Parker,...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 9:50 AM
Make no small plans.
Said Alejandro Jodorowsky.
Probably. Certainly, at some point, in the mid-1970s, while the Chilean filmmaker was trying to get his gargantuan Hollywood adaptation of Frank Herbert's science-fiction novel "Dune" off the ground,...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 4:30 PM
London now has two blockbuster-scale tuners shamelessly embracing bad taste and spoofing genres in song while being endorsed by the institutions they lampoon. The first (vastly superior) one is the smash hit "The Book of Mormon." The newcomer is "I Can'...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 11:02 AM
"Fantastic Four" fans, meet your new villain: British actor Toby Kebbell is in negotiations to play the superhero quartet's arch nemesis, Doctor Doom, in Fox's upcoming franchise reboot, according to Variety.
Kebbell, 31, beat out fellow rising stars...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 7:30 AM
While a Punch and Judy version of "The Taming of the Shrew" has possibilities, the Shakespeare play that would seem to work best with puppets is undoubtedly "A Midsummer Night's Dream." And whole moonlit swaths of the Bristol Old Vic's production of...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 7:03 AM
The show: "War Horse" at Hartford's Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts
What makes it special: The arrival of the Tony Award-winning production using puppetry arts.
First impressions: In answer to the question: "Does the tour of the acclaimed show...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 8:58 AM
The show: The tour of "Flashdance" at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford.
First impressions: In terms of the movie musicals of the '70s and '80s, "Flashdance" may be the most incredulous. Adrian Lyne's visually arresting (in an...
| Jan 26, 2014
What's it like to play the title character in one of London and Broadway's biggest hits — and be anonymous at the same time?
For the puppeteers who master the steeds in the five-time Tony Award winning play "War Horse," it's emotionally rich,...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 6:54 AM
The show: "Freud's Last Session" at Hartford's TheaterWorks
What makes it special: Regional bow of popular off-Broadway and regional work by Mark St. Germain.
First impressions: St. Germain may have a thing about therapy. Last year the theater...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 7:43 PM
Miss the terrific production of “War Horse” when the national tour came to Hartford’s’ Bushnell a few weeks ago?
Then catch the National Theatre Live screening of the London production at select cinema starting Feb, 27. In the...