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  • Christopher Walken to play Captain Hook

    Christopher Walken to play Captain Hook
    Here's dream casting: Oscar-winner Christopher Walken will play Captain Hook in NBC's "Peter Pan Live!" The network announced the casting Sunday; the live broadcast will be Dec. 4. Walken is a great song-and-dance man who won acclaim for his...
  • Off Broadway Review: 'The Long Shrift' Directed by James Franco

    In "The Long Shrift," Robert Boswell has written James Franco the flashy leading role of a hardened ex-con named Richard Singer who, as an awkward 18-year-old high school kid, was sent up the river for brutally raping the most popular girl in senior...
  • Christopher Walken to play Captain Hook in NBC's 'Peter Pan Live'

    Long live the Hook? Iconic actor Christopher Walken has been tapped to play iconic character Captain Hook in NBC's production of "Peter Pan Live." Bob Greenblatt, NBC's chairman of entertainment, made the announcement Sunday at the network's session...
  • New Play by Pulitzer Winner Bruce Norris Set for New York Run

    "The Qualms," the new play by Pulitzer winner Bruce Norris ("Clybourne Park"), has locked in a New York run at Off Broadway's Playwrights Horizons just ahead of the opening night of the show's world premiere run in Chicago. Playwrights Horizons was the...
  • 30 songs turning 30 this year [Videos]

    30 songs turning 30 this year [Videos]
    Sure, there were some big news events that happened in 1984: Ronald Regan was re-elected president, Mary Lou Retton rocked the Summer Olympics in Los Angeles and, you know, Mark Zuckerberg was born. But it was also a gigantic year for music, as Madonna,...
  • Tommy Ramone, Last Surviving Member of Influential Punk Band, Dies at 62

    Drummer and producer Tommy Ramone, the last surviving original member of the influential New York punk quartet the Ramones, died Friday at his home in the Ridgewood area of Queens, New York. He was 62 and had been in hospice care following treatment for...
  • Shakespeare gets performance art treatment at Norfolk festival

    Norfolk Festevents and Virginia Stage Company are again teaming up for a free outdoor performance art event July 25-27 in Norfolk's Town Point Park. "Moon Take Thy Flight" will explore the story of Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" using actors,...
  • 'Cats' to be revived in London, and maybe made into movie too

    In John Guare's "Six Degrees of Separation," an urbane New York society lady is called out for having once dismissed the musical "Cats" as being an "all-time low in a lifetime of theatergoing." Her distaste for the popular Andrew Lloyd Webber production...
  • 'Black Orpheus' to become a Broadway musical

    'Black Orpheus' to become a Broadway musical
    The movie "Black Orpheus," which won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 1959 and an Academy Award for foreign-language film, will become a Broadway musical under the creative guidance of George C. Wolfe and playwright Lynn Nottage....
  • 'Black Orpheus' Musical to Bring Bossa Nova to Broadway

    Pulitzer-winning playwright Lynn Nottage (pictured above) and director George C. Wolfe ("Lucky Guy," "Angels in America") have signed on to a brewing Broadway musical adaptation of Marcel Camus' 1959 film "Black Orpheus." The score of the production will...
  • George Morrison, Acting Teacher to Gene Hackman, Edie Falco, Dies at 92

    George Morrison, an acting teacher and director who trained, worked with, and inspired great actors including Gene Hackman, Edie Falco, Dustin Hoffman, Jack Klugman, Sandy Dennis, Judy Collins, Susan Dey, Jane Alexander, Jill Clayburgh, Joel Grey, Stanley...