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Off-Broadway Theater

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  • How Franconian: James Franco to direct play while starring on Broadway

    How Franconian: James Franco to direct play while starring on Broadway
    James Franco is currently starring in the Broadway production of John Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men" through late July, but the ubiquitous celebrity has already lined up his next theater project. And in typically Fraconian fashion, the new production...
  • Julia Stiles Rises to Off Broadway Play 'Phoenix'

    Julia Stiles, last seen on the Gotham stage in the Broadway revival of "Oleanna," will topline an Off Broadway production of Scott Organ's play "Phoenix," running this summer at the Cherry Lane Theater. Stiles will appear opposite James Wirt, the actor...
  • John Hawkes, Tracie Thoms Find Off Broadway Roles in 'Lost Lake'

    John Hawkes, the Oscar-nominated actor who has appeared in films including "Winter's Bone" and "The Sessions," will appear Off Broadway in Manhattan Theater Club's world premiere of "Lost Lake," the new play by "Proof" scribe David Auburn. He'll star...
  • Broadway Preps for a Diva Smackdown

    With Broadway's spring season barely begun, is it too soon to start worrying about the Tony races? Well, yes. But that hasn't stopped legiters from forecasting an awards-season cagematch that could pit a half-dozen of the Street's most prominent...
  • Sex and simplicity

    Sex and simplicity
    If you had walked into Sarah Jessica Parker's home in Manhattan the Wednesday before Valentine's Day, you'd have had no clue that she is introducing a women's shoe collection this spring, or that she ever played the stiletto-loving fashionista Carrie...
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman's final screen appearances to come

    Philip Seymour Hoffman's final screen appearances to come
    The death of Philip Seymour Hoffman on Sunday marked the abrupt end to an acclaimed career, but for audiences there will be much more of his performances to savor. The prolific actor had recently shot a wide variety of work that will be seen at numerous...
  • The Playful Spirit Behind 'Peter And The Starcatcher'

    The Playful Spirit Behind  'Peter And The Starcatcher'
    The kid spirit in putting together "Peter and the Starcatcher" was not unlike the gang of Lost Boys that are featured in this playful prequel to "Peter Pan." The process, which started seven years ago with casual discussions, eventually turned into a...
  • Oscar-Nominated Actress Ruby Dee Dies at 91

    Ruby Dee, best known for her role in 1961's "A Raisin in the Sun" and latterly for her Oscar-nominated turn as Denzel Washington's mother in 2007's "American Gangster," died Wednesday in New York. She was 91. Dee's Oscar nomination in 2008 for her...
  • Orlando Fringe review: 'Bare: A Pop Opera'

    Orlando Fringe review: 'Bare: A Pop Opera'
    Opera is all about the pouring of deep-felt emotion into song, and "Bare," a 2004 off-Broadway musical, is subtitled "A Pop Opera." No doubt, that's partly because of the torrent of emotions unleashed by the hormone-charged teenage protagonists. "Bare"...
  • Q&A: Philip Seymour Hoffman

    Q&A: Philip Seymour Hoffman
    Whether he’s playing a gay boom mic operator in “Boogie Nights” or rock critic Lester Bangs in “Almost Famous,” an evil arms dealer in “Mission: Impossible III” or a priest in hot water in “Doubt,”...
  • Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman Talk a Sexy New Show at Lucille Lortel Awards

    Camaraderie, positivity and lots of theater love filled the air at the 29th annual Lucille Lortel Awards Sunday at the NYU Skirball Center in downtown Manhattan. Hosts Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally, currently staring in their own limited Off-...