| Aug 12, 2014
| 3:24 PM
The energy is palpable in "Hair," the new production that celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Guthsville Playhouse production of 1974-75.
It starts before the show even begins, as the "tribe" mills around outside on the lawn of Cedar Crest College'...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 1:29 PM
During a recent rehearsal for a new local production of the rock musical "Hair," 61-year-old Thomas Ortalano spontaneously starts singing the words to the song "Donna."
Before long, 19-year-old Tyler Fernandez and the rest of the young cast chime in and...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 12:39 PM
Taking on Shakespeare's elderly tragic hero for the first time in his career, John Lithgow opened on Tuesday in "King Lear" in a new production at the Delacorte Theater in New York's Central Park.
While the Delacorte has seen its share of...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 5:09 PM
Testimony from an audit of the $200-million effort to transform a retired Orange County military base into one of America's great municipal parks paints a picture of a runaway project that was eventually crippled by waste, dysfunction and cronyism....
| Aug 1, 2014
| 7:54 PM
Mounting testimony from an audit of the $200 million effort to transform a retired Orange County military base into one of America's great municipal parks paints the picture of a runaway project that was eventually undermined by waste, dysfunction and...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 1:30 PM
"I write lying down — much like Marcel Proust. The only thing I have in common with him," Chris Weitz says, laughing.
Known as a director and screenwriter, Weitz has just published his first novel, "The Young World" (Little Brown: 384 pp, $19),...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 11:33 AM
I love interviewing independent women in show business of a certain age who speak their minds. One of my favorite interviews was in 2002 was with composer-writer Mary Rodgers from her Central Park West home. Rodgers died yesterday of heart failure at...
| May 20, 2014
Filmmaker and New York Times bestselling author Ransom Riggs is best known for his "Miss Peregrine" books ("Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children and "Hollow City: The Second Novel of Miss Peregrine's Children"). An avid traveler, Riggs, 35, says...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 1:21 PM
Kristen Bell, the former star of the cult-hit TV series "Veronica Mars," will transport herself back to the summer of love in the Hollywood Bowl's production of the rock musical "Hair" that is scheduled to run from Aug. 1 to 3.
The cast of the musical...
| May 2, 2014
After the solid hit of 1990's "A Home at the End of the World" — later made into an indie film starring Colin Farrell and Robin Wright — Michael Cunningham stunned the literary world with "The Hours" (1998), which won the Pulitzer Prize for...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 8:32 AM
There is often no justice in history. If there were, then the name Jens Jensen would be as familiar to us as those of Al Capone, Michael Jordan, Oprah Winfrey and some of the others who put their stamp on the city for a short time before moving on....