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First Nighter: A. R. Gurney's "Love Letters," Walter Anderson's "Almost Home"

David Finkle | Posted 09.18.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Is Love Letters A. R Gurney's most lucrative play? No one seems to be quite sure, but it has to be up there among the prolific playwright's biggest m...

Alan Alda: 'If We Could Eradicate Polio, Why Can't We Eradicate Misogyny?'

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 05.27.2014 | Women

M*A*S*H actor and veteran movie star Alan Alda stopped by HuffPost Live on Tuesday and shared some strong opinions on Friday's tragic killings in Isla...

Psst! Look Who's Sitting At That Table!

Charlie Carillo | Posted 07.27.2014 | New York
Charlie Carillo

We're at a crowded restaurant on the Upper West Side waiting to be seated when I spot a familiar-looking man at a table near the front. It hits me w...

My Favorite Bob Hoskins Performance By Far

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 07.21.2014 | Entertainment
Robert J. Elisberg

There are many reasons I like Bob Hoskins, but one reason leaps far out above the rest. And it's a reason thoroughly different from most people, I'm sure.

Awards, Applause for Woody's Girls

Nancy Cohen-koan | Posted 03.25.2014 | Entertainment
Nancy Cohen-koan

When Diane Keaton recently sang the praises of Woody Allen and referred to all the actresses whom he wrote great roles for as Woody's Girls, I secretl...

Actor Poses Tough New Question To Scientists

AP | FRANK ELTMAN | Posted 12.11.2013 | Science

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — Alan Alda, the actor-turned-part-time professor, has a new question for scientists to consider: How do you explain color to an ...

Three Things I Learned From Filming "Brains On Trial," From Alan Alda

Posted 09.16.2013 | MarloThomas

This week on Mondays With Marlo, Alan Alda shared some of the interesting facts he learned about the brain while filming his PBS special "Brains on Tr...

How Alan Alda Survived As An Unemployed Actor (WATCH)

Posted 09.16.2013 | MarloThomas

Can you believe that it took Alan Alda nine years before he was making a living as an actor? When he dropped by Mondays With Marlo this week, he told ...

A Humbling Moment In Alan Alda's Career (WATCH)

Posted 09.16.2013 | MarloThomas

When Alan Alda joined me on Mondays With Marlo, he told me about a career-defining moment that he experienced while he was appearing in a play called ...

Alan Alda On His Friendships From M*A*S*H (WATCH)

Posted 09.16.2013 | MarloThomas

Does Alan Alda still hang out with his buddies from M*A*S*H? When he dropped by Mondays With Marlo this week, he told me that the cast still gets toge...

The Trick To Maintaining A Long And Successful Marriage, From Alan Alda (WATCH)

Posted 09.17.2013 | MarloThomas

When I asked Alan Alda how he and his wife have maintained a long and successful marriage in the spotlight, he joked "The trick is to move out of Holl...

Alan Alda And The Truth About Hypnosis (WATCH)

Posted 09.16.2013 | MarloThomas

This week on Mondays With Marlo, Alan Alda told me about the first time he was hypnotized. When he was an out-of-work actor, Alan got paid $25 to part...

Can Brain Scans Predict Criminal Behavior? From Alan Alda (WATCH)

Posted 09.16.2013 | MarloThomas

Is it possible to predict criminal behavior? When Alan Alda joined me on Mondays With Marlo, he told me about a new brain scan that is being used to i...

Alan Alda With Marlo Thomas (WATCH)

Posted 09.16.2013 | MarloThomas

This week, my dear friend Alan Alda joined me on Mondays With Marlo to answer your questions and discuss his new broadcast, "Brains on Trial," which e...

The No-Choice Generation

Janis Powers | Posted 10.26.2013 | Women
Janis Powers

I've had a high-powered career, been a stay-at-home mother and returned to the workforce. As I read the media coverage about the challenges of working women in America, I have to wonder what would have happened if Atalanta and Young John had reunited... and had a baby

Frightway to Stardom (Part 1)

Dr. Franklin Ruehl, Ph.D. | Posted 09.21.2013 | Weird News
Dr. Franklin Ruehl, Ph.D.

Alan Alda battling a satanic pianist! James Arness combating titanic ants! Gene Barry fighting Martian invaders! These are just a few of the fascinating roles many of Tinseltown's top stars once essayed early in their careers in the horror/sci-fi genre!

Gregory Beyer: 'Thou Common Whore of Mankind,' and Other Shakespeare Lines About our Messed-Up Relationship with Money

Gregory Beyer | Posted 08.19.2013 | Books
Gregory Beyer

In addition to his timeless observations on love and death and empire and pretty much every other aspect of the human experience, Shakespeare devoted quite a bit of ink to money and how it affects us.

Tom Hanks Tears Up at the Theatre World Awards

Regina Weinreich | Posted 08.04.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Courtney P. Vance couldn't get over it. He was presenting a Theatre World Award to Tom Hanks, not only a two-time Oscar winner and beloved star of man...

Celebrities Talk Money And Shakespeare At NYC's Public Theater

AP | Posted 08.03.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK — An all-star line-up including Matt Damon, Alan Alda and Vanessa Redgrave will be featured in a night of readings and a town hall disc...

Alan Alda Calls On Scientists To Cut It Out

AP | FRANK ELTMAN | Posted 05.03.2013 | Science

STONY BROOK, N.Y. -- Among the procedures Army surgeon Hawkeye Pierce performed on "M.A.S.H." was an end-to-end anastomosis. Most of the viewers, act...

What Are These Celebrities Real Names?

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Kristen Sturt | Posted 06.20.2013 | Fifty

You won't believe the birth names of these famous stars, or the stories behind them....

Move Over, James Franco

AP | FRANK ELTMAN | Posted 02.10.2013 | Entertainment

MINEOLA, N.Y. — Professor Alan Alda has a homework assignment for scientists. Yes, that Alan Alda. The actor known for portraying Capt. Benjami...

Going Beyond a Blind Date With Science, According to Alan Alda

Jeanne Garbarino | Posted 01.27.2013 | Science
Jeanne Garbarino

Bringing in his experiences as an actor, Alan Alda is challenging scientists to leave their comfort zones and truly become scientific translators for both the pubic and policy makers. Alda has borrowed a concept widely used by many comedians: improvisation.

From M*A*S*H to Math

Agnes Gund | Posted 09.16.2012 | Arts
Agnes Gund

Alan Alda -- yes, that Alan Alda -- has recently made the news as a science educator. PBS News Hour, the New York Times, and numerous blogs and other ...

The Givers: Alan Alda Plays With Fire! An Exclusive Interview

Marlo Thomas | Posted 09.09.2012 | Women
Marlo Thomas

When most people think of Alan Alda, a smile of recognition comes to their faces because they recall the hundreds of memorable roles that he's played.