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Broadway Stars Reveal Their Memorable Mistakes

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 08.01.2016 | Arts
Jeryl Brunner

Mistakes can be gifts. As George Bernard Shaw said, "A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing."

Hulu Comedy 'Difficult People' Season 2 is Predictably Hilarious

Courtney M. Soliday | Posted 05.30.2016 | Entertainment
Courtney M. Soliday

The Difficult People Live Table Read at Vulture Festival 2016 (May 21) was a star-studded affair. Hollywood types on stage at the live table read f...

Steve Martin Plays Banjo for Bright Star's Opening Night

Regina Weinreich | Posted 03.25.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Working with Steve Martin, a not so wild and crazy guy in his current incarnation as Americana icon, the two have composed country songs for a band that plays from inside an A-frame house.

Right Next Door: Carmen Murray, Founder and CEO, Title 9 Productions

Ian Spanier | Posted 01.26.2016 | Los Angeles
Ian Spanier

Having been raised in the cultural melting pot of Oakland, California, Carmen Murray grew up imbued with a distinct sense of community and a desire to...

Artistry in Dance: 'American Dance Machine' & 'Noises Off'

Barry Singer | Posted 01.20.2016 | Arts
Barry Singer

We struck gold twice in a matter of weeks -- my daughters, Lea and Sara, and I -- intoxicating artistry in dance at a pair of performances spanning the old and new year.

Aisle View: Splendidly Delirious

Steven Suskin | Posted 01.14.2016 | Arts
Steven Suskin

Michael Frayn's Noises Off, when it premiered back in 1982 in London (with Patricia Routledge) and when it opened in 1983 at the Atkinson (with Dorothy Loudon), was farce comedy par excellence; we didn't quite realize, in those days of Cats and Torch Song Trilogy, that broad, knock-down stage farce could not only be viable but classy.

'My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2' Trailer Introduces A New Portokalos Generation

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 11.11.2015 | Entertainment

It's been 15 years since "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" became one of film history's biggest sleeper hits, so don't think we weren't going to see a sequel...

Andrea Martin's Lady Parts...Really!

Christopher Atamian | Posted 11.10.2015 | Books
Christopher Atamian

There are no lies here: just honest reflection and heartfelt truth. Even if you don't know Martin well as an actress you'll enjoy this flowing account of one of our best actress's colorful life.

No Filter, No Shame: An Interview With Difficult People's Julie Klausner | Posted 08.07.2016 | Entertainment

She's a seasoned writer, a lifelong comedian, and an occasional actress -- and now Julie Klausner is the creator and co-star of new Hulu Original Difficult People, a wildly irreverent comedy series about two narcissistic, struggling comedians who will complain about anything but each other.

Lucie Arnaz: Why Her Addition to the Pippin Cast Stands Out

Greg Archer | Posted 11.22.2014 | San Francisco
Greg Archer

Being raised in the entertainment business -- her parents were showbiz legends Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, after all -- may have helped Arnaz hone her career path, but at 63, she is definitely her own woman -- creativity and all.

It's About Time to Renew Playing House

Cara Joy David | Posted 10.11.2014 | Entertainment
Cara Joy David

Let me tell you, none of the new comedies this summer are as good as Playing House.

First Nighter: Moss Hart's "Act One" in Two Great, Big Acts

David Finkle | Posted 06.17.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

When theater veteran Moss Hart published his bestselling Act One in 1959, he packed a lot into it about his impoverished childhood and neophyte playwr...

I Wish I Could Shimabukuro Like My Sister Kate

Ken Fallin | Posted 07.13.2013 | Arts
Ken Fallin

The Broadway theatre season officially ended two weeks ago, the Tony Award nominations were announced, and I kept busy trying to draw as many Broadway productions as possible.

Theater: Brassy Bette, Pallid Pippin, Precious Pearl & Frozen Walt

Michael Giltz | Posted 07.10.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

May is when one season of theater ends and another begins. Awards are handed out and some new shows appear after biding their time by waiting for the crush of Tony hopefuls to thin out.

My Cast Recording, In Just No Time At All

Howard Sherman | Posted 07.09.2013 | Arts
Howard Sherman

I keep expecting to get jaded. Even though the actuarial tables tell me that I'm more than halfway through my life, I can still be a teenaged drama cl...

Pippin Conquers Broadway

Joseph Amodeo | Posted 06.30.2013 | Arts
Joseph Amodeo

Pippin offers viewers an opportunity to escape reality while at the same time facing it in the mirror. Leaving Pippin, you too may begin listening to the voices in your head...

Lola Heatherton's Love Spirit Christmas

Danny Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Danny Miller

I can't believe it's almost Christmas and unlike past years, I haven't written a single anti-Christmas post. What's going on? Have I finally grown a h...

School Food, Is There Hope? Chef Ann Cooper Opens The Lunch Box (Q&A)

Chris Elam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Chris Elam

Her nonprofit has just launched a revolutionary web portal offering free scaleable recipes, curricula, technical tools and community discussion -- an online engine that can spur real school food reform.

Breaking News: Breaking Upwards

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The mood was exultant at Veranda where a party for the movie Breaking Upwards was underway after last week's IFC premiere. "I can't believe what's hap...