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Bright Star

The Joy of Theater & the Joy of 'Bright Star'

Cara Joy David | Posted 06.24.2016 | Arts
Cara Joy David

I feel compelled to write about the amazing theatrical experience I had watching Bright Star at the Cort this Tuesday. But first a little introduction...

Bright Star & the Art of the Tony Number

Cara Joy David | Posted 06.15.2016 | Arts
Cara Joy David

The thing about the Tony Awards is most people outside of the theater community don't care who wins the awards (other that perhaps the super big ones)...

Stars in the Alley Brings Broadway to People For Free

Cara Joy David | Posted 06.07.2016 | Arts
Cara Joy David

In 2001, back when I was fairly new to being a theater reporter, Clive Barnes reviewed Rosie O'Donnell in Seussical. I was shocked to read this senten...

Stage Door: Bright Star, Cite

Fern Siegel | Posted 05.17.2016 | Arts
Fern Siegel

Sometimes, there is a quiet, more intimate contender that merits attention. That category is owned by Bright Star, a Broadway bluegrass musical at the Cort Theater, headed by a Tony-worthy Carmen Cusack.

There's a New Bright Star on Broadway and her Name is Tony-nominated Actress, Carmen Cusack

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 05.13.2016 | Arts
Jeryl Brunner

The first time Carmen Cusack knew she had the performing bug was when she was 5 years-old and singing at church. In fact, what first really motivated ...

On the Culture Front: American Psycho, The Father and More

Chris Kompanek | Posted 04.29.2016 | New York
Chris Kompanek

One of the more potent arguments made by people who don't like musicals is that it's hard to convey something truly terrifying through a medium steepe...

My Own Tony Nominations, 2016 Edition

Cara Joy David | Posted 04.29.2016 | Arts
Cara Joy David

Each year I write about people/shows I'd like to see get Tony nominations. These are people/shows that aren't necessarily going to get nominated. Inde...

Talking With Broadway's Bright Star Choreographer, Josh Rhodes

Cara Joy David | Posted 04.15.2016 | Arts
Cara Joy David

Sitting in the Steve Martin/Edie Brickell bluegrass musical Bright Star I knew the show would divide critics, but I also knew that it was impossible to leave and not at least respect the work of choreographer Josh Rhodes.

'Bright Star:' But Clueless

Barry Singer | Posted 04.13.2016 | Arts
Barry Singer

Moments into the jolly entr'acte orchestra hoedown that affably yanks Bright Star back after Intermission, inscrutably ignoring the un-jolly infanticide finale that has just closed out Act One, I turned my eyes heavenward.

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.

Thoughts on Broadway's Current and Next Spring

Cara Joy David | Posted 03.24.2016 | Arts
Cara Joy David

In terms of musicals, there are two that have opened already this spring, the Roundabout revival of She Loves Me and the jukebox musical Disaster!

NASA Spies Star That's 10 Million Times Brighter Than The Sun

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 10.10.2014 | Science

Think our sun is bright? NASA says its NuSTAR space-based X-ray telescope has detected a dead star that pumps out as much energy as 10 million suns. ...

15 Movies That Were Based On Poems

| Max Minckler for Riffle | Posted 07.24.2013 | Books

First published on Riffle. From Homer to Disney, and Dr. Seuss to Charles Bukowski, many famous poems and poets have made the leap from book to box...

BBC's The Hour: Stylish and Smart

Holly Cara Price | Posted 11.28.2011 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

From the cool blue checkerboard opening credit design and jazzy theme right on through to the final moments of last week's finale, this thriller became more and more addictive as the weeks went on.

HuffPost Review: Howl

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Howl is a gutsy, inventive film about an important moment. It's not for everyone but should please those who are open to the chances it takes.

Director Jane Campion Files Sex Complaint After Indian Film Festival

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Oscar-winning director Jane Campion has filed a sexual harassment complaint for her treatment at the India International Women's Film Festival, accord...

Golden Globe Nominations: Reactions From Women Film Writers and Critics

Melissa Silverstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Melissa Silverstein

After the Golden Globe nominations, I reached out to several women who write and think about films to get their sense of the stories that came out of the nominations.

Jan Chapman - The Woman Behind So Many Great Films

Melissa Silverstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Melissa Silverstein

One thing you will discover if you dig a little deeper on some of the most interesting flicks to have come out of Australia in the last 20 years is the recurrence of one name: Jan Chapman.

Bright Star Shines Brightly

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Given the emotion of the love story, Keats with his Fanny Brawne, the movie is chaste, with a PG rating; no bodies writhing suggestively, and yet the screen quivers with repressed longing.

"Bright Star" Premiere: Jane Campion, Sofia Coppola, Abbie Cornish & A Wardrobe Malfuntion (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Katherine Thomson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

The highly-anticipated John Keats bio-pic "Bright Star" had its US premiere in New York Monday night. Joining director Jane Campion were the film'...

Toronto's Celebration of Women Filmmakers

Erica Abeel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Erica Abeel

My favorite from women filmmakers so far is Campion's Bright Star, a cinematic tone poem about the love between poet John Keats and girl next door Fanny Brawne.

A Poet's Love Story Comes To Theaters

John Lundberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Lundberg

A soon-to-be-released movie by director Jane Campion explores the relationship between the great English poet John Keats and his love, Fanny Brawne. ...

Jane Campion's "Bright Star" Premieres at Cannes

Karin Badt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

Fanny lies alone on her bed with a white gauze curtain billowing, as her legs, slightly parted, tremble under her frock.

CANNES: Jane Campion's "Bright Star" Premiere With Star-Studded Red Carpet (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

(AP Article, Huffington Post slideshow) CANNES, France - Jane Campion figured the best way to get modern audiences to love John Keats was to present ...