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Woody Allen's Amazon Series Crisis in Six Scenes: Weren't Those Radical '60s a Riot?

David Hinckley | Posted 09.28.2016 | Entertainment
David Hinckley

Woody Allen's first TV series, Crisis In Six Scenes, is kind of a mess. Still, as it hops along from one exercise in absurdity to the next, it deliv...

Celebrating Elaine May: The 2016 WGA West Screenwriting Award

Dr. Cheryl Pappas | Posted 02.12.2017 | Entertainment
Dr. Cheryl Pappas

Elaine May returns to the spotlight on February 13, in Los Angeles, to accept the WGA West Screenwriting Award, for her original and prolific, credite...

Becoming Mike Nichols, an HBO Master Class in Theater, Film and TV

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 02.11.2017 | Entertainment
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

On February 22nd, HBO will air Becoming Mike Nichols, a conversation between actor/director/producer Mike Nichols and his friend and colleague Jack O' Brien, which was Recorded only four months before Nichols' death in 2014.

Mike Nichols: Beloved American Master

Regina Weinreich | Posted 01.28.2017 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

When PBS announced their American Masters documentary on Mike Nichols, I was relieved. Like so many admirers of his work, I grieved when he died in November of 2014.

Happy 60th Birthday, Whoopi Goldberg! Our Favorite Quotes From The Actress

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 11.14.2016 | Entertainment
Jeryl Brunner

On November 13th, Whoopi Goldberg turned 60. The actress, producer and The View co-host got her first Oscar nomination when she made her film debut in The Color Purple. And she's one of those rare people to have won the Academy Award, Golden Globe, Emmy, Daytime Emmy, Grammy and a Tony.

Diane Sawyer, Alan Alda, Candice Bergen, Regis Philbin and Others Celebrate Marlo Thomas and the 'Clever Little Lies' Cast

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 10.30.2016 | Arts
Jeryl Brunner

In Clever Little Lies, the thoughtful and funny new comedy about family, love, sex and the power of commitment, Marlo Thomas and Greg Mullavey play a long married husband and wife determined to help their son (George Merrick) and daughter-in-law (Kate Wetherhead) save their marriage

James Lecesne Shows His Absolute Brightness In His New Play The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 09.23.2016 | Arts
Jeryl Brunner

Stepping onto the stage would be transforming for young James Lecesne as he hungered for more. "Theater saved my life," he explains.

Mike Nichols: A Penny for His Thoughts

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 01.24.2015 | Comedy
Randee Mia Berman

Nichols' blend of brutality, bite and poignancy was his brilliance, spilling over with insight -- on film, in comedy, on stage, on TV, in love, and in life.

Classic Nichols And May Skits Show Where It All Began For The Legendary Director

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 11.20.2014 | Comedy

All these years later, it’s still every bit as funny. Before Mike Nichols became the Academy Award-winning director known for iconic films like ...

Mothers and Sons at the Golden: Terrence McNally Makes History

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.25.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Strident, a woman with whom to reckon, Tyne Daly's Katharine Gerard is a force of nature. Encased in fur, she's the refrigerator-sized iceberg in Terr...

Moms Mabley: I Got Somethin' to Tell You on HBO

Regina Weinreich | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Among the many ways the pioneering comedienne Moms Mabley was a pioneer was that she performed at the Apollo in 1939, five years after the Harlem thea...

Vanity Fair's Comedy Issue Covers Are Pretty Awesome

Posted 12.05.2012 | Comedy

Judd Apatow got the rare distinction of guest editing the first ever issue of Vanity Fair solely devoted to comedy, and for the issue, they went all o...

Relatively Speaking: Three One-Act Comedies at the Brooks Atkinson Theater

Rochelle Jewel Shapiro | Posted 01.15.2012 | Entertainment
Rochelle Jewel Shapiro

The first comedy, Ethan Coen's Talking Cure, is about a frustrated psychiatrist who is unable to make a connection with his patient at a mental institution.

Relatively Speaking Opens On Broadway

Marlo Thomas | Posted 01.07.2012 | Arts
Marlo Thomas

2011-11-07-jfgjkffjfijfkjgrg.jpgI am so happy to be back on Broadway in a new play written by Elaine May -- George Is Dead.

Relatively Speaking Opens On Broadway!

Posted 11.19.2012 | Women

So many wonderful people came out for the opening of Relatively Speaking - I was so happy to see everyone! Here are some great pictures from opening n...

Relatively Speaking: Three Isn't Always Better Than One

Danny Groner | Posted 12.28.2011 | New York
Danny Groner

Three plays for the price of one sounds like a promising proposition, especially when well-known writers Woody Allen, Ethan Coen, and Elaine May are the forces behind them.

Theater: Woody Allen Plus Elaine May Plus Ethan Coen = Meh

Michael Giltz | Posted 12.28.2011 | Arts
Michael Giltz

The least enjoyable possibility when seeing a show after it opens is that it gets bad reviews and everyone just politely soldiers on as best they can. Sadly, this is the case for Relatively Speaking, three one acts with a cast of 15 and direction by John Turturro.

All Things Being Relative: Relatively Speaking

Regina Weinreich | Posted 12.21.2011 | Home
Regina Weinreich

The three one-acters that comprise Relatively Speaking at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre are exactly as you would expect: very funny.

Second City's Elaine May, Marlo Thomas, Woody Allen Wow!

Lonna Saunders | Posted 11.29.2011 | Entertainment
Lonna Saunders

The new Broadway show Relatively Speaking is about the relatives -- your relatives. Hence, the title. The three one-act comedies are penned by Woody Allen, Second City alumna Elaine May, and Ethan Coen of the moviemaking Coen Brothers.

The Unadulterated Joy of Wretched Excess

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

You could not find a more delightful pick-me-up than Automorphosis., a sublimely over-the-top tribute to individualism, to acting out your fantasies, and to the joyous results of not holding back when the creative urge strikes.

Elaine May on Mike Nichols

Posted 11.16.2011 | Weird News

Don't Miss a Good Laugh! Sign up to receive my email newsletter each week - It will let you know which Laugh of the Day my visitors liked the best! I...

Nichols Looks Back at the Birth of "The Graduate," Redford's Screen Test for it

Jane Levere | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jane Levere

Baby boomers aren't the only ones who wax nostalgic about The Graduate -- Mike Nichols and Buck Henry did it too at a MOMA retrospective of Nichols' career.