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Endangered Species Project "The Iceman Cometh" at Seattle's ACT Theate: A Five-Hour Reading

L. Steven Sieden | Posted 11.18.2014 | Arts
L. Steven Sieden

On Monday, September 15, the Endangered Species Project presented a reading of Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh that ran five hours with a cast of n...

A-Sides on the Red Carpet: O'Neill Theater Center Honors Streep in New York

Jon Chattman | Posted 06.22.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Meryl Streep is used to awards by now. She is, after all, the reigning queen of cinema and has held that fictitious but totally accurate title for dec...

First Nighter: Lucy Thurber's Five Hill Town Plays Progress From Must-See to Less-Need-to-See

David Finkle | Posted 11.05.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

There's nothing wrong in presenting a cycle about a character progressing from damaging childhood to escape from psychological entrapment adulthood. Indeed, it's a great idea. But the over-and-again Hill Town Plays are clearly not the way to do it.

Movie Review: Phantom

Marshall Fine | Posted 04.30.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Phantom supposedly is based on actual events. But that doesn't lend it weight, authority or even a modicum of dramatic sense.

Happy Birthday, Eugene O'Neill!

Posted 10.16.2012 | Arts

Today is the birthday of American playwright and Nobel Laureate Eugene Gladstone O'Neill. The realist poet and master of vernacular would turn 124 if ...

David Cromer Talks 'Sweet Bird of Youth' Starring Diane Lane at The Goodman

Mark Bazer | Posted 11.12.2012 | Entertainment
Mark Bazer

Director David Cromer talked aging, optimism vs. pessimism, and his newest play, a revival of Tennessee Williams' Sweet Bird of Youth starring Diane Lane and Finn Wittrock at the Goodman Theatre. Previews begin Sept. 14.

A Eugene O'Neill Tragedy Becomes An Upbeat Musical

AP | JENNIFER FARRAR | Posted 07.27.2012 | Home

NEW YORK -- At one time, the term "sportin' lady" did not refer to a female athlete. A largely upbeat musical based on a downbeat story about just suc...

The Inner Turmoil Of The Irish

Bess Rowen | Posted 05.18.2012 | Home
Bess Rowen

While the Irish, American-Irish, and Irish-for-today ate, drank, and were merry outside, we inside the theatre were reminded of the inner turmoil that can best hide behind just such carefree behavior.

Eugene O'Neill Revival In 'Beyond The Horizon'

AP | JENNIFER FARRAR | Posted 04.28.2012 | Arts

NEW YORK — Noted American playwright Eugene O'Neill had a melancholy view of life's possibilities, which didn't prevent him from winning several...

The Grass Is Always Greener: Beyond the Horizon at The Irish Repertory Theatre

Bess Rowen | Posted 04.25.2012 | Arts
Bess Rowen

By using simple staging and solid acting, director Ciarán O'Reilly's newest production proves that this O'Neill play is still emotionally effective today.

Theatre Review: Desire Under the Elms

Marc Porter Zasada | Posted 01.28.2012 | Los Angeles
Marc Porter Zasada

Desire Under the Elms is beautifully stark in the manner of Greeks, and features a truly tectonic performance by William Dennis Hunt as the flinty-souled patriarch Ephraim Cabot.

Yale Library Acquires 'Lost' Eugene O'Neill Script

AP | MICHAEL MELIA | Posted 12.19.2011 | College

HARTFORD, Conn. — A play by Eugene O'Neill that was feared to be lost has been acquired by a library at Yale University after surfacing in a res...

First Nighter: Tony Kushner's Intelligent Homosexual's Guide... Continues Genius Display

David Finkle | Posted 07.05.2011 | Arts
David Finkle

Kushner has produced a play also reminiscent of Arthur Miller at the top of his form, a play about which many ticket buyers will conclude he's equaled Miller's best.

Free Flick Fridays: Song of Freedom

Tribeca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tribeca

It's shocking, really, that there hasn't been a biopic of the legendary Paul Robeson as of yet. Much, much more than "the guy who sings "Ol' Man River" in Showboat," Robeson was a towering American figure and one of the few people who can accurately be called a Renaissance man.

Peter Gelb and His Met: No Booing Please

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Finkle

What occurs to me about the booing is that it might begin to color attitudes towards the Met under Peter Gelb for whom this 2009-10 season is the first with no vestigial ties to Joseph Volpe.

Exploring O'Neill at the Goodman

Robert Loerzel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Robert Loerzel

The O'Neill festival was a fascinating exploration of the great American playwright's work -- filled with unusual and even daring stagings. Never was it dull, that's for sure.

The Goodman's "Desire Under the Elms" Reaps a Theatric Whirlwind

Alice Singleton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Alice Singleton

It's allegory for the modern reality-show line-up: classic Jerry Springer and Maury Povich on perpetual familial loop.

Blackface In Goodman Theatre Production Ignites Controversy

Chicago Sun-Times | Hedy Weiss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A play at the Goodman Theatre that features a white actress in blackface is sparking controversy. Late Wednesday afternoon, hours before the opening ...