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'The Lion King' Remake Has A New Simba

The Huffington Post | Todd Van Luling | Posted 02.18.2017 | Entertainment

Back in September, Disney announced plans to create a remake of its animated classic “The Lion King.” This time around, director Jon Favreau will ...

Screen View: Comedy Blu-rays for the Season

Steven Suskin | Posted 12.14.2016 | Entertainment
Steven Suskin

If you are looking for film comedy to get through the holiday season--and many readers are no doubt looking for aid in combatting the current gloom--y...

God Bless You, 'Encores! Off-Center' for Presenting 'a real hidden gem'

ZEALnyc | Posted 08.02.2016 | Arts
ZEALnyc

Santino Fontana (c) and the cast of 'God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater' at Encores! Off-Center; photo Joan Marcus By Christopher Caggiano, ZEALnyc Contrib...

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...

It's About That Bass' in A Black Man's Voice

Sharon C. Jenkins | Posted 04.26.2016 | Black Voices
Sharon C. Jenkins

Adobe Stock The Power of the Male Voice Meghan Trainor's hit song, All About That Bass is a popular tune that was released in June 2014 by Epic Reco...

James Earl Jones Breaks His Silence On Diabetes Journey

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 04.04.2016 | Black Voices

James Earl Jones is moving to the front lines of America's ongoing diabetes epidemic. The award-winning actor has teamed up with Johnson & Johnson pha...

George Lucas, Samuel L. Jackson, Angela Lansbury and Others Honor James Earl Jones

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 10.24.2016 | Arts
Jeryl Brunner

James Earl Jones is 84, and considered one of the world's finest actors, the voice of Darth Vader has been on Broadway since the 1950s, starring in plays from the Great White Hope and Othello to Fences and You Can't Take It With You. And he continues to dazzle audiences.

Will Diversity on Broadway Attract New Audiences?

Victor Legrá | Posted 10.21.2016 | Arts
Victor Legrá

Diversity on stage will give people of different backgrounds a reason to explore forms of entertainment new to them. Audiences want to relate to characters that look and sound like them.

First Nighter: James Earl Jones, Cicely Tyson Play 'The Gin Game'; Oren Safdie's Unseemly 'Unseamly'

David Finkle | Posted 10.15.2016 | Arts
David Finkle

If you think you're about to hear anything critical of the two old pros James Earl Jones and Cicely Tyson in director Leonard Foglia's revival of D. L. Coburn's 1977 comedy, The Gin Game, at the Golden Theatre, you better think again.

What to See on Broadway This Fall? Ask the Producers.

Cara Joy David | Posted 09.29.2016 | Arts
Cara Joy David

Of course, the season has already crowned one giant hit, Hamilton, that will inevitably define it. But there is still much to come.

James Earl Jones Honored at the American Theater Wing Gala

Regina Weinreich | Posted 09.30.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Broadway luminaries attended the American Theater Wing gala on Monday night at the Plaza Hotel to honor James Earl Jones: Angela Lansbury, Tony Bennet...

James Earl Jones Returns to Voice Darth Vader as Star Wars Rebels Begins Its Second Season on Disney XD

Jim Hill | Posted 06.16.2016 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

Do you remember how big, strong & scary Darth Vader was in Star Wars - Episode IV: A New Hope? Well, that version of this Dark Lord of the Sith -- back when Vader was at the very height of his powers -- will be front & center as "Star Wars Rebels" begins its second season.

A Gift to New York City -- The LES Arts Extravaganza -- Memorial Day Weekend at Theatre for a New City

Melody Breyer-Grell | Posted 05.17.2016 | Arts
Melody Breyer-Grell

In a city that is constantly mourning its cultural and lifestyle losses, The Theatre For a New City has achieved what even the veritable NYC Opera has not.

First Nighter: Broadway's Richard Thomas, Anna Chlumsky, Café Carlyle's Cheyenne Jackson and the Duplex's Ben Rimalower

David Finkle | Posted 03.17.2015 | Arts
David Finkle

One of the Broadway season's very highest lights, the George S. Kaufman-Moss Hart You Can't Take It With You remains brightly illuminated now that replacements Richard Thomas and Anna Chlumsky have joined the hilariously accomplished ensemble under Scott Ellis's eloquent direction.

George, Dorothy and Noel -- the Weird, Wonderful and Merciless Wits of the 1920's Return to Manhattan ... and Not a Second too Soon.

Myra Chanin | Posted 12.23.2014 | Weird News
Myra Chanin

How did an 8-year-old California lad with a lateral lisp develop enough of a lilting tongue to sing Coward's sophisticated lyrics?

DARTH VADER RETURNS

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 10.09.2014 | Entertainment

The pilot of the new Disney animated series "Star Wars Rebels" will get an extra airing on ABC later this month, and it will include a new scene featu...

You Can't Take It With You: Bless This Mess

Danny Groner | Posted 12.01.2014 | New York
Danny Groner

There's a lot to like at the front and the end of You Can't Take It With You at the Longacre Theater, but there's a lot to work through in the middle.

Pure Abandon

Helen Eisenbach | Posted 12.01.2014 | Arts
Helen Eisenbach

The lush new production of You Can't Take It With You boasts at least a half-dozen such turns, brimming to near-bursting from a piece that juggles slapstick and drama and somehow manages to keep them both alight.

Explosion on Broadway: You Can't Take It With You

Regina Weinreich | Posted 11.30.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's Pulitzer Prize-winning play staged like a Feydeau farce! Doors slam on a boisterous set aclutter with tchotchkes and...

James Earl Jones Returns To Broadway

Wilborn Hampton | Posted 09.29.2014 | Arts
Wilborn Hampton

It's hard to beat kittens and fireworks as sure-fire crowd pleasers and the new Broadway revival of You Can't Take It With You has both along with the...

First Nighter: 'You Can't Take It With You' Takes You With It Merrily

David Finkle | Posted 11.28.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Rarely have I seen such a large collection of scene-stealers on one stage. Check that. There's so much hilarity occurring that no one can steal a complete scene. What these thieving actors do is steal extended moments.

'Luke, I Am Your Father, Motherf**ker'

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 09.18.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

James Earl Jones clearly knows how to get other actors into gear. Jones starred alongside Ryan Reynolds in the 2001 film "Finder's Fee," which was ...

Still Crazy After All These Years

Rob Taub | Posted 11.10.2014 | Arts
Rob Taub

In You Can't Take It With You, things don't go quite as smoothly for the Sycamore family while entertaining their daughter's fiancé and his parents, but what ensues is -- to say the least -- extremely funny.

Papa, Can You Hear Me?

George Heymont | Posted 08.13.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

I first saw Wilson's play during its 1987 pre-Broadway tryout at the Curran Theatre in San Francisco with James Earl Jones in the lead role. At the time, I found it difficult to appreciate Wilson's play.

Spite Your Face: Zoe As Nina

T. Better Baldwin | Posted 07.27.2014 | Black Voices
T. Better Baldwin

I like Zoe as an actress and as a person that I don't know. I admire her hutzpah as she defends her right to embody Ms. Simone. However, just because you can doesn't mean you should.