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

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 10.24.2015 | 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 10.22.2015 | 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 10.15.2015 | 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 10.02.2015 | 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 09.30.2015 | 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 06.16.2015 | 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 05.19.2015 | 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?


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.

James Earl Jones Is Returning To Broadway This Fall

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 04.25.2014 | Arts

NEW YORK (AP) — James Earl Jones is coming back to Broadway in a play that's almost as old as he is. The 87-year-old two-time Tony Award-winner wil...

James Earl Jones Is Back On Broadway!

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 04.30.2014 | Black Voices

NEW YORK (AP) — James Earl Jones is coming back to Broadway in a play that's almost as old as he is. The 87-year-old two-time Tony Award-winner wil...

Red Velvet at St. Ann's Warehouse: The Moor Comes to Brooklyn

Regina Weinreich | Posted 06.01.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

To some, red velvet refers to the latest craze in cupcakes. To others, like those who attended the New York opening of a British import at St. Ann's W...

PHOTOS: 10 Black Hollywood Stars Who Conquered Broadway

Posted 04.02.2014 | Black Voices

After years of toiling on TV shows, films, and recording studios, many acclaimed actors and musicians venture off to the Great White Way to lend their...

9 Questions for Gimme Shelter's Laneya Wiles

Ilana Rapp | Posted 03.24.2014 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

Laneya Wiles (pronounced la-NEE-ah) has her fingers -- sheesh, her toes, too, -- dipped in everything. Actor, comedian, director, writer, New Yorker -- you name it. With many projects about to be released and upcoming projects in development, you may want to create a Google alert for her.

Here's How Carrie Fisher And James Earl Jones Will Appear On 'The Big Bang Theory'

Posted 01.23.2014 | TV

Some "Star Wars" alum are traveling from a galaxy far, far away to visit the set of "The Big Bang Theory." As we reported earlier, Princess Leia a...