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Still Showing Her Sexy Sadie Side, Dana Fuchs Sets the Stage to Rise and Shine

Michael Bialas | Posted 02.08.2017 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

Whatever happened to Sexy Sadie? Embodied by Dana Fuchs, she's alive and well and ready to knock your socks off -- if you let her. "I would love peo...

East Hampton Library's Authors Night: Poets, Parties, Pretty in Pink

Regina Weinreich | Posted 08.15.2016 | Books
Regina Weinreich

A fan of the foodie memoir, I was eager to find the book 32 Yolks at this year's East Hampton Library's Authors Night. Needless to say, a formidable l...

Logan Lerman and Sarah Gadon in James Schamus' Indignation

Regina Weinreich | Posted 07.26.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Bespectacled and bowtied, James Schamus introduced his movie, Indignation, his directorial debut from Philip Roth's novel, at MoMA, with the observati...

Saoirse Ronan Triumphs as a Girl Scorned in Arthur Miller's The Crucible

Regina Weinreich | Posted 04.13.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Arthur Miller was well served on Broadway this season with revivals of A View from the Bridge and The Crucible, both brilliantly directed by Ivo van H...

Helen Mirren in Eye in the Sky: Debating the Cost of War

Regina Weinreich | Posted 03.10.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

What a coup! Publicist Peggy Siegal exulted in the day's headlines: drones taking down 150 al-Shabab inductees in Africa. The occasion was a luncheon ...

CultureZohn: A Year of Artistic Inspiration Courtesy of Rolex

Patricia Zohn | Posted 12.11.2016 | Arts
Patricia Zohn

What is a mentor? A teacher? A protector? A guide? A master? An editor? A coach? A fresh eye? All these things. The 2015 class of Rolex artistic protégés will remember what their distinguished mentors have taught them: To trust themselves. To be fearless. To get joy from difficulty. To bring narrative to a project. To rehearse in a hallway for three days and not be afraid. To juggle. To avoid being academic or theoretical. To become more "wild". To work hard. To question their identity. To use all five senses. To learn that to be an artist is a solitary journey, most often a frightening one.

Bill Pullman Honored at the New York Stage and Film Gala: It's Good to Be King

Regina Weinreich | Posted 11.22.2016 | Arts
Regina Weinreich

And theater, too. Most memorable for me was seeing him in Edward Albee's Sylvia, or The Goat, in which he has to tell his wife that he is in love with another, eh, female, that is, eh, another species -- eh, a goat.

Bryan Cranston's Pin: Trumbo Premieres

Regina Weinreich | Posted 11.06.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Bespectacled and mustachioed Bryan Cranston as famed screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, submerged in the bath, his work, smokes and whiskey laid out on a tra...

A Midsummer Night's Dream: Julie Taymor's Splendid Shakespearean Romp in Film

Regina Weinreich | Posted 06.18.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Julie Taymor's latest triumph is the movie version of the play, A Midsummer Night's Dream, she debuted in 2013 at the Theater for a New Audience in Brooklyn.

Composer Elliot Goldenthal: American Ballet Theater's Othello and Grounded at the Public Theater

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.21.2016 | Arts
Regina Weinreich

This week's opening of the American Ballet Theater's Othello at the Metropolitan Opera House, a version of Shakespeare's tragedy about the warrior king who succumbs to the manipulations of an ensign, and murders the love of his life, marks ABT's commitment to newer works.

One Man's Journey From Closeted Church Boy to Polygamous Gay Wedded Bliss

Matt Baume | Posted 05.07.2016 | Queer Voices
Matt Baume

Today, Ben is a happy proud polygamous gay atheist. Those are a lot of labels, and required repeated confrontations with social stigmas. After all, being openly polygamous is a little unusual. Gayness is unusual. Atheists are unusual.

First Nighter: Anne Hathaway in "Grounded," Irish Troubles in "The Belle of Belfast," Red Bull Theater's "'Tis Pity She's a Whore"

David Finkle | Posted 06.26.2015 | Arts
David Finkle

Synchronicity can be a scary, shocking and ominously timely thing. Only days after Barack Obama apologizes for a drone killing hostages held by al Qaeda in Pakistan, George Brant's Grounded opens.

At Lunch With Carey Mulligan and Matthias Schoenaerts

Regina Weinreich | Posted 06.22.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

La Grenouille experienced a British invasion yesterday for a lunch celebrating the film Far From the Madding Crowd, based on Thomas Hardy's beloved 19th century novel.

Sarah Ruhl's The Oldest Boy: Letting Go

Regina Weinreich | Posted 01.04.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Sarah Ruhl's beautiful new play The Oldest Boy at Lincoln Center is informed by a quiet release into Destiny. A mother faces an unthinkable choice: a ...

Woody Allen's Sleight-of-Hand: Magic in the Moonlight

Regina Weinreich | Posted 09.17.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Woody Allen is up to his old tricks. Real ones, like pulling a rabbit out of a hat. In previous films he's played the magician role himself, but in Magic in the Moonlight he allows the dreamy Colin Firth to handle the willing suspension of disbelief.

Boyhood Opens BAMCinemaFest and Other Summer Movies: Third Person and Begin Again

Regina Weinreich | Posted 08.21.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Wisdom has it, summer is for action thrillers, rom-coms, and other popcorn movies, but this season is particularly rich. Last week's opening night for...

First Nighter: Arin Arbus's King Lear, David Herskovitz's Uriel Acosta

David Finkle | Posted 05.28.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Plays are revelations. Good plays, that is, and the better a play, the more revelatory it can be. And let's just say King Lear -- now at Theatre For a New Audience with Arin Arbus directing Michael Pennington in the title role -- easily falls into the better-play category.

America's Secret Weapon at Sochi: Choreographer Daniel Ezralow

Xaque Gruber | Posted 04.21.2014 | Arts
Xaque Gruber

Selected to choreograph the History of 20th Century Russia for the whole world to see. No pressure.

By The Light of the Feminist Moon

George Heymont | Posted 04.10.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

In truth, much of the world has come a long way from the crude Freudian symbolism which insists that anything long and straight represents a male and anything resembling a circle represents a female.

Ralph Fiennes' Invisible Woman: Felicity Jones

Regina Weinreich | Posted 02.23.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Invisibility is perhaps desirable if you are going to be the mistress of one of the most popular writers of all time. The story of Charles Dickens' mi...

Stanley Tucci, Anne Tatlock, and Michael D. Eisner Honored for Their Contributions to Theater

Regina Weinreich | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Two benefits this week featured a back stage glimpse into how theater is made: on Sunday night, Stanley Tucci, along with Anne Tatlock, was honored at...

Theater: Taymor Spins Web Of Magic; A Promising "Lady In Red"

Michael Giltz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Michael Giltz

It's just a fancy, but one can't help imagining that after the hellish experience of Spiderman: Turn Off The Dark, director Julie Taymor has been waiting to exhale for quite some time. That release comes in a burst of creativity for this production of A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Julie Taymor's A Midsummer Night's Dream: A Double Premiere in Brooklyn

Regina Weinreich | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

First to say, A Midsummer Night's Dream at the newly built Theatre for a New Audience in Brooklyn, is jaw-dropping great.

Bette Midler Hosts a Lunch for Twenty Feet from Stardom

Regina Weinreich | Posted 09.30.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Now prominent among music legends, Bette Midler reminisces about her stint as a Harlette back in the day in the much celebrated documentary Twenty Fee...

The Many Faces of Harry Lennix

Xaque Gruber | Posted 09.29.2013 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

Harry Lennix is an actor's actor, and 2013 is proving to be a banner year with a string of starring roles including NBC's highly anticipated new series The Blacklist alongside James Spader.