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Let Broadway's Spider Man Finish What It Started

Barbie Zelizer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Barbie Zelizer

We need to turn off the spotlight that has driven the moral panic over Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, long enough for them to do what they need to do without being watched, debated and criticized.

Injured 'Spider-Man' Eager To Rejoin Production

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — The actor badly hurt after plunging more than 30 feet in front of a shocked audience watching the Broadway musical "Spider-Man: Turn ...

Turn Off the Snark: A Short History of Death, Near-Death and Injury in the Theatre

Leonard Jacobs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Leonard Jacobs

Centuries after the Roman Coliseum served as a theater of death, we're as fascinated as we ever were by even the hope of watching excruciating pain.

Oscar-winning Dame Helen Mirren Stirs The Tempest & Makes Us See Red This Season

Brad Balfour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Brad Balfour

It's no surprise that British actress Helen Mirren has played royalty, especially Queens -- she's played monarchs six times. But that doesn't mean that this stage and screen doyen behaves in a haughty, doyen-ish manner.

Spider-Man Musical Canceled, Will Reopen Thursday

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

UPDATE II: The Post is now reporting that the state is satisfied with the safety changes, and the show will reopen on Thursday. UPDATE: The NY Post...

On Scoring The Tempest and the Exclusive Video Premiere of "O Mistress Mine"

Elliot Goldenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Elliot Goldenthal

Every film is like a different planet with its own solar system. The only constant for me is after the film is completed -- I watch the emotions behind the actors' eyes. From there, I begin to find a score.

Cinefantastique Post-Mortem: Special Stream-of-Consciousness Episode, Featuring The Tempest

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Having survived the rocky shoals of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Steve Biodrowski, Lawrence French, and Dan Persons decid...

HuffPost Review: The Tempest

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Julie Taymor is a visual artist who uses film and theater as her medium. But no matter how you parse his work, William Shakespeare is about the words....

Spider Man on Broadway: Separating Fact from Fiction

Roger Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Roger Friedman

Reading the reports from Sunday night's first preview of Spider Man, as well as comments on this page, I thought it was time to clear some things up. ...

"Testify" Performed By Carney - Monarchy Video Look Book

Abe Gurko | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Abe Gurko

Reeve Carney and his band, Carney, just shot this fashion/music video look book for Monarchy Collection featuring the song Testify from the film Machete.

ON THE 48TH ANNUAL NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL

Michael Vazquez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Michael Vazquez

by Michael Vazquez Two weeks after the close of the New York Film Festival, herewith, my first posting, by way of random notes on thirty-nine films: ...

New York Film Festival and Hamptons International Film Festival: Autumn in NY

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The great pleasures of the fall film season, the venerable NYFF in its 48th year and HIFF, 18 and growing, leave me reeling (no pun), reflecting upon ...

Julie Taymor's Gender-Wise Tempest

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The centerpiece of the New York Film Festival, "The Tempest," is state of the art Julie Taymor, that is, a study in the spectacular. The ashen spirit ...

The Definition of Badass: "Holy Sh*t Theatre" Take Two

Lauren Gunderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Lauren Gunderson

Holy Sh*t Theatre is like a lot of art: you know it when you see/feel it.

Seen and Heard in New York: Helen Mirren, Renee Fleming, Chuck Close

Jane Levere | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jane Levere

Actress Helen Mirren, interviewed by Annette Insdorf, director of undergraduate film studies at Columbia University, at the 92nd St. Y www.92y.org in ...

A Report from Women in the World: Stories and Solutions Summit - Part 1

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Marcia G. Yerman

At the Daily Beast's "Women in the World" conference last weekend the theme repeated and over was that "women's rights may exist on the books and in the law, but not on the street."

Sexual Identity Writ Large in The Pride

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

In The Pride, Ben Whishaw gets a fresh fifties' haircut, a handsome change from his longer coif as John Keats in Bright Star. With agility and grace he plays Oliver, a writer.

Women at the Box Office: A Look Back and a Look Ahead

Melissa Silverstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Melissa Silverstein

How do we keep building on the success of 2009 when there won't be any big movies directed by women?

Musical Maker Julie Taymor Disses "Musicals"

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Finkle

When did Julie The Lion KIng Taymor decide calling a musical a musical is asking for trouble big time?