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Oscar Nomination Odds: What the Math Says

Ben Zauzmer | Posted 01.12.2016 | Entertainment
Ben Zauzmer

Ben Zauzmer (@BensOscarMath) uses math to predict and write about the Oscars. He recently graduated from Harvard with a degree in applied math, and he...

Top 10 of 2015

Tony Woodcock | Posted 12.18.2015 | Arts
Tony Woodcock

For me, this has been an interesting year of travels, adventures in distant lands, and new experiences. Wherever I have gone, though, I've taken the opportunity to explore theatre and musical performances, film, art exhibits, and the most intriguing books.

These Men Are Vying For Best Supporting Actor At The 2016 Oscars

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 12.11.2015 | Entertainment

Welcome to For Your Consideration, The Huffington Post's breakdown of all things Oscars. Between now and February 28, 2016, entertainment editors&nbs...

London Aisle View: Kidman and Rylance, Stage Door Neighbors

Steven Suskin | Posted 10.11.2015 | Arts
Steven Suskin

The second-biggest surprise of Anna Ziegler's new play, Photograph 51, is that Ziegler has managed to take this dryly historic tale and turn it into an engrossing scientific whodunit, or rather, who'll-do-it.

'Bridge of Spies' Premieres at the New York Film Festival

Regina Weinreich | Posted 10.06.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Jan Donovan Amorosi had just seen Steven Spielberg's Bridge of Spies at a special screening the night before its New York Film Festival premiere at Alice Tully Hall on Sunday night. "We had no idea what our father had gone through when we were growing up in Brooklyn."

See The First Trailer For Steven Spielberg And Tom Hanks' New Movie

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 06.05.2015 | Entertainment

Tom Hanks hasn't starred in a Steven Spielberg movie since 2004's "The Terminal," but this year's "Bridge of Spies" should put the esteemed duo back a...

Hilary Mantel: The Star of 'Wolf Hall'

Regina Weinreich | Posted 06.12.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Wolf Hall, based upon historic fiction by Hilary Mantel, focuses on the period in his reign when the king, smitten with the sexy Anne Boleyn, concocts a strategy for ridding himself of his wife of 18 years, Catherine of Aragon.

Aisle View: Inside the Corridors of King Henry's Court

Steven Suskin | Posted 06.09.2015 | Arts
Steven Suskin

There's a rip-roaring, malevolently Machiavellian, viciously nasty, blood-letting saga of intrigue and incest on view just now. No, not in the cloistered cloakrooms of the U.S. House of Representatives; no incest there, presumably.

Maureen Ryan

'Wolf Hall' Is A Masterful Study Of Power And Politics

HuffingtonPost.com | Maureen Ryan | Posted 04.02.2015 | Entertainment

Early on in “Wolf Hall,” Thomas Cromwell (Mark Rylance) confronts someone who deeply wronged him in the past. “Confront” may not be the ri...

Movie Review: The Gunman -- Cashing the Check, Paying the Price

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.18.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Unfortunately, the script, while making broad political points, otherwise plays as by-the-numbers action fodder.

First Nighter: Mark Rylance in 'Farinelli and the King,' John Hollingworth's 'Multitudes,' Zinie Harris's 'How to Hold Your Breath'

David Finkle | Posted 05.02.2015 | Arts
David Finkle

Since William Congreve wrote that "music hath charm to soothe a savage breast," people have assumed he was right. The composer Claire van Kampen has decided to demonstrate its truth by imagining Farinelli and the King.

Pig Iron Theatre's Twelfth Night, Downtown

Regina Weinreich | Posted 04.24.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

How is it possible: two incredibly good productions of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night in the same season? One of the bard's bawdiest, the comedy inspired...

On the Culture Front: Missing Treme, Reveling in Chris Thile, and Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Chris Kompanek | Posted 03.15.2014 | New York
Chris Kompanek

As Treme has come to a close, it's hard to decide whether the food or music will be more memorable.

Aisle View: The 2013 Ten Best List

Steven Suskin | Posted 02.16.2014 | Arts
Steven Suskin

As 2013 dwindles down to a precious few -- a precious few plays and musicals, that is -- it is time to compile our list of the ten best of the year. This year, happily, has no less than fifteen that more than qualify for the ten best; fifteen that I would happily return to for another visit.

20 Top Picks

Tony Woodcock | Posted 02.11.2014 | Arts
Tony Woodcock

I found 2013 to be a great year for discovery and experience in the arts, from theatre and music to television, film, and books. I have compiled a top 20 list of my favorites, with the hope that they might resonate with readers.

Asian Girl in the City: Broke to Baller

Michelle Won | Posted 02.09.2014 | New York
Michelle Won

I'm doing the New York experience from broke to ballers. I may be on the broke side, but I have a couple of friends on the baller side. Here is what I did this past week in the city and my recommendations for what you should do... if you can get in.

Aisle View: 18 (Plays) in 16 (Days)

Steven Suskin | Posted 02.03.2014 | Arts
Steven Suskin

In busy spells -- which in the Broadway arena typically include the two weeks before Thanksgiving and the month before the various award deadlines in the spring -- it is not uncommon for critics and award nominators to find themselves at five or six a week. Eighteen in 16, though, is overdoing it.

Mark Rylance Finds the Humor in Shakespeare's Evil King

Wilborn Hampton | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts
Wilborn Hampton

The Shakespeare's Globe staging of Richard III is an eye-opener to the possibility of a demented, power-hungry, serial killer being a stand-up comedian. Or such was the case at a recent performance.

Mark Rylance's Richard III

Francis Levy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Francis Levy

Mark Rylance is out to make his mark as one of the greats, a Kean, a Garrick, a Booth, but he is also trying to be something more. He is both acting a...

First Nighter: Mark Rylance and Company's Superb Richards III and Twelfth Night

David Finkle | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Two-time Tony winner Mark Rylance is stage-obsessed. He's so taken with all aspects of the theater that he has the Shakespeare's Globe Productions company he's leading get into costume in front of the Belasco audience.

A Double Dose Of Rylance

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 06.06.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK -- Broadway will get a double dose of Mark Rylance this winter – the two-time Tony Award-winning English actor will alternate between s...

Double The Shakespeare, Double The Fun

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 01.19.2013 | Arts

LONDON — In his last stage role, Mark Rylance thrilled audiences as a bawdy bard for modern Britain. Now he's going back to an earlier Bard in a...

Shakespeare's Beloved Characters Storm London

The Huffington Post | Hallie Sekoff | Posted 08.30.2012 | Arts

This week, Shakespeare’s most famous characters are storming the streets of London. At various landmarks scattered around the city, unsuspecting...

Beloved British Actor Out Of Olympics Ceremony After Tragic Death

AP | Posted 07.06.2012 | Home

LONDON -- Actor Mark Rylance has pulled out of the Olympics opening ceremony after the sudden death of his stepdaughter, Nataasha van Kampen. In a st...

Lucas Kavner

The Boycott Against An Israeli Theater Company

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucas Kavner | Posted 04.19.2012 | Home

When Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London invited the prominent Israeli theater company Habima to perform at their nonpartisan "Globe to Globe" festi...