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Broadway Scores at the Oscars

ZEALnyc | Posted 02.07.2017 | Arts
ZEALnyc

This year's Academy Awards nominations honor many familiar names from the New York stage By Christopher Caggiano, ZEALnyc Contributing Writer, Februa...

Michael Shannon Has No Filter When Talking About Trump Supporters

The Huffington Post | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 11.18.2016 | Entertainment

In the wake of Donald Trump’s victory last week, plenty of celebrities have spoken out against the president-elect and his troubling campaign rhetor...

The Venice Diaries 2016: 'Franca', 'Nocturnal Animals', 'The Bleeder' & Wim Wenders' 3D 'Beautiful Days'

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 09.04.2016 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Nocturnal Animals photo by Merrick Morton, Universal Pictures International With Tom Ford, chances are that if he throws a rock in the wind, he will...

Stars in the Alley: A Smorgasbord of Broadway

Regina Weinreich | Posted 06.06.2016 | Arts
Regina Weinreich

Stars in the alleyRunning up to the Tony Awards, a special lunchtime event celebrated Broadway last week: Stars in the Alley, that's Schubert Alley fi...

Jessica Lange in Long Day's Journey into Night: "I Like Dark Places"

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.28.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Movie icon--and lately best known for her role on American Horror Story-- Jessica Lange has performed on Broadway only twice before, in two Tennessee ...

Meet the 2016 Tony Nominees

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 05.13.2016 | Arts
Jeryl Brunner

The night before the Tony Awards were announced, Phillipa Soo was feeling a bit anxious and unable to fall asleep. She planned to get up at the crack of dawn. But as the Hamilton actress shared, "I woke up to my lovely fiancé (Steven Pasquale) saying 'good morning my Tony Nominee' -- that's how I found out."

First Nighter: What the Tony Nominees Have to Say forThemselves

David Finkle | Posted 05.07.2016 | Entertainment
David Finkle

Michael Shannon, sitting in a tufted, black leather chair on rollers, is trying to get comfortable with it. Shifting in the way actors uneasy talking...

Aisle View: Long Night's Journey

Steven Suskin | Posted 04.27.2016 | Arts
Steven Suskin

This is a welcome opportunity to see the play, and the chance to see a top-flight performance by Jessica Lange. But when you leave Long Day enthusing about the actress playing Mary Tyrone -- well, that doesn't seem to be where O'Neill was heading.

Elvis Meets Nixon (And Inspires A Comedy Film)

Reuters | David Moye | Posted 04.19.2016 | Weird News

The most requested photo in the U.S. National Archives is not the first moon landing or the burning twin towers after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. I...

Kevin Spacey Steps Into Richard Nixon's Shoes In 'Elvis & Nixon' Clip

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 04.12.2016 | Entertainment

Richard Nixon wasn't particularly keen to host non-English-speaking officials at the White House. Ditto Elvis Presley, according to a scene from the n...

INTERVIEW: Director Jeff Nichols on Midnight Special

Zaki Hasan | Posted 04.01.2016 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

From the time he burst onto the scene with 2007's Shotgun Stories, filmmaker Jeff Nichols has blazed a unique trail of quirky projects that draw on hi...

Kirsten Dunst Frumps it Down for Midnight Special Yet Remains a Superstar

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 03.15.2016 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Jaeden Lieberher and Kirsten Dunst in a scene from Jeff Nichols' Midnight Special Apart from being a striking style icon, Kirsten Dunst is also a dam...

Actor Michael Shannon Redefines Fatherhood, Good & Evil in Midnight Special

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 03.13.2016 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Ladies, get a hold of some waterproof mascara, 'cause you'll need it! In Jeff Nichols' Midnight Special, actor Michael Shannon gives everyone a daddy...

Michael Shannon Stars in a Sci-Fi Thriller: Midnight Special

Regina Weinreich | Posted 03.11.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Cults, car chases, a kid with lazer beam eyes, a satellite from outer space! What more could you want in a movie? As director Jeff Nichols said over h...

Adam Driver Is In Pursuit In These 'Midnight Special' Photos

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 02.17.2016 | Entertainment

Jeff Nichols knows how to pick 'em. The director's first two movies, 2007's "Shotgun Stories" and 2011's "Take Shelter," introduced a partnership with...

The Berlinale Diaries 2016: Redefining What Love Is, at the Movies

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 02.13.2017 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Berlin, so far, has been cathartic for me. I've watched a movie, The Dreamed Ones by Ruth Beckermann, that reinvents the idea of romance and takes it to a cerebral level, thus suggesting the concept that in order to love, we don't have to be next to a person, it's enough to feel them to carry them in our heart.

These Men Might've Been The Best Thing About The SAG Awards

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 01.30.2016 | Style

There was velvet, there was scruff, and there were a lot of tuxedos that were maybe blue, or maybe black (we honestly can't tell you how many conversa...

Live from the Sundance Film Festival: Tuesday, Jan. 26

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.27.2017 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Of the five-and-a-half films I took in (I sampled Lovesong for a half-hour while killing time between two other movies and was not sorry to walk out early), the three best ones all dealt with issues of family in emotionally complex, compelling and sometimes funny ways.

Scoundrels, Stoners And Elvis, Or: A Year In The Life Of Michael Shannon

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 01.06.2016 | Entertainment

The he's-in-everything phase of Michael Shannon's career has begun. Shannon's IMDb page lists 11 films on his 2016 slate, proceeding memorable support...

David Amram at 85: Splendor in the Grass at The Theater for the New City

Regina Weinreich | Posted 12.29.2016 | New York
Regina Weinreich

Billed as "Back to Where it All Began," David Amram's program for last week's engagement at The Theater for the New City, was a continuation of his 85th birthday celebration.

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 Matt...

Lost Causes: 16 Great Performances From 2015 That Have No Prayer of Winning an Award

Jon Eig | Posted 12.07.2016 | Entertainment
Jon Eig

December has dawned and with it have come the lists. Site & Sound kicked it off with their Best Films (International Division), and then the Independent Spirit nominees followed, and then the National Board of Review, and then, and then, and then.

'Suffragette' and 'Freeheld': Rights and Wrongs

Michael Berkowitz | Posted 11.04.2016 | Entertainment
Michael Berkowitz

Two new movies about the struggle for Women's Rights raise important questions. What are Civil Rights and how do they change over time? Who benefits from denying rights? What is the best way to secure rights?

Actor Michael Shannon on Chicago Theater

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 10.30.2016 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

Ever wonder what your life might have been like if you dropped out of high school? Well, for actor Michael Shannon, it put him on the path to being nominated for an Academy Award by the age of 34.

"99 Homes": Shelter Skelter

Michael Berkowitz | Posted 10.20.2016 | Entertainment
Michael Berkowitz

It's painful to watch. Dennis Nash (Andrew Garfield) is evicted from his home in the opening scenes of "99 Homes." The sheriffs knock so loudly at the front door that it is clear that it is no longer his house.