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Moss Hart

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.

Exploring Washington Market Tavern, Scenes From a Marriage and More

Chris Kompanek | Posted 12.10.2014 | New York
Chris Kompanek

Sometimes things aren't quite what they seem. Walking through Washington Market Tavern's unassuming doors prepares you for a gastropub experience but what lies ahead is more akin to straight up fine dining minus the white table clothes.

You Can't Take It With You: A Child's View

Barry Singer | Posted 12.08.2014 | Arts
Barry Singer

As a kid, I used to bring home the plays of Kaufman and Hart from the local library and read them aloud with my little sister and my little brother, Elisa and Mark, on long Saturday afternoons.

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...

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.

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.

Jed Harris's Act Two

Alice Carey | Posted 08.03.2014 | Entertainment
Alice Carey

When I was a child my mother was Jed's maid. After I grew up, he tracked me down to work as his personal assistant as he attempted to produce one last play called Great Day For the Race.

For the Love of Theater

Cara Joy David | Posted 07.21.2014 | Arts
Cara Joy David

A few weeks ago, I wasn't feeling so great. My allergies were bothering me and I was tired, as I often am this time of year. Then I went to the theater. Miraculously I felt better during Act One.

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...

In Support of New Plays... on Broadway

Cara Joy David | Posted 06.21.2014 | Arts
Cara Joy David

My friends are never very excited about new plays. What is The Realistic Joneses and why did celebrities want to be in it? Is Casa Valentina an atmospheric production where they treat us like we're in a resort?

Once Again, Moss Hart's Name Shines on Broadway

Keith Runyon | Posted 06.18.2014 | Arts
Keith Runyon

An evening of Kaufman and Hart was the brightest the Broadway theater had to offer and their impact has been felt ever since -- in television, the movies and on stage. But based on the reviews, James Lapine's adaptation of Act One is in the best Moss Hart tradition.

About Freud's Last Session

Jill Robinson | Posted 04.02.2013 | Los Angeles
Jill Robinson

This really is about this riveting play. (I'll get there) But this is also about NOT writing. And my father. Dr. Freud would see the connections.

First Nighter: Stephen Sondheim's Merrily We Roll Along Does and Doesn't

David Finkle | Posted 04.19.2012 | Entertainment
David Finkle

Ever since the Stephen Sondheim-George Furth-Harold Prince Merrily We Roll Along opened in 1981, rolling along merrily is one thing it hasn't done.

Stage Door: Chinglish, The Man Who Came To Dinner

Fern Siegel | Posted 02.02.2012 | Arts
Fern Siegel

On a deeper level, Chinglish explores the old and new China. Daniel is selling signage to an arts complex, not the Red Guard. The minister despairs of acrobats, but longs for classical Chinese opera.

First Nighter: "Follies" 2011 a Smash Hit

David Finkle | Posted 11.13.2011 | Arts
David Finkle

In a theater-going era when anything with assumed marquee value is trussed up for consumer consumption, it's a treat to recall something that -- for the abundance of high-quality theater craft it contains -- truly deserves enthusiastic applause.

Four Must-See Christmas Movies of the 1940s

Kathryn McGarr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Kathryn McGarr

The Bishop's Wife is the best Christmas movie ever made because it's the only one with Cary Grant. As a dapper angel at Christmastime, Grant does that marvelous, unattainable Edward Cullen thing, except not as a vampire.