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Noel Coward

Stars of a Golden Age

George Heymont | Posted 02.04.2012 | Arts
George Heymont

In many ways, The Artist resembles A Star Is Born. One film star's career begins to crash and burn while another's takes wing against a background of tremendous churn in the film industry.

Kim Cattrall in Noel Coward's Private Lives

Regina Weinreich | Posted 01.26.2012 | Home
Regina Weinreich

The beauty of Private Lives is Noel Coward's language, the hilarious barbs and banter, foreplay to out and out brawl.

Stage Door: Private Lives

Fern Siegel | Posted 01.21.2012 | Arts
Fern Siegel

"It's extraordinary how potent cheap music can be," muses Amanda (Kim Cattrall) to Elyot (Paul Gross) her former husband. They meet, five years after ...

Broadway Review: Kim Cattrall and Paul Gross Dazzle in a Sparkling Revival of Private Lives

Susan Dormady Eisenberg | Posted 01.21.2012 | Arts
Susan Dormady Eisenberg

Noel Coward's timeless comedy opened last week at the Music Box Theatre, and if you have the privilege of seeing Paul Gross's long-awaited Broadway debut, you'll enjoy a nuanced, charismatic star turn.

Theater: Kim Cattrall Conquers Coward In "Private Lives"

Michael Giltz | Posted 01.19.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Are you in the mood for a bit of bubbly? Champagne is always flowing in the world of Noel Coward and it's on tap at this modest revival of Private Lives.

First Nighter: Andrea Marcovicci, Bebe Neuwirth Act Up in Cabaret

David Finkle | Posted 01.17.2012 | Entertainment
David Finkle

Andrea Marcovicci and Bebe Neuwirth represent those who say that what's important for performers appearing in intimate rooms is not that the voice be considered first and foremost but that appreciation of a lyric is equally as important as vocal reproduction and projection.

Highlights From Kim Cattrall's Comedy Of Manners On Broadway

The Huffington Post | Gazelle Emami | Posted 01.04.2012 | Home

In a role that makes you wonder what Samantha would say, Kim Cattrall takes to the stage to play a woman hopelessly in love with her ex-husband. Noel ...

Kim Cattrall's Daring New Roles

Posted 12.21.2011 | Fifty

Seasoned TV viewers may know her as Samantha Jones on "Sex and the City," but Canada's up-and-coming screen talent will soon know her as their guiding...

Broadway's Fall Season Full of A-Listers, on Stage and Off

James Sims | Posted 11.20.2011 | Arts
James Sims

With the fall season approaching, straight plays are headed back to Times Square, and they've got a big list of stars in tow.

First Nighter: Noel Coward's Bitter Sweet Gets Sweet, Bitter Bard College Revival

David Finkle | Posted 10.08.2011 | Arts
David Finkle

We need to thank director-adapter Michael Gieleta for the revival of Noel Coward's Bitter Sweet at Bard College's Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts. Correction: We need to thank him up to a point.

Long-Lost Agatha Christie Telegram Found: What Did it Say?

Posted 10.05.2011 | Books

Much information about writer Agatha Christie has been uncovered over the past few weeks, from her love of surfing to a riveting discovery made in Eng...

For Valentine's Day, Ten Movies Sure To Inspire Romance

John Farr | Posted 06.11.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

Those wanting to get closer to that more traditional and comforting take on the eternal "boy meets girl" predicament need only look back and revisit the great film romances of the past, movies that reflect those long-vanished ideals.

Sondheim's Lyrics: Rhymes, Reasons and Religion

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Michael Sigman

Though I grew up in an agnostic household, I was rarely in doubt that a spiritual force was afoot. Music, specifically what's come to be called "The Great American Songbook," was our religion.

First Nighter: Jon Robin Baitz's "Other Desert Cities" is Red-Hot

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Finkle

In the living-room of the luxurious Palm Springs home where Jon Robin Baitz's Other Desert Cities takes place, a long, curved stone wall looms upstage...

High Spirits and Expectations at A Noise Within

Melinda Brocka | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Melinda Brocka

Both Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit and Charles Dickens' Great Expectations a Glendale's A Noise Within were hilarious, extremely well-acted and included creative use of props and wardrobe.

"Brief (and Unmoving) Encounter"

Gwen Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Gwen Davis

A genuine thrill shot through me at the beginning of the staged Brief Encounter at Studio 54. But for all the projections of train and trestle, any real electricity is absent.

Stage Door: Brief Encounter, The Pitmen Painters

Fern Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Fern Siegel

Now at Studio 54, Brief Encounter is an inspired multimedia production that brilliantly utilizes cinematic imagery to underscore larger truths.

First-Nighter: Tammy Grimes Remains Unsinkable at The Metropolitan Room

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Finkle

It's important for me to keep things in perspective when writing about Tammy Grimes, who's just finishing up a week-long engagement at Manhattan's Metropolitan Room. After all, she's 76 now. And yet, and yet: She's still enchanting.

Mademoiselle Chambon: Movie Review By Ed Koch

Ed Koch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ed Koch

Mademoiselle Chambon is just about as perfect as a film can be. In some fashion it reminded me of the 1945 British film, Brief Encounter, in terms of...

Beyond "The Poseidon Adventure" : A Tribute To Ronald Neame

John Farr | Posted 06.24.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

We are so collectively mired in the hyper-superficial, materialistic, flashy "moment of now" that we haven't paused to acknowledge a man who helped bring some of the finest British films ever made to the screen.

First Nighter: Thoroughly Entertaining Sutton Foster

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David Finkle

If you had to pinpoint the leading leading-lady in musicals today, you'd have to say there's no contest: It's Sutton Foster.

First Nighter: Polly Stenham's That Face Hard to Face

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Finkle

Handed Stenham's outlandish manuscript for That Face, helmer Sarah Benson and ensemble don't have much choice but to fling themselves into it body and soul -- mostly body.

Next Fall: Geoffrey Naufft's Top-Drawer Gay Play Moves to Broadway

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David Finkle

Hardly enough can be said about Geoffrey Nauffts's Next Fall, which is both remarkably simple and exceedingly complex.

Eric Comstock and Barbara Fasano: Viewing "This Thing Called Love" From a Cabaret Stand-Point

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David Finkle

The husband-wife team of Eric Comstock and Barbara Fasano are currently doing the living-room honors in Manhattan's Oak Room at the Algonquin Hotel through the first week of March.

Dancing Cheek To Cheek, Max Raabe's Palast Orchester Is Back In Town

Richard Z. Chesnoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Richard Z. Chesnoff

Ever fantasize you're in a smoke-filled Berlin cabaret in the pre-Hitler 1930s watching Marlene Dietrich smilingly seduce a very willing crowd?