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Ian McKellan in 'Mr. Holmes': How British is It?

Regina Weinreich | Posted 07.14.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The fine ensemble swirling around McKellan's killer performance as the aging Mr. Holmes, now in retirement in the country, is first rate. And in that spirit, the movie's Monday premiere took advantage of Broadway's dark night, with theater actors out for drinks and ravioli at Southgate in celebration.

Roger Rees, 'Cheers' And 'West Wing' Actor, Dies At 71

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 07.12.2015 | Entertainment

Welsh-born actor Roger Rees died at his home in New York City on Friday after a brief illness. He was 71. Rees was known for a variety of roles, inclu...

Chita Rivera in 'The Visit': A Parable of Europe's Lost Soul

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.13.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Roger Rees is fine as Anton, and John Riddle as his younger self is a believable hunk, but this is Chita Rivera's show. At the final applause, Rees and Rivera kiss, he giving the audience a sly wink over her shoulder. He's won her again.

The Tony Awards: Who Nominates? and When Do They Step Back?

Cara Joy David | Posted 06.21.2015 | Entertainment
Cara Joy David

Other than the people who, I don't know, get a show up every day, the Tony nominators are pretty much the most important people in theater. But who are they? And when do they recuse themselves?

A Look at the Resurgence of Williamstown Theatre Festival

Cara Joy David | Posted 06.20.2015 | Arts
Cara Joy David

Now people are going to say there was no need for Williamstown to make a comeback, because it never went anywhere, but let me lay out my case.

First Nighter: The Visit Overstays Its Welcome, Henry IV Stumbles

David Finkle | Posted 10.19.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

This time of year, things are so beehive-hectic in these parts that it's easy to drive around on a single Saturday and see, say, The Visit at the Williamstown Theatre Festival and the compacted-into-one Henry IV Part I and IIat Shakespeare and Company.

Chita Rivera Chats 'The Visit' at Williamstown Theatre Festival

Steve Schonberg | Posted 09.30.2014 | Arts
Steve Schonberg

Be it a cliché, the adage "if at first you don't succeed, try, try again" may be the best way to describe the latest production of "The Visit" opening this week at the Williamstown Theatre Festival.

It Takes a Woman

George Heymont | Posted 04.08.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

Whether in its infant stages or a full-blown epic poem like Homer's Iliad, storytelling is an art form that develops over time and goes through many revisions.

John Lloyd Young's 'My Turn' at the Café Carlyle

Regina Weinreich | Posted 04.16.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

From beginning to end, John Lloyd Young's performance at the Café Carlyle was a love affair attuned to the Valentine's Day of your youth.

Magic in a Trunk

Cara Joy David | Posted 07.30.2012 | Entertainment
Cara Joy David

Despite the trip from the Berkshires barn to the La Jolla Playhouse to New York Theater Workshop and now to Broadway, Peter and the Starcatcher has by all accounts maintained its original feel.

Peter and the Starcatcher: Splash in the Pan

Danny Groner | Posted 06.25.2012 | New York
Danny Groner

It's hard to believe how much can be done by a 12-person cast, especially considering how fast the show moves. There isn't a moment to pause and consider the characters' intentions. They share their thoughts and fears directly with us.

The 'Preposterous' Prequel To Peter Pan

Regina Weinreich | Posted 06.16.2012 | Home
Regina Weinreich

Perhaps the most inventively preposterous play ever to hit Broadway is the prequel to the Peter Pan story, Peter and the Starcatcher, at the Brooks Atkinson Theater.