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"Romeo and Juliet

A Grave Man: A Short Interview with Romeo and Juliet's Christian Camargo

Danny Groner | Posted 02.01.2014 | Arts
Danny Groner

The Broadway production of Romeo and Juliet offers a new view on a storied tale. Among the standout performers is Christian Camargo, in the role of Me...

On Names, Faces, and Mottos of My University

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Though I declare unequivocal admiration for our institution, I am troubled, nonetheless, by some longstanding issues that I cannot seem to reconcile revolving on a name, symbols, and a motto.

Last Tango in Lille

Francis Levy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Francis Levy

Abdellatif Kechiche's Blue is the Warmest Color begins with a discussion of Marivaux's The Virtuous Orphan: Or, The Life of Marianne in a high school...

A Day In The Life Of Condola

Karu F. Daniels, NewYork.com | Posted 10.24.2013 | Black Voices

True, Condola Rashad has showbiz lineage — her mom and aunt are legendary theater and television actresses Phylicia Rashad and Debbie Allen and her ...

Mickey, Machete and Juliet

Jon Eig | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Eig

I haven't seen Captain Phillips yet. Obviously, it's the best new movie of the week. Its 8 on IMDb dwarfs the three new movies I did see, which average a 5.5. All in all, a rather dreary week.

Theater: Oh 'Romeo'; Joplin Lives!

Michael Giltz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

It seemed we would be getting two Romeo & Juliet productions this season. But in fact we get to see about 10 or 12 versions, since every actor on stage at the Classic Stage Company seems to be in a different show.

Milwaukee Ballet's Sexy, Thrilling Romeo and Juliet

Carla Escoda | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Carla Escoda

Millennial audiences would rather watch it in 90-second bursts in television competitions. If Pink's Romeo and Juliet, doesn't contain enough thrills to attract the Millenials, then nothing will.

5 Reasons To See 'Romeo And Juliet' This Weekend

tv | Posted 10.11.2013 | Teen

By Casey Lewis "Romeo and Juliet" has it all. First loves, nail-biting suspense, dudes in tights—there's really nothing not wonderful about it (e...

Madeline Boardman

Hailee Steinfeld Wanted 'Romeo & Juliet' Romance To Be 'Awkward'

HuffingtonPost.com | Madeline Boardman | Posted 10.11.2013 | Entertainment

In 2010, 14-year-old Hailee Steinfeld made a major name for herself by starring in "True Grit" opposite Jeff Bridges. The performance earned her an Os...

New 'Romeo & Juliet' Doesn't Come With Much Passion

AP | JAKE COYLE | Posted 10.11.2013 | Entertainment

-- It is surely a bad sign for any "Romeo and Juliet" when its most pulse-quickening moments come from Paul Giamatti. This latest adaption of the Sh...

7 Actors Who've Played Romeo Montague

Amy Helmes | Posted 12.03.2013 | Entertainment
Amy Helmes

In anticipation of this month's theatrical release of Romeo and Juliet, I have rounded up the Hollywood hotties who are always welcome at our metaphorical balcony (and those which, arguably, ought to be banished).

First Nighter: Tennessee Williams's Memorable Glass Menagerie, William Inge's Forgettable Natural Affection

David Finkle | Posted 11.26.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

It was when Tennessee Williams took him to see The Glass Menagerie that William Inge decided to become a playwright -- very much influenced, as it turned out, by his pal.

'Peony Pavilion,' the Romeo and Juliet of the East

Andrew Lam | Posted 11.24.2013 | Entertainment
Andrew Lam

What you should know first and foremost about The Peony Pavilion, a 16th-century Chinese musical drama about love, death, and resurrection -- and arguably the most famous of all Kunqu Operas -- is that its poetry can kill. It has killed before.

Shakespeare, Shakespeare & More of the Same?

Cara Joy David | Posted 11.24.2013 | Arts
Cara Joy David

I've seen over half a dozen Macbeths over the course of my career. We're going to have Romeo and Juliet running off-Broadway the same time it is running on Broadway. I'm often asked: Why? Yes, they are Shakespeare classics. But do people really want to see them again and again?

Tastemakers: The Only Black Producers Currently On Broadway

The Huffington Post | Rhonesha Byng | Posted 09.24.2013 | Black Voices

This is the first in a series highlighting the people who work behind the scenes to innovate, create and execute many of the cultural touchpoints we e...

Is There Any Hope For Hipster 'Romeo And Juliet'?

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 11.20.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK — Orlando Bloom has answered the timeless question: What if Romeo wore black jeans? OK, they may not be exactly black, but they're a d...

Stage Door: Romeo and Juliet

Fern Siegel | Posted 11.20.2013 | Arts
Fern Siegel

"My only love springs from my only hate," bemoans Juliet. She's a Capulet and her beloved Romeo, a Montague, hail from rival families that despise each other. While the hatred is primal, this rendition of Romeo and Juliet adds another ripple: Juliet is black.

Aisle View: Romeo Without a Cause

Steven Suskin | Posted 09.20.2013 | Arts
Steven Suskin

Nobody would likely mistake Orlando Bloom, of the Lord of the Rings film trilogy, for John Neville. But when our motorcycle-Romeo removes his helmet, Bloom it is with curls falling into his eyes when he gets excited and a grandly authentic British accent.

Shakespeare With A Modern Day Twist

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 11.17.2013 | Black Voices

NEW YORK -- When Condola Rashad snagged the coveted role of Juliet opposite Orlando Bloom's Romeo on Broadway, she was overjoyed. Now she could get fi...

Bed, Betrayal and Beyond

George Heymont | Posted 11.14.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

Two recent productions brought the rights of women into sharp focus by showing audiences societies in which women had little or no rights.

Brush Up Your (Adapted) Shakespeare

Jake Perlman | Posted 10.02.2013 | Entertainment
Jake Perlman

Shakespeare's work and legacy have lasted hundreds of years and across the entire world because of its universal themes that every generation and culture can connect to. The legacy is still evolving every year with the countless Shakespeare adaptations that are produced every year for film, stage and beyond.

New Take On Classic Tale

Posted 07.28.2013 | Entertainment

A new trailer has been released for the latest take on the classic story of "Romeo & Juliet." Adapted by "Downton Abbey" creator Julian Fellowes, "...

'Romeo And Juliet' Revival Packed With More Star Power

Posted 07.30.2013 | Black Voices

Broadway’s forthcoming revival of “Romeo and Juliet” has just added more star power to its creative team, with the announcement that award-winni...

Gregory Beyer: 'Thou Common Whore of Mankind,' and Other Shakespeare Lines About our Messed-Up Relationship with Money

Gregory Beyer | Posted 08.19.2013 | Books
Gregory Beyer

In addition to his timeless observations on love and death and empire and pretty much every other aspect of the human experience, Shakespeare devoted quite a bit of ink to money and how it affects us.

Ballet Superstar Roberto Bolle Talks Favorite Dancers, Choreographers and Katy Perry

Adria Rolnik | Posted 07.09.2013 | Arts
Adria Rolnik

How does Roberto Bolle, Italian ballet superstar and one of Italy's most beloved artists, find a moment to sit down and chat?