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Bestselling Author Of 'Where The Heart Is' Dies

AP | Posted 08.05.2014 | Books

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Best-selling author Billie Letts has died at an Oklahoma hospital. Letts' publicist, Arlene Johnson, says Letts died Saturday a...

Me and Mr. (and Mrs.) Jones -- Keeping Up the American Way

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 09.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Randee Mia Berman

Keeping up with the Joneses is supposedly as American as July 4 and apple pie. But it wasn't something I ever worried about, especially since: a) I'...

The Realistic Joneses: There Go the Neighbors

Danny Groner | Posted 06.09.2014 | New York
Danny Groner

Even the less strange characters get on your nerves by the end. It's difficult to see through all of the muck that makes up these people's lives, particularly when trying to have compassion for Bob, played by Letts, who is suffering from a degenerative nerve disease.

'The Realistic Joneses': Welcome to Will Eno's Neighborhood

Wilborn Hampton | Posted 04.07.2014 | Arts
Wilborn Hampton

The first thing you should know about The Realistic Joneses is that none of the four characters in Will Eno's play have much more than a nodding acqua...

Popcorn Preview: August: Osage County

Leslie Sisman | Posted 03.08.2014 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

August: Osage County (2013) Cast includes: Meryl Streep (The Devil Wears Prada), Julia Roberts (Pretty Woman), Chris Cooper (American Beauty), Ewan Mc...

Christopher Rosen

What Really Happened With The Ending Of 'August: Osage County'?

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Rosen | Posted 12.30.2013 | Entertainment

The following piece contains spoilers about the end of "August: Osage County." When John Wells' adaptation of "August: Osage County" debuted at the...

The Part Of 'August: Osage County' That Made Meryl Streep Black Out

Posted 12.19.2013 | Entertainment

"It's everything. It's like life. It's funny and it's terrifying." That's how Meryl Streep described her newest film, John Wells' adaptation of the Pu...

Christopher Rosen

John Wells Didn't Want To Screw Up 'August: Osage County'

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Rosen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment

John Wells made sure his adaptation of "August: Osage County" stayed faithful to Tracy Letts' Pultizer Prize-winning text. "We counted, and there were...

Mike Ryan

Dermot Mulroney Explains Why He's Not Dylan McDermott

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Ryan | Posted 12.18.2013 | Entertainment

Dermot Mulroney doesn't exactly shy away from any claims that he steals a few scenes in "August: Osage County," Tracy Letts' Pulitzer Prize-winning pl...

Meryl and Julia are Great, But, That Ensemble in August: Osage County!

Regina Weinreich | Posted 02.14.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Never one to miss a quip, Harvey Weinstein introduced the movie August: Osage County at its Zeigfeld premiere, noting Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts w...

Live from the Dubai International Film Festival: Thursday, Dec. 12

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.11.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

A film festival is one of the few places where you can take a trip around the world in the course of a day, without ever leaving a mall multiplex. ...

Christopher Rosen

'I Hope 'August' Wins All That Sh-t': A Conversation With Tracy Letts

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Rosen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment

This piece contains some spoilers about the ending of "August: Osage County." Tracy Letts doesn't understand why everyone was up in arms about the ...

AFI Fest Review: August: Osage County

Tony Bartolone | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Tony Bartolone

When asked, "What would you want an audience to take away from this film?" Pulitzer prize winning writer, Tracy Letts, responded, "I don't know. I have no idea how to answer that question." That statement of ambiguity justifies the existence of film critics.

Meryl Is More Cantankerous In New 'August: Osage County' Trailer

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 09.12.2013 | Entertainment

The "August: Osage County" clan revs up its fighting in the new trailer for the forthcoming Oscar contender, which is based on Tracy Lett's Pulitzer P...

Prize-Winning Play Faced 'Uneasy Transition' To Screen

AP | JAKE COYLE | Posted 09.12.2013 | Entertainment

TORONTO -- The build-up to the world premiere of "August: Osage County" was familiar to Tracy Letts, the playwright who penned the Pulitzer Prize-winn...

Huge Change Coming To Oscar Favorite?

Posted 09.11.2013 | Entertainment

Reviews for "August: Osage County" were mixed after the film debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival on Monday night, with some critics tak...

Live from Toronto International Film Festival: Monday, Sept. 9

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.10.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Secrets and lies carried the day in most of the five films I saw Monday at the Toronto International Film Festival. But then, aren't the most interesting movies built around them? It's so obvious that Mike Leigh used the idea as the title of one of his finest efforts.

Tom Hanks UPSET At Tony Awards

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 08.09.2013 | Entertainment

NEW YORK -- Tracy Letts, who won a Tony Award as a playwright, now has one as an actor. Letts takes home the trophy for best performance by an actor ...

Tom Hanks Tears Up at the Theatre World Awards

Regina Weinreich | Posted 08.04.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Courtney P. Vance couldn't get over it. He was presenting a Theatre World Award to Tom Hanks, not only a two-time Oscar winner and beloved star of man...

Who's Joining 'Homeland'?

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.22.2013 | TV

"Homeland" Season 3 is adding to its cast, with stars such as Joanna Merlin, Nazanin Boniadi, Amy Morton, Lawrence Clayton and Tracy Letts joining the...

Passion Play: Hit the Wall at the Barrow Street Theater

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.14.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The summer of 1969, with Stonewall in June and Woodstock in August, represents a shift in the American ethos. These events meet in a new play Hit the Wall at the Barrow Street Theater.

Talking Back at Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Regina Weinreich | Posted 01.18.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

It seemed a delicious idea, seeing Edward Albee's Tony award-winning play, Talking Back at Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf about George and Martha, a university couple whose marriage unravels over cocktails with a younger couple one night -- with an audience of couples counselors.

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?: A Feminist Response to the 50th Anniversary

Carey Purcell | Posted 01.03.2013 | Arts
Carey Purcell

Thanks to the incredible performances by Tracy Letts and Amy Morton, George and Martha are each other's equals. Both loathing and longing for each other, the two continue to battle until all punches are pulled, all secrets exposed and this exhausting and invigorating production's curtain has fallen.

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?: A Dark Night

Danny Groner | Posted 12.24.2012 | New York
Danny Groner

For a three-hour play with two intermissions breaking up the play, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? keeps you engaged and wondering.

Theater: Virginia Woolf Bests Cyrano by More Than a Nose

Michael Giltz | Posted 12.20.2012 | Arts
Michael Giltz

The guiding principal of this Steppenwolf production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, directed seamlessly by Pam MacKinnon, is to return to the text, avoid grandstanding and shoot for realism.