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Rooting for The Last Ship and Applauding MTC

Cara Joy David | Posted 11.24.2014 | Arts
Cara Joy David

Two things happened in theater yesterday that had me thinking -- The New York Times reported Sting was going into The Last Ship, which he wrote the score for, and The Country House closed.

The Fabulous Broadway Season So Far

Cara Joy David | Posted 12.20.2014 | Arts
Cara Joy David

Is this the best fall theater season in years? I think so. While I don't do reviews really, I felt the need to discuss this amazing season we're having. It would kick last season's butt in almost any competition.

Gwyneth Paltrow Wows In A Crop Top And Matching Lace Skirt

The Huffington Post | Lauren Zupkus | Posted 10.03.2014 | Entertainment

Gwyneth Paltrow put a trendy twist on the little black dress when she opted for a black crop top and matching lace skirt at the Broadway premiere of "...

'The Country House:' Actors Acting Their Way Through Life

Wilborn Hampton | Posted 10.03.2014 | Arts
Wilborn Hampton

Most playwrights seem to have a Chekhovian impulse they need to get out of their system, and David Margulies's new play The Country House, which opene...

The Country House: It's Good to Be Home

Danny Groner | Posted 11.30.2014 | New York
Danny Groner

Many plays have a familiar source of drama and intrigue: Get a family to reunite for whatever the reason and all of the passion and suppression will find its way out there. But Donald Margulies's The Country House takes this format to new heights. And director Daniel Sullivan knows exactly how to squeeze out every last bit of tension and relief.

First Nighter: Is Donald Margulies's 'Country House' Too Chekhovian or Not Chekhovian Enough?

David Finkle | Posted 12.02.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Curiously, one of the reasons the play falls short of Pulitzer Prize-winning Margulies's usual vaunted mark is that he's chosen, as many playwrights before him have, to make The Country House an homage to Chekhov. To be more specific, he's saluting--if you want to call it that--The Seagull and Uncle Vanya, and he goes seriously awry doing so, falling far short of Chekhov's dramaturgically and emotionally involving level

Simon Pegg's Search for Happiness Leads to East Hampton

Regina Weinreich | Posted 09.28.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Introducing Simon Pegg at the East Hampton Cinema last night, at a special screening of his new movie, Hector and the Search for Happiness, Gwyneth Pa...

Marlo Thomas' Sins of Omission in Clever Little Lies at Guild Hall

Regina Weinreich | Posted 09.21.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Marlo Thomas worked the homey sitting room at East Hampton's Baker House on Saturday night: her husband Phil Donahue, Alec and Hilaria Baldwin, Bob Ba...

Blythe Danner in New Geffen production, 'The Country House'

Jay Weston | Posted 08.12.2014 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

Blythe Danner is known mostly these days as the mother of celebrity daughter Gwyneth Paltrow, although the venerable Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress has had a long and wonderfully varied career in all venues, so be assured that this is the last mention of her family affiliation.

Taryn Simon's "Bird's of the West Indies" at Gagosian Gallery (PHOTOS)

Eric Minh Swenson | Posted 05.25.2014 | Arts
Eric Minh Swenson

On Thursday, February 27, 2014, Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, held a pre-Oscar exhibition of Taryn Simon's Birds of the West Indies (2013-14). I was only able to capture the first hour of the largely-packed opening.

Aisle View: 18 (Plays) in 16 (Days)

Steven Suskin | Posted 02.03.2014 | Arts
Steven Suskin

In busy spells -- which in the Broadway arena typically include the two weeks before Thanksgiving and the month before the various award deadlines in the spring -- it is not uncommon for critics and award nominators to find themselves at five or six a week. Eighteen in 16, though, is overdoing it.

Gwyneth Paltrow Doesn't 'Give A S--t' About Her Haters

Posted 11.28.2013 | Celebrity

For some reason, Gwyneth Paltrow gets a lot of flak for being, well, Gwyneth Paltrow. But the actress is standing up for herself in a new interview...

Stage Door: The Commons of Pensacola, Witnessed By the World

Fern Siegel | Posted 01.24.2014 | Arts
Fern Siegel

The travails of Bernie Madoff's family illicit little sympathy from angry, destroyed investors, but first-time playwright Amanda Peet has used it as the backdrop for The Commons of Pensacola

Sarah Jessica Parker and Blythe Danner's Frozen Assets in "The Commons of Pensacola"

Regina Weinreich | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

In Amanda Peet's fine playwriting debut for Manhattan Theater Club at City Center, "The Commons of Pensacola," Sarah Jessica Parker and Blythe Danner ...

Ethan Hawke and Amanda Peet Take on the Stage

Steven Suskin | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts
Steven Suskin

O'Brien is unquestionably one of our finest directors. Little enlightenment can be expected from Amanda Peet's The Commons of Pensacola.

Amanda Peet's Play Nabs Two Leading Ladies

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 06.29.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK — Actress Amanda Peet has managed to lure Sarah Jessica Parker and Blythe Danner to share a stage again with her first play. The Manha...

10 Famous Mother/Child Duos

GalTime | Posted 05.28.2013 | Celebrity
GalTime

To show just how greatly a mother's influence can shape her child, here's a list of ten famous people throughout history who matched the great successes their mothers had already achieved.

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.

Nathan Lane Gets a Guild Hall Lifetime Achievement Award; Cinderella on Broadway

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.05.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The award season is all about superlatives and thank you speeches but for East Hampton's Guild Hall Lifetime Achievement Awards, it is about community and family.

He Could've Been George Costanza?

Posted 02.27.2013 | TV

Paul Shaffer was offered the role of George Costanza on "Seinfeld." According to The Week (by way of Shaffer's memoir), Jerry Seinfeld offered Shaf...

Gwyneth And Blythe Are The Cutest Mother-Daughter Duo

The Huffington Post | Michelle Persad | Posted 01.10.2013 | Style

Awwww

Hope Springs for Midwest Couple Meryl Streep & Tommy Lee Jones

Lonna Saunders | Posted 10.20.2012 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

For anyone who has ever wanted a second chance at love with the same partner, Hope Springs starring a midwestern couple played by Meryl Streep (Kay) and Tommy Lee Jones (Arnold), is your movie.

Blythe Danner: Hollywood's Favorite Mom?

The Huffington Post | Crystal Bell | Posted 05.12.2012 | Entertainment

Blythe Danner is Gwyneth Paltrow's mom in real life, but the actress has an entire brood of famous children onscreen. From Cameron Diaz to Christina A...

WATCH: Blythe Danner Reveals What She'd Change About Her Parenting

Posted 05.23.2012 | Fifty

Blythe Danner, 69, is feeling lucky these days. Danner plays actress Taylor Schilling's mother in the film adaptation of the Nicholas Sparks novel "Th...

Movie Review: The Lucky One

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.17.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I'm sure there are those who will be shocked that I not only enjoyed a lot of The Lucky One, but that I think Zac Efron's performance is a break-out moment -- the announcement that a teen dream has made the transition to adult dramatic actor.