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Meryl Streep Hosts the NY Premiere of My Old Lady at MoMA

Regina Weinreich | Posted 09.13.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Along with Glenn Close, Meryl Streep hosted a premiere screening this week of Israel Horovitz' My Old Lady at MoMA. Her family in tow, husband Don Gummer and daughter Mamie, she was celebrating her pal Kevin Kline's lead performance in this charming romance set in Paris, as well as Horovitz' debut as filmmaker.

Glenn Close Drops to her Knees at the Sundance Institute Celebration

Regina Weinreich | Posted 08.05.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

A plastic faced Glenn Close swivels her hips mechanically in The Stepford Wives or cackles maniacally as Cruella DeVille from 101 Dalmations, just two...

5 Terrifyingly Treacherous Hosts In Literature

James Heffernan | Posted 07.27.2014 | Books
James Heffernan

Macbeth is surely one of the worst hosts ever dreamed up by a playwright, but he has plenty of company in literature as a whole.

First Nighter: Noel Coward's Song at Twilight in Top-Drawer Revival

David Finkle | Posted 07.05.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

When you look over the plays Noel Coward trumpeted during his fabulous career, few give the impression of being in any direct way autobiographical.

First Nighter: Will Eno's The Realistic Joneses Can't Be Kept Up With

David Finkle | Posted 06.06.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Let me tell you that if anyone wanted a spot-on one-sentence review of Eno's newest work, you couldn't do any better than what she said. But we professional assessors are expected to say more. So I will, although I'd love to let it go at the friendly woman's comment.

Aisle View: Backstage Crises Through the Centuries

Steven Suskin | Posted 01.27.2014 | Arts
Steven Suskin

Mr. McNally knows how to write funny, and has provided us with much laughter over the years. But not here.

Edward Albee and Faith Ringgold at ArtHamptons in Its Sixth Installment

Regina Weinreich | Posted 09.12.2013 | Arts
Regina Weinreich

At the VIP (polo) lounge set up at Nova's Ark, a Bridgehampton sculpture field, two giants went head to head: Edward Albee and Faith Ringgold. A forme...

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...

Emily Mann to Sandi Klein: Women, Theater -- Not There Yet

Angela Bonavoglia | Posted 08.04.2013 | Arts
Angela Bonavoglia

Mann is not a household name, and that's the real reason Klein nabbed her as one of her first guests on "Conversations with Creative Women."

New Edward Albee Play 'Laying An Egg' Debuts With A Splash This Season

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 05.13.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK — The upcoming season at the Signature Theatre will be a fertile one – with new works by David Henry Hwang, Will Eno, Martha Clar...

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.

First Nighter: Who's Afraid of Albee's Virginia Woolf 50 Years On?

David Finkle | Posted 12.26.2012 | Arts
David Finkle

Will everyone who saw the original production of Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? please raise his or her hand? Just what I expected: Not that many hand-raisers left to acknowledge their presence at an historic theater event.

Stage Door: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Mojo

Fern Siegel | Posted 12.26.2012 | Arts
Fern Siegel

The Steppenwolf Theatre Company's latest Broadway revival of Edward Albee's 50-year-old masterwork, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, is less a volcanic eruption than a slow, simmering pot that periodically boils over.

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.

George, Martha & Me

Rob Taub | Posted 12.16.2012 | Arts
Rob Taub

The latest production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, opened Saturday night at the Booth Theatre in NYC exactly 50 years to the day of the play's original Broadway opening on Saturday October 13, 1962.

Gazelle Emami

Who's Afraid of Edward Albee?

HuffingtonPost.com | Gazelle Emami | Posted 12.09.2012 | Arts

EDWARD ALBEE, 84, inches his way through his apartment by cane, settling into one of many leather chairs that fill the Tribeca loft with its ove...

Who's Afraid Of Some Virginia Woolf Memes?

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 10.11.2012 | Arts

Yesterday marked the first preview of the 50th anniversary production of Edward Albee's "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf." Starring Tracey Letts and Am...

'Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?,' Back On Broadway

AP | Posted 06.13.2012 | Home

NEW YORK -- The battling couple George and Martha have found a home on Broadway. Producers of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company's production of Edward ...

Celebrated Playwrights To Aid Japan

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 04.03.2012 | Arts

NEW YORK — Celebrated playwrights including Stephen Sondheim, Tony Kushner and Edward Albee have joined a fundraiser to mark the anniversary of ...

Stiff Upper Lips

George Heymont | Posted 11.22.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

Keeping up appearances is of paramount importance to control freaks. Two new productions reveal what happens when the ice starts to crack and terrible truths leak out.

Hamptons Journal: Tennessee Williams at 100, Dick Cavett at _____

Regina Weinreich | Posted 10.08.2011 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The weekend had audiences waxing wistful about the good old days of television talk shows when you could catch a witty hour-and-a-half interview with a listen-worthy celebrity.

Tests of Faith (From Karl Marx to Edward Albee and Country Music)

George Heymont | Posted 08.26.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

As an avid theatergoer, I have attended many a performance in which God was written into the script. With so much being written and performed about God, how does an arts critic raised in a family of Jewish atheists approach the subject matter?

Honoring Edward Albee

Howard Kissel | Posted 07.11.2011 | Arts
Howard Kissel

His wit and elegance as sharp as ever, the 83-year-old Edward Albee recently regaled a huge crowd in the NAC's opulent Victorian mansion on Gramercy Park.

First Nighter: Tony Kushner's Intelligent Homosexual's Guide... Continues Genius Display

David Finkle | Posted 07.05.2011 | Arts
David Finkle

Kushner has produced a play also reminiscent of Arthur Miller at the top of his form, a play about which many ticket buyers will conclude he's equaled Miller's best.