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A Long Life in the Cherry Lane Theatre

Leigh Flayton | Posted 12.15.2014 | Arts
Leigh Flayton

In 1962, when Estelle Parsons made her Cherry Lane Theatre debut in Mrs. Dally Has a Lover, a strip club was in business next door, and the thump-thump-thumping of music could be heard through the thin, shared wall during performances. On the evening of Oct. 6, 2014 -- and on that same stage -- Parsons enjoyed recounting this and other morsels.

The Nathan Lane Show

Steven Suskin | Posted 12.09.2014 | Arts
Steven Suskin

You will not likely find anything funnier onstage, just now, than Nathan Lane in the opening scene of Terrence McNally's It's Only a Play. Lane, as a humble off-Broadway actor turned top-tier sitcom star, is given a barrage of robustly funny jokes to launch at us, mostly of the lacerating variety.

First Nighter: Martha Clarke's "Threepenny Opera" Short-Changes

David Finkle | Posted 06.07.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Not to put too fine a point on it, director-choreographer Martha Clarke's version of the Bertolt Brecht-Kurt Weill Threepenny Opera, at the Atlantic's...

Meet Mr. Moustafa In 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'

Posted 03.03.2014 | Entertainment

Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel" is a decade-spanning chase comedy featuring a star-studded cast of Anderson regulars such as Bill Murray, Ow...

Movie Review... See Inside Llweyn Davis

Carole Mallory | Posted 02.11.2014 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

At first glance Inside Llewyn Davis is about a week in the life of a struggling folk singer in Greenwich Village in the sixties. Nostalgia. But at closer look, it is about much more.

Popcorn Preview: Inside Llewyn Davis

Leslie Sisman | Posted 02.10.2014 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) Oscar Isaac (Drive), Carey Mulligan (An Education), Justin Timberlake (Love Actually), Ethan Phillips (The Island), Adam D...

Movie Review: Inside Llewyn Davis

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.02.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

We are awash in films examining the Beats and the roots of the generation shift that occurred from the late 1950s through the 1960s - but none with a clearer eye than Joel and Ethan Coen's Inside Llewyn Davis.

Aisle View: The Fantasticks at 53

Steven Suskin | Posted 11.16.2013 | Arts
Steven Suskin

The Fantasticks opened May 3, 1960 at the Sullivan Street Theatre in Greenwich Village, two blocks over from La Guardia Place. (Fiorello himself was born two doors down.)

The Faces Of 'Homeland' Season 3

Posted 05.09.2013 | TV

Two familiar "Homeland" faces have gotten a promotion, and they both have ties to the new acting director of the CIA: The one and only Saul Berenson (...

FIRST LOOK: Christina Ricci, Amanda Peet & More On 'The Good Wife'

Posted 10.11.2012 | TV

"The Good Wife" has become the go-to place for stars who want to stretch their acting muscles. The trend continues later in Season 4 when Christina Ri...

James Gandolfini Is Heading Back To HBO

Posted 09.19.2012 | TV

James Gandolfini is heading back to HBO with a new series, "Criminal Justice," according to The Hollywood Reporter. Gandolfini will star in the New...

Academy Award Winner Stars As Galileo In Bertol Brecht Play

AP | PETER SANTILLI | Posted 04.24.2012 | Home

NEW YORK — Theatergoers arriving at Classic Stage Company's new off-Broadway production of Bertolt Brecht's "Galileo" might feel like they inste...

Stage Door: Galileo and Sesame Street Live's 1-2-3-Imagine!

Fern Siegel | Posted 04.24.2012 | Home
Fern Siegel

What strikes audiences immediately at the CSC production of Brecht's Galileo is how modern it feels. Today's polarizing political landscape, with attacks on established scientific theories, is a chilling reminder that Galileo's struggles mirror our own.

Legal Trouble For Alicia On 'The Good Wife'?

ETonline.com | Posted 01.06.2012 | TV

What begins as a high-stakes lawsuit quickly devolves into the possible demise of Lockhart & Gardner. In this clip from Sunday's all-new episode of...

Theater Review: A 'Merchant' for Modern Times

Marc Porter Zasada | Posted 06.18.2011 | Los Angeles
Marc Porter Zasada

If you hurry to the Broad Stage before April 24, you might just catch the best Merchant of your life -- The Merchant of Venice, that is, Shakespeare's tragi-comic masterpiece.

Santa Monica's Broad Stage Offers The Merchant of Venice With an Academy Award-Winning Actor. (No, It's Not Pacino)

Jay Weston | Posted 05.29.2011 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

With all of the attention which Pacino's portrayal of Shylock recently received in NYC, theatergoers are still talking about another production which played concurrently to extraordinary reviews.