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Theater: Fiona Shaw Rocks in One of the Last Shows of the Year

Michael Giltz | Posted 02.12.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Five final shows to see before the holidays take over. They ranged from a marvelous breathing-to-life of a poem more than 200 years old, a so-so take on the Scottish play, a one-man homage to a master via August Wilson's biographical piece and two new works from talented writers.

First Nighter: Met's Second Cast Eugene Onegin Has Chekhovian Flair

David Finkle | Posted 01.24.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

The new cast of Eugene Onegin, the season opener at the Met, has weighed in. Turns out -- hooray! -- they're a troupe of heavyweights, especially as conducted by debuting Alexander Vedernikov, who appears to have Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky deeply embedded in his DNA.

The Testament of Mary: Nailed to the Cross

Regina Weinreich | Posted 07.05.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The news that The Testament of Mary would close on Sunday hung in the air for Friday evening's performance, more prominently than any of the play's pr...

Say Goodbye To 'The Testament Of Mary'

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 07.01.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK — "The Testament of Mary," which earned three Tony Award nominations, won't be around next month when they're handed out. Producers sa...

First Nighter: Tom Hanks, Other Talkative Tony 2013 Nominees Spark Their Press Brunch

David Finkle | Posted 07.01.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

Harvey Fierstein was wearing kinky running shoes by New Balance because, according to him, "I have fat feet." Yes, but where was it that he especia...

Tóibín's Mary Breaks Her Silence

Joseph Amodeo | Posted 07.01.2013 | Religion
Joseph Amodeo

Apprehensive is an understatement. Walking into see "The Testament of Mary," I had no idea what to expect; however, there are not enough adjectives to describe the energy and beauty with which this one-woman monologue unfolds on the stage of the Walter Kerr Theatre.

The Testament Of Mary: Blasphemy Or Blessing?

Fr. Edward L. Beck | Posted 06.28.2013 | Religion
Fr. Edward L. Beck

This enraged and grieving mother Mary grabs us by the throat and demands that we listen to the story that she has been preordained to tell.

Theater: Alec Baldwin Adopts Orphans, Fiona Shaw Delivers The Testament of Mary

Michael Giltz | Posted 06.25.2013 | Arts
Michael Giltz

Two revivals and one new play all reveal works that are in some way flawed -- but at least one good performance in each make the shows worth checking out for serious theater fans.

First Nighter: Fiona Shaw's Miraculous Testament of Mary William Christie's Marvelous David et Jonathas

David Finkle | Posted 06.23.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

What Nikos Kazantzakis did to de-sanctify Jesus in The Last Temptation of Christ, Colm Toibin has done for the Madonna in The Testament of Mary -- with, predictably, the some outraged response from various Catholic Church officials.

From Harry Potter's Aunt To The Virgin Mary

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 06.12.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK — Fiona Shaw's small Broadway dressing room had the look of a makeshift bar. There were more than a dozen bottles of wine stashed on a ...

Spring Is Here! B'Way Producers Talk About Their Shows

Cara Joy David | Posted 05.18.2013 | Arts
Cara Joy David

Speaking of back to Broadway -- Bette Midler is coming. I've been waiting for years, and now she is coming. Midler is starring in one of three one-woman shows on the Great White Way this season.

Best Lesbian Moments Of The Week

Trish Bendix | Posted 09.12.2012 | Gay Voices
Trish Bendix

We pride ourselves on knowing all kinds of Sapphic pop-culture facts. Each week we'll share some of the best tidbits on The Huffington Post in our new series, "Best Lesbian Week Ever." Here's who and what was on our raging gay radar this week.

True Blood Sucker Punch: Season 4, Ep. 3

Mark Blankenship | Posted 09.10.2011 | Entertainment
Mark Blankenship

Eric has been hollowed out just as many other characters are discovering deep truths about themselves. All this self-knowing, is empowering: It's shaking up the characters, changing them, and giving them much more power as they move through the show.

The Invisible Filmmaker Hiding Behind A Tree

Posted 09.06.2011 | Home

Terrence Malick is the invisible filmmaker. He never gives interviews and refuses to have his picture taken. Inevitably, this has created an air of my...

Free Spring Festivals In Los Angeles

| Michael Berick | Posted 05.29.2011 | Los Angeles

Story courtesy of City's Best. By Michael Berick As March sees its final days and April makes its arrival, there are more signs of spring. This ...

Theater: Killer Kitson; Fairly Earnest; So-So Baitz and Interminable Ibsen

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

In the very first letter, Church plans to kill himself. But when he sends out a pile of final goodbyes (often to strangers and with little or no hint that he was planning to off himself), he unexpectedly gets some responses.

First Nighter: Ibsen's John Gabriel Borkman Unleashes Acting Blizzard

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
David Finkle

John Gabriel Borkman is one of the rarely revived Ibsen works, which may be a reason to see it now. On the other hand, this treatment won't serve as a strong argument for its being brought back more often.