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Shakespeare in the Park -- Another Year of Spreading the Love of Theater

Cara Joy David | Posted 08.24.2013 | Arts
Cara Joy David

My love of Shakespeare in the Park is sort of limitless, which is odd because my love of Shakespeare is not. Every year, even years when I don't have a fond affection for the play being performed (like this year's Comedy of Errors), I look forward to going.

Let The Drama Desk Awards Race Begin!

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 06.29.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK — The off-Broadway show "Giant" and the quickly shuttered Broadway musical "Hands on a Hardbody" lead the Drama Desk nomination race th...

Comedian Heather McDonald Dishes About Her Very Kardashian Christmas Gone Wrong (VIDEO)

Shira Lazar | Posted 02.19.2013 | Comedy
Shira Lazar

At the first annual Tube-a-Tweet-a-Thon, presented by Virgin Mobile and What's Trending, author and comedian Heather McDonald (Chelsea Lately) share...

Everything's Bigger in Texas, Including the Musicals -- Michael John LaChiusa's Giant at the Public Theater

Carey Purcell | Posted 01.19.2013 | Arts
Carey Purcell

While Giant is far too long and lacks far too much focus, the excellent cast and gorgeous score are both beautiful. The show could undoubtedly benefit from some trimming and restraint - perhaps like the actual state's attitude towards the rest of the country as well.

First Nighter: Musicalized Giant Not Extra-Large but Still Plenty Large

David Finkle | Posted 01.16.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

Maybe that reminder of good parts compensating for the less-than-successful whole -- along with a stageful of singers shining in individual scenes that catch fire -- will and should work for Giant. At the moment, it, sho' 'nuff looks like show enough.

Theater: New Musical 'Giant' Has Big Ambitions...And Scores

Michael Giltz | Posted 01.15.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Giant is a wonderfully intimate and complex show, but it will fill up a Broadway stage with ease. You know the story from the novel by Edna Ferber or the somewhat leaden film best known for containing James Dean's final performance.

The Masochist's Profession: An Interview With Giant's Bookwriter, Sybille Pearson

Shoshana Greenberg | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Shoshana Greenberg

Even if you love musicals, you might not know the name Sybille Pearson. But you should.

Gary Susman

Elizabeth Taylor At 80: Her 10 Best Performances

HuffingtonPost.com | Gary Susman | Posted 04.27.2012 | Entertainment

Were she alive, Elizabeth Taylor would have celebrated her 80th birthday today. Instead, she got a fitting send-off as the finale of the "In Memoriam"...

Are Hollywood Stars More or Less Healthy Than They Used to Be?

Stanton Peele | Posted 05.28.2011 | Home
Stanton Peele

When we consider the travails of many young show business personalities, we may wonder, are Hollywood stars and other celebrities more or less healthy than those of yesteryear?

Boy Killed By Giant, Homemade Slingshot In Roseville, Minnesota

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

ROSEVILLE, Minn. — A 12-year-old Minnesota boy is dead after a 6-pound rock from an oversized, homemade slingshot fell on his chest. Roseville ...

Roses is a Love Triangle with Texas as the Backdrop

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Book Review: Roses by Leila Meacham Leila Meacham's new novel, Roses, falls somewher...

Best Movies By Farr: When Oscar Screws Up

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

2005 -- for Best Picture, give me Capote over Crash any ol' time. Another uninspiring year, I thought.