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Writer-to-Writer: A Conversation With David Mamet

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

"Writing a stage play and a screenplay have very little to do with each other. A stage play is just dialogue. One has to be able to communicate the play through disputation. A stage play is basically a form of uber-schizophrenia."

First Nighter: London's 'Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense,' 'Mojo,' 'From Here to Eternity'

David Finkle | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

As popular as P. G. Wodehouse and his creations, suave manservant Jeeves and first-prize twit Bertie Wooster, have been for almost 100 years, they've apparently never toddled onto a West End stage until -- wait for it! -- now.

Actor Bobby Cannavale Works With His Heroes, Pacino & Woody Allen

Joshua Braff | Posted 04.23.2013 | Arts
Joshua Braff

As I listen to actor Bobby Cannavale speak of his life in theatre, movies and TV, I envision a portrait of him walking home in New York after a two-and-a-half hour stage performance.

Wild Twist On Old Classic

ew.com | Posted 02.15.2013 | Entertainment

Just picture this image with a pantsuit. And some nail polish on that finger. ...

For His Birthday, the Best of Oscar Winner Jack Lemmon

John Farr | Posted 02.05.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

Jack Lemmon, who would have turned 88 this Friday, had a habit of saying to himself before every take: "It's magic time." This may strike some as mildly eccentric, but then for the most part, magic is precisely what he went on to create.

Something Isn't Right Here: Surprises of the Fall Broadway Season

Cara Joy David | Posted 03.15.2013 | Arts
Cara Joy David

As the dust settled, I asked a bunch of industry people to comment anonymously on what they consider to be the biggest surprises of the fall season and one of my unsolved mysteries of 2012-2013.

Stage Door: Golden Boy, Glengarry Glen Ross

Fern Siegel | Posted 02.16.2013 | Arts
Fern Siegel

Golden Boy is a knockout. It's a magnificent exploration of what it means to be an American and how we define success. Set in a lower-class New York neighborhood in 1936, it tells the story of Joe Bonaparte. Like an earlier Bonaparte, he, too, wants to be king of the world.

Glengarry Glen Ross's Broadway Revival

Rob Taub | Posted 02.10.2013 | Arts
Rob Taub

When Glengarry Glen Ross debuted in 1984, David Mamet's play about Chicago real-estate agents redefined American theater with its own unique language, style and rhythm.

Theater: David Mamet's Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week on Broadway

Michael Giltz | Posted 02.09.2013 | Arts
Michael Giltz

David Mamet is so distinctive that his name became an adjective. So he'll survive this week in which his play The Anarchist immediately posted a closing notice for Dec. 16 and a revival of his Glengarry Glen Ross opened with a starry cast and less starry reviews.

Broadway's Latest Flop?

Posted 12.10.2012 | Arts

The New York Times Review of David Mamet's 'Glengarry Glen Ross' is up after great delay, and the results aren't pretty. On December 3, Charles Isherw...

Finding Broadway's Voice on Social Media

James Sims | Posted 02.08.2013 | Arts
James Sims

For Broadway, it isn't so much about a specific voice -- let's call it the Marketing Mamet Effect -- rather it's a tone that drives social strategy.

Scandalous Needs a Miracle, Virginia Woolf Is One

Cara Joy David | Posted 11.28.2012 | New York
Cara Joy David

The Broadway grosses have recently told me two things. First, Kathie Lee Gifford is not a very good salesperson. Second, not everyone in the world is going to see Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, even though everyone in the world should be.

What to See on Broadway This Fall -- From the Producers

Cara Joy David | Posted 11.12.2012 | Entertainment
Cara Joy David

I sometimes wonder why the majority of them do it. But I thank them all because without someone to produce the theater there would be no theater. This fall/winter the producers presenting work run the gamut from newbies to vets.

Al Pacino Takes 20-Year-Old Film Role To Broadway

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 06.14.2012 | Home

NEW YORK -- Al Pacino is returning to the ugly world of real estate – he's revisiting "Glengarry Glen Ross" on Broadway this fall. Producers sa...

'Freaky Deaky' Tribeca

Morris Ruskin | Posted 06.27.2012 | Entertainment
Morris Ruskin

So often we think of Hollywood kids in unflattering terms: troubled, entitled, squandered potential. This past weekend, however, I was charmed by an interaction between the children of two of Hollywood's greats.

Now Selling on the Web: You

Dave Pell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Dave Pell

When I post a photo of my two-year-old daughter on Facebook, I expect "likes." I expect comments about how cute she is. And if I don't get them, I consider the sales effort to be a failure.

The Kinks Make Me Look Good in LA

Binky Philips | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

None of the Kinks were even the slightest bit gay, contrary to some legends. But they did prance around like total fops in their dressing rooms a lot.

University of Phoenix: Always Be Closing

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Joseph A. Palermo

The only "student learning outcomes" these for-profit corporations posing as colleges recognize are those that fill their own pockets with tax dollars that are supposed to be going to deserving students who just want an education.

New Rule: Oys In The Attic

Bill Maher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Bill Maher

A Year In David Mamet's Marketplace

Rob Warmowski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Rob Warmowski

One year ago, Mamet wrote of his transformation from a "brain-dead liberal" to a person who sees the country mainly as a "marketplace." I can't help but ask: how's that free market working out?