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Woody Allen's Sleight-of-Hand: Magic in the Moonlight

Regina Weinreich | Posted 07.19.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Woody Allen is up to his old tricks. Real ones, like pulling a rabbit out of a hat. In previous films he's played the magician role himself, but in Magic in the Moonlight he allows the dreamy Colin Firth to handle the willing suspension of disbelief.

Boyhood Opens BAMCinemaFest and Other Summer Movies: Third Person and Begin Again

Regina Weinreich | Posted 08.21.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Wisdom has it, summer is for action thrillers, rom-coms, and other popcorn movies, but this season is particularly rich. Last week's opening night for...

First Nighter: Arin Arbus's King Lear, David Herskovitz's Uriel Acosta

David Finkle | Posted 05.28.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Plays are revelations. Good plays, that is, and the better a play, the more revelatory it can be. And let's just say King Lear -- now at Theatre For a New Audience with Arin Arbus directing Michael Pennington in the title role -- easily falls into the better-play category.

America's Secret Weapon at Sochi: Choreographer Daniel Ezralow

Xaque Gruber | Posted 04.21.2014 | Arts
Xaque Gruber

Selected to choreograph the History of 20th Century Russia for the whole world to see. No pressure.

By The Light of the Feminist Moon

George Heymont | Posted 04.10.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

In truth, much of the world has come a long way from the crude Freudian symbolism which insists that anything long and straight represents a male and anything resembling a circle represents a female.

Ralph Fiennes' Invisible Woman: Felicity Jones

Regina Weinreich | Posted 02.23.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Invisibility is perhaps desirable if you are going to be the mistress of one of the most popular writers of all time. The story of Charles Dickens' mi...

Stanley Tucci, Anne Tatlock, and Michael D. Eisner Honored for Their Contributions to Theater

Regina Weinreich | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Two benefits this week featured a back stage glimpse into how theater is made: on Sunday night, Stanley Tucci, along with Anne Tatlock, was honored at...

Theater: Taymor Spins Web Of Magic; A Promising "Lady In Red"

Michael Giltz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Michael Giltz

It's just a fancy, but one can't help imagining that after the hellish experience of Spiderman: Turn Off The Dark, director Julie Taymor has been waiting to exhale for quite some time. That release comes in a burst of creativity for this production of A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Julie Taymor's A Midsummer Night's Dream: A Double Premiere in Brooklyn

Regina Weinreich | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

First to say, A Midsummer Night's Dream at the newly built Theatre for a New Audience in Brooklyn, is jaw-dropping great.

Bette Midler Hosts a Lunch for Twenty Feet from Stardom

Regina Weinreich | Posted 09.30.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Now prominent among music legends, Bette Midler reminisces about her stint as a Harlette back in the day in the much celebrated documentary Twenty Fee...

The Many Faces of Harry Lennix

Xaque Gruber | Posted 09.29.2013 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

Harry Lennix is an actor's actor, and 2013 is proving to be a banner year with a string of starring roles including NBC's highly anticipated new series The Blacklist alongside James Spader.

Cate Blanchett as Tragic Hero: Woody, Women, and Williams

Regina Weinreich | Posted 09.22.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

"Jasmine was a gift of a role," said Cate Blanchett at the New York premiere of Blue Jasmine, Woody Allen's new movie.

10 Top Female Directors

GalTime | Posted 07.17.2013 | Women
GalTime

To honor female filmmakers everywhere who are slowly but surely carving out a name for themselves in the film world, here's a list of the top 10 female directors who refuse to believe Hollywood is a man's world.

Before the Parade Passes By

George Heymont | Posted 06.06.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

If one is lucky, certain theatrical moments reach out and grab an audience with their magic. For many of us devoted to the magic of live theater, it is the quest for a special kind of moment that keeps us coming back for more.

Gloria Steinem and the Faces of Feminism: MAKERS: Women Who Make America

Regina Weinreich | Posted 04.10.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Makers is a term for all women, whether or not she calls herself a feminist, makes a home, works on a construction crew. She may be the first woman firefighter, first female brigadier general, or first woman orthodox rabbi.

12 Female Directors Reshaping Theater

ARTINFO | Posted 01.27.2013 | Arts
ARTINFO

Of the 39 productions that opened on Broadway in 2008, just three were directed by women. This season that number doubles to six. Off-Broadway, anothe...

From Stage to Screen and Then Back Again

George Heymont | Posted 01.14.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

In recent decades, movie musicals that began as full-length animation features and original movie musicals have become multi-million dollar stage vehicles drawing audiences into theatres in cities around the world.

Undisclosed Settlement Reached Between Julie Taymor And 'Spider-Man' Producers

The Huffington Post | Hallie Sekoff | Posted 08.31.2012 | Arts

It seems like things might finally be settling down regarding Broadway’s Spider-man: Turn off the Dark. On Thursday, the Associated Press reported t...

A Most Magical New Flute

George Heymont | Posted 08.15.2012 | Arts
George Heymont

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A Conversation With Julie Taymor (VIDEO)

Dusty Wright | Posted 08.13.2012 | Entertainment
Dusty Wright

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The Latest Twist In The 'Spider-Man' Musical Saga

AP | LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 08.01.2012 | Home

NEW YORK — A judge warned lawyers at the end of a two-hour hearing Friday that she may narrow the scope of a lawsuit stemming from the Broadway ...

Julie Taymor: I Was A Victim Of 'Spider-Man' Plot

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 05.02.2012 | Home

http://www.scribd.com/doc/83562006/taymorNEW YORK (Associated Press) -- Director Julie Taymor has hit back at her former creative partners in "Spider-...

'Spider-Man' Producers Pay Royalties

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 04.17.2012 | Arts

NEW YORK — Producers of "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" have agreed to pay the Broadway musical's former director and co-book writer Julie Taymo...

'Spider-Man' Producers, Julie Taymor End Their Bitter Dispute

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 04.17.2012 | Home

NEW YORK — Producers of "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" have agreed to pay the Broadway musical's former director and co-book writer Julie Taymo...

If It's Not One Thing, It's Your Mother: At the Athena Awards

Regina Weinreich | Posted 04.12.2012 | Home
Regina Weinreich

Recipients are asked to adhere to only one caveat: they must speak about a woman who has influenced or inspired them, not their mother. An act of rebellion, this rule was immediately violated.