iOS app Android app

Much Ado About Nothing

Thinking About Theater and Ode to Joy

Cara Joy David | Posted 06.21.2014 | Arts
Cara Joy David

For a change of pace, today I'm offering you a series of random theater-related thoughts. None of which could take up a post on its own, but together they seem worthy.

Stage Door: Much Ado About Nothing

Fern Siegel | Posted 06.17.2014 | Arts
Fern Siegel

Many have attempted to bring Shakespeare forward to the present-day by banishing all sense of antiquity. Few are able to retain all sense of the original, while illustrating how timeless the story can be. The cast and crew of Much Ado have achieved it.

Aisle View: An Enchanted Much Ado

Steven Suskin | Posted 06.17.2014 | Arts
Steven Suskin

Much Ado About Nothing with Lily Rabe and Hamish Linklater, under the direction of Jack O'Brien beneath the stars at the Delacorte in Central Park. What doesn't sound enchanting about that?

Why BriTANick Deserves Its Own Comedy Central Series

The Huffington Post | Tyler McCarthy | Posted 06.25.2014 | Comedy

The Internet's favorite sketch comedy duo is getting a shot at its very own TV show. Comedy Central is adding to its already impressive list of or...

For Your Consideration, Oscars 2014: Don't Forget Emma Watson, 'Enough Said' And Joss Whedon, Please

Matthew Jacobs | Posted 03.01.2014 | Entertainment
Matthew Jacobs

Oscar voting is underway. A word to the Academy: Don't forget some of this year's underdogs.

Surviving the Transition From Stage to Screen

George Heymont | Posted 02.06.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

Many a play has been adapted for the silver screen. Some benefit from the ability to expand the action to more locations; others (like Jack Goes Boating) implode under the added weight.

First Nighter: "Love's Labour's Lost" Loses More Than Wins in the Park; Downtown's "Under the Greenwood Tree" As You'll Like It

David Finkle | Posted 10.12.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

It would be a pleasant chore to report that Shakespeare in the Park's Love's Labour's Lost is an amusingly silly musical tribute to the Bard, as it's ...

10 Alternatives To Summer Blockbusters

Posted 07.04.2013 | Entertainment

Planning to see a movie over the long weekend but tired at the mere thought of sitting through bloated summer blockbusters like "The Lone Ranger," "Wo...

Popcorn Preview: Much Ado About Nothing

Leslie Sisman | Posted 08.13.2013 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Film: Much Ado About Nothing (2012) Cast includes: Amy Acker (Catch Me If You Can), Alexis Denisof (Angel), Nathan Fillion (Castle), Clark Gregg (The ...

Jason Linkins

Supposedly Important Beltway Machers Really Just Being Clowns On Twitter All Day

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.11.2013 | Politics

I know it seems like there are a lot of very important things going on the world for both the people who are connected to the policymaking apparatus a...

'The Purge' Schools 'The Internship' At Box Office

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 06.09.2013 | Entertainment

As expected, this weekend was a bit of a bummer for Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson, with "The Purge" scaring away the competition at the box office. The...

INTERVIEW: Alexis Denisof & Amy Acker on Much Ado About Nothing

Zaki Hasan | Posted 08.08.2013 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

I've been a fan of actors Alexis Denisof and Amy Acker since their time together playing doomed lovers Wesley Wyndam-Pryce and Winifred Burkle on crea...

PHOTO: What Does This Former 'Growing Pains' Actress Look Like Now?

Posted 06.07.2013 | Celebrity

Once upon a time, she was a pint-size toddler called Chrissy Seaver on the TV show "Growing Pains." Now, Ashley Johnson is a 29-year-old actress in th...

Why 'Much Ado' Just Misses The Mark

AP | JAKE COYLE | Posted 06.06.2013 | Entertainment

-- Joss Whedon's bare-bones "Much Ado About Nothing" is the cinematic equivalent of Shakespeare in the parking lot – and proof, again, that it ...

What It's Like To Be Part Of The Whedonverse

BuzzFeed | Posted 06.05.2013 | TV

There are plenty of filmmakers who work with the same actors more than once. Judd Apatow has his crew of goofy doofuses. Wes Anderson usually calls...

Movie Review: Much Ado About Nothing

Marshall Fine | Posted 08.05.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I want to applaud Joss Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing for all the things it does right, and I will. But Whedon's side project -- between his various TV and Marvel-related entertainments -- gets one thing unfortunately wrong: It's never very funny.

Christopher Rosen

Joss Whedon's One Regret About His New Movie

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Rosen | Posted 03.10.2013 | Entertainment

For Joss Whedon, to write and read comes by nature. On a two-week break from completing "Marvel's The Avengers" in 2011, Whedon summoned a bunch of hi...

WATCH: Joss Whedon's Shakespeare Movie

Posted 03.07.2013 | Entertainment

How did Joss Whedon celebrate the end of shooting on "Marvel's The Avengers"? By getting a bunch of friends together at his house and adapting the Wil...

Theater: 'Much Ado?' Really. 'Really Really?' Not Really.

Michael Giltz | Posted 04.22.2013 | Arts
Michael Giltz

One of Shakespeare's most frustrating plays, Much Ado About Nothing features young lovers you don't really want to see get together. But if you've got a battling Beatrice and Benedick, the night is sure to be rescued. That's certainly the case with this new production.

'Much Ado About Nothing' Is A Must-See

AP | By JENNIFER FARRAR | Posted 02.19.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK -- William Shakespeare's comedy "Much Ado About Nothing" benefits from a lighthearted approach and an evenly-matched pair of verbal jousters ...

First Nighter: Much Ado About Nothing, Parsifal, The Laramie Project, Powder Her Face All on Tap If Not All Tip-Top

David Finkle | Posted 04.20.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

It's hard to think that anyone simply listening to the Metropolitan Opera's new production as conducted by Daniele Gatti wouldn't be transported the instant the composer's moody prelude begins.

Toronto Festival Conclusions: The Oscar race Begins

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.13.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

While this year's best-picture winner may in fact have played at TIFF 2012, there was no huge critical groundswell around a realistic contender, the way there was last year.

How Joss Whedon's Shakespeare Movie Made 'The Avengers' Better

The Huffington Post | Mike Ryan | Posted 09.14.2012 | Entertainment

"I was much happier shooting 'Much Ado' than I've ever been." It's somehow both surprising and unsurprising to hear Joss Whedon say this about his...

Joss Whedon's Passion Project: A Shakespeare Adaptation

AP | DAVID GERMAIN | Posted 11.12.2012 | Entertainment

TORONTO — Joss Whedon figures if Shakespeare were alive today, he might be writing superhero stories. Only better ones than Whedon and his colle...

Much Ado About 'Juan Huevos' And 'Jose Frijoles'

The Huffington Post | Ray Sanchez | Posted 12.18.2011 | Latino Voices

The unfortunately named characters Juan Huevos and Jose Frijoles in a new version of "Much Ado About Nothing" at Washington D.C.'s Shakespeare Theatre...