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Nathan Lane Sounds Off On Straight Actors Who Play Gay ROles

AP | Posted 07.23.2014 | Gay Voices

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Gay actors shouldn't have a monopoly on gay roles, award-winning stage and screen actor Nathan Lane said. Lane, who is...

Jon Stewart Begs Sean Hannity To Stay In New York

Posted 01.28.2014 | Comedy

Like all New Yorkers, Jon Stewart was stunned to learn that Sean Hannity might leave the state following Governor Cuomo's comment about far-right Repu...

10 Actors Who Are Just On The Big Screen To Pay Their Rent

The Huffington Post | April Sperry | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment

Television and film may seem to rule the entertainment world today, but live theater will not be silenced (the show, after all, must go on). It's well...

This 'Modern Family' Story Is Awfully Familiar ...

Posted 10.24.2013 | TV

One of the storylines from the Wednesday, Oct. 23 episode of "Modern Family" titled "The Help" was awfully familiar to some TV viewers. On Twitter, se...

Experts Predict Tony Awards Winners: Matilda, Vanya, Tom Hanks, Cicely Tyson and...

Tom O'Neil | Posted 08.07.2013 | Entertainment
Tom O'Neil

Top Broadway pundits predict easy victories at this Sunday's Tony Awards, but there is a lot of drama in other leading contests.

Tom Hanks Tears Up at the Theatre World Awards

Regina Weinreich | Posted 08.04.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Courtney P. Vance couldn't get over it. He was presenting a Theatre World Award to Tom Hanks, not only a two-time Oscar winner and beloved star of man...

Mel Brooks: Make a Noise: American Master at the 92 Street Y

Regina Weinreich | Posted 07.19.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

If this were Dutch Masters instead of American Masters, I'd have a box of cigars, gripes Mel Brooks about the enterprise of including a documentary ab...

Movie Review: The English Teacher

Marshall Fine | Posted 07.17.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I often note how difficult it is to create a comedy that's not only smart and funny but also charming and surprising. But first-time director Craig Zisk, a TV veteran, has done that with The English Teacher.

Theater: Nathan Lane Kills, Alan Cumming Bores, Deborah Cox Delights And More....

Michael Giltz | Posted 06.23.2013 | Arts
Michael Giltz

An excitingly ambitious new play by Douglas Carter Beane, The Nance is held back only by some poor casting and a modest lack of context. But it's essential theater for anyone who wants to see Nathan Lane -- one of the greats -- at the top of his game.

Stage Door: The Assembled Parties, The Nance

Fern Siegel | Posted 06.22.2013 | Arts
Fern Siegel

The Assembled Parties is one of the few original plays to debut on Broadway this season -- and it's a winner. Opening in a grand Upper West Side apartment populated by assimilated Jews, it addresses searing issues of family, class and culture.

Drawing Motown the Musical and The Nance

Ken Fallin | Posted 06.19.2013 | Arts
Ken Fallin

I started the week with a big drawing of the new musical, Motown. This is a show about the life of record producer/songwriter, Berry Gordy. It is already a big hit, with the winning formula of a score of very popular Motown hits.

Nathan Lane, Jonny Orsini, Cady Huffman, Geofrrey Allen Murphy and The Nance -- Brilliant, Brave, Funny and Thought Provoking

Liz Smith | Posted 06.17.2013 | Entertainment
Liz Smith

I hate to dub The Nance as a cautionary tale, but all history is cautionary. And not so splendid either, as we always prefer to think.

First Nighter: Nathan Lane First-Rate, as Usual, in Douglas Carter Beane's New Play, The Nance

David Finkle | Posted 06.15.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

Plays conjuring Manhattan in the 1930s often take on the look of a live-action Edward Hopper painting. Not a bad thing. Actually, the effect is stunning when the curtain rises on The Nance.

Nathan Lane Gets a Guild Hall Lifetime Achievement Award; Cinderella on Broadway

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.05.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The award season is all about superlatives and thank you speeches but for East Hampton's Guild Hall Lifetime Achievement Awards, it is about community and family.

Hiding In Plain Sight

George Heymont | Posted 02.19.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

While some Americans assume that their religious freedom gives them the right to trample the rights of others, all too often the oppressor doesn't realize what true freedom can mean to someone.

10 Post 50s We Want To See On 'Glee'

Posted 12.17.2012 | Fifty

Bette Midler has played a hard-living rock-and-roll singer in "The Rose," the victim of a kidnap plot in "Ruthless People" and a loving best friend in...

The Book of Mormon Takes San Francisco by Storm

George Heymont | Posted 02.03.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

One of the blessings of having an unfettered imagination is a willingness to take greater risks than many other artists. When it was first announced t...

'Star Wars' Vet Gets 'Modern'

Posted 11.14.2012 | TV

"Modern Family" is ringing in the New Year with Billy Dee Williams and Nathan Lane. According to EW, "Star Wars" alum Billy Dee Williams will gue...

Ann Roth: Reluctant Honoree at the Hamptons International Film Festival

Regina Weinreich | Posted 12.09.2012 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

How do you pay tribute to a star in the film industry, playfully dubbed "The Meryl Streep of Costume Design"?

FIRST LOOK: New & Familiar Faces On 'The Good Wife' Season 4

Posted 08.09.2012 | TV

"The Good Wife" Season 4 will feature many new -- and familiar -- faces. Rita Wilson will return early in the fourth season as Viola Walsh in the ...

'The Good Wife' Returns With Major Shift

Posted 07.30.2012 | TV

When "The Good Wife" returns this fall, it won't be the jolly-go-lucky Lockhart/Gardner we've seen in the past -- it'll be far from it. "[Season 4]...

Goodman's Iceman Cometh, Starring Nathan Lane, Chills to the Core

Robert Bullen | Posted 07.08.2012 | Chicago
Robert Bullen

Chicago truly is an amazing theatre town -- especially now, where we have two epic plays receiving landmark productions, and I've been lucky to see both of them.

Brian Dennehy Talks The Iceman Cometh Over Manischewitz and Vodka

Mark Bazer | Posted 06.30.2012 | Entertainment
Mark Bazer

Brian Dennehy talked the meaning of art, explained his passion for Eugene O'Neil and told me my wife was more intelligent than me. It was perhaps the most fun I've had hosting The Interview Show, a monthly talk show we put on in Chicago and Brooklyn.

The Best Servants in Movie History

Posted 05.29.2012 | Entertainment

With two "Snow White" films in the works, the question of "Who's the fairest of them all" will be especially apt in 2012. And while the Charlize Thero...

WATCH: 'View' Audience Member Vomits During Live Show

Posted 03.06.2012 | Media

Well, this was unfortunate. During Tuesday's "View," guest Nathan Lane grew visibly stunned when an audience member got sick during the show. Lane...