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New York Shakespeare Festival

The Lithgow Lear

Steven Suskin | Posted 08.05.2014 | Arts
Steven Suskin

Put Daniel Sullivan together with a great play and a highly-respected, award-winning actor like John Lithgow and you're likely to get an illuminating and theatrical rendition of the work, with flashes of lightning for sure.

WATCH: Lost Meryl Streep As Alice Footage

Posted 11.14.2012 | Entertainment

Before she was Julia Child, Miranda Priestly, or Sophie Zawistowska, Meryl Streep was a fresh-faced 32-year-old sporting a full mane of fuzzy blond cu...

Is 'Shakespeare' Bad Branding?

Howard Sherman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Howard Sherman

If Shakespeare is less prominent on the stage, perhaps it is best to not fly him as the company banner, especially since conventional wisdom holds that many people find the works of the playwright to be difficult and off-putting, a perception aided by years of dull literature teachers in secondary schools.

Twelfth Night in Central Park

Alec Baldwin | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Alec Baldwin

To bring together a wonderful cast of some of the great performers in the American theatre and watch them create one of the best shows I have seen in the Park in quite some time was a rare treat.