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Private Lives

First Nighter: Noel Coward's Song at Twilight in Top-Drawer Revival

David Finkle | Posted 07.05.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

When you look over the plays Noel Coward trumpeted during his fabulous career, few give the impression of being in any direct way autobiographical.

First Nighter: London's Latest Private Lives Comes Cheerfully to Movie Screens

David Finkle | Posted 02.09.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Some plays need to look as if they're being performed with absolutely no effort whatsoever. They must seem merely tossed off. That's the fun of them. Perhaps the most famous example is Private Lives, the jazzy romantic comedy Noel Coward wrote in 1930.

Love, Monarchy and Private Lives, Circa 1308 or 1592

Patrick Wang | Posted 10.20.2013 | Gay Voices
Patrick Wang

The headlines cross: a royal baby, DOMA, exiles, violence, words from the Holy See, and suddenly I am thinking about Edward II. I directed the Marlowe play 13 years ago, and now, in the midst of a whirlwind of social and political shifts, I find footing by fixing my thoughts on this history play.

Will Helena Bonham Carter Put Lindsay Lohan To Shame?

Posted 07.07.2013 | Entertainment

Forget Lindsay Lohan -- it's Helena Bonham Carter's turn to try to impress as Elizabeth Taylor. The queen of eccentricity marvels in the new trailer f...

On Anderson Cooper And The 'Private Lives' Of LGBT People

John Becker | Posted 09.04.2012 | Gay Voices
John Becker

How often do we hear about the boyfriends/girlfriends, fiancés, spouses, or even the one-night stands of our straight friends and co-workers? Yet as soon as LGBT people enter into the discussion, love and sexuality become a matter of a person's "private life"? Give me a break.

Do Clothes Make The Man? Caleb Cole Pretends To Be Everyone

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Massara | Posted 01.06.2012 | Arts

Caleb Cole describes himself on his website as "a former altar server, scout, and 4-H Grand Champion in Gift Wrapping." He is also a photographer who ...

On the Culture Front: Krapp's Last Tape, John Schaefer Celebrates 30 Years, Private Lives and More

Chris Kompanek | Posted 02.13.2012 | New York
Chris Kompanek

Sometimes theater thrives on the simplest pleasures. A couple actors on a bare stage. This was the case at the last event for Carnegie Hall's young donor group, the Notables.

Kim Cattrall's Broadway Play Forced To Close Early

Posted 12.15.2011 | Home

NEW YORK (Associated Press) -- The revival of Noel Coward's "Private Lives" is ending its run several weeks early. The play, which stars Kim Cattra...

Jurists' Personal Lives Should Remain So

Fred Silberberg | Posted 02.08.2012 | Politics
Fred Silberberg

Since when we have ever required judges to disclose the details of the personal lives in such a manner? On what basis does one's sexual orientation affect his or her ability to determine the legality of matters?

Kim Cattrall in Noel Coward's Private Lives

Regina Weinreich | Posted 01.26.2012 | Home
Regina Weinreich

The beauty of Private Lives is Noel Coward's language, the hilarious barbs and banter, foreplay to out and out brawl.

Broadway Review: Kim Cattrall and Paul Gross Dazzle in a Sparkling Revival of Private Lives

Susan Dormady Eisenberg | Posted 01.21.2012 | Arts
Susan Dormady Eisenberg

Noel Coward's timeless comedy opened last week at the Music Box Theatre, and if you have the privilege of seeing Paul Gross's long-awaited Broadway debut, you'll enjoy a nuanced, charismatic star turn.

Private Lives: A Bittersweet Honeymoon

Danny Groner | Posted 01.18.2012 | New York
Danny Groner

The new Broadway production of Noel Coward's Private Lives, about a divorced couple's awkward run-in while both are honeymooning at the same French hotel, is just not quite funny enough.

Kim Cattrall Can't Get Past Samantha

Posted 11.17.2011 | Home

By MARK KENNEDY, The Associated Press NEW YORK — Kim Cattrall was on stage recently when her past loudly interrupted. "The curtain went up and...

Highlights From Kim Cattrall's Comedy Of Manners On Broadway

The Huffington Post | Gazelle Emami | Posted 01.04.2012 | Home

In a role that makes you wonder what Samantha would say, Kim Cattrall takes to the stage to play a woman hopelessly in love with her ex-husband. Noel ...

Kim Cattrall's Daring New Roles

Posted 12.21.2011 | Fifty

Seasoned TV viewers may know her as Samantha Jones on "Sex and the City," but Canada's up-and-coming screen talent will soon know her as their guiding...

Kim Cattrall Returns To Broadway

AP | Posted 08.30.2011 | Arts

NEW YORK — Kim Cattrall will soon be sipping cocktails on a Broadway stage. The "Sex and the City" is reprising her role in Noel Coward's "Priv...

When It Comes to Song and Dance, "Anything Goes" for Adam Godley

Jon Chattman | Posted 06.13.2011 | New York
Jon Chattman

In Anything Goes, Adam Godley portrays the hilarious, and, yes, singing and dancing Lord Evelyn Oakleigh opposite Broadway royalty Sutton Foster and Joel Grey.

First Nighter: Ibsen's John Gabriel Borkman Unleashes Acting Blizzard

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
David Finkle

John Gabriel Borkman is one of the rarely revived Ibsen works, which may be a reason to see it now. On the other hand, this treatment won't serve as a strong argument for its being brought back more often.

First-Nighter: Tammy Grimes Remains Unsinkable at The Metropolitan Room

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Finkle

It's important for me to keep things in perspective when writing about Tammy Grimes, who's just finishing up a week-long engagement at Manhattan's Metropolitan Room. After all, she's 76 now. And yet, and yet: She's still enchanting.