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Bedlam Overtakes Jane Austen, While F. Scott Fitzgerald Sings

Steven Suskin | Posted 11.21.2014 | Entertainment
Steven Suskin

New York theatergoers with an adventurous spirit -- or mainstream theatergoers unafraid to venture off off Broadway when recommendations warrant -- are being rewarded this month with special treats of high quality and relatively low price.

Birdman or (the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Francis Levy | Posted 10.29.2014 | Arts
Francis Levy

Somewhere in Alejandro's Inarritu's Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) lurks a decent short story.

First Nighter: Is Donald Margulies's 'Country House' Too Chekhovian or Not Chekhovian Enough?

David Finkle | Posted 10.02.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Curiously, one of the reasons the play falls short of Pulitzer Prize-winning Margulies's usual vaunted mark is that he's chosen, as many playwrights before him have, to make The Country House an homage to Chekhov. To be more specific, he's saluting--if you want to call it that--The Seagull and Uncle Vanya, and he goes seriously awry doing so, falling far short of Chekhov's dramaturgically and emotionally involving level

Dressed to Die For: Mary-Louise Parker in The Snow Geese, Trudie Styler in an Anglo-Irish The Seagull, Marin Ireland in Marie Antoinette

Regina Weinreich | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

In Sharr White's new play The Snow Geese at the Samuel J. Friedman Theater, Mary-Louise Parker as Elizabeth wears black, in mourning for her dead husb...

LOOK: Sting's Wife Is Heading Off-Broadway

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 10.29.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK — Actress and producer Trudie Styler, the better half of pop singer Sting, will star this fall in a new off-Broadway adaptation of Anto...

Chekhov and Beckett Grace Los Angeles Stages

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 05.27.2012 | Arts
Hoyt Hilsman

In a memorable production of Chekhov's The Seagull, presented by the Antaeus Company, a marvelous ensemble of classical actors based in LA, director Andrew J. Traister captures the brilliance and realism of Chekhov's rendition of the plight of humanity.

All the World's a Stage: The Sesquicentennial of Anton Chekhov's Birth

James Scarborough | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
James Scarborough

For anyone who takes inspiration from one Muse or another and has wondered how to compartmentalize that pursuit with other dreary and more pedestrian ...

Katy Hall

Carey Mulligan Gets 'An Education' In Movie Stardom

HuffingtonPost.com | Katy Hall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

British newcomer Carey Mulligan is already drawing Oscar buzz and Audrey Hepburn comparisons for her performance in 'An Education,' a small Sundance f...

Nothing Is Beautiful Unless it Is Serious

Amitava Kumar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Amitava Kumar

When it was first performed in 1896, in Petersburg, The Seagull was a disaster. But the actors in this new production of the play by the Royal Court Theatre, are magnificent.

The Seagull Revisited: What's So Great About Kristin Scott Thomas?

Pamela Newton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Pamela Newton

Scott Thomas is just too young and beautiful to be believed as a fading anything. Her girlish charm was out of joint with her character's panic over losing her boyfriend to a younger woman.

Peter Sarsgaard Rejects Hipsters, Embraces Chekhov On Broadway

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — Peter Sarsgaard wants to meet in a coffee bar in Brooklyn, but balks when he gets there. It's crowded with 30-somethings in carefull...