Almost every year, the contenders for Oscar's original-screenplay kudo include one or more newcomers making a splash with their first produced script. At the same time, the adapted-screenplay…
Between high-profile adaptations, veteran scribes are offered all manner of script doctoring and rewrite gigs, though dwelling too long in that (admittedly) lucrative realm comes at a cost.
Production designers for 2008's two biggest comicbook adaptations ranged far afield from the comics to gain inspiration for their differing visions of the battle against evil.
Portrayals of extraordinary people in extraordinary circumstances -- from Queen Elizabeth and Edith Piaf to plutocrat Daniel Plainview -- regularly and readily get award attention, filling the…
Though he is acing his appearance on "Who Wants to be a Millioniare?," the hero of "Slumdog Millionaire" is clearly an underdog. And that's why the film works, says scribe Simon Beaufoy.
For decades, international theatrical visionaries have sought to liberate the true essence of Chekhov's plays from the comfortable warmth of samovar and tea-cozy, box-set naturalism.
Michael Stewart and Cy Coleman's "I Love My Wife" is one of the least-often revived long-run tuners (857 Broadway perfs), largely because of its giddy attitudes toward wife swapping and drug use…
The silly, slaphappy 2007 tuner "Xanadu" is a delicious dessert inspired by a sour stew, the 1980 stinkeroo of the same name. Disco-era jukebox of Jeff Lynne/John Farrar/Electric Light Orchestra…
Judging by the waves of laughter cascading over the four-person cast of Douglas Carter Beane's "The Little Dog Laughed" at the Kirk Douglas, no one appreciates a joke more than its butt.
As Proposition 8's fallout widens the chasm between believers in a certain brand of religiosity and proponents of same-sex equality, there's comfort to be found in Keith Bunin's "The Busy World Is…
Musical Theater West's "Silk Stockings," however "reinvigorated" (their word) by helmer Stuart Ross's updating and rewrite, amply explains why this wan adaptation of 1939 Greta Garbo classic…