The docudrama was once the exclusive property of the small screen. It was TNT, TBS and Lifetimes that could be depended upon to rip stories from the headlines and dramatize them in longform.
The Academy's Writers Branch likes to pick up a second language, though on Oscar night it's mostly, "Ici, on parle anglais."
Arndt says: "It's been described in shorthand as being about a dysfunctional family, but I'd say they're six dysfunctional individuals who come together as a family. These self-absorbed, myopic…
The world of Raimunda (Penelope Cruz) and her family is turned upside down when long-dead mother Irene (Carmen Maura) returns to rake up old coals.
Two teachers -- one cynical yet pragmatic, the other idealistic yet unworldly -- contend for the souls of a group of Oxbridge hopefuls.
The final, dreamy pas de deux between a tormented outcast and the "normal" girl who is his soulmate is reason enough to take in "Edward Scissorhands," the long-awaited Matthew Bourne dance piece in…
Samuel Beckett has been honored with worldwide revivals of his plays, but with scant attention paid to his prose, except within academe. Redressing the balance is the husband-wife team of Conor…
The 1992 Whoopi Goldberg starrer "Sister Act" would seem ideal musicalization fodder, and the Pasadena Playhouse premiere production, transplanting the story to the 1970s, offers crowd-pleasing…
Like its title, with the quaint adjective attached to a deadly serious noun, "The Beastly Bombing" is a thing of opposites: half sophisticated musical, half fraternity drag show; half slick, half…
Sitting through Suzan-Lori Parks' "The America Play" is not unlike a visit to the theme park serving as her central image. The "Great Hole of History" is where onlookers peer down and confront the…
Twenty-five years after hitting the mother lode with Pulitzer winner "Crimes of the Heart," playwright Beth Henley is still mining the same vein of Southern Gothic and family dysfunction in…