What do you do for an encore after writing the most important and successful Broadway drama in a decade? If you're John Patrick Shanley, you continue to explore the moral and ethical issues raised by…
From "My One and Only" through "Steel Pier" and "Wings" to "The Drowsy Chaperone," many are the musicals that have employed an aviation motif, particularly the earliest barnstorming days, as…
Back in 1960, Paul Lynde gave voice to the parental anthem of all time in "Bye Bye Birdie" when he barked out Lee Adams' immortal lyric: "Kids!/I don't know what's wrong with these kids today!"
Hollywood history is replete with fascinating "what-if" possibilities for many of our favorite movies. Some of the casting we've been spared is just wild. Can you imagine Ronald Reagan in Bogart's…
If the prospect of watching an all-teen company enact an all-teen musical accompanied by an all-teen band makes you cringe: Chill, dude, "13" is sheer bliss. The kids possess all the feisty energy of…
In the time-honored industry habit of returning again and again to the same well, remakes have proven even more ubiquitous than sequels. Whether it be redoing a hit to see whether lightning will…
A mid-century Broadway staple was the bourgeois comedy in which a typical American family would struggle to cope with changing mores, whether they be the impossible years of adolescence or a…
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…