In the Oscar-winning movie musicals "Cabaret" and "Chicago," the actors limit their singing and dancing to the stage. In the 2005 contenders "Rent" and "The Producers," they do it everywhere -- on…
Age is the least of it. The first thing you learn talking to college film reviewers is not that they're so much younger than their professional, mainstream counterparts in print. Rather, it's that…
Hollywood may or may not love movie versions of stage musicals: At the box office, it's currently a boffo "Chicago," a profitable "Phantom" and a questionable "Rent." For legit, however, there's no…
The anonymous writer of Variety's famous headline "Sticks Nix Hick Pix" may have been thinking ahead to the positive critical reaction and disappointing box office returns on the Russell Crowe…
Nearly 10 years after the Broadway premiere of "Rent," Chris Columbus brings Jonathan Larson's Pulitzer Prize-winning update of "La Boheme" to the screen. Obviously, the 2002 Oscar win for "Chicago"…
Natalie Dessay was replaced by Maureen O'Flynn as the femme lead in the Metropolitan Opera's new production of Charles Gounod's "Romeo et Juliette." Monday night's gala crowd at Lincoln Center…
The Hollywood Awards and attendant Hollywood Film Festival are only nine years old, but already they have a sentimental favorite.
Douglas Wick made his producer debut with 1988's "Working Girl," and he admits, "I started off spoiled with Mike Nichols directing."
If you think Oscar speeches are burdened with thank yous, then you've never attended a theater's dedication.