Faced with the prospect of a 12-hour miniseries about slavery that featured nudity, violence and a primarily black cast -- with the exception of a few big-name white actors added in as a marketing…
Liev Schreiber mastered theater's greatest roles, earning acclaim as the finest American Shakespearean actor for performances as Hamlet, Iago and Henry V. Then he achieved equal success on Broadway…
The basic recipe for every awards show, the Tonys included, is the same -- wisecracking hosts playing it safe, breathless winners thanking agents and spouses ad nauseum, a mix of dazzling and…
Brian Dennehy turns 69 in July. By the standards of this Broadway season, that makes him positively youthful. While Hollywood may have little use for anyone over 40, Broadway seems enthralled with…
"The History Boys" explored the role that history plays in our lives and our understanding of the world around us. If there was a lesson to be learned from its 2006 Tony Awards success, it seems to…
In 2006 the New York Mets enjoyed a phenomenal season, tying for the most wins in Major League Baseball with 97, while drawing a franchise record 3.3 million fans. The other team that won 97…
Simon Hammerstein is wary of interviews; he doesn't want his new nightspot to get the wrong label, or put in the wrong box, as it were.
The fallout from the 10 deals that shook the entertainment industry continues to reverberate, whether it's talents striking out on their own or the government hitting the studios where they hurt.
'Birth of a Nation,' 1915: Moviemaking's Big Bang. The first American epic and the first box office blockbuster, D.W. Griffith's "Birth" was and remains hugely controversial for its proudly racist…
Steve Who? Coogan? He's not a director? He's an actor? A British actor? Mostly from television? Well, sure, then that's perfect. Let's build a New York Film Festival event around him.