Shirley Herz, the storied Broadway press agent, died of complications from a stroke Aug. 11 in New York. She was 87. Herz, who suffered the stroke July 18, repped close to 100 Broadway productions…
Tony Award-winning writer-director Arthur Laurents, whose breadth and talent encompassed everything from "West Side Story" and "Gypsy" to "The Way We Were," died in New York City of natural causes…
In live performance "West Side Story" asserts its primacy as a living masterwork, not a mere historical stepping-stone for subsequent serious tuners.
Forty-six years after its ignoble Broadway debut, Stephen Sondheim's "Anyone Can Whistle" roars back into town triumphant. Triumphant with an asterisk, perhaps; this wild and crazy musical, circa…
A half century after its world premiere at D.C.'s National Theater, "West Side Story" returns to the same venue for another pre-Broadway engagement.
Perfect love makes for a wonderful life, but it doesn't do much for the theater. There's just such a romance at the center of "Two Lives," a new play by Arthur Laurents preeming at New Jersey's…
The film version of Arthur Laurents' book is a distended, talky, redundant and moody melodrama, combining young love, relentless 1930s and 1940s nostalgia, and spiced artifically with Hollywood…
The legit hit Anastasia has been made into a wonderfully moving and entertaining motion picture from start to finish, and the major credit inevitably must go to Ingrid Bergman who turns in a great…
Anna Lucasta, reverting the tale from the legit Negro cast to an all-white ensemble, is no bowl of wheaties for the kiddies.