How far we've come. Phyllida Lloyd's all-female Shakespeares were dismissed as "gimmicky" (and worse) four years ago. Today, gender-blind casting is not the norm, but normalized: "King Lear," "Henry…
"The Taming of the Shrew" begins previews on Tuesday night in Manhattan’s Central Park as part of the Public Theater's annual Shakespeare in the Park season. The controversial 16th century comedy…
After her all-female "Julius Caesar" in 2012 set in a women's prison — a production that launched an international tour that included a much-lauded stop in New York — director Phyllida Lloyd and…
The British preem production of Ayad Akhtar's award-winning "Disgraced" and play-writing debuts from two National Theater actors Cush Jumbo and Rory Kinnear headline the newly announced 2013 slate at…
Willful as it may seem on paper, setting Shakespeare's power-struggle drama in a women's prison makes, it turns out, absolute sense.
Perhaps no genre faces more obstacles than the movie musical
Several films this year cast a spotlight on various epochs of England's history
The last time British actor Jim Broadbent snagged an Oscar, it was for the role of devoted husband John Bayley caring for his Alzheimer's afflicted wife in "Iris," the 2001 biography of British…
The sound heard from across the Atlantic when Meryl Streep was cast as Margaret Thatcher in the biopic "The Iron Lady" was the collective twisting of knickers.
Warner Bros.' "The Dark Knight" is poised to enter the record books as it opens today -- and the weekend has a shot at being the best on record in overall grosses on the strength of the Batman sequel…
"Take a Chance on Me" may be one of its most celebrated songs, but little risk is actually involved in "Mamma Mia!," a predictably glossy screen adaptation of the Abba-scored musical.