The new docu-solo from Anna Deavere Smith and older titles from Tracy Letts and Bruce Norris are on the 2016-17 season slate at Off Broadway’s Second Stage Theater. The latest from writer-performer…
Before playwright Tracy Letts and director Anna D. Shapiro teamed up at Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theater for the explosive, Tony and Pulitzer-winning family drama "August: Osage County,” they…
Producers at the April 6 opening night party of starry Broadway play “The Realistic Joneses” had plenty of cause for celebration as the positive reviews started to roll in. But they couldn’t help…
2016-2017 Oscar Predictions
John Wells said that filming "August: Osage County" was a wonderful experience, which is not to say it was easy. "This kind of material requires a lot of focus and hard work from the actors every…
For Meryl Streep, taking on the role of Violet Weston in the Weinstein co. film adaptation of “August: Osage County” was daunting because she knew how exhausting it would be to play the character’s…
On Wednesday and Thursday, Variety assembled 50-plus industry pros to exchange ideas about the nuts and bolts of the business today, with all of them offering sharp and funny insights that sometimes…
Stars and scribes are in bed together. And as current award contenders illustrate, nobody's sleeping with the enemy.
“August: Osage County” will play one of the two centerpiece slots at this year’s Hamptons Intl. Film Festival, joining a lineup of buzzy festival-circuit alums including opener “Kill Your Darlings,”…
There are no surprises — just lots of good, old-fashioned scenery chewing — in John Wells' splendid film version of Tracy Letts' acid-tongued Broadway triumph.
The Weinstein Co.’s “August: Osage County” had its world premiere Monday night at Roy Thomson Hall, the last of the big awards hopefuls to debut at Toronto. And the verdict: big thumbs up. The…
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