It's not often that stage thesps get asked to reprise a signature role in a play-to-pic adaptation. When Frank Langella was confirmed last week for the part of Richard M. Nixon in the movie version…
Actor Kirill Lavrov, the longtime artistic director of St. Petersburg's main Great Dramatic Theater (known locally by its initials, BDT) and a patriarch of the Russian theater, died April 27 in that…
Sidney Feinberg, an entertainment lawyer who worked in theater, TV and film, died April 20 of a stroke in New York.
If the Proclaimers are the unlikeliest of pop stars -- identical twins in unflattering geek glasses singing in broad Scottish accents -- then "Sunshine on Leith" is the unlikeliest of tuners…
Emotional ambiguity is almost as characteristic of Kurt Weill's work as the musical discordance that echoes it. It ripples sorrowfully through the melody of the composer's French chanson, "Je ne…
Declan Donnellan's severely stylized production of "Cymbeline" for Cheek by Jowl is more an advert for that ballsy Brit company's testosterone-fueled performance style than a promotional effort on…
A commission for a new tuner by Duncan Sheik ("Spring Awakening") is among the three producing initiatives for the Stamford (Conn.) Center for the Arts.
A tuner adaptation of 2004 MGM comedy "Saved" will round out the 2007-08 season at Playwrights Horizons, the nonprofit that last year produced the original Off Broadway run of Rialto musical "Grey…
A staple of the Metropolitan Opera repertory through much of the 20th century, "Orfeo ed Euridice" mysteriously dropped out of sight for the past 35 years. Now it's returned in a flashy, somewhat…
Too old to be timely and too new to be a period piece? That was the risk in reviving Tony Kushner's "gay fantasia on national themes" 16 years after its lauded debut.
Toni Morrison's "The Bluest Eye" receives another remounting -- the first co-production between New Haven's Long Wharf Theater and Hartford Stage.