Dostoevsky ripped his guts out to write "Crime and Punishment." But to know true suffering, Dostoevsky would have to see what his countryman Kama Ginkas has done to his novel. Pouncing on one…
Is there anything sexier than a pretty woman reading a book in her underwear? Ripe Time's artistic director Rachel Dickstein refracts that static image into a series of dynamic book scenes and…
The BBC has posted private security guards outside the homes of two execs after they received threatening phone calls following Saturday's showing of the controversial "Jerry Springer -- The Opera"…
Lea DeLaria and David Greenspan will star in Beckett's "Happy Days" for the Worth Street Theater Company, with previews starting Feb. 1. Opening night is Feb. 15 at Classic Stage Company's East…
Casting is complete for the tour of Broadway hit "Wicked," which kicks off March 8 at Toronto's Canon Theater. Joe Mantello, who directed the tuner on Broadway, also helms the road company.
Lee Blessing, author of the 1987 Broadway two-hander "A Walk in the Woods," takes another tandem turn reuniting an estranged father and son in "The Winning Streak," now in its East Coast premiere at…
The long-awaited preliminary hearing of former Broadway impresario Garth Drabinsky kicked off in a Toronto court Monday. Drabinsky, partner Myron Gottlieb and two other senior executives were charged…
Just For Variety - Good Morning: There were several walkouts at Sunday's Academy screening of "Antares," the Austrian government submission to the Acad's foreign language film awards committee.
The very last show of the 2004-05 Broadway season is "Passion Play." The Roundabout revival of Peter Nichol's comedy opens May 4, which is the cutoff for Tony Award consideration. Nominations are…
The Writers Guild of America, West, has tapped screenwriter-playwright David Mamet to receive its Screen Laurel Award this year.
It's not good news for Broadway's big musicals when a one-person show grabs the No. 5 spot on the box office chart.