A big personality can be both a help and a hindrance for an actor. Just ask Elaine Stritch, whose outsized presence is on major display in her captivating solo show at the Public Theater. Stritch has…
Paul Newman is returning to the 1956 TV role that led to his first successful film gig, Rocky Graziano in "Somebody Up There Likes Me."
Taking its cue from the Biblical book of Esther, Susan Dworkin's ambitious musical "The Book of Candy," adapted from her novel, chronicles the turbulent odyssey of a self-proclaimed Jewish American…
Dutch entrepreneur Joop van den Ende's Stage Holding Germany and Germany's Stella Entertainment have inked a 50/50 joint venture to bring new music productions to Hamburg's Light Opera House.
Radio City Entertainment has yanked its $30 million production "Carnivale Spectacular" from the Music Hall's spring schedule. The show had been set to debut next May.
What was unsettling in 1958 is just as unnerving now in the Matrix Theater's production of Harold Pinter's "The Birthday Party." Pinter subjected the comedy of keeping up appearances to an intimate…
In its world premiere at South Coast Rep, Lucinda Coxon's "Nostalgia" is infused with earth and water, thanks to an attractive and creative set design, but lacks the fire to stoke its dramatic…
There's no questioning the intentions of those behind "Haven," a musical about a group of Holocaust refugees brought to America, but all the good intentions in the world can't make for a good…
An as-yet-unnamed coalition of downtown theaters, producers and restaurants was formed last week to promote business and attendance in the wake of Sept. 11.
Recently restored as artistic director of the Actors' Gang, the company he helped found in 1981, Tim Robbins has selected two plays to run in repertory that are purposefully self-conscious and are…
In 1976, actor-director David Kernan created the Sondheim revue "Side by Side by Sondheim," which went to Broadway and London and, according to Kernan's bio, has become "the most performed…