| Aug 7, 2013
| 7:35 AM
100 Years Ago
Who's visiting who
Social news in the Times: "Mr. and Mrs. Jack spent Thursday at Pen Mar.
"Miss Lewis of New York is spending some time with her uncles Messrs Thomas Lewis and Frank Engle.
"Miss Bessie Hutchins is visiting her...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 10:37 AM
Although “Thor” hung on to the No. 1 spot at the box office this weekend, the big story was a stellar opening for “The Best Man Holiday,” which trounced all expectations to debut with a studio-estimated $30.6-million.
| Nov 16, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Angela Lansbury first attended the Academy Awards at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on March 15, 1945. Just 19, she was nominated for supporting actress for her role as a conniving Cockney maid in "Gaslight."
And now, nearly seven decades later, the 88-year-...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 4:30 PM
After making side trips to California's Central Coast and Hawaii (for "Sideways" and "The Descendants," respectively), Alexander Payne returns to his home state of Nebraska for his sixth directorial feature, a wistful ode to small-...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 12:51 PM
It took 14 years to come to fruition, but "The Best Man Holiday," writer-director Malcolm D. Lee's sequel to his 1999 hit "The Best Man," opens Friday. Lee told me the other day that Universal executives were "hesitant" initially about the sequel, which...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 7:00 AM
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 6
A Case of You
A young writer smitten with the barista at his local coffee shop scours her Facebook profile for intel and tries to transform himself into her dream guy. With Justin Long and Evan Rachel Wood. Written by Long....
| Oct 8, 2013
| 7:48 PM
Innovative director of
opera, film, theater
Patrice Chereau, 68, a celebrated French actor and director in film, theater and opera who was renowned for cutting-edge productions, died Monday in Paris of complications related to...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 7:18 AM
Ah, if only Mrs. Mannerly were around today — and stationed at every theater lobby in America.
She would not tolerate a cell phone going off, or texting or talking, or a myriad of other audience sins that have the potential of ruining a night in...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 10:30 PM
A fine memorial to one of 20th-century America's most brilliant, original -- and cranky -- thinkers, "Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia" duly charts the late scribe's artistic achievements and often glittering celebrity social life. But the...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 8:30 AM
It's become a formula for Broadway success: Pick a well-known play, cast a star, limit the run to drive up demand and watch box office take off.
But as Broadway's current crop of plays now achieve profitability (or fail to), the lineup of recent hits vs....
| Jun 3, 2013
| 6:15 AM
When he played Lenny on ABC's popular 1976-83 sitcom "Laverne & Shirley," Michael McKean realized he could easily become typecast as his dumb, lovable Fonzie wannabe and pal of the knuckleheaded Squiggy. He vowed not to let it happen.
"It's not your...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 8:34 AM
With the closing of Gore Vidal's "The Best Man" last week, the most politically direct show on Broadway has left the stage. It has also got me to thinking about theater and politics during these last few weeks of a major presidential campaign.