| Aug 3, 2012
| 12:12 PM
Americans idolize their movie stars. They're a part of our pop culture. But few have earned the distinction of being timeless icons...like Marilyn Monroe.
She died exactly 50 years ago -- August 5th 1962 -- but she remains very much alive in the minds...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 4:18 AM
LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- Fans paid tribute to Marilyn Monroe on Sunday -- on the 50th anniversary of her death.
The movie star died of an overdose at the age of 36 in her Brentwood home.
In the decades since her death, Monroe has remained a pop culture and...
| Aug 3, 2012
| 12:14 PM
Aug 03 (TheWrap.com) - There's a moment at the end of the promo reel for "Love, Marilyn," an upcoming Marilyn Monroe documentary that will premiere at the Toronto Film Festival, when Uma Thurman, speaking in words that were written by Monroe, almost...
| Apr 26, 2012
| 9:01 PM
Substitute the word "Communists" for the word "witches" in Arthur Miller's searing drama "The Crucible" and you'll have an accurate idea of what motivated the playwright to write this searing drama in 1953, the height of a scourge known as McCarthyism....
| Apr 30, 2012
| 7:00 AM
This story has been updated.
If there's one thing that Broadway insiders can agree on this season, it's that there is no clear front-runner for the Tony Awards. The season lacks the blockbuster Tony magnets of recent years, such as "The Book of Mormon,""...
| Jun 10, 2012
Here is the full list of Tony nominations for 2012 (WINNERS are noted):
"Clybourne Park," Bruce Norris WINNER
"Other Desert Cities," Jon Robin Baitz
"Peter and the Starcatcher," Rick Elice
"Venus in Fur," David Ives
"Leap of Faith"...
| May 2, 2012
| 2:29 PM
1939:Eugene O'Neill writes "The Iceman Cometh," an epic American play set in Harry Hope's New York bar. It premieres on Broadway in 1946.
1986: Brian Dennehy plays the lead in Goodman Theatre artistic director Robert Falls' production of "Galileo," the...
| Jun 14, 2010
Reporting from New York -- One is a movie vixen and theater novice who can currently be seen in the superhero blockbuster "Iron Man 2" — and splashed across the glossy pages of tabloid magazines. The other is a respected theater veteran little known...
| Jun 14, 2010
Reporting from New York
The feel-good musical "Memphis" and the art world drama "Red" were among the biggest Tony Award winners on a night when both Hollywood and London cast long shadows over Broadway's 64th annual spring ritual.
"Red," a two-character...
| Jan 14, 2007
Here's a short list of things I do to avoid writing: do the dishes; do laundry; do the Internet (Playbill.com, the Drudge Report); read the paper; install shelves; help my kids with their homework; follow the Red Sox; go to the gym; listen to podcasts ("...
| May 13, 2007
WE live in a time when reality has evidently trumped fiction. The novel loses readers, as narrative nonfiction and memoirs gain in popularity. Reality television, once derided as a fad, is apparently here to stay. Young people abandon the so-called old...
| Jun 16, 2008
FIRST THE good news: Compared to our debt-roiled, war-mired nation, Broadway had a lot to celebrate this year. In addition to luminously acted new dramas and shimmeringly staged revivals, there was something approximating a genuine horse race for best...