| Nov 1, 2006
Absolute Power (1997)
Clint Eastwood stars as the sensitive thief who can save the entire American political system from complete corruption. Too bad he wasn't around during the Reagan administration. Eastwood discovers presidential corruption during...
| Jan 28, 2002
Sherlock Holmes never tried his hand at Oscar prognosticating, but indications are he would have had a flair for it. "When you have eliminated the impossible," the great detective said, "whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth." As it...
| Dec 3, 2012
| 11:30 AM
Waltrudis Buck stars in Alfred Uhry's Pulitzer prize winning play, "Driving Miss Daisy," which begins performances Wednesday at West Hartford's Playhouse on Park.
Stevie Zimmerman (Playhouse on Park's "Collected Stories" and "Love Letters") directs a...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 10:00 AM
John Cunningham is Joe, Douglas Sills is John and Jordan Lage is Sam in William Mastrosimone's new play, "Ride the Tiger" slated for New Haven's Long Wharf Theatre.
And if you want to assume they're Joe Kennedy, JFK and mobster Sam Giancano, well, there...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 12:50 PM
It's been a while since a play by David Mamet was presented in the area, especially one that hasn't been performed in quite some time here -- has it ever?
Mamet's "Speed the Plow" (AKA the "Madonna Play," in reference to the singer/actor's checkered...
| Dec 28, 2012
| 2:20 PM
Chicago makes a claim on many writers — Nelson Algren, David Mamet, Ernest Hemingway, Carl Sandburg — even if those scribes spent only a portion of their lives within its sweet confines. But Thornton Wilder, the author of such iconic plays...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 8:41 AM
Mark Kriegel, a columnist for FoxSports.com, is one of the best sports biographers. His previous books chronicling the lives of Joe Namath (2005) and Pete Maravich (2008) were definitive.
Both men were legends in their respective sports, football and...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 2:28 PM
One in nine of us works in sales, according to the U.S. government. The other eight in nine of us work in... sales, according to Daniel Pink. We just don't sell it as such. "They're not stalking customers in a furniture showroom, but they — make...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 6:11 AM
David Mamet has found himself confronting something unfamiliar: a Broadway flop.
The producers of "The Anarchist," the newest Mamet drama, announced Tuesday that the production, which stars Patti LuPone and Debra Winger, will end its Broadway run on...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 1:27 PM
The year 2012, as Queen Elizabeth II might have said, was quite the annus horribilis on Broadway. Especially after the leaves started to turn.
Consider the less-than-regal disappointments. "The Anarchist," the polemical new play by David Mamet, closed...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 11:35 AM
Shia LaBeouf won't be making his Broadway debut this season after all. The 26-year-old actor has quit the upcoming revival production of the play "Orphans" in New York over "creative differences," according to a news release sent Wednesday.
| Nov 14, 2012
| 9:15 AM
They shop, they drink, they dine, they kvetch. They turn otherwise ordinary rooms into polished interiors, and then ... they go shopping again. They are the stars of “Million Dollar Decorators,” the Bravo reality series that started its second...