| Jul 17, 2014
| 10:41 AM
Elaine Stritch, whose husky voice and brassy demeanor dominated stages from New York's Broadway to London's West End in a career of more than 60 years, died at age 89 on Thursday, her spokesman said.
Stritch, who also had Emmy-winning roles on the...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 10:05 AM
Editor's note: Broadway actress and singer Elaine Stritch, 89, died on Thursday, July 17, at her home in Birmingham, Mich. (Story and photos here.) Following is an interview by Hartford Courant theater critic Frank Rizzo from 2008.
Elaine Stritch is...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Pulitzer-winning playwright Lynn Nottage (pictured above) and director George C. Wolfe ("Lucky Guy," "Angels in America") have signed on to a brewing Broadway musical adaptation of Marcel Camus' 1959 film "Black Orpheus."
The score of the production will...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"HEDDA, I think it's time you just shut the f--k up!"
That was Elizabeth Taylor at the premiere of "The Sandpiper," back in 1965. Hedda was sitting a few seats behind Elizabeth and Richard Burton. Hopper, a rabid "red-baiter" and supporter of Sen. Joe...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 10:34 AM
Among the musicals of Stephen Sondheim — and he's been turning them out regularly since 1957 — few have produced major solo hits, save for "Send in the Clowns" from "A Little Night Music." But his 1970 show "Company" came pretty darn close, as...
| May 9, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Alec Baldwin has joined Warren Beatty's Howard Hughes biopic and will play Robert Maheu, a key confidant of the eccentric billionaire.
Beatty is producing, directing and starring as Hughes in the untitled movie, funded by Ron Burkle, Steve Bing,...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 12:50 PM
Formidable, indomitable, irascible: Pick your adjective, and it pretty much describes the force of nature who holds the stage in "Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me."
But what makes this documentary on the celebrated actress and singer especially involving is...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 8:11 AM
"Everybody's got a sack of rocks," Elaine Stritch says, quoting her late husband, John Bay. Some people don't let you know it. Some people do. The 89-year-old Broadway, TV, movie and cabaret star never lets you forget it. Swinging her particular rock sack...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 8:44 AM
Costume designer Jane Greenwood is the Susan Lucci of the Tony Awards — she has been nominated 16 times but has never won. This year, her five-decade losing streak will officially come to an end.
Tony organizers announced on Tuesday that Greenwood...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 3:06 PM
"Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me": In this intimate and honest documentary, the complex entertainer, now 88, reflects on a career that began with a Tony-nominated Broadway splash in William Inge's 1955 play “Bus Stop” and continued nearly 60 years...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 4:22 PM
Stevie Nicks has become a huge "Game of Thrones" fan, and now she wants to write music for the HBO series.
The Fleetwood Mac singer was recently interviewed by the U.K.'s Radio Times magazine and revealed her deep love for both the HBO series and the...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Old Hollywood glamour was in the air on Thursday as Shirley Jones, Maureen O'Hara and Kim Novak turned out for opening night of the TCM Classic Movie Festival.
The fifth annual fest kicked off with the world premiere of the restoration of Rodgers and...