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  • British Actor Sam Kelly Dies at 70

    Sam Kelly, British character actor best known for his parts in "'Allo 'Allo" and "Porridge," has died. He was 70. According to BBC News, his agent Lynda Ronan said he died after battling a long illness. In February, Kelly withdrew from his role as the...
  • Simon Schama takes on a big topic: the history of the Jews

    Simon Schama takes on a big topic: the history of the Jews
    When telling a tale that includes centuries of endurance, moments of triumph, bursts of humor and sudden, unspeakable atrocities, what's the right tone with which to articulate it all? That's the trick historian Simon Schama had to figure out in his new...
  • Drama League Awards Go Broad with Crowded List of 2014 Nominations

    A whopping seven Broadway musicals and two Off Broadway tuners will compete for the single 2013-14 Drama League Award for musical, one of only five competitive award categories packed with nominees that also include actors Michelle Williams, Denzel...
  • Tonys 2014: 'Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder' leads all nominees

    Tonys 2014: 'Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder' leads all nominees
    NEW YORK--In a topsy-turvy musical season, “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder” came out on top at the Tony Awards nominations Tuesday morning, earning 10 nominations, including best musical. Robert L. Freedman and Steven Lutvak&...
  • Broadway Box Office: Neil Patrick Harris Looks Legendary in 'Hedwig' Launch

    If it were possible to gauge a Broadway musical's box office prospects from a single performance alone, then Neil Patrick Harris' turn in "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" looks legendary. But we'll have to, ahem, wait for it if we want to know for sure...
  • Tonys 2014: Six snubs and surprises

    Denzel Washington was seen as a can’t-miss coming into Tuesday’s Tony Awards nominations. After all, the veteran star had won a Tony for August Wilson's “Fences” in 2010 and was garnering strong reviews for his turn as Walter Lee...
  • Patrick Stewart on being Ian McKellen's bestie, shedding solitude

    Patrick Stewart on being Ian McKellen's bestie, shedding solitude
    Patrick Stewart is great to follow on Twitter, even more so lately as he posts daily pics of himself and pal Ian McKellen while they count down the remaining days of their "Two Shows in Rep" run on Broadway. Stewart and McKellen playing Skee-Ball,...
  • Tony Nominations: No Special Treatment for Hollywood

    Another year, another batch of Hollywood names who didn't claim a spot in the Tony nominations. Daniel Radcliffe and Denzel Washington, giving highly praised performances in the revivals of "The Cripple of Inishmaan" and "A Raisin in the Sun,"...
  • Tonys 2014: A Critic's 10 Takeaways from the nominations

    What can you say about a Broadway season that was distinguished by adventurous revivals and crammed with superb performances? That it was a good year for actors and a challenging year for playwrights and musical theater composers and book-writers. The...
  • Anna Paquin to 'Cameo' in 'X-Men: Days of Future Past'

    Although director Bryan Singer said back in December that Anna Paquin wouldn't appear in the upcoming "X-Men: Days Of Future Past," it looks like her character Rogue will be in the movie, after all. A Fox rep told BuzzFeed that Paquin will return to...
  • 'Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder' Slays the Competition in the Outer Critics Awards Nominations

    "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder" led the pack of 2013-14 nominations from the Outer Critics Circle Awards, nabbing 11 nods and placing it ahead of a list of competitors that includes Disney Theatrical Prods.' "Aladdin" (eight noms), Off Broadway's...
  • William Shakespeare: Five unconventional movie adaptations

    William Shakespeare: Five unconventional movie adaptations
    William Shakespeare, whose 450th birthday is being celebrated around the world Wednesday, never seems to go out of vogue for movie directors eager to put their own spin on his classic texts.  Most of Shakespeare's plays have been adapted for the big...