| Jun 4, 2014
| 6:30 PM
"House of Cards" star Kevin Spacey has served as the artistic director of the prestigious Old Vic theater in London since 2003, but will step down from the position in fall 2015, handing the reins to Matthew Warchus. It will perhaps come as a relief to...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Alex McAulay has come on board to adapt the script for "War of the Roses: The Children" for Permut Presentations and Grey Eagle Productions.
The project is a sequel to the 1989 hit "War of the Roses," starring Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner and...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 11:16 AM
Chelsea Handler wants, in essence, to become the "House of Cards" of late-night television. "There is no real appointment viewing anymore," the comedian said in an interview with the Tribune this week. (She will be taping a TV special during a pair of...
| May 23, 2014
| 12:30 PM
The true tale of how two very different communities came together in London and Wales during the lengthy U.K. miners' strike of 1984-5 makes for an irresistible crowdpleaser in "Pride," the sophomore feature from garlanded British theater director Matthew...
| May 27, 2014
| 6:32 AM
Famke Janssen is in matriarch mode as Olivia Godfrey in a new image for Season 2 of Netflix's supernatural horror […]...
| May 5, 2014
| 8:00 PM
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30 for 30 A new "Soccer Stories" recalls the...
| May 8, 2014
| 4:35 PM
As much as theater and film have in common, and that's a lot, their core differences can be formidable. A film is the same every time you see it, while "the thrill of theater," says Sam Mendes, who has worked in both arenas, "is the fact that it's alive,...
| May 7, 2014
| 6:00 AM
More than a decade ago, Kevin Spacey made what many in Hollywood considered a curious decision. In the midst of a thriving film career, on the heels of winning his second Oscar, Spacey moved to London to run an old theater.
It was a worthy endeavor...
| May 8, 2014
At an event in Chicago last week, actor Kevin Spacey remarked that some fans of "House of Cards" seem to think his character's affinity for direct address exploits a device originated by "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," even though William Shakespeare's...
| May 12, 2014
| 1:13 PM
The master farceurs of the English-language theater of the 20th century are aging. The beloved British scribe Alan Ayckbourn was 75 last month. Neil Simon is 86. These two men — cumulatively responsible for scores of plays and an incalculable number...
| May 13, 2014
| 3:47 PM
At one point in "Jack Lemmon Returns," the intriguing new show at the Royal George Theatre from the impresario Hershey Felder, you see a still photo from the fine 1962 movie about alcoholism, "Days of Wine and Roses," directed by Blake Edwards. The shot...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 6:30 PM
In sequels to tentpole videogame franchises like "Assassin's Creed," "Uncharted," "Far Cry" and "Tomb Raider," publishers have taken a more movie-like approach in trying to make the titles appeal to gamers.
As next-generation videogame consoles like...