| Mar 14, 2014
| 6:15 AM
Shakespeare with puppets, a legendary director still breaking ground in his 80s, and a couple of Pulitzer Prize-winning dramas are just some of the highlights of the spring theater season. As for new work, there's a brand new play by one of America's...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 3:14 PM
Broadway hit "War Horse," opening in Orlando on Feb. 25, is at its simplest, a story of a boy on the cusp of manhood searching for a beloved pet.
At a deeper level, the Tony-winning play does what great theater strives to do: It puts a human — and...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 11:32 AM
Oscar host Ellen DeGeneres might have taken down Twitter with the star-studded selfie she snapped during Sunday night's Academy Awards […]...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 8:29 AM
The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle handed out its annual awards at a ceremony Monday evening held at the Colony Theatre in Burbank. As is customary with the group, each category featured multiple winners.
Hosted by "MADtv" veteran Nicole Parker,...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 9:50 AM
Make no small plans.
Said Alejandro Jodorowsky.
Probably. Certainly, at some point, in the mid-1970s, while the Chilean filmmaker was trying to get his gargantuan Hollywood adaptation of Frank Herbert's science-fiction novel "Dune" off the ground,...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 4:30 PM
London now has two blockbuster-scale tuners shamelessly embracing bad taste and spoofing genres in song while being endorsed by the institutions they lampoon. The first (vastly superior) one is the smash hit "The Book of Mormon." The newcomer is "I Can'...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 11:02 AM
"Fantastic Four" fans, meet your new villain: British actor Toby Kebbell is in negotiations to play the superhero quartet's arch nemesis, Doctor Doom, in Fox's upcoming franchise reboot, according to Variety.
Kebbell, 31, beat out fellow rising stars...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 7:30 AM
While a Punch and Judy version of "The Taming of the Shrew" has possibilities, the Shakespeare play that would seem to work best with puppets is undoubtedly "A Midsummer Night's Dream." And whole moonlit swaths of the Bristol Old Vic's production of...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 1:47 PM
As 2013 winds to a close, we thought we'd take one more look back at the year's literary highlights. We asked Printers Row Journal contributors to write about a book they read this year that will linger in their minds well into 2014. Here's what they...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 5:30 AM
LONDON — When author Michael Morpurgo was told the National Theatre wanted to adapt his book "War Horse" for the stage, to be co-directed by Marianne Elliott, he immediately went off to see Elliott's production of George Bernard Shaw's "Saint Joan."...
| Nov 9, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Mike Newell, whose eclectic career has ranged from "Four Weddings and a Funeral" to "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire," has given us a classic adaptation of Charles Dickens' beloved bildungsroman "Great Expectations." It is skillfully made and...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 10:28 AM
The partial collapse of the Apollo Theatre on London's West End on Thursday evening has raised questions about the future of the National Theatre's award-winning production of "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time."
Performances of the...