| Apr 9, 2011
| 9:53 AM
Sidney Lumet, the award-winning director of such acclaimed films as "Network," "Serpico," "Dog Day Afternoon" and "12 Angry Men," has died. He was 86.
Lumet's death was confirmed Saturday by Marc Kusnetz, who is the husband of Lumet's stepdaughter,...
| Jul 9, 2012
| 6:47 AM
Ernest Borgnine died July 8 at the advanced age of Borgninety-five. I nearly had a chance to talk the guy a year and a half ago, when he was coming back to his home state of Connecticut for one of those celebrity anecdote-and-Q-&-A shows that older...
| Feb 16, 2012
In this season of artistic change at several Chicago theaters, the Porchlight Music Theatre Chicago is next up at bat.
Under its former artistic director, L. Walter Stearns (who now runs the Mercury Theater on Southport Avenue), Porchlight staged...
| Mar 20, 2009
Betsy Blair, an actress best remembered for playing the shy schoolteacher who meets Ernest Borgnine's lonely Bronx butcher at the Stardust Ballroom in the 1955 movie "Marty," has died. She was 85.
Blair, who was blacklisted in Hollywood in the 1950s...
| Oct 27, 2009
Lou Jacobi, an actor who was known for comic roles and won praise in dramatic ones over a long career in the theater and movies, including Woody Allen's "Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex" and Barry Levinson's “Avalon,” has died....
| Sep 27, 2006
Scriptland is a new weekly feature on the work and professional lives of screenwriters.
There are few bets with longer odds than making a living as a screenwriter. And then there's Allan Loeb. A compulsive gambler since age 10, he's currently riding...
| Apr 27, 2008
NEW YORK—The harmonic Seabees warbling "There is Nothing Like a Dame" at the start of Bart Sher's Lincoln Center revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "South Pacific" include whites and African-Americans. Nothing unusual there. It took decades, but...
| Apr 27, 2008
The new Broadway musical "A Catered Affair" is another cinematic adaptation set in the 1950s, but one in which everyone is too terminally depressed to cry.
Based on the 1956 Richard Brooks movie "The Catered Affair" (penned by the formidable duo of...
| May 3, 2008
Against the backdrop of the recent resignation of one of the seven journalists on the nominating committee, (CLICK HERE) arrived the announcement of those in contention for the 53rd annual Drama Desk Awards earlier this week.
Seemingly in answer to the...
| Jun 29, 2008
Curious about the changing sound of the Great White Way? Times Theater Critic Charles McNulty weighs in on five noteworthy cast recordings from the year on Broadway -- four from new shows that couldn't be more wildly disparate and one from a classic that'...
| Mar 28, 2008
David Chase, creator of "The Sopranos," will be given a lifetime achievement award by the Writers Guild of America, West.
Chase, who previously worked on such series as "The Rockford Files," "I'll Fly Away" and "Northern Exposure," will be presented with...
| Oct 18, 2009
| 4:24 PM
by Mark Silva and updated After a week at "war'' with the FOX News Channel, the White House maintained today that it really isn't too concerned about what FOX says about the administration - and also gave new, high-level......