| Sep 28, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Lisa D'Amour, the playwright of the Broadway-bound "Detroit," and Melissa James Gibson, the writer of "This," are the winners of the prestigious Steinberg Playwrighting Award, which honors achievements by playwrights every two years....
| Sep 20, 2010
| 4:33 PM
"Ruined," the 2009 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama that recently opened at the Geffen Playhouse after runs in New York, Chicago and Seattle, is getting ready to come to a television screen near you. A representative for Lynn Nottage said that the......
| Oct 23, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Among the many issues in "Angels in America," Tony Kushner's millennial epic about gay men coping with the AIDS pandemic in Ronald Reagan's America, is that overused word in the national lexicon: "Change." The play offers an answer to the......
| Oct 28, 2010
| 9:32 PM
âAngels in America,â Tony Kushnerâs grand epic now in revival off-Broadway at the Signature Theatre Company, is one of the most coveted tickets of the fall season in New York, suggesting a hunger in these lean times for substantive ideas......
| Sep 9, 2011
| 7:31 AM
The first screening of "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" came just weeks after the attacks of Sept. 11. The movie had been in the works for years, the first in a trilogy based on novels that had been written decades earlier, of course,...
| Apr 14, 2012
| 7:33 PM
The Virginia Arts Festival begins its 16th season on Monday, April 16, and the opening lineup of performers says a lot about where the festival has come and where it's heading.
The week ahead is bracketed by two events of international caliber, a recital...
| Apr 19, 2012
| 8:46 AM
Jake Gyllenhaal is set to star in an off-Broadway play from the Roundabout Theatre Company. The Oscar-nominated actor will appear in the ensemble comedy-drama "If There Is I Haven’t Found It Yet" by British playwright Nick Payne.
| Apr 19, 2012
| 12:57 PM
On Monday, a colleague stopped by who'd seen "Angels in America." He wanted to talk about Larry Yando's performance as Roy Cohn in the epic drama by Tony Kushner, now playing at the Court Theatre.
There was plenty to talk about. Yando is giving one of...
| May 8, 2012
| 6:31 AM
Sad new: Children's author Maurice Sendak is dead at the age of 83.
Here is an interview I did with the fascinating artist at his Ridgefield home in 2006 in advance of the children's opera in which he collaborated, "Brundibar.":
By FRANK RIZZO
| May 10, 2012
| 9:55 AM
Maurice Sendak’s home phone number is hidden under a wall in my house. It’s like a secret from one of his books, a dream in code, a treasured key which unlocks memories.
About a decade ago, a publicist from New Haven’s International...
| Nov 4, 2011
| 1:08 PM
On Nov. 3, 2002, Arthur Miller stepped up to the Armour Stage at Symphony Center, stood at the podium and read from his book "On Politics and the Art of Acting," in which he explored the American political stage.
As inaugural winner of the Tribune...
| May 31, 2012
| 7:42 PM
For every kid with a scraped knee, a skinned elbow, a bumped head and a torn shirt — the inevitable result of being very determined not to learn from one's mistakes — Maurice Sendak was your man.
For every kid who builds forts out of old...