| Apr 14, 2011
| 11:56 AM
Julian Schnabel broadens his canvas for his fourth film, "Miral," turning his lens on multiple protagonists and a half-century of Middle East strife. On the face of it a bold undertaking, the Jerusalem-set feature plays out with an awkward staidness,...
| Nov 1, 2011
| 8:49 AM
"Anonymous" is not shy about naming names. It contends that the 37 plays attributed to William Shakespeare, who died in 1616, actually were written by the Earl of Oxford, who died in 1604.
As this story has it, the barely literate commoner Shakespeare...
| Jun 9, 2003
Hairspray put the final rhinestones in its tiara last night when it swept the 57th annual Tony Awards with eight of the little silver trophies, including the top prize, for Best Musical.
A radiant Margo Lion, the show's Baltimore-born producer,...
| May 20, 2003
NEW YORK - Hairspray was chosen best musical of the New York theater season and Take Me Out by Richard Greenberg was named best play in awards given Sunday by the Drama Desk, an organization of theater journalists and critics.
Hairspray, based on the...
| Dec 16, 2012
Masked superheroes parading around in spandex and capes may have ruled the box office in recent years, but sweeping period dramas like this season's "Anna Karenina" and "Les Misérables," with their spectacular costumes, are never out of style.
| Nov 18, 2012
Richard Robbins, the composer who created memorable scores for such films as "A Room With a View," "Howards End" and "The Remains of the Day" during a quarter-century collaboration with director James Ivory and producer Ismail Merchant, has died. He was...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 9:34 PM
Jesse Eisenberg and Vanessa Redgrave are an unlikely duo, yet it's that unlikeliness that works, most of the time, in "The Revisionist."...
| Sep 30, 2012
| 9:32 PM
Its first season has already been a smash hit in the United Kingdom — even out-rating the vaunted Downton Abbey – and the drama is already filming its second season, and working on a Christmas special (which will, of course, also go up against...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 8:10 AM
In the never-ending effort to make Shakespeare "relevant" and "accessible," it never hurts to enlist celebrities for the hard sell.
"Shakespeare Uncovered," a six-part documentary series that begins airing Friday on PBS, boasts an abundance of famous...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 6:00 PM
NEW YORK — On a cramped stage at the Cherry Lane Theatre, a historic off-Broadway venue tucked away on one of the quaintest streets in the West Village, Vanessa Redgrave is offering her costar Jesse Eisenberg an education not even the world's finest...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 5:16 PM
At this year's Florida Film Festival, the rallying cry could be borrowed from history: "The British are coming! The British are coming!"
For the first time, a special program of short films from the United Kingdom is part of the annual 10-day festival...
| Sep 4, 2011
All's Faire in Love
A college football star has to make up for his many absences by working at a Renaissance fair, where he falls for an aspiring actress. With Christina Ricci, Owen Benjamin, Cedric the Entertainer and Matthew Lillard. Written...