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  • "Private Life" by Jane Smiley

    "Private Life" by Jane Smiley
    "Private Life" By Jane Smiley Random House, 336 pages, $26.95 Married life is generally a disappointment. If 'Madame Bovary' isn’t a cautionary enough testament to that rude fact of life, then there are the tut-tuts of the women in the knitting...
  • How do you make money in the entertainment biz? Listen to 'Peter' and write a prequel

    Disappearing Broadway investments prove, especially this season, that there is still no formula for commercial success in the entertainment business, but the wicked track record of the prequel is really starting to stand out. Clearly, there is something...
  • Report from Stratford Shakespeare Fest: 'Jesus Christ Superstar,' 'Twelfth Night' and the rest

    Report from Stratford Shakespeare Fest: 'Jesus Christ Superstar,' 'Twelfth Night' and the rest
    STRATFORD, Ontario — Des McAnuff, the artistic director of the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, North America's largest and arguably most prestigious, classically based theater, has announced his intention to leave his post in 2013. Personal...
  • Book review: 'Driven West'

    Book review: 'Driven West'
    The genocidal removal of Native Americans from their ancestral homelands is one of the most shameful episodes in American history. Over and over, A.J. Langguth reports in his unfocused but nonetheless scarifying account, U.S. presidents proclaimed that it...
  • Tonight's music pick: Frank Turner at the Troubadour

     
    One-time frontman for post-hardcore band Million Dead, Frank Turner's solo turn into folk-punk territory has yielded three studio albums so far, plus some plum tour and festival gigs to boot. Employing YouYube-friendly video tactics and bolstered by a...
  • Jimmy Fallon salutes Broadway with ‘Memphis,’ ‘American Idiot’ performances

     
    On Sept. 11, our thoughts turn to New York and its crucial place in our culture. Nothing says New York like Broadway, with its classic musicals and glorious songs. Jimmy Fallon will celebrate Broadway next week on NBC's “Late Night.” Fallon...
  • Jimmy Fallon makes room for Broadway musicals on NBC's 'Late Night'

     
    It's one of the unspoken laws of the late-night talk-show circuit -- guest celebrities agree to put in an appearance on the comedy couch in exchange for air time to promote their latest movie, album, TV show, book or whatever.......
  • Theater review: 'FDR' at Pasadena Playhouse

     
    Few people would mistake Ed Asner for Franklin D. Roosevelt. (Fiorello La Guardia is the political figure most would say TV’s Lou Grant was born to play). But there’s no mistaking Asner’s reason for taking on the role of the......
  • 'Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson' on Broadway: What did the critics think?

     
    It's been a long road to Broadway for the new musical "Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson." Judging by the critical reaction so far, it was well worth the wait, for the most part. "Jackson" was staged at the Kirk Douglas Theatre......
  • 'Angels in America' at Signature Theatre Company: What did the critics think?

     
    One of the most anticipated New York theater events of the season isn't happening on Broadway, but at a small theater off the beaten tourist track. The Signature Theatre Company recently opened Tony Kushner's "Angels in America," a revival production........
  • Art review: Tom Allen at Richard Telles

     
    Tom Allen has toned it down substantially since his first show at Richard Telles in 2002. He’s still on a quest for a place among the great Romanticists, but seems in less of a rush to deliver the grand emotional......
  • Pee-wee Herman on Broadway: What did the critics think?

     
    It's been a long time since the Tim Burton movie, the television show and the sex scandal. Now Pee-wee Herman is back -- older and hopefully wiser, making his big Broadway debut this week in the newly rechristened Stephen Sondheim......