This season it's David Rockwell, who has two, count 'em two, Tony nominations--one for the factory/nightclub set of Kinky Boots and another for the '80s newsroom ambience of Lucky Guy.
This week's column contains my chat with various Tony nominees like Tom Hanks and Cicely Tyson, whom I interviewed ... More >>
This week's column is a rollicking romp through a Tony nominees' meet-and-greet event, where Tom Hanks told me what people do to him on the subway, how his play was changed in rehearsal, and other insights into what it's like to be Tom Hanks on Broadway.
You heard me right, by the way: Tom Hanks ri ... More >>
Start shining the Tony award for Cicely Tyson, who's just plain wonderful in The Trip To Bountiful, Horton Foote's play about an older lady who wants to return to the Texas town of her youth, remembering it as a place of fertility and goodness.
The 1985 movie had a heartbreaking Geraldine Page per ... More >>
Horton Foote's emotional The Trip To Bountiful--about a widow's yearning to revisit her beloved Bountiful, Texas--began as a TV movie, then it was a Broadway play, then a 1985 movie (which won Geraldine Page a deserved Oscar), and now it's back on Broadway, with Cicely Tyson in the lead role.
Trip ... More >>
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August 10, 1972, Vol. XVII, No. 32
Where have all the hipsters gone?
By Bill Amidon
What's going on around here? Where the hell is everybody? I've been living in the West and East Villages for the past 13 years and I'v known a gang of ... More >>
So Tyler Perry--you know, the Madea guy--is writing and directing a film called For Colored Girls, based on the brilliant series of monologues called For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow Is Enuf. (The play surfaced in '75, when you had to have long, interesting title ... More >>
A new book called Divas on Screen: Black Women in American Film by Mia Mask examines five African American film icons, discussing:
Dorothy Dandridge's status as a sexual commodity in films such as Tamango, revealing the contradictory discourses regarding race and sexuality in segregation-era ... More >>