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 >>
I won't be reading the comments on this one because I don't want to see all the cries of "You forgot about..." I forgot nothing. I know everything. These are my faves. Deal with it or go to hell.
christies.comIn 1963, the Best Actress race at the Oscars boiled down to a heated battle between Bette Davis for Whatever Happened To Baby Jane? and Anne Bancroft for The Miracle Worker (though the other nominees, Katharine Hepburn, Lee Remick, and Geraldine Page, all gave sterling performanc ... More >>
The Eventi hotel offered my movie club another swanky get-together in their posh fifth-floor screening room--complete with snacks--so we seized it like the fine cineastes we are. And for a main course, we watched The Best of Everything, the 1959 soaper based on Rona Jaffe's best selling nove ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. August 3, 1972, Vol. XVII, No. 31 films in focus By Andrew Sarris Cinema, like politics, makes strange bedfellows. "THE CANDIDATE," for example. (I couldn't.) It so happens that I find myself more in critical harmony with Bella Abzug's ... More >>
It was announced the other day that James Franco will join Nicole Kidman this fall in a Broadway revival of Tennessee Williams' Sweet Bird of Youth, about a gigolo's attempt to relaunch his dreams via an aging movie star.
From Hamlet to La Cage aux Folles, one of New York's greatest costume designers
Thin, dry, and sexy, 1960s British actor Laurence Harvey may be best remembered as the guy who helped various actresses to Oscar glory. Something about his minimal acting and sardonic presence obviously encouraged his female costars' rise to golden heights of achievement. Harvey was the soc ... More >>
"If Geraldine Page's talent, invention, and daring were of Brando's caliber, then why is she barely remembered today?
We were surprised and pleased to see New York Post theater reporter Michael Reidel get a prime slot in this morning's rotation. We should have known something was up. Reidel gets Angelica Page, daughter of Rip Torn, to talk smack about her dad. "He's pissed away so much -- so much of his tim ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. May 26, 1966, Vol. XI, No. 32 Village Voice 'Obie' Awards 1965-66 The Eleventh Annual Village Voice Off-Broadway Award were handed out on Saturday afternoon in a gala ceremony at the Village Gate. Anne Jackson, herself a previous "Obi ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. May 29, 1957, Vol. II, No. 31 Obies 1956-1957 A Colleen won the top award for actresses. A famous Irishman named James Joyce wrote the play that carried off no less than four Voice "Obies" -- one for the show itself, three for members of its ... More >>
The Texas plains look plainer when Audra's offstage; Stew tells an old story pleasantly
The founder of the 'Village Voice' Obies recalls what led to their inception 50 years ago
Stage Acting Versus NYCs Hollywood High
My Ongoing Love Affair With Those Twisted Awards