It'd be nice to see a Lear that's true to its time
The Voice's Michael Feingold already reviewed The Columnist, in which John Lithgow brilliantly portrays columnist Joseph Alsop in David Auburn's new play on Broadway. But, we wanted to share a few thoughts about our experience watching it this weekend, in light of other things we've been writing abo ... More >>
David Auburn and John Lithgow tackle Joseph Alsop
I've seen almost everything this season except Magic/Bird--which to me sounds like a wildlife puppet show, and it's quite possible that's what it is--and I'm ready to tell you who will definitely maybe probably almost get Tony nominated tomorrow morning. Here goes: BEST PLAY *Clybourne Park *Othe ... More >>
A gay columnist on Broadway? I never signed a release. Oh, wait. This one's closeted. Sort of David Auburn's The Columnist has John Lithgow as Joseph Alsop, the real-life Washington scribe who got a gay blackmail threat from the KGB but decided to trump them by taking the evidence to the FBI.
John Lithgow stars in The Columnist
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The making of a monkey activist in Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Ted Danson has stepped into the Laurence Fishburne supervisor role on CSI, but it doesn't look like he was necessarily the first choice for the part. According to EW, the following three names were approached before Ted:
Whether they were playing drag queens or women, a lot of name actors have been willing to step into the heels and do it up. Who's your favorite? Liev Schreiber in 'Taking Woodstock'
Actors read stories from Electric Literature
Hooray for Earth's Noel Heroux, settling in. Pics by Puja, more below.Hooray for Earth/ArpLine Pianos Wednesday, November 3 Better Than: Most Wednesday-night DJ residencies. Last night, Hooray For Earth kicked off their month-long residency at Pianos, the first of four such November shows, ... More >>
We will never own one of these. Whee, the 62nd Annual (Primetime!) Emmys have been announced. There aren't that many surprises: As usual, HBO rocks, as does Mad Men, True Blood, 30 Rock, Glee, Neil Patrick Harris, and Tina Fey. Losties may get another chance to see the objects of their affect ... More >>
And a slice of wry from Douglas Carter Beane about Mr. and Mrs. Fitch.
Rumors have been going around lately that Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are making a big move to New York. We heard it for the first time from Nat Hentoff, who told us a few weeks ago that he'd heard it from doormen on his block of west 12th Street in the Village.Cruise and Holmes own places in Los An ... More >>
We're in such bad shape financially that the state tax department has stopped sending out forms to save money. But there is a ray of hope: this weekend's Page Six magazine reports that since arriving in New York to work on All My Sons in July, Katie Holmes has pumped $14 million into the local econo ... More >>
Better-than-elementary Holmes; Mamet morphs into Neil Simon.
Friday night, after we scored a couple of tickets to the star-studded new production of Arthur Miller's All My Sons, we were looking forward to elbowing our way past a mob of Guy Fawkes impersonators picketing the Schoenfeld Theater. A small force of representatives from the local Anonymous movemen ... More >>
Katie Holmes makes her Broadway debut
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels has two heroes, but is that a reason to be culturally schizophrenic?
Too late for the election, a politically relevant biopic makes the case for sexual tolerance
The Balance of Power Shifts Between America's Top Two Ballet Troupes
Maybe, in Our Hemmed-In World, One Step Back Could Mean Two Steps Forward
A Winter Movie Preview
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