Maureen Stapleton

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2011

    Maureen Stapleton Was Hot For Dick Van Dyke!

    Maureen Stapleton was the pinchably pudgy, heavy-drinking, brilliant actress who copped Tonys and an Oscar. According to Dick Van Dyke's recent memoir, she also wanted a Dick.

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2011

    The 10 Best Oscar Speeches of All Time

    ​The Academy Awards will be telecast on February 27, when we'll get all new acceptance speeches to savor and barf at. In the meantime, having just posted the worst speeches in the trophy's history, here are my favorite ones, whereby winners managed to shine in that high-pressure situation--ac ... More >>

  • Theater

    June 29, 2010

    In The Grand Manner, A.R. Gurney Looks Back at Broadway's Past, and His Own

    Lincoln Center mounts a story of stagestruck youth

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2008

    Tennessee Williams' 'Orpheus Descending'

    Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives March 27, 1957, Vol. II, No. 22 Theatre Uptown By Jerry Tallmer For the lead piece on this page this week I had intended to write about "Orpheus Descending," the new Tennessee Williams play which has just opened at the Martin Beck, to the ... More >>

  • Theater

    January 16, 2007

    Life in Hellman

    This revival of Toys in the Attic stirs up New Orleans' inner hurricane

  • Film

    June 28, 2005

    Irreconcilable Differences

    Re-Marriage: Slight Scenes update not Bergman’s finest vintage, though still profound