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.
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 >>
Lincoln Center mounts a story of stagestruck youth
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 >>
This revival of Toys in the Attic stirs up New Orleans' inner hurricane
Re-Marriage: Slight Scenes update not Bergmans finest vintage, though still profound