Jesse Eisenberg rewrites the culture-clash comedy
Jesse Eisenberg is ready to chat
Meredith Vieira was delightful as the MC of last night's National Board of Review awards at Cipriani. She kept things zingy, and after Daniel Craig and Barbara Broccoli took the stage for a tribute to 50 years of Bond films, Vieira quipped, "So James Bond is 50 and he still looks good. I'm 59 and I ... More >>
A knife is never just a knife in these sex-crazed Italian thrillers
A whole LOT of people. And they're pissed, baby. I mean they should be pissed, though they're no doubt carrying on with great dignity and occasional bouts of inner screaming.
The big news to emerge from yesterday's New York Film Critics Circle voting--held early this year to scoop the other year end awards--is, of course, the second coming of homeboy Harvey Weinstein. Not only was The Artist voted best picture and its director Michel Hazanavicius anointed Best Director ... More >>
The Shakespeare exposé no one has been waiting for
The next season of Law & Order: SVU will feature an episode about an important European official visiting New York who is accused of rape. Remind you of anything? Franco Nero, an Italian actor and husband of Vanessa Redgrave, will play the ersatz Strauss-Kahn character.
I know this for a fact because the great actor told me about it last night! I was at Bridgewater's, where the formidable James Earl Jones was getting the Monte Cristo award from the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center. Michael Douglas, Hal Prince, Leslie Uggams, and James' Driving Miss Daisy co- ... More >>
The dramatics! The emoting! The singing and dancing and screeching for the back row! I'm talking about what's going to happen when the Tony nominations are announced tomorrow morning. My final (and 100% correct) predictions are: BEST PLAY Jerusalem War Horse Good People Motherf**k ... More >>
Bono's Peter Parker isn't the only thing that's crashing and boring
Want to see two legends--James Earl Jones and Vanessa Redgrave--in the current Broadway revival of the Pulitzer winning Driving Miss Daisy? I'm giving away three pairs of tickets for the Monday February 7th performance, which is a very special benefit for the all impor ... More >>
A new play from Julia Cho, an old one from Alfred Uhry
Alfred Uhry's classic play Driving Miss Daisy
The last year in Broadway theater saw the appearances of names like Scarlett Johansson and Catherine Zeta-Jones not just on stages, but in the same award categories as their Loyal-to-New-York-Theater co-stars. The trending caused our own lead theater critic Michael Feingold to pen an epic scr ... More >>
Just the other day, I asked why James Earl Jones has gotten billing ahead of Vanessa Redgrave in Broadway's imminent Driving Miss Daisy revival. They're both acting titans of the highest magnitude, but after all, Daisy is the title role and Vanessa's an Oscar winner.
The marquee is up for the Driving Miss Daisy revival on Broadway, and James Earl Jones's name is the first one listed! He's on the left and Vanessa Redgrave comes next, on the right. This might be an alphabetical way to handle two titans of such magnitude, but isn't Vanessa slightly bigger, ... More >>
Ever since it was announced that Driving Miss Daisy was coming to Broadway, with Vanessa Redgrave as the cranky old Jewish lady and James Earl Jones as her trusty driver, people have been polishing up the Tonys. But there IS a problem, as someone on a Broadway board has noted. Says the post ... More >>
Statues of no limitations—the Academy Awards bring the crazy
"Turning up on a modeling call--I still enjoy it, but it doesn't get me going," Kate Moss says (with the guidance of her collaborator, Philip Green) to New York magazine. That's why she's doing Topshop, her clothier. "With Topshop, you can go in and... you're on budget, major... you can go in and no ... More >>
Premieres can be achingly tedious affairs where you stare at the floor as the filmmakers get up to publicly admire each others’ spunk and perspicacity. ("Thanks, Vince. You helped make Fred Claus a life-altering labor of love!") But at the recent premiere of The Orphanage, the spooky-dooky film Sp ... More >>
Doing Atonement over platefuls of shrimp with James McAvoy. Jodie Foster goes out on the town, finally.
Elvis sightings, ethnic humor, and tomcat cruising, plus a peek at Jodie Foster's panic room
The Living Theatre turns 60, plus Warhol, Woodfall, and Brazil in N.Y.
The picks of the litter. In other business: Travolta's not exactly Divine, is he?
Not only in Lady Chatterley, but also in Lake's and Polley's latest. (And even a role for tiny me.)
My tour of modern Grease. Plus a celebulecture and a swashbuckled queen or two or three.
Joan Didion's stages of mourning
Vanessa Redgrave brings to BAM a character who's forced to take justice into her own hands
More timely than ever, Athenian classics storm New York stages
Long live the new flesh: A plastic-surgery drama that literally makes the skin crawl
Integrity's Back on BroadwayHas Anyone Noticed?
Britain's Anti-War Majority Rallies in London, Gets Heard
When the President Perjures Himself, Is He Above All Laws?