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Thursday, April 28, 2016

In 'BFG,' Rylance takes on a new role: Spielberg regular by Jake Coyle

NEW YORK (AP) -- The first time Steven Spielberg offered a role to Mark Rylance, the actor said no. That was 30 years ago for "Empire of the Sun." Now, Rylance can&a…

SOURCE: Associated Press at 05:20PM
Monday, May 25, 2015

Director Blake Edwards, Master of Farce, Dies at 88 by Jake Coyle

Blake Edwards, 88, died from complications of pneumonia Wednesday evening at St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica, Calif., after being hospitalized for about two weeks.

SOURCE: Backstage at 05:58PM
Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Anna Kendrick sings again in 'The Last 5 Years' by Jake Coyle

TORONTO (AP) -- Anna Kendrick is done with musicals. No really. She swears....

SOURCE: Associated Press at 10:40AM
Thursday, July 17, 2014

Elaine Stritch, brash stage legend, dies at 89 by Mark Kennedy and Jake Coyle

NEW YORK (AP) -- Elaine Stritch, the brash theater performer whose gravelly, gin-laced voice and impeccable comic timing made her a Broadway legend, has died. She was 89....

SOURCE: Associated Press at 03:09PM

Elaine Stritch, brash stage performer, dies at 89 by Jake Coyle

NEW YORK (AP) -- Elaine Stritch, the brash theater performer whose gravelly, gin-laced voice and impeccable comic timing made her a theatrical icon, has died, according to Brigade Market…

SOURCE: Associated Press at 02:13PM
Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Review: Polanski and 'Venus in Fur' are a match by Jake Coyle

Roman Polanski. Sadomasochism. What could possible go wrong?...

SOURCE: Associated Press at 03:16PM
Monday, June 16, 2014

Clint Eastwood reflects on age, America and acting by Jake Coyle

Ahead of his Broadway adaptation "Jersey Boys" on Friday, Clint Eastwood, 84, shares his thoughts on how to stay young, his first time acting and why America is "floundering":...

SOURCE: Associated Press at 05:26PM

An unlikely harmony for Eastwood in 'Jersey Boys' by Jake Coyle

NEW YORK (AP) -- Amid the swirl of an early 1960s party scene in Clint Eastwood's latest, an adaptation of "Jersey Boys," the hit Broadway musical about Frankie Valli and the Four Season…

SOURCE: Associated Press at 01:15PM
Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Review: Elaine Stritch undimmed in documentary by Jake Coyle

For a documentary subject as forceful as Elaine Stritch, filmmakers may need to turn to nature - a typhoon might do it - to find anything approximate. Even the camera must warily keep its di…

SOURCE: Associated Press at 08:47PM
Sunday, February 2, 2014

5 great Philip Seymour Hoffman performances by Jake Coyle

NEW YORK (AP) -- In a medium that prizes glamor and flash, Philip Seymour Hoffman offered the opposite in film: untidy, imperfect, shy, awkward and eminently real people....

SOURCE: Associated Press at 10:06PM

Philip Seymour Hoffman found dead in NYC apartment by Deepti Hajela and Jake Coyle

NEW YORK (AP) -- Philip Seymour Hoffman, who won the Oscar for best actor in 2006 for his portrayal of writer Truman Capote in "Capote" and created a gallery of other vivid characters, m…

SOURCE: Associated Press at 03:02PM
Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Zach Braff launches Kickstarter campaign for film by Jake Coyle

NEW YORK (AP) -- Since directing "Garden State," Zach Braff has continually prepared music in an iTunes playlist titled, "For Next Movie." Nine years and hundreds of saved songs later, B…

SOURCE: Associated Press at 08:38AM
Saturday, April 20, 2013

Elaine Stritch takes a bow at Tribeca by Jake Coyle

NEW YORK (AP) -- Elaine Stritch would rather get on with it....

SOURCE: Associated Press at 10:48AM
Friday, December 21, 2012

With 'Les Miz,' a new kind of speech for Hooper by Jake Coyle

NEW YORK (AP) -- Tom Hooper, the director of intimate character studies like the Oscar-winning "The King's Speech," the HBO miniseries "John Adams" and the TV drama "Longford," would not…

SOURCE: Associated Press at 10:30AM
Friday, December 14, 2012

Q&A: Jackman, Hathaway dream a dream in 'Les Miz' by Jake Coyle

NEW YORK (AP) -- They've both played superheroes. They've both hosted the Oscars. But what unites "Les Miserables" co-stars Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway most is a deep, some might even…

SOURCE: Associated Press at 08:40AM
Thursday, November 1, 2012

Broadway lights go up in post-Sandy NYC by Mark Kennedy and Jake Coyle Associated Press Writers

NEW YORK—The lights went up again on Broadway Wednesday for the first time since Hurricane Sandy hit New York, as entertainers headed back to work in a city still wracked by power-outa…

SOURCE: Denver Post at 12:40AM
Tuesday, June 5, 2012

In Web video, 'The Wire' turned into a musical by Jake Coyle

NEW YORK (AP) -- Omar, the shotgun-toting stick-up man of "The Wire," is finally getting his chance to belt out a solo....

SOURCE: Associated Press at 12:57PM
Friday, January 27, 2012

In Original Internet Shows, Hints of Coming Change by Jake Coyle

After years of experimenting, the top video destinations on the Web are suddenly flush with original programming: documentaries, reality shows and scripted series.

SOURCE: Backstage at 12:47PM
Tuesday, June 7, 2011

`Mormon' Propels Former Roomies to Stardom by Jake Coyle

Since living together as freshmen at Carnegie Mellon University, Gad and O'Malley, both nominated for Tony Awards, have been best friends. Now, they're at the center of the "Mormon" sensati…

SOURCE: Backstage at 10:41AM

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