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Friday, September 30, 2016

‘Jackie,’ ‘La La Land,’ ‘Arrival’ to Screen at Savannah Film Fest by Pat Saperstein

A collection of awards season contenders including “Jackie,” “La La Land,” “Arrival” and “Manchester By the Sea” will screen at the Savannah F…

SOURCE: Variety at 05:57PM
Friday, September 16, 2016

Edward Albee, Pulitzer-Prize Winning Playwright, Dies at 88 by Pat Saperstein

Edward Albee, who shocked Broadway audiences with his play “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” in 1962, died Friday at his home in Montauk, Long Island in New York. He was 88…

SOURCE: Variety at 08:16PM
Monday, July 25, 2016

Marni Nixon Remembered: A Wonderful Collaborator, Even if Natalie Wood Didn’t Agree by Pat Saperstein

“You are the writer, but I am the author!” When famed ghost-singer Marni Nixon said those words to me, her ghostwriter, I didn’t quite understand how any of it would work. I had writte…

SOURCE: Variety at 09:54PM
Friday, January 22, 2016

Shia LaBeouf and Patrick Stewart Drop the Bomb at ‘Dr. Strangelove’ Live Read by Pat Saperstein

Controversy magnet Shia LaBeouf earned big laughs Thursday playing a demented military General whose fear of fluoride leads to armageddon in a raucous Live Read of the 1964 classic “Dr. St…

SOURCE: Variety at 02:48PM
Monday, April 7, 2014

Mickey Rooney: Son Michael, Hollywood Admirers React to His Death by Pat Saperstein

Though much of Mickey Rooney’s most notable work appeared more than 70 years ago, the Hollywood community remembers him fondly as a hardworking actor who started his career as a child …

SOURCE: Variety at 01:49AM
Monday, February 24, 2014

The Top 5 People Who Will Be Most Offended by Alec Baldwin’s ‘I Give Up’ Mega-Rant by Pat Saperstein

Alec Baldwin says simply “I give up” on the cover of the latest issue of New York Magazine. But what’s he giving up? In a wide-ranging rant, he explains that he’s not…

SOURCE: Variety at 01:58AM
Saturday, February 22, 2014

Maria von Trapp, From Family Made Famous in ‘Sound of Music,’ Dies at 99 by Pat Saperstein

The last surviving member of the seven original Trapp Family Singers made famous in “The Sound of Music” died this week at her home in Vermont. Maria von Trapp, the second-oldest…

SOURCE: Variety at 08:21PM
Friday, November 22, 2013

Julia Roberts to Be Honored at Palm Springs Film Fest by Pat Saperstein

“August: Osage County” star Julia Roberts will be honored with the Palm Springs Film Festival’s Spotlight Award at the Jan. 4 awards gala. The festival runs Jan. 3-13. R…

SOURCE: Variety at 09:00AM
Thursday, September 5, 2013

Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton, Dominic West Board Matthew Warchus Dramedy by Pat Saperstein

British theater director Matthew Warchus (“God of Carnage”) is set to direct “Pride,” an ensemble period dramedy toplined by Bill Nighy (“The Best Exotic Marigo…

SOURCE: Variety at 02:57PM
Wednesday, June 19, 2013

James Gandolfini Dead at 51 by Pat Saperstein

James Gandolfini, who won three Emmys for his portrayal of flawed antihero and conflicted mob boss Tony Soprano in “The Sopranos,” died in Italy at the age of 51 of a possible he…

SOURCE: Variety at 07:27PM
Saturday, June 1, 2013

Jean Stapleton, Who Played Edith Bunker on ‘All in the Family,’ Dead at 90 by Pat Saperstein

Jean Stapleton, who won three Emmys and charmed audiences as the “dingbat” Edith Bunker on the groundbreaking TV show “All in the Family,” died Friday in New York of …

SOURCE: Variety at 05:25PM
Thursday, April 4, 2013

Roger Ebert Dies at 70 by Pat Saperstein

Film critic Roger Ebert was not only the first film critic to win a Pulitzer Prize, but one of the only critics known to the general public, thanks to his long-running movie review shows suc…

SOURCE: Variety at 03:36PM

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Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards