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Friday, May 17, 2019

Herman Wouk, Pulitzer-winning novelist, dies at 103 by The Washington Post

Wouk, who said he was never a "high stylist," attracted a mass audience with books that espoused such values as gallantry and leadership under pressure. Leading critics sniffed at his books,…

SOURCE: San Jose Mercury News at 03:24PM
Friday, March 29, 2019

Agnes Varda, ‘godmother of French New Wave,’ dies at 90 by The Washington Post

"It's like a stream of feelings, intuition and joy of discovering things," Varda said of her directing method in a 2001 interview with IndieWire. "Finding beauty where it's maybe not. Seeing…

SOURCE: San Jose Mercury News at 02:10PM
Wednesday, July 25, 2018

This year's Kennedy Center honorees include noted Trump troller Cher, creators of 'Hamilton.' Will the president attend? by The Washington Post

The Kennedy Center is out with its annual list of honorees who will collect those famous rainbow-striped medals at a glitzy, celeb-studded ceremony and show in December. And (surprise!) seve…

SOURCE: at 12:12PM
Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Disney animation guru, Pixar chief John Lasseter takes leave after sexual misconduct allegations by The Washington Post

In a new sexual misconduct scandal that could shake the economics of Hollywood in unprecedented ways, Disney said Tuesday that animation chief John Lasseter would be taking a six-month leave…

SOURCE: Denver Post at 09:28PM
Tuesday, November 14, 2017

How a slow-going musical could save the old soul of Broadway, scene of “Frozen” and “Mean Girls” by The Washington Post

Halfway through the new Broadway musical "The Band's Visit," a restaurateur in a remote Israeli town sings an aching ballad.

SOURCE: Denver Post at 08:18PM
Friday, October 20, 2017

Movie review: “Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton” looks at the life and work ethic of a surfing star by The Washington Post

"Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton," the latest documentary from Rory Kennedy ("Last Days in Vietnam"), is partly the life story of Hamilton, widely considered the world's best big…

SOURCE: Denver Post at 07:49PM
Wednesday, September 6, 2017

The secrets to making a great Stephen King movie by The Washington Post

Since the second half of 1983, when "Cujo," "The Dead Zone" and "Christine" rolled into theaters, one after another, it's been unofficial Hollywood writ that no Stephen King novel, novella o…

SOURCE: Denver Post at 05:17PM
Wednesday, August 16, 2017

In the fall, Ben Platt says goodbye to “Dear Evan Hansen” on Broadway by The Washington Post

Ben Platt, who more than three years ago spoke the words and sang the music of "Dear Evan Hansen" for the first time, going on to win the Tony Award in June for best actor in a musical, will…

SOURCE: Denver Post at 10:12PM
Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Diahann Carroll reflects on a career of first on stage and screen by The Washington Post

As a young woman and into her middle years, Carroll had a career of firsts. The first black actress to win a Tony, for the 1962 musical "No Strings," in which her fashion-model character was…

SOURCE: Denver Post at 11:42PM
Monday, June 12, 2017

Tony Awards 2017: Winners list by The Washington Post

Best play • "Oslo"

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 12:54PM
Wednesday, June 7, 2017

“Dear Evan Hansen”: the trail of a musical comet by The Washington Post

The wish was to write a truly original show based on a perception Pasek had back in high school, when a student died and his classmates rushed disconcertingly to claim the status -- and atte…

SOURCE: Denver Post at 07:36PM
Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Aaron Sorkin, reportedly unaware of Hollywood’s diversity problem, had many chances to become aware by The Washington Post

The Oscar-winning writer and executive producer expressed shock when the topic of diversity and gender equity came up during the Writers Guild Festival in Hollywood.

SOURCE: Denver Post at 08:11AM
Monday, March 20, 2017

The new gimmick on (and off) Broadway: Enjoy the show - and pass the pierogi by The Washington Post

Broadway productions of "Waitress" and "Sweeney Todd" are incorporating serving pie and pierogi to members of the audience during each performance.

SOURCE: at 02:15PM
Thursday, March 16, 2017

With elimination of NEA and NEH, Trump’s budget is worst-case scenario for arts groups by The Washington Post

A community orchestra performance, a new work from an emerging playwright, art therapy for a returning veteran, local library classes in Braille, free standardized-test preparation, and Bert…

SOURCE: Denver Post at 09:42AM
Friday, March 10, 2017

“Kong: Skull Island revives “King Kong” with ’70s-era style and welcome wit by The Washington Post

"Kong: Skull Island" is a big, noisy B-movie infused with moments of wit and sprightly visual sophistication, anchored by what surely must be the most enormous version of King Kong since the…

SOURCE: Denver Post at 03:00AM
Monday, February 27, 2017

The minute-by-minute breakdown of the shocking “Moonlight”-“La La Land” best picture mix-up by The Washington Post

In what is most certainly the most shocking moment in Oscars history, Faye Dunaway announced the wrong winner for best picture at the end of the night, awarding the trophy to "La La Land" wh…

SOURCE: Denver Post at 08:03AM
Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Your guide to the “La La Land” backlash by The Washington Post

When Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone's "La La Land" won nearly universal praise from critics late last year as a delightful vestige of classic Hollywood musicals, you could practically feel the …

SOURCE: Denver Post at 07:53PM
Friday, December 23, 2016

Movie review: Denzel Washington is ferocious in “Fences” by The Washington Post

Denzel Washington delivers a leonine, devouringly powerful performance as one of American theater's most imposing patriarchs in "Fences," a classic of contemporary dramatic literature that h…

SOURCE: Denver Post at 02:01AM

“Why Him?” movie review: Bryan Cranston’s too good for these old comedy tropes by The Washington Post

Christmas is one of the busiest moviegoing days of the year, and not just because many families need a two-hour break from each other. Some of the year's best, most exciting films come out a…

SOURCE: Denver Post at 02:01AM
Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Give them a hand! Musicals stage a comeback by The Washington Post

By Peter Marks, The Washington Post It’s musical theater geekdom, for the win. That’s right, all you show tune skeptics, you who snicker at the spectacle of unison-dancing cats o…

SOURCE: Denver Post at 03:24PM
Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Disney’s “Moana” is a breath of fresh island air by The Washington Post

Disney films tend to follow a recipe that includes a hero's journey (either figurative or literal), a sidekick, catchy songs, a villain and a lesson. The studio's latest animated feature che…

SOURCE: Denver Post at 02:01AM
Thursday, November 3, 2016

John Slattery turns from adman into ink-stained wretch by The Washington Post

For a stretch, actor John Slattery was in danger of permanently playing Handsome Guy, the boyfriend, the date, even the naked lust object.

SOURCE: Denver Post at 06:03PM
Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Get ready for another “Freaky Friday” — this time on the stage by The Washington Post

Several months before Mary Rodgers' death in mid-2014, Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt, who were busy turning her 1972 young-adult comic novel, "Freaky Friday," into a musical, had the opportunity…

SOURCE: Denver Post at 11:39AM
Wednesday, October 5, 2016

A live-action “Lion King” is a bad idea: Here’s what Jon Favreau could do to save it by The Washington Post

With Disney's confirmation Wednesday that the studio will remake its 1994 classic "The Lion King," the idea that you don't mess with perfection has just been felled in a corporate gorge, if …

SOURCE: Denver Post at 02:03PM
Sunday, October 2, 2016

Book review: Why would Bruce Springsteen need to write “Born to Run” autobiography? Everyone has secrets by The Washington Post

Why, one might ask, would Bruce Springsteen need to write an autobiography? Haven’t we been listening to it for the past half-century? Hasn’t he been telling us his story all along?

SOURCE: Denver Post at 02:48AM
Wednesday, August 17, 2016

In TV’s “The Get Down,” Baz Luhrmann spins magical realist vision of hip-hop’s birth by The Washington Post

Baz Luhrmann's defining aesthetic is unexpected juxtaposition, whether he's mashing up "Time After Time" with Australian ballroom dance competitions, Elton John and the post-Impressionist mo…

SOURCE: Denver Post at 10:30AM
Friday, June 3, 2016

“Popstar” movie review: Clever musical mockumentary is right on key by The Washington Post

Clever, amiable and eager to please, "Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping" is the comedy equivalent of the pop-rap star it satirizes, a bit of stupid-smart silliness that offers plenty of ple…

SOURCE: Denver Post at 12:45PM
Wednesday, June 25, 2014

"The German Doctor": Nazi Mengele befriends nubile Argentine girl by The Washington Post

★★★ Drama. PG-13. 93 minutesAwkward adolescence is a subject of some fascination for Argentine director Lucía Puenzo, whose "XXY" and "The Fish Child" both explored…

SOURCE: Denver Post at 12:55PM
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

"The Railway Man" can't stay on track by The Washington Post

It's easier to like "The Railway Man" than it is to love it. Despite solid performances by Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman and Stellan Skarsgard, and a handsome cinematic sheen burnishing the

SOURCE: Denver Post at 07:29PM
Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Grief and peace: Finding solace in works of art by The Washington Post

Music, literature and the arts are for many people indispensable companions through times of great sorrow.

SOURCE: Denver Post at 01:10PM

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