Wednesday, April 7, 2021

"Everyone Just Knows He's an Absolute Monster": Scott Rudin's Ex-Staffers Speak Out on Abusive Behavior by Tatiana Siegel

Even as other Hollywood bullies are being sidelined, the uber-producer behind 'The Social Network' and Broadway’s 'To  Kill a Mockingbird' has been given a pass for his volcanic temper. …

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 09:00AM
Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Danny Burstein on the Devastating Loss of His Wife, Fellow Broadway Star Rebecca Luker (Guest Column) by Danny Burstein

In a deeply personal essay for The Hollywood Reporter, the Tony-nominated 'Moulin Rouge' star reflects on the "empty, dark abyss" left behind by his wife of more than 20 years, who passed aw…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 06:30PM
Friday, November 20, 2020

Mitch Douglas, Longtime ICM Literary Agent, Dies at 78 by Mike Barnes

Mitch Douglas, a literary agent represented the likes of Tennessee Williams, Graham Greene, Arthur Miller, Lanford Wilson and Howard Koch, has died. Douglas died Nov. 5 of metastatic brain c…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 09:21AM
Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Ryan Murphy Sets Movie Adaptation of Hit Broadway Musical 'The Prom' at Netflix | Hollywood Reporter by Chris Gardner

Ryan Murphy took center stage at New York's Longacre Theatre Tuesday night to host a charity performance of 'The Prom,' ahead of which he revealed his intention to make a movie version of th…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 08:52PM
Thursday, December 27, 2018

The Most Anticipated New York Theater of 2019 by David Rooney

The Hollywood Reporter looks ahead to the busy pipeline of productions opening from January through summer, on Broadway and off.

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 12:14PM
Sunday, December 16, 2018

'The Convert': Theater Review by Demetrios Matheou

Playwright Danai Gurira returns to London with her award-winning 2012 drama set in colonial Africa, starring her 'Black Panther' castmate Letitia Wright.

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 11:30AM

Charles Weldon, Artistic Director of Negro Ensemble Company, Dies at 78 by Trilby Beresford

Weldon acted in and directed many theater productions with the company; he also appeared in films including 'Serpico' and 'Malcolm X.'

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 10:56AM

Danai Gurira Talks Theater, Directing and London Revival of Her Play 'The Convert' by Stephen Dalton

The 'Walking Dead' star discusses the impact of her screen roles and her blossoming theater career, including the new production headlining 'Black Panther' co-star Letitia Wright.

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 10:55AM

David Rooney: The Best New York Theater of 2018 by David Rooney

Angels and executioners, a pop Shakespeare rom-com and a brooding Bob Dylan tone poem, a Northern Irish pastoral and a deep dive into American foundational law were among the year's stage hi…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 10:55AM
Sunday, October 21, 2018

'The Ferryman' Theater Review | Hollywood Reporter by David Rooney

Buoyed by multiple awards from London, Sam Mendes' production of the boisterous new Jez Butterworth play set in Northern Ireland during the Troubles hits Broadway with Paddy Considine and La…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 09:27PM
Thursday, October 4, 2018

Laurie Metcalf and John Lithgow to Star on Broadway in 'Hillary and Clinton' (Exclusive) by David Rooney

Set during the 2008 Democratic primaries, the play about the complex workings of a marriage reunites Metcalf with producer Scott Rudin and playwright Lucas Hnath, whose 'A Doll's House, Part…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 12:46PM
Monday, July 30, 2018

CBS' Leslie Moonves Fallout: Stock Drops as Wall Street Debates Future, Board Meets | Hollywood Reporter by Paul Bond and Georg Szalai

Investors seemingly pulled the emergency brakes on CBS Corp. on July 27 as word that multiple women in a New Yorker story were accusing chairman and CEO Leslie Moonves of sexual misconduct. …

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 08:26PM

CBS CEO Leslie Moonves Will Remain at Work Amid Sexual Misconduct Investigation | Hollywood Reporter by Georg Szalai and Paul Bond

The company's board of directors is lining up outside counsel to investigate claims in The New Yorker.

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 08:24PM
Thursday, July 12, 2018

Tony Winner Ivo van Hove to Direct 'West Side Story' on Broadway (Exclusive) by David Rooney

The Belgian avant-garde theater-maker will collaborate with modern dance choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker on the first major American revival to depart radically from the original Je…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 12:31PM
Tuesday, July 10, 2018

All the Broadway Shows of the 2018-2019 Season by David Rooney

Gender-blind Shakespeare, an Elizabethan frolic set to 1980s girl pop, a giant gorilla, a young Rupert Murdoch, triple Cher and a wealth of new plays to counter last season's shortage are on…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 11:21AM
Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Tarantino, Streep, Gyllenhaal, Other Stars Say Weinstein Co. Owes Them Millions, Object To Bankruptcy Sale by Artsjournal1

Director Quentin Tarantino, whose relationship with the Weinstein brothers goes back more than 20 years, claims that he's owed well over $4 million in royalties for his four most recent movi…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 08:42AM
Sunday, April 29, 2018

MoviePass Changes Things Up Right As Marvel's Long-Awaited 'Infinity War' Hits Theatres by Artsjournal2

First, MoviePass changed its plan so that new subscribers are limited to 4 movies a month instead of one movie per day. Then, on Friday, the day that Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War came out…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 12:54PM
Friday, April 20, 2018

'There Is No Going Back From Here': Saudi Arabia's First Female Filmmaker On The Kingdom's Lifting Of The Ban On Cinemas by Artsjournal1

"Five years ago, Haifaa al-Mansour made history with her moving and critically-acclaimed drama Wadjda, making her not just the first female Saudi filmmaker, but the first director to have sh…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 08:33AM
Monday, April 16, 2018

Pulitzer Prize For Drama Goes To Martyna Majok's 'Cost Of Living' by Artsjournal1

"The Pulitzer board called Cost of Living 'an honest, original work that invites audiences to examine diverse perceptions of privilege and human connection through two pairs of mismatched in…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 09:54PM
Thursday, April 12, 2018

'Carousel': Theater Review by David Rooney

Joshua Henry and Tony winner Jessie Mueller head the cast of this stirring revival of the classic 1945 Rodgers & Hammerstein musical, also featuring celebrated lyric soprano Renee Fleming.

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 08:49PM
Sunday, April 8, 2018

The Olivier Awards 2018: Full List of Winners by Alex Ritman and David Rooney

'Hamilton' scored seven wins, while top prizes went also to 'The Ferryman,' 'Angels in America' and 'Follies,' with Bryan Cranston, Sam Mendes, Shirley Henderson and Laura Donnelly among hon…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 06:55PM
Friday, April 6, 2018

Anime Director Isao Takahata, Co-Founder Of Sutdio Ghibli, Dead At 82 by Artsjournal1

"He is probably best known for his first film at Ghibli, the critically acclaimed Grave of the Fireflies (1988), a tale of two children struggling to survive at the end of World War II. Taka…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 07:44AM
Monday, April 2, 2018

'Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert': TV Review by David Rooney

John Legend, Sara Bareilles, 'Hamilton' veteran Brandon Victor Dixon and Alice Cooper headline NBC's Easter Sunday special, performing the 1971 rock opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice.

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 12:23AM
Friday, March 30, 2018

Tavis Smiley Sued PBS For Breach Of Contract; Now PBS Countersues Smiley - And Includes Detailed Sexual Harassment Charges by Artsjournal1

In December, PBS suspended Smiley's nightly talk show in the wake of allegations that he had behaved improperly with female members of his staff; within weeks, Smiley, furiously denying the …

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 09:02AM
Thursday, March 29, 2018

'The Inheritance': Theater Review by Demetrios Matheou

Stephen Daldry directs Matthew Lopez's sprawling comedy-drama about gay love after the AIDS crisis, inspired by 'Howards End' and featuring Vanessa Redgrave.

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 08:26PM

'Three Tall Women': Theater Review by David Rooney

Glenda Jackson, Laurie Metcalf and Alison Pill star in Edward Albee's biting expressionistic drama in which a woman nearing death reflects back on her life choices and the experiences that f…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 08:25PM
Wednesday, March 28, 2018

#MeToo Meets Reality TV (It Had To Happen): New Series Busts Harassers On Camera by Artsjournal1

"[The Israeli series] The Silence Breaker is billed as an investigative factual entertainment format that will expose real-life sexual harassment at the workplace. Using hidden cameras, the …

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 08:15AM
Monday, March 26, 2018

'Lobby Hero': Theater Review by David Rooney

Chris Evans makes his Broadway debut alongside Michael Cera, Brian Tyree Henry and Bel Powley in Oscar winner Kenneth Lonergan's examination of moral conflict built around a murder investiga…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 09:03PM

Cannes Has Banned Netflix Films From Competing At The Festival, And Here's Why by Artsjournal2

Netflix, which had the rules bent for Okja last year, can't get around it this year: The films have to be in theatrical release in France to be considered for awards at Cannes. Festival dire…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 09:45AM
Sunday, March 25, 2018

'Angels in Americas': Theater Review by David Rooney

Andrew Garfield stars as 20th-century prophet Prior Walter with Nathan Lane as closeted political fixer Roy M. Cohn in Tony Kushner's masterwork, transferring to Broadway after garnering wil…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 11:29PM
Thursday, March 22, 2018

'Frozen': Theater Review by David Rooney

The top-grossing animated film of all time comes to Broadway as a new Disney musical fairy tale about a queen in icy self-exile and the loving sister who sets out to melt her heart and thaw …

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 11:11PM

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