Arts & Culture Books
October 13, 2016
Viertel tells many backstage stories about how the directors and composers managed to avoid a disaster, sometimes only a few hours ahead of opening night.
AN IRISH CATHOLIC THANKSGIVING. Sarah Steele, Arian Moayed and Jayne Houdyshell in "The Humans" (Photo: Joan Marcus).
Arts & Culture Theater
September 26, 2016
Ms. Houdyshell presents women as complex persons with a charm that gets everyone’s attention.
A STAR IS REBORN. Brandon Victor Dixon and Audra McDonald in “Shuffle Along, or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed” (photo: Julieta Cervantes).
Theater
July 11, 2016
'Shuffle Along' was the first musical to feature an all-black cast.
BOUND FOR ROME? Tennessee Williams, walking to a service for Dylan Thomas, 1953
Ideas
March 16, 2016
The Catholic connections of Tennessee Williams
SEASICK. Emory Cohen and Saoirse Ronan in "Brooklyn" (CNS photo/Twentieth Century Fox).
Film
February 11, 2016
“Brooklyn” vividly portrays the extreme homesickness of a young woman in a strange land.
Books
November 24, 2015
'Joy Ride,' by John Lahr
ALONE TOGETHER. Jacob Tremblay and Brie Larson in 'Room.'
Arts & Culture Film
November 23, 2015
What gives “Room” its originality and power is its vision of a mother and a child literally clinging together to each in a situation beyond our imagining.
In All Things
November 20, 2015
With so many contenders, which movies will enter the canon of holiday gems?
Robert Sella, Annaleigh Ashford and Matthew Broderick in 'Sylvia'
Theater
November 19, 2015
A beloved pet comes between man and wife in the show's Broadway revival
Meryl Streep as the Witch
Film
January 28, 2015
“Anything can happen in the woods,” sings Prince Charming in the lavish adaptation of the multi-award winning Broadway hit, Into the Woods. Many years ago, the venerable literary scholar Northrop Frye expressed the same opinion about the forest to which the Athenian lovers flee to escape