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The actress, poet and new director celebrates her film "Paint It Black" with family and a sisterhood of famous friends. [Read More]
When Lucas Hnath was writing a follow-up to Ibsen's play, he reached out to some academics for their perspectives on its protagonist. [Read More]
"A woman cannot be herself in the society of the present day, which is an exclusively masculine society," Henrik Ibsen wrote in 1878, proving himself,... [Read More]
U.S. companies are up, and the Fed is on track for rate hike. Puerto Rico is belly up, but France and the European Union are... [Read More]
Among the signifiers of a New York summer—the Mister Softee jingle, air-conditioner droplets messing up your hair—is the sound of blank verse. Shakespeare has become... [Read More]
Michael Schulman on the composer Dave Malloy, who created the Tony-nominated Broadway show "Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812." [Read More]
Michael Schulman surveys the 2017 Tony nominations, whose crop of contenders includes "Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812" and "Hello, Dolly!" [Read More]
What's sweeter than a rags-to-riches story? Cinderella, Little Orphan Annie, Eliza Doolittle—all made the journey from poverty to the palace, and all have been the... [Read More]
Allison Janney spiralled, cranelike, up the ramp of the Guggenheim Museum. She stopped in front of a Kandinsky—"Black Lines" (1913), a jumble of Technicolor splotches—and... [Read More]
The singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles has one of those silvery voices that can bring intimacy to a large stage. Born in Eureka, California, Bareilles played in... [Read More]
The playwright Lynn Nottage sometimes doesn't know what her plays are about until well after she's finished them. At the Yale School of Drama, in... [Read More]
The town of Gander, Newfoundland, has six traffic lights and a population of less than thirteen thousand. Snowmobiling is popular, and people leave their car... [Read More]
The bluesy singer, best known for the 1995 single "One of Us," is performing an all-Dylan cabaret set at Café Carlyle. [Read More]
Michael Schulman reports from the Academy Awards—backstage at the Dolby Theatre, at the Vanity Fair after-party, and more. [Read More]
Lisa Henson and Emma Walton Hamilton met only recently, but they have something rare in common: each has a parent who likely held a deep,... [Read More]
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences occupies a squat nineteen-seventies building on Wilshire Boulevard, surrounded by car dealerships. On January 14th of last... [Read More]
"We didn't need dialogue," Norma Desmond tells a young screenwriter in "Sunset Boulevard," recalling her silent-film-era glory days. "We had faces!" Screenwriters famously suffer all... [Read More]
"Actors aren't animals! They're human beings!" the wise producer Leo Bloom once said, to which his partner, Max Bialystock, replied, "They are? Have you ever... [Read More]
For a certain stripe of Oscar obsessive—c'est moi—it's all about actresses. A healthy variety of tough, sly, vulnerable, funny, chilling female performances signals that the... [Read More]
Michael Schulman on the 2017 Golden Globe Awards, at which Meryl Streep, receiving a lifetime-achievement award, excoriated Donald Trump. [Read More]