December 27, 2009 |
Scarlett Johansson is set to step before a Broadway audience for the first time Monday night in Arthur Miller's waterfront tragedy, "A View From the Bridge," in the role of the 17-year-old niece of a tough New York longshoreman whose feelings for her carry him and his family to a shattering end. Johansson's debut in Monday's preview is getting more attention than a notable reappearance, the return of Gregory Mosher, who last directed a Broadway show...
March 28, 1991 |
A Bishop for Lincoln: New York's Lincoln Center Theater is expected today to name Andrew Bishop, artistic director of Playwrights Horizons in New York City, as its new director. Bishop, 42, will be taking over from Gregory Mosher, also 42, who announced earlier this month that he planned to leave at the end of the year to spend less time in administration and more time in a rehearsal hall. He will become a resident director at Lincoln Center next year and will continue to stage new productions.
November 21, 1985 |
A recent story about AIDS in this newspaper noted, "In a cruel irony, the AIDS crisis hit at a time when homosexuals in America were on the verge of acceptance. Now, gay leaders fear that political and social gains are imperiled. . . ." Playwright Larry Kramer doesn't believe that acceptance of gays was anywhere near a social norm, at least as far as New York (where he lives) is concerned.
October 9, 1993 |
David Mamet's "A Life in the Theatre" ventures away from the theater in an adaptation by Mamet for cable's TNT (at 5, 7 and 9 tonight). Some of the changes enrich the play; another one simply prolongs it. But Mamet's taut look at the bittersweet bond between an aging actor and his young colleague remains as funny and as tender as ever, thanks to triumphant performances by Jack Lemmon and Matthew Broderick. This is one of Lemmon's finest hours.
June 29, 1988 |
New plays by Harold Pinter and David Mamet as well as Shakespeare's "Hamlet" are among the highlights of the National Theatre's upcoming 1988-89 season. "I couldn't possibly be more enthusiastic or optimistic about our artistic future," said Richard Eyre, the new artistic director of the three-theater complex on London's south bank. The 45-year-old director, whose production of the musical "Guys and Dolls" was one of the National's greatest successes, begins his five-year contract Sept.
February 17, 1987 |
Arthur Miller's early plays stay in circulation ("All My Sons" has just opened at the Ford's Theater in Washington), but his later ones haven't had much luck with the critics. Certainly that's the case with "Danger: Memory," two new Miller one-acts at Lincoln Center. Each was written for two players, each concerns a person who is having trouble bringing something to mind. In "Clara" it's a father who can't call up the name of the man who may have murdered his daughter.