January 28, 2003 |
Aficionados of classic literature and fans of classic TV can sit side by side over the next two nights as the Bravo channel unspools a four-hour miniseries based on the Fyodor Dostoevsky novel "Crime and Punishment." The rich, atmospheric production of the Russian drama, filmed on location in St. Petersburg, opens tonight at 8, with the closing chapter showing Wednesday, also at 8.
June 12, 2006
Play "The History Boys" * Musical "Jersey Boys" * Book of a musical Bob Martin and Don McKellar "The Drowsy Chaperone" * Original score Music and lyrics: Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison "The Drowsy Chaperone" * Revival of a play "Awake and Sing!"
June 12, 2006 |
This year's Tony Awards had no host, no comedian; I forgot to check if there was even red carpet coverage beforehand. Was there? Was Ryan Seacrest out there, terrorizing some Royal Shakespearean with his E! voodoo mumbo jumbo? I'm not even sure why the Tonys are on TV anymore, really, not when we have grand dames like the MTV Movie Awards. The Tonys aren't a ratings-getter for the obvious reason (that ain't Jessica Alba in "Sweeney Todd").
December 14, 1988 |
"Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" (citywide) is a pleasant enough way to tour the South of France in December. Blithe, reasonably witty, with as many story twists as a Riviera roadway, its greatest assets are its glorious look (courtesy of Michael Ballhaus' exceptional camera work) and Michael Caine, his hair full of Dippety-Doo, his heart full of larceny.
June 5, 2005 |
Shane Felux has a name fit for a rebel leader. Felux is a desktop auteur, the producer of the 47-minute "Star Wars" fan film "Revelations." He and his wife spent the last three years and $20,000 building, frame by computer-generated frame, their downloadable epic in their basement in northern Virginia.
April 30, 2002 |
Last month, a British national newspaper carried a provocative article about the dissent and deep-seated policy differences tearing apart the Royal Shakespeare Company. The headline on the article, from Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream," read: "Lord, What Fools These Mortals Be!" The phrase seemed to have the ring of prophecy last week as Adrian Noble, RSC's artistic director for the last 12 years, announced his resignation, thus sending the company into turmoil.