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2009-05-27 22:25:46

Film actress Anne Hathaway will star in a New York stage production of William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, the Public Theater said on its Web site. Hathaway, whose first claim to fame was as the heroine in the Princess Diaries movies, was nominated for an Oscar for the 2008 film Rachel Getting Married. The Public Theater said she is to play Viola in a Shakespeare in the Park production of the comedy Twelfth Night to be directed by Daniel Sullivan and to run from June 10 through July 12. The...

2008-10-16 09:00:22

NEW YORK, Oct.16 /PRNewswire/ -- Broadway, film, and television stars - Alec Baldwin '94 (30 Rock), Broadway legend Elaine Stritch (At Liberty), Filmmaker Joel Coen '78 (No Country for Old Men), Rainn Wilson '89 (The Office), Mariska Hargitay (Law & Order: SVU), Laura Benanti (Gypsy), and Raul Esparza '92 (Company) - will be on hand at Tisch on Stage, the annual gala benefiting NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. Baldwin, along with philanthropist and patron of the arts Iris Cantor; inventor,...

2008-09-30 15:00:36

By ROBERT FELDBERG, STAFF WRITER SPEED-THE-PLOW Previews begin Friday; opens Oct. 23. Ethel Barrymore Theatre Years don't get much better than the one Elisabeth Moss is having. She plays a major character on "Mad Men," which, in its second season, has become one of TV's hottest drama series. (It recently won an Emmy for best dramatic series, becoming the first basic cable series to do so.) And she'll be making her Broadway debut, in a revival of David Mamet's Hollywood...

2008-08-28 00:00:26

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK - David Mamet's "American Buffalo," a robbery tale set in a Chicago junk shop, has found its third partner in crime - Haley Joel Osment, who will be making his Broadway debut in the production. The 20-year-old Osment, who was an Academy Award nominee for "The Sixth Sense," joins John Leguizamo and Cedric the Entertainer in the revival that opens Nov. 17 at the Belasco Theatre. Preview performances begin Oct. 31. "American Buffalo" will be directed by...

2008-06-16 15:00:29

By Christine Dolen, The Miami Herald Jun. 15--One man is a Broadway star whose parents fled Cuba, an actor who may well find that the third time as a Tony Award nominee will be the charm. Another is a producer with endless drive and a fondness for musicals that make people happy. The third, also the son of Cuban immigrants, is an orchestrator, arranger and musical director who has achieved Broadway acclaim despite a hearing loss that goes back to childhood. When nominees for the...

2008-06-15 03:00:15

NEW YORK _ Producers of tonight's Tony Award telecast (8 to 11 EDT on CBS) are planning, somehow, to sell Broadway with scenes from 13 musicals _ including the two biggies, "The Little Mermaid" and "Young Frankenstein," which got no major nominations and, traditionally, would get no national face time. We can only imagine how the mass marketing will slant coverage away from a season most notable for an astonishing number of serious plays and for the triumph of two unconventional young...

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