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Rebecca Miller Explores The Public & Private Life Of ‘Arthur Miller: Writer’ [Nyff Review]

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Few if any artists can equal the run of successes that Arthur Miller enjoyed on the New York stage from the end of World War II to the mid-fifties that included “All My Sons,” “Death of a Salesman,” “The Crucible,” and “A View from the Bridge.” Those plays, among the best ever written in America, are intertwined with that era, both bringing Miller immense success at the time and serving as guides to future generations hoping to understand that time and its values.

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Girls' Night on Broadway! Katie Holmes and Daughter Suri See Dear Evan Hansen - and Visit Star Ben Platt Backstage

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Girls' Night on Broadway! Katie Holmes and Daughter Suri See Dear Evan Hansen - and Visit Star Ben Platt Backstage
When you’re an N.Y.C. resident, it’s a tradition to take in a Broadway show here and there. But when you’re the daughter of a famous actress, you might get a few more perks.

Such was the case Tuesday night for Katie Holmes‘ 11-year-old daughter Suri, who hung out backstage at the Music Box Theater to visit with Dear Evan Hansen‘s Tony-winning star Ben Platt.

The soon-to-be middle-schooler was her mom’s mini-me, wearing a pretty printed dress and big pink bow while flashing a huge grin as she posed with Holmes and Platt, 23.

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90 Playwrights and a Nikon: Susan Johann’s “Focus on Playwrights”

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"I'm the end of the line," Arthur Miller once asserted. "Absurd and appalling as it may seem, serious New York theater has died in my lifetime."

Many might argue otherwise. In fact, the best proof that theatre is still alive and kicking is Focus on Playwrights, the new coffee-table book, the cover of which showcases the life-crinkled face that once overlooked the birth of A View from the Bridge, All My Sons, and The Crucible. Yes, photographer Susan Johann’s scintillating collection of over 90 playwrights, whom she’s shot over 20 years -- and the inclusion of sharply revealing interviews with some of the same, is the best retort to anyone ready to cremate modern drama.

Some of those captured for publications such as Vogue and the New Yorker are now deceased (e.g. August Wilson, Edward Albee, and Joe Chaikin) while others are very much functioning (e.g. David Henry Hwang,
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Ethan Hawke Joins Jury for Lower East Side Film Festival

Ethan Hawke Joins Jury for Lower East Side Film Festival
Ethan Hawke and “Straight Outta Compton” casting director Cindy Tolan will serve as jurors for the 6th annual Lower East Side Film Festival in New York.

The festival will run June 9 to 16 at the Landmark Sunshine Cinema, Hotel Indigo, the new Ludlow House and other downtown venues. The fest showcases low-budget and independent films from across the globe.

Steve Farneth of Cinetic Media and Raul Castillo of the HBO series “Looking” will also serve as judges.

Festival Director Shannon Walker said, “Lesff is for everyone — cinephiles and casual theatergoers alike, and we’re very excited to have such an eclectic panel of judges that bring such different experiences and expertise to our fest this year.”

Hawke has been nominated for two Academy Awards for supporting actor for “Training Day” and “Boyhood” and two for the screenplays for “Before Sunset” and “Before Midnight.”

Tolan has been a casting director for “The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,
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On this day in pop culture history: Disney’s ‘Sleeping Beauty’ premiered

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On this day in pop culture history: Disney’s ‘Sleeping Beauty’ premiered
57 years ago today, Disney’s Sleeping Beauty premiered at the Fox Wilshire Theater in Los Angeles. It was the last film based on a fairy tale that the House of Mouse made for over 30 years, until 1989’s The Little Mermaid, since Sleeping Beauty underperformed at the box office, leading to massive layoffs at Disney. The successful release of 101 Dalmatians in 1961 ended up saving Disney Animation. Though Sleeping Beauty wasn’t a hit at its debut, the film’s become a beloved Disney classic, with Aurora in her pink dress (you win, Flora) prominent among the lineup of Disney princesses, and with Maleficent now an iconic animated villain. Maleficent got her own movie starring Angelina Jolie in 2014. Other notable January 29 happenings in pop culture history: • 1845: Edgar Allen Poe’s The Raven was first published in the New York Evening Mirror. • 1942: BBC Radio first aired “Desert Island Discs.” Still on the air today,
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Don Warrington: 'I can be angry. I can want to kill'

He’s done everything from Rising Damp to All My Sons and Holby. But now Don Warrington is facing the biggest challenge of his career: playing Lear. He talks about becoming a Geordie, wanting to be Brando – and why England has never felt like home

Don Warrington is remembering crying in London’s Old Vic when he was a drama student. “I hadn’t seen much Shakespeare. I didn’t know anything about anything really.” On stage was Eric Porter as King Lear. “I sat there and I thought, ‘That miserable old git,’ but he was breaking my heart.”

Nearly half a century later, Warrington is to play the heartbreaking old git in a production directed by Michael Buffong, artistic director of Talawa, Britain’s leading black theatre company. As we chat over samosas and deep-fried okra in an Indian restaurant, Warrington looks serene and sartorially elegant. But nearly everything
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Alec Baldwin and Laurence Fishburne Join Star-Studded Arthur Miller 100th Birthday Tribute

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Alec Baldwin and Laurence Fishburne Join Star-Studded Arthur Miller 100th Birthday Tribute
Read More: Alec Baldwin, 'Sugar Man,' 'Detropia' Headline Hamptons Fest Summer Doc SeriesThe Arthur Miller Foundation is throwing a star-studded Broadway benefit performance in honor of the 100th birthday of legendary playwright Arthur Miller. The one-night-only celebration will feature notable talent from film, television and Broadway and raise funds for the Foundation's theatre and film education programs. Performers include Alec Baldwin, Ellen Barking, Laurence Fishburne, Latanya Richardson Jackson, Tony Kushner and Sam Shepard, among others; in addition, Tony award-winning director Gregory Mosher will be featured. Sections from Miller's autobiography and unpublished works will be read, as well as scenes from his classic plays "Death of a Salesman," "The Crucible," "All My Sons" and more. The event is produced by Cindy Tolan and Damon Cardasis, with support from Foundation Board co-chairs Sandi Farkas and Rebecca Miller. "We at the Arthur Miller...
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Labyrinth of Lies Movie Review

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Labyrinth of Lies Movie Review
Labyrinth Of Lies (Im Labyrinth des Scheigens) Sony Pictures Classics Reviewed by: Harvey Karten for Shockya. Databased on Rotten Tomatoes. Grade: A- Director: Giulio Ricciarelli Written by: Elisabeth Bartel, Giulio Ricciarelli Cast: André Szymanski, Alexander Fehling, Gert Voss, Johannes Krisch, Friederike Becht, Hansi Jochmann, Johann von Bülow, Robert Hunger-Bühler Screened at: Sony, NYC, 9/2/15 Opens: September 30, 2015 Giulio Ricciarelli’s film “Labyrinth of Lies” brings to mind Arthur Miller’s equally melodramatic play, “All My Sons.” In that latter work, sixty-year-old Joe Keller is guilty of shipping damaged aircraft cylinder heads to U.S. pilots during World War II, causing the deaths of twenty-one pilots. Though Keller is exonerated, he ultimately commits [ Read More ]

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Julie Walters interview: Looking back over her career

Julie Walters is such a legendary actress - who's been in all sorts of beloved films and TV Shows - that it's no surprise she was awarded a BAFTA Fellowship earlier this year. And now, her career will be examined in a new TV show airing tonight (Christmas Eve).

We caught up with Julie recently to chat about her varied career, so read on to find out why she wishes she'd kept something from the Harry Potter set, why slippers with bobbles bring back bad memories, and why she wants to be a Bond villain...

Was getting the Fellowship a nice chance to look back at the highs and lows of your career?

"Yes. Well, you don't really look at the lows. To be perfectly honest, when you get it, I don't look back at anything really. There were clips, weren't there? Yes, of course there were, on the night.
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Philip Seymour Hoffman: 5 Awesome Performances And 5 That Sucked

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This year the world mourned the loss of quite possibly the greatest actor of a generation. Philip Seymour Hoffman passed away on February 2, 2014 of a drug overdose, leaving a shocked mass of friends, family and fans, alongside a considerably body of work. The guy had an insane work ethic, something that was often commented on, and threw himself into roles in a way no other actor did, often changing his appearance drastically for roles. He remained humble throughout his career, however, never taking it for granted that he would be offered roles, and working hard on whatever project he was involved in.

Inspired by a stage production of Arthur Miller’s All My Sons, Hoffman new from age 12 that he wanted to be an actor, although he only went after it full time when a neck injury took him away from his first love of sports, particularly wrestling and
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Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre – All My Sons Review

Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre returns this summer with another stellar line-up of plays – and currently on the bill is Timothy Sheader’s stellar adaptation of Arthur Miller’s All My Sons. Coming on the heels of a highly successful West End version of the classic play just a few years ago, Sheader’s production is inevitably a no-frills arrangement by comparison – but it uses its venue wonderfully to its strengths.

Taking place over the course of one night in small-town 50s America, All My Sons concerns two families bound by love and war. At the centre of it all is a character only ever referred to by name – dead soldier Larry Keller, who never came home from the war. His mother Kate (Brid Brennan) refuses to move on, waiting for her son to return; meanwhile, his brother Chris (Charles Aitken) announces his engagement to Larry’s sweetheart Ann
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10 Tragic Drug-Related Hollywood Deaths

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The recent death of Philip Seymour Hoffman at the age of 46 from a heroin overdose has left the film industry and fans of cinema mourning the passing of one of the finest actors of his generation.

Born in 1964 in Rochester, New York, Seymour Hoffman was the second of four children. His father worked for Xerox, but it was his mother, who worked as a lawyer, who introduced him to the world of the theatre. It was the play All My Sons which kindled his interest in acting. “When I saw All My Sons, I was changed – permanently changed – by that experience,” he told the New York Times. “It was like a miracle to me.”

In his early years as a student at New York University’s Tisch School he had wrestled with drug and alcohol abuse, telling 60 Minutes in an interview in 2006 that he had taken “anything I could get my hands on.
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Philip Seymour Hoffman, Oscar-winning actor, dies at 46

Philip Seymour Hoffman, considered to be among the finest actors of his generation, died early Sunday morning in his New York City apartment at age 46. Hoffman, who had spoken openly in the past about his struggles with addiction, was believed to have suffered a drug overdose.

Hoffman was nominated for an Academy Award four times — for Best Supporting Actor in 2008′s Charlie Wilson’s War; 2009′s Doubt, and last year for long-time collaborator Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master — and he won the Oscar for Best Actor for 2005′s Capote. He was equally acclaimed for his work in the theater,
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2014 Sundance “Trading Cards” Series: #6. Lucas Joaquin (Love is Strange)

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Eric Lavallee: Name me three of your favorite “2013 discoveries”…

Joaquin: 1. My Struggle by Karl Ove Knausgaard – earlier this year I read this memoir/novel by the Norwegian author Knausgaard. It’s about a man’s life and memory – his youth and teenage years in rural Norway, and the return to his childhood home to attend the funeral of his alcoholic father. It’s a brilliant combination of the profound and the mundane. Really beautiful.

2. Lucrecia Martel - I saw the filmmaker Lucrecia Martel (The Headless Woman, The Holy Girl, La CIÉNAGA) speak at the Berlinale. She is one of the most articulate filmmakers I’ve heard discuss the process. One of my favorite filmmakers and a brilliant stylist.

3. Bullet Trains. I took the Ave train from Córdoba to Madrid in Spain this year, and the high speed train from Shanghai to Yuhang in China. The speed and ease of transportation is amazing.
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10 Reasons We Love Patrick Wilson

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Few actors out there have the combo of looks, talent, smarts, and genuine unpredictability that Patrick Wilson has. He’s done everything from eye candy to Hard Candy, and with his recent left-field smashes (twin indie horror box office juggernauts Insidious and The Conjuring), he doesn’t show any signs of coming back to Earth anytime soon. Here are ten reasons we can’t get enough of the guy.

1. He ain’t shy.

Even if you aren’t familiar with his work as an actor, you are likely familiar with his work as an actor whose clothes fall off all the time. He’s given us a guided tour of Mount Patrick and Mount Wilson several times now, most notably in the steamy suburban drama Little Children (never before have we so dearly wanted to be a washing machine) and that awesome episode of Girls where Lena Dunham‘s character
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Farewell, Philip French: the film critic's critic answers your questions

After 50 years as the Observer's film critic, Philip French is retiring. Here he talks about his life and career and answers questions from readers and film-makers including Mike Leigh and Ken Loach

It says a lot about Philip French that after 50 years as the Observer's film critic – five decades in which he has watched more than 2,500 movies, written six books on the subject and received an OBE for his services to film – he is nervous enough about this interview to have researched his answers in advance.

When I arrive at his house in Tufnell Park, north London, I find French poring over a thick reference book at the kitchen table. A cup of coffee is left to cool as he thumbs through the relevant footnotes, anxious to get the facts absolutely right. He will turn 80 in a couple of weeks and says that he occasionally struggles to remember names of directors or actors.
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Christian Camargo & Justin Guarini Join Orlando Bloom in the New Broadway Production of Romeo & Juliet

[Press Release] (June 27, 2013 – New York) Additional casting has been announced for the upcoming Broadway production of Romeo And Juliet, starring international film star Orlando Bloom and two-time Tony Award nominee Condola Rashad as Shakespeare’s titular star-crossed lovers, and directed by five-time Tony Award nominee David Leveaux. Christian Camargo—last on Broadway in the 2008 production of Arthur Miller’s All My Sons and recently seen on screen in the Oscar-winning Best Picture The Hurt Locker, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, and Showtime’s “Dexter”—will play the role of Mercutio, Roslyn Ruff (The Piano Lesson, Oscar-nominated film The Help) will play Lady Capulet, and Justin Guarini (American Idiot, Women on the Verge…) will play Paris. Making their Broadway debuts are Conrad...
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Missed a West End show? It could be coming to a cinema near you

Digital Theatre and CinemaLive have paired up to screen best of British theatre, both new and from the archives, in UK cinemas

Digital Theatre, which makes filmed theatre productions available for download online, is to screen some of its recordings in cinemas around the UK.

The company has partnered with film producers CinemaLive and will present its first series of screenings in September 2013. Titles have not yet been announced, but the focus will initially be on commercial West End productions, some newly recorded and some from Digital Theatre's archive, which includes David Tennant and Catherine Tate in Much Ado About Nothing and David Suchet and Zoe Wanamaker in Arthur Miller's All My Sons.

Since the launch of National Theatre Live in 2009, theatre has had an increasingly regular presence in cinemas. In June, Nt Live will broadcast its first West End production, The Audience starring Helen Mirren, following the lead
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California Auditions at a Glance – March 14-25

The following "Auditions at a Glance" calendar conveniently organizes projects by the date and day-of-the-week that the projects' auditions are taking place, to help you schedule your plans. Click on any of the following links to see the casting and job notices related to the dates and project titles highlighted below.   Thu. March 14 'Malibu' Rcc, 'Adelpha' Fri. March 15 'Malibu' Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum 2013 Season Sat. March 16 'All My Sons' 'California Suite' 'Crap!' 'Drumman's Palace' 'Take Me Back!' The Musical Sun. March 17 'All My Sons' 'California Suite' 'Crap!' 'Crimes of the Heart' 'Drumman's Palace' 'The Senator's Son' Mon. March 18 'Crimes of the Heart' 'Machinal' Sonora, CA, Sierra Repertory Theatre 2013 Season 'South Pacific' Tue. March 19 'Crimes of the Heart' 'Machinal' Wed. March 20 Click here to search for auditions. Thu. March 21 Click here to search for auditions. Fri. March 22 Click here to search for auditions. Sat.
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ICM Partners Signs Katie Holmes

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Exclusive: Katie Holmes has signed with ICM Partners. She leaves CAA. The move occurs just after the Broadway closing of the Theresa Rebeck play Dead Accounts, which Holmes starring in. She next appears in the untitled Christian Camargo-directed film with William Hurt, Jean Reno, Ben Wishaw, Mary Rylance and Allison Janney, and she also starred in Broadway in the revival of Arthur Miller’s All My Sons. I can remember when Holmes, thanks to her success as the Dawson’s Creek cutie, and she was building nice movie momentum in films like Ang Lee’s The Ice Storm, Curtis Hanson’s Wonder Boys and Sam Raimi’s The Gift. When she married the planet’s biggest movie star, Tom Cruise (a CAA fixture), it understandably overshadowed everything else. Now that she’s on her own, there is an opportunity for her to recapture that early mojo, either on TV or on the movie screen,
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