"Still Here: The Madcap, Nervy, Singular Life of Elaine Stritch," Farrar, Straus and Giroux, by Alexandra Jacobs
As the curtain rises in a new biography of Elaine Stritch, the scene is the...
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the death of playwright Neil Simon (all times local):
Hollywood and Broadway actor Matthew Broderick says his owes his career to playwright Neil Simon.
Broderick in 1983 made both his Broadway debut in Simon's "Brighton Beach Memoirs" and his movie debut in Simon's "Max Dugan Returns."
He also starred with Nathan Lane in a revival of Simon's classic comedy, "The Odd Couple," that was one of the biggest hits of the 2005-2006 Broadway season.
NEW YORK (AP) — Gary Beach, a Broadway and TV veteran whose portrayal of a truly terrible theater director in Mel Brooks' monster hit "The Producers" won him a Tony Award in 2001, has died, according to his agent, Steven Unger. He was 70.
Unger said Beach died Tuesday at his home in Palm Springs, California. No cause was given.
Beach's other Broadway roles included Lumiere in "Beauty and the Beast" and Albin in the 2004 revival of "La Cage aux Folles," both of which earned him Tony nominations.
Andrew Garfield: theater ‘has to be political’
Garfield: ‘We need to stand with’ marching youth
LONDON (AP) — Britain's National Theatre says its acclaimed production of "Angels in America" is heading to Broadway.
Andrew Garfield and Nathan Lane lead the cast of Tony Kushner's "gay fantasia on national themes," which opens at the Neil Simon Theatre in New York for 18 weeks beginning Feb. 23.
Most of the London cast will make the journey, including Denise Gough, James McArdle and Nathan Stewart-Jarrett.
NEW YORK (AP) — This year's New Yorker Festival has attracted a diverse group of artists and leaders, including Ava DuVernay, Nathan Lane, Glenn Close, Preet Bharara, Sen. Al Franken and Chelsea Manning.
The annual three-day gathering offers fans of the magazine a chance to hear their favorite authors, actors, directors, artists and politicians interviewed, as well as screenings and panel discussions. Some 20,000 attend each year.
LONDON (AP) — One of the landmark plays of the late 20th century, "Angels in America " is set in a deeply divided United States haunted by premonitions of apocalypse. It still feels completely relevant.
NEW YORK (AP) — You want the story? You want to really know what's up with "The Front Page" on Broadway? Well, pay attention, you lousy baboons. Here's what you need to know: This sap of a play is older than yesterday's news. But, I'll level with you. This is the God's honest truth: A fellow named Nathan Lane somehow saves it.