Category Archives: Theater

Nature Spotlights The Story of Cats on PBS

If you’ve ever shared your home or heart with a cat, you probably agree that cats are inscrutable.  But, let’s face it, you love them anyway… and you never ever give up hope that they’ll love you back. Whether you … Continue reading

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Becoming Mike Nichols on HBO Recalls His Early Triumphs

“I wasn’t interested in doing a film about anything other than his work as an artist,” says director/executive producer Douglas McGrath about the subject of his new documentary, Becoming Mike Nichols. “It’s not a gossipy piece.” McGrath’s goal certainly seemed a reasonable … Continue reading

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Mike Nichols Launches American Masters 30th Anniversary Season

It would be difficult for any filmmaker, no matter how seasoned, to encapsulate the life story and creative accomplishments of someone as prolific and beloved as director, writer, comedian, actor, producer Mike Nichols (1931-2014) in a 60-minute documentary. I’m sure that Nichols’ friends and … Continue reading

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Listen To Me Marlon a Must See on Showtime

One of the best films of 2015 debuts on Showtime tonight at 9:00 p.m., and I urge you not to miss it. It will be aired in repeat broadcasts in the weeks ahead, so check your Showtime listings and On Demand as … Continue reading

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Liz Swados Takes the High Road in My Depression on HBO

Born in 1951, Elizabeth Swados was a wunderkind, given the range of talents she enjoyed to great success while still in her twenties: composer, performer, music conductor, writer, illustrator. Then regarded as avant-garde, her creative spirit proved to be as natural as life … Continue reading

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American Ballet Theatre: A History Celebrated on American Masters

Even if you don’t know the difference between a jeté, plié or pirouette, you still might enjoy American Ballet Theatre: A History,  debuting nationally on the PBS series American Masters tonight, Friday, May 15, 2015, 9:00 – 10:30 p.m. ET. (Check local listings … Continue reading

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August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand Debuts on PBS

“He wrote about the frustration and the glory of being black.”  This curtain-raising assessment of playwright August Wilson by his friend and colleague, actor/writer/director Ruben Santiago-Hudson, pretty much sets the tone for August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand. The latest installment in … Continue reading

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