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  • Arthur Penn's Broadway legacy

     
    Arthur Penn, who died this week at age 88, will always be remembered for his film work, especially for directing the groundbreaking "Bonnie and Clyde." But Penn belonged to that increasingly rare breed of directors who felt at home on...
  • Tony Awards' decision on 'Oleanna' shows inconsistency in dramatic revival category

     
    The Tony Awards Administration Committee announced Thursday that the recent Broadway production of David Mamet's "Oleanna" will be eligible in the Best Revival of a Play category. For people familiar with "Oleanna," the committee's decision points to...

    Harold Pinter, influential playwright and Nobel winner, dies at 78

    Harold Pinter, influential playwright and Nobel winner, dies at 78
    Harold Pinter, the Nobel Prize-winning British playwright who addressed the isolation, fear and brutality of life in an original style that changed the face of 20th century theater, has died. He was 78. Pinter, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for...

    Ken Russell dies at 84; director of 'Tommy,' 'Lisztomania'

    Ken Russell dies at 84; director of 'Tommy,' 'Lisztomania'
    Ken Russell, the often controversial British director known for his flamboyant visual style in films such as "The Devils," "Altered States" and the Who's rock opera "Tommy," has died. He was 84. Russell, who lived in Lymington in southern England, died...

    Jill Clayburgh dies at 66; Oscar-nominated actress

    Jill Clayburgh dies at 66; Oscar-nominated actress
    Jill Clayburgh, whose Broadway and Hollywood acting career was highlighted by her Oscar-nominated roles in the 1970s films "An Unmarried Woman" and "Starting Over," died Friday. She was 66. Her husband, Tony Award-winning playwright David Rabe, said...