The line of succession from Samuel Beckett to playwright Will Eno runs through the Irish actor Conor Lovett.
How do you archive a performance? Can you put human speech and action under glass and frame it? Stow art that unfolds in three dimensions within acid-free archival boxes, to be filed away in a cool, dark vault?
At last, a Broadway show that doesn't feel the need to conk its audience over the head with hollow flash and empty dazzle. "Once," the Tony-winning musical based on John Carney's 2006 indie film, honors its source by staying true to its folksy lyricism.
Forget Barbara Walters' retirement: Rosie O'Donnell's return may mark the real end of an era on "The View." Rosie could be the last Celebrity-with-a-capital-C to snag a seat at the table. With the exception of creator Barbara Walters, "The View" has been populated since 2006 by women plucked from entertainment. Think Elisabeth Hasselbeck, "Survivor" star; Jenny McCarthy, Playboy model-turned-actress; Sherri Shepherd, comic and actress; Joy Behar, comic and actress; and of course Whoopi Goldberg, a comedian, actress and Oscar-winner. But change appears to be afoot. While the names being bandied about in recent rumors might belong to...