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SPECIAL TO THE COURANTPaul Newman was a stage actor who became a movie star. A sex symbol who celebrated 50 years of marriage with his second wife. A grieving father who turned to philanthropy after the death of his only son. A citizen activist who campaigned for liberal...
On Friday night, Broadway theaters will dim their lights at curtain time to honor late, legendary film actor Paul Newman. Newman, who died late last week from complications of lung cancer, starred in a number of Broadway productions early in his long and...
Sun-SentinelWhen it comes to love and romance, Hollywood knows its stuff. Here are some films we think are just dreamy to start (or end) your Valentine's Day right. Garden State (2004): Zack Braff wrote, directed and starred in this romantic comedy. Braff plays...
Tribune movie critic3½ stars (out of four) Two ripe acts of dramatic wishful thinking lie at the center of Tommy Lee Jones' fascinating and unpredictable feature film directorial debut, "The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada." One involves old-fashioned vigilante justice,...
Tags: Luc Besson, Mexico, Melissa Leo, Tommy Lee Jones, January Jones
Tribune criticIf you have children, you might find David Cromer's intensely emotional revival of "Picnic" at Writers' Theatre almost too much to take. And if you happen to be single, lonely and of a certain age? Ditto. The oft-underrated William Inge, who won a...
Tribune Chief CriticWithin its modest means, Equity Library Theatre over the last year has been offering an inventive series of programs keyed to the theme of "Greatest American Playwrights of the 20th Century." Instead of simply presenting shows that offer work to...
We tend to view the arts as evolutionary, with events and works slowly altering the course of different disciplines. But once in a while, there is a convergence of movies or plays or musical compositions that are so significant that they create waves,...
Special to the TribuneA Broadway hit in 1955, William Inge's "Bus Stop" is now largely the domain of college and community theaters thanks to its simple scenic requirement (a Kansas diner) and character-driven plot. Whether this ode to Midwestern life and loneliness warrants...
Chicago Tribune Movie Critic2 stars (out of 4) In the mood for a modern L.A. boy-meets-boy romantic comedy-drama in which the spirit battles the flesh and both win? Even if you are, you may have trouble accepting "Latter Days." A gay niche film with wider ambitions, it's the...
Times Staff WriterKim Stanley, best known on Broadway in the 1950s for roles including Cherie, the small-town "chantoosie" of William Inge's "Bus Stop," died Monday in Santa Fe, N.M., of uterine cancer. She was 76. Her acting career afforded her memorable turns as a...
Special to the TribuneWilliam Inge, author of "Picnic," "Dark at the Top of the Stairs" and "Bus Stop," also wrote the lesser-known domestic drama "Natural Affection" and it opens Sunday at The Artistic Home. In this cautionary 1962 drama about violence in America, a...
Special to the TribuneAlthough many updated versions of Greek mythology play like trailer park melodrama, International Theatre of Chicago attempts something classier with "Iphegenia in Kingman," playwright Eric Appleton's version of the Iphegenia myth transplanted to 1950s...
Tags: James Dean, Euripides, Crimes, Crime, Law and Justice, Death
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