Tag Archives: theater

A Basket of Kisses from Not-So-‘Bad Seed’ Patty McCormack

On Sunday, I was so excited to attend a screening of The Bad Seed (1956) at NYC's Film Forum. It's always a pleasure to watch this startlingly modern film wrapped in a startlingly '50s melodrama — it prefigured Psycho (1960) — but the bonus was a rare personal appearance by the film's Oscar-nominated star Patty…
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Stephen Sondheim, Broadway’s Biggest Legend, Dies @ 91

Stephen Sondheim, whose work resonated with generations of American theatergoers, died Friday unexpectedly at 91. What a dear man, and what a ferocious talent. (GIF via GIPHY) https://twitter.com/BarbraStreisand/status/1464364472399761413?s=20 He had celebrated Thanksgiving the day before with friends, and less than two weeks prior ventured from Connecticut to NYC to check out new productions of his…
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Bubbly Comic Actress Arlene Golonka Dies @ 85

According to close friends, longtime stage, film, and TV actress Arlene Golonka, best remembered for her time on two series set in the idyllic, fictional town of Mayberry, died Monday. She was 85. With Clint Eastwood on the Hang 'em High set (Image via UA) Born January 23, 1936, in Chicago, the bubbly blonde with impeccable…
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Olympia Dukakis, ‘Moonstruck,’ ‘Steel Magnolias’ Actress, Dies @ 89

Olympia Dukakis, Best Supporting Actress Oscar winner for Moonstruck, died Saturday in New York City at 89, ExtraTV reports. With Shirley MacLaine in Steel Magnolias (Image via TriStar) The revered actress's death was confirmed by Apollo Dukakis, her brother who wrote on Facebook, "After many months of failing health she is finally at peace and with…
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Legend to Legend: Vanessa Redgrave & Miriam Margolyes, the Interview!

This interview is a joy — so wish it had been filmed! Miriam Margolyes, 79, and Vanessa Redgrave, 84, turn out to have been nearly-lifelong friends, and chatted up a storm in a lengthy Q&A&A&Q for The Guardian. In the piece, Margolyes reminds Redgrave of their earliest meeting when: “I was a member of the…
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