A Year in the Life

Written by Doug Strassler on . Posted in Arts & Film, Politics, Theater, TV

Bryan Cranston makes a presidential Broadway debut in All the Way Bill Rauch’s production of All the Way, the Robert Schenkkan civics lesson that just opened at the Neil Simon Theatre following runs at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and the American Repertory Theater, marks the Broadway debut of beloved television actor Bryan Cranston as well [&hellip
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James Eckhouse Knows Best

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The veteran actor makes his Broadway debut in All the Way James Eckhouse’s most recognizable role will always be sensible Jim Walsh, paterfamilias to Brandon (Jason Priestley) and Brenda (Shannen Doherty) on the iconic 1990s hit Beverly Hills, 90210. But now East Coast audiences have reason to be excited, as Eckhouse has joined the cast [&hellip
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A Virtual Jack of All Trades

Written by Doug Strassler on . Posted in Arts & Film, Film, Theater, TV

Veteran performer Jack Noseworthy reinvents himself in Two Point Oh In Jeffrey Jackson’s new play, Two Point Oh, billionaire software impresario Elliot Leeds (Jack Noseworthy) dies when his private jet crashes en route to an important G8 summit in Asia. Tragic as his passing is, life gets even more confusing for his grieving widow, Melanie [&hellip
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Maulik Pancholy is Wide Awake

Written by Doug Strassler on . Posted in Arts & Film, Theater, TV

Talented actor embraces challenging roles It’s possible you’ll recognize actor Maulik Pancholy from his scene-stealing turn in the early seasons of Weeds as cowardly, closeted pot dealer Sanjay Patel. Or maybe from the first season of Whitney, in which his character, Neal, eventually came out as bisexual. More than likely, though, you remember Pancholy as [&hellip
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An Unexpected Family: ’50 Children’ Documents a Holocaust Miracle

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A new documentary about a bright spot in one of humanity’s darker periods premieres on HBO. Commemorating Holocaust Remembrance Day, 50 Children: The Rescue Mission of Mr. & Mrs. Kraus, the new documentary by Steve Pressman, recounts the story of Eleanor and Gilbert Kraus. Some may know of this Philadelphia couple who helped rescue, as [&hellip
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A Bachelor on Valentine’s Day

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Sean Lowe, star of ABC’s ‘The Bachelor,’ weighs in on everything from the ideal date to mistakes women make in their search for the perfect mate. By Angela Barbuti Sean Lowe will be alone this Valentine’s Day—but don’t feel bad for him just yet. The 29-year-old recently finished taping a season of ABC’s The Bachelor, [&hellip
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A New Medical Drama the Doctor Ordered

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Actor Jamie Bamber on his new role as a surgeon on TNT’s Monday Mornings By Angela Barbuti Jamie Bamber still enjoys a cadre of loyal fans from his Battlestar Galactica days. “It’s an extraordinary thing, what happened with Battlestar. People are still discovering that show online every single day,” Bamber said of the popular sci-fi [&hellip
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Birders’-Eye View

Written by Doug Strassler on . Posted in Arts & Film, TV

birders Jeffrey Kimball’s Peek at an Overlooked New York Pastime What does the term “warbler” mean to you? No, it’s not a rival a cappella team from Glee – they’re birds! Warblers are an exotic species, one of the 117 chronicled by Jeffrey Kimball in his understated documentary Birders: The Central Park Effect. Birders, filmed over [&hellip
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