‘Fun Home’ extends run for fourth time, Socha exits cast The hit Off-Broadway musical “Fun Home” has extended its run at the Public Theater for the fourth time to Jan. 12. But in a strange turn of events, Alexandra Socha, who scored much praise from critics for her performance as Medium Alison, has left the show due to unspecific personal reasons and been replaced by understudy Emily Skeggs. However,... » more
Troubled former teenage star Amanda Bynes has left a California facility after court-ordered psychiatric treatment and is recovering at her parents' home in Los Angeles, People magazine said on Thursday.
The 27-year-old actress was receiving psychiatric care at a Malibu facility after she was alleged to have started a small fire in the front of a home in Thousand Oaks, a Los Angeles suburb,... » more
"Inside Llewyn Davis" begins with the chattering of a crowd, the tuning of a guitar, a close-up on a microphone and an emotional rendition of the folk standard "Hang Me, Oh Hang Me" by star Oscar Isaac.
Unfolding in the one-time MacDougal Street institution Gaslight Café in 1961, it's an auspicious beginning to the latest masterwork from Joel and Ethan Coen, lodging a lump... » more
The Wes Anderson Collection Get an in-depth, inside look at the life and career of Wes Anderson through previously unpublished photos, artwork and other artifacts, accompanied by a chat with award-winning critic Matt Zoller Seitz, who will be presenting his “The Wes Anderson Collection” at BookCourt Thursday, an overview of Anderson’s filmography, life and career. (Thursday, 7 p.m., FREE, BookCourt,... » more
Some bands reunite to take advantage of nostalgia, to get one last big payday before streaming services and piracy consume the last vestiges of the music industry.
For Luscious Jackson, the three-piece best known for 1990s songs like "Naked Eye" and "Ladyfingers," getting back together is less about ambition and more about having fun.
"We all have kids, and some... » more
Few screen legends compare to Barbara Stanwyck, the Brooklyn-born icon who matched her beauty with equally formidable talent and strength over the course of a sterling career.
Beginning Friday and running through the end of the month, Film Forum offers a tribute to the classical Hollywood star, screening many of her career highlights.
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'The Lady Eve'
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Actor Paul Walker, best known for his roles in the "Fast & Furious" action films, died from "combined effects of traumatic and thermal injuries" in a car accident, the Los Angeles County coroner said on Wednesday.
Walker, 40, was a passenger in a fiery one-car crash on Saturday in Santa Clarita, California, about 30 miles northwest of Los Angeles. The driver of the... » more
Billy Joel is moving in ... to Madison Square Garden.
Starting on Jan. 27, 2014, the legendary singer will play concerts once a month at the midtown venue as long as interest from fans is there, according to MSG.
Joel will keep on playing "as long as there is demand" for him to do so, MSG said.
Joel, 64, previously announced four 2014 concerts at the Garden; tickets go... » more
The New York Film Critics Circle named "American Hustle," a film about 1970s con artists forced to work with the FBI, as best film of 2013 on Tuesday and gave its top acting prizes to Robert Redford and Cate Blanchett in the first major movie honors in the run-up to the Oscars.
British director Steve McQueen won the best director prize for "12 Years a Slave," the historical... » more
Jessica Hart's Angel wings aren't going anywhere.
The model is keeping her job with Victoria's Secret following reports that she was canned for dissing Taylor Swift, who performed at last month's VS Fashion Show.
"There is no truth to the rumors that Jessica Hart has been fired or that she will no longer work with the brand," Ed Razek, president and chief marketing officer... » more