Shakespeare In The Park

Max Julien, Blaxploitation Icon and Star of ‘The Mack,’ Dies at 88

Max Julien, an actor best known for his lead performance in the 1973 blaxploitation classic “The Mack,” died on Saturday. He was 88 years old. An official cause…

Corey Hawkins and Moses Ingram on ‘The Tragedy of Macbeth’s’ Diversity, Working With Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand

In Joel Coen’s “The Tragedy of Macbeth,” starring Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand, the concept of time — and feeling like you’re running out of it — is…

‘Reopening Night’ Documentary Chronicles Shakespeare in the Park During COVID: ‘We Opened in Chaos’

Like mariners shipwrecked in “The Tempest,” tormented by a conspiring God, or Macbeth at Dunsinane, the cast and crew of Shakespeare in the Park’s “Merry Wives” faced promethean…

‘Nollywood Dreams’ Review: A Comedy With Heart About the Nigerian Film Industry

If the team of Ghanaian-American playwright Jocelyn Bioh (“School Girls; or, the African Mean Girls Play”) and Kenyan-born director Saheem Ali brings nothing else to the stages of…

‘Little House’ star Karen Grassle says Michael Landon was sexist bully on set

Karen Grassle’s on-screen persona in the G-rated series about the wholesome Ingalls family was the polar opposite of her true character — a self-hating addict who tottered on the brink of despair.

Val Bisoglio, ‘Sopranos’ and ‘Saturday Night Fever’ actor, dead at 95

Over the course of his nearly 50-year career, he appeared in nearly 60 television shows and movies, including the series “Quincy, M.E.,” “Miami Vice” and “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.”

Val Bisoglio, Actor in ‘Saturday Night Fever’ and ‘M*A*S*H’, Dies at 95

Val Bisoglio, a character actor whose credits across film, television and theater date back more than 50 years, died on Oct. 18. He was 95. Bisoglio died in…

‘Merry Wives’ review: Shakespeare in the Park is back — and hilarious

Lest you think “Merry Wives” is a nonstop sex romp, get your mind out of the gutter. There are more innocent romances and scheming afoot too.

‘Merry Wives’ Review: Shakespeare’s Farce Updated to South Harlem in a Lively, Powerful Remix

For one of New York City’s first major theater events in 16 months, eager audiences cannot do better than reveling in the natural splendors of Central Park’s Delacorte…

Shakespeare in the Park’s Return Reflects How New York City and Its Theater Institutions Are Changing

As the New York Theater industry pulls itself out of the COVID era, every baby step feels like a milestone. But perhaps no other reopening will carry the…