Category Archives: Theater

Co-founder of Circle in the Square theater, director Theodore Mann helped create ‘Off Broadway’

NEW YORK – Theodore Mann, a producer and director who, as a founder of the influential Circle in the Square, was a driving force in the rise of Off Broadway theater in the 1950s, died on Friday in Manhattan. He

Co-founder of Circle in the Square theater, director Theodore Mann helped create ‘Off Broadway’

NEW YORK – Theodore Mann, a producer and director who, as a founder of the influential Circle in the Square, was a driving force in the rise of Off Broadway theater in the 1950s, died on Friday in Manhattan. He

‘Scenes From a Marriage’ actor Erland Josephson 88, was Ingmar Bergman’s favorite actor

STOCKHOLM – Erland Josephson, a Swedish actor who worked frequently with Ingmar Bergman on stage and screen, most notably as the star of the acclaimed 1973 film “Scenes From a Marriage,”died on Saturday in Stockholm. He was 88. His death

‘Scenes From a Marriage’ actor Erland Josephson 88, was Ingmar Bergman’s favorite actor

STOCKHOLM – Erland Josephson, a Swedish actor who worked frequently with Ingmar Bergman on stage and screen, most notably as the star of the acclaimed 1973 film “Scenes From a Marriage,”died on Saturday in Stockholm. He was 88. His death

Blaxploitation film star Dick Anthony Williams, 77, was lauded for work on N.Y. stages

LOS ANGELES – Dick Anthony Williams, a prolific actor who created enduring roles in blaxploitation films during the 1970s while simultaneously securing his reputation on the New York stage with Tony-nominated performances and a Drama Desk Award, died on Thursday

Blaxploitation film star Dick Anthony Williams, 77, was lauded for work on N.Y. stages

LOS ANGELES – Dick Anthony Williams, a prolific actor who created enduring roles in blaxploitation films during the 1970s while simultaneously securing his reputation on the New York stage with Tony-nominated performances and a Drama Desk Award, died on Thursday

Jenny Tomasin, 73, clumsy maid in ‘Upstairs, Downstairs,’ was forevermore typecast as ‘the help’

(My parents, as I recall, were among the millions of Americans who loved this show.) LONDON – The role of Ruby Finch, the dim-witted, put-upon scullery maid in Upstairs, Downstairs forever dreaming of running away with Rudolph Valentino, brought Jenny

Jenny Tomasin, 73, clumsy maid in ‘Upstairs, Downstairs,’ was forevermore typecast as ‘the help’

(My parents, as I recall, were among the millions of Americans who loved this show.) LONDON – The role of Ruby Finch, the dim-witted, put-upon scullery maid in Upstairs, Downstairs forever dreaming of running away with Rudolph Valentino, brought Jenny

Yuri Rasovsky revived radio drama, to the endless thanks of motorists on long, long drives

(There’s nothing better than to be listening to a book on tape while you’re on a long road trip. For this, we have people like Yuri Rasovsky to thank.) LOS ANGELES – Radio drama was thought to be nearly extinct

Yuri Rasovsky revived radio drama, to the endless thanks of motorists on long, long drives

(There’s nothing better than to be listening to a book on tape while you’re on a long road trip. For this, we have people like Yuri Rasovsky to thank.) LOS ANGELES – Radio drama was thought to be nearly extinct

Nicol Williamson, ‘the greatest actor since Marlon Brando,’ dies nearly broke in Amsterdam

AMSTERDAM – Barely three months after Inadmissible Evidence, the John Osborne play that made his name, was revived in London, Nicol Williamson has died, aged 73, in Holland. The colourful Scot – who was described by Osborne as the greatest

Nicol Williamson, ‘the greatest actor since Marlon Brando,’ dies nearly broke in Amsterdam

AMSTERDAM – Barely three months after Inadmissible Evidence, the John Osborne play that made his name, was revived in London, Nicol Williamson has died, aged 73, in Holland. The colourful Scot – who was described by Osborne as the greatest

The life of James Farentino, 73, rivaled the roles he played on television

(Editor’s note: Any kid who grew up in the ’60s and ’70s remembers this face on TV. Thank you, James Farentino.) LOS ANGELES – Actor James Farentino, whose private life was sometimes as dramatic as the roles he played in

The life of James Farentino, 73, rivaled the roles he played on television

(Editor’s note: Any kid who grew up in the ’60s and ’70s remembers this face on TV. Thank you, James Farentino.) LOS ANGELES – Actor James Farentino, whose private life was sometimes as dramatic as the roles he played in