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Arts and Culture Archive

September 11, 2006
But Is the Cast Album on Vinyl?

Making a Broadway musical from Nick Hornby’s lovely novel High Fidelity, about a lovelorn indie-record-store snob, sounds dubious. But with a script by David Lindsay-Abaire and a star turn from Will Chase—widely considered the only good thing about last year’s Lennon—there is cause for hope.

September 11, 2006
Company’s Coming

John Doyle made waves when he gave Patti LuPone a tuba for Sweeney Todd. Will it work for “The Ladies Who Lunch”?

September 11, 2006
A Berlitz Guide to BAM

A quickie Shakespeare translator for what you’ll hear onstage—and chat about afterward.

September 11, 2006
The Ten-Percent Solution

This fall’s Broadway transfer of Douglas Carter Beane’s The Little Dog Laughed suggests a new subgenre: the Agent Morality Play.

August 24, 2006
All the World’s a Stage

Julianne Moore on her role in David Hare’s international-studies play The Vertical Hour—and how she almost skipped her return to Broadway.

September 11, 2006
Truman, Take Two

Another exploration of In Cold Blood—this time with humor.

September 11, 2006
Cate Blanchett: Highbrow Brilliant

"At times, George [Clooney] and I would go, 'Ewww, that felt so bizarre!' But Steven would say, 'If it doesn’t feel bizarre, then it’s not right.' "

September 11, 2006
De Palma Does Dahlia

The master of the smart thriller takes on Ellroy’s tale of Hollywood brutality.

September 11, 2006
'Shortbus' and 'Marie Antoinette' Previewed

More fall movie previews.

August 11, 2006
Maggie Gyllenhaal Talks Smack

The indie sweetheart discusses her new heroin flick, her 9/11 remarks, and the appeal of big-budget films.

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