Monthly Archive for October, 2016

: October, 2016

‘Audrey’: Hepburn’s rise to stardom

Dey Street Books has just released a beautifully designed coffee table book documenting the first decade of Audrey Hepburn’s career. “Audrey: The 50s” is packed with unseen photos from the collection

‘Class Acts’: last call on White Street

The Flea Theater is leaving its Tribeca home of two decades with a celebration of one of its house playwrights, A.R. Gurney. “Two Class Acts” consists of a pair of one-act plays — set on college

A feminist case for Elizabeth Taylor

Walker and Company published a smart little book  — “The Accidental Feminist” — in which the cultural critic M.G. Lord shows us how Elizabeth Taylor became an unlikely political barrier breaker both

Mel Gibson before the fall

Remember those long ago days before Mel Gibson turned into a ranting, drunken, anti-Semitic mess and his career imploded? Today’s kids probably find it hard to believe there was a time when the raspy,

In praise of Robert Vaughn

The Warner Archive DVD-on-demand operation does a great job of serving fans’ needs for obscure movies both on the high and low ends of the Hollywood scale. The company has brought unjustly neglected

Remembering the late, great Madeline Kahn

William V. Madison delivers an honest and appreciative biography of a terrific actress in “Madeline Kahn,” published by the University Press of Mississippi. Madison talked with many admirers — from

‘Imagine That!: an exceptional life

If I wasn’t already committed to attending CrimeCONN at the Westport Library tomorrow, I would be heading to the Barnes and Noble store in Westport at 2 p.m. for the launch of the new James Mapes

‘Meteor Shower’: existential couples therapy

Sometimes puzzling, always funny, the new Steve Martin play “Meteor Shower” serves up a series of riffs on marriage and the nature of personality that add up to a very provocative evening in the

A new take on ‘Camelot’

A beautiful, streamlined version of the classic Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe musical “Camelot” is running through Nov. 5 at Westport Country Playhouse. Director Mark Lamos and adapter David Lee

‘The One Man’: a writer’s new direction

We hear a lot about the perils of type-casting for actors, but popular writers face a similar bind – the expectation that they will deliver more of what drew us to them in the first place. Miracles