WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE FAMILY IMPLODES (On Stage and Screen)

Paul Simon wrote that there are 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover, and that sounds about right.  But it's much harder to change the world around you when things are going wrong. Even harder perhaps to change oneself. Because when the world breaks down and things aren't working out as...

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO KAREN ALLEN? (Answer: A Lot)

The 2017 Hollyshorts Festival of short films is entering its final weekend at the TLC Chinese Theatre 6, and I highly recommend checking out the guide and catching some of the films if you can. The Festival began on Thursday August 10th with the 30th Anniversary screening of Stanley Kubrick's...

SAM SHEPARD - No Joke, He Was The Real Deal

"I was in the presence of an extraordinary man, reinventing himself on the brink of disaster, and realized that this had always been the case with him and his work.  His whole life had been in the company of death, and this reminder of his own mortality informed everything...

BILLY HAYES ALERT - IT'S "MIDNIGHT EXPRESS" WEEK IN LOS ANGELES!

Don't look now, but Billy Hayes is back in town. The "Midnight Express" man left Los Angeles in 2014 and hit the road with his one man show for a time, then settled down in Sin City, where he's been negotiating with various pot enterprises who want to market a...

Paul Dooley: Character is Destiny

At the opening of his one-man show at Theatre West, Paul Dooley lists all the other character actors that he's often mistaken for, including Paul Sorvino, Ned Beatty, Charles Durning, Pat Hingle - great actors all of them, memorable from a hundred roles, but seldom identified with just one....

MARTIN LANDAU - ACTOR'S ACTOR, PEERLESS TEACHER, LAST OF HIS KIND

Martin Landau passed from this earth on Saturday at age 89. Martin Landau outside at the Plaza Hotel; circa 1970; New York. (Photo by Art Zelin/Getty Images) To those over 55 who watched TV growing up, he was well-known from the Mission Impossible TV series.  To more...