Arthur Miller - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Arthur Miller Young director makes a bit of history with film debut NEW YORK (AP) — Overcoming the hurdle of being a woman director in Hollywood is tough enough, but trying to do it a few years removed from high school is an even more daunting task. So it was to be expected that Quinn Shephard — just 22 years old — was filled with nervous energy as she prepared to screen her feature film debut, "Blame," at a major film festival premiere amid... Thu, 04 May 2017 04:34:00 GMT 2017-05-04T04:34:00Z A 'robust' Broadway season leads to Tony nods for 25 shows NEW YORK (AP) — A year after falling head-over-heels for a musical about Alexander Hamilton, the Broadway community threw its arms wide open at the 2017 Tony Award nominations, handing out nods to 25 shows in a season notable for its breathtaking range. "Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812," an improbable pop-opera musical inspired by a Leo Tolstoy ... Tue, 02 May 2017 19:23:00 GMT 2017-05-02T19:23:00Z Select list of nominees for 2017 Tony Awards NEW YORK (AP) — Select nominations for the 2017 Tony Awards, announced Tuesday. Best Musical: "Come From Away," ''Dear Evan Hansen," ''Groundhog Day The Musical," ''Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812." Best Play: "A Doll's House, Part 2," ''Indecent," ''Oslo," ''Sweat. Best Book of a Musical: "Come From Away," ''Dear Evan Hansen,... Tue, 02 May 2017 13:42:00 GMT 2017-05-02T13:42:00Z The Latest: Chinese composer Du Yun stunned by Pulitzer win NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Pulitzer Prizes in journalism and the arts (all times local): 6 p.m. When Chinese composer Du Yun heard she won the Pulitzer Prize for music, she thought it was a prank. Yun had just returned from a day of panels at The Culture Summit in Abu Dhabi, and her librettist texted her the go... Mon, 10 Apr 2017 23:04:00 GMT 2017-04-10T23:04:00Z George Braziller, literary publisher, dead at 101 NEW YORK (AP) — George Braziller, an independent and self-taught publisher for more than 50 years who supported early novels by Norman Mailer and Arthur Miller and released fiction by Nobel laureates Orhan Pamuk and Claude Simon, has died. He was 101. A spokesman for his publishing house, George Braziller Inc., told The Associated Press that Braziller die... Fri, 17 Mar 2017 19:38:00 GMT 2017-03-17T19:38:00Z Samantha Bee, Masha Gessen to speak at PEN festival NEW YORK (AP) — Comedian-commentator Samantha Bee and author-activist Masha Gessen will be speaking in May about "gender and power" during the age of President Donald Trump. PEN America announced Thursday that Gessen and Bee have agreed to participate in the annual Arthur Miller Freedom to Write Lecture, a featured event of the PEN World Voices Festival. Gessen, a prominent ... Thu, 09 Mar 2017 21:10:00 GMT 2017-03-09T21:10:00Z Iranians cheer Farhadi's Oscar as rebuke of Trump policies TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Oscar for Asghar Farhadi's "The Salesman" energized many of the filmmaker's fellow Iranians, who saw the win for best foreign film Monday as a pointed rebuke to the Trump administration and its efforts to deny them entry into the U.S. Farhadi refused to attend the Academy Awards, announcing after the temporary U.S. travel ban was i... Mon, 27 Feb 2017 15:37:00 GMT 2017-02-27T15:37:00Z Iran's Farhadi, absent at Oscars, pleads for empathy in win LOS ANGELES (AP) — A political context larger than that of films themselves swept Iran's "The Salesman" into the limelight and effectively solidified its win in the best foreign language category at the Oscars on Sunday. Iranian astronaut Anousheh Ansari accepted the award on behalf of director Asghar Farhadi, who was absent from the ceremony in protest of Donald Trump's tra... Mon, 27 Feb 2017 06:39:00 GMT 2017-02-27T06:39:00Z Obama returns to Broadway to see Arthur Miller's 'The Price' NEW YORK (AP) — The Obamas just can't quit Broadway. Former President Barack Obama and his daughter Malia Obama have caught a new revival of Arthur Miller's "The Price." They attended the play starring Danny DeVito, Mark Ruffalo, Tony Shalhoub and Jessica Hecht at the American Airlines Theatre on Friday. In "The Price," a police officer... Sat, 25 Feb 2017 12:06:00 GMT 2017-02-25T12:06:00Z Bette Midler, Glenn Close lead Broadway's spring offerings NEW YORK (AP) — Two Broadway titans in Bette Midler and Glenn Close return to the Great White Way this spring. Here's a look at some of the highlights: A DIVINE RETURN? Bette Midler will star in a revival of "Hello, Dolly!" offering theater-goers a chance to hear her sing "Put On Your Sunday Clothes," ''Before the Parade Passes By" and "So Long Dearie." The Divine Miss M, wh... Tue, 07 Feb 2017 14:38:00 GMT 2017-02-07T14:38:00Z Review: In 'The Salesman,' echoes of Arthur Miller in Tehran Even as Iranian writer-director Asghar Farhadi layers his films with complexity — with characters whose intimacies are crowded by politics, society and the past — his command of narrative is utterly total. You get the impression he could direct his way out of any labyrinth, that his camera — cool and composed — could travel through a briar patch without so much as a scratch.... Thu, 26 Jan 2017 20:48:00 GMT 2017-01-26T20:48:00Z In '20th Century Women,' Bening found freedom in the unknown WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — In 1979, Annette Bening was 21-years-old. A year earlier she had moved from San Diego to San Francisco to study classical drama. She remembers it as a time of tremendous change and uncertainty and the big moments like the day Harvey Milk and George Mascone were killed, but, for the most part her head was in Chekov and Shakespeare and Shaw and Ar... Fri, 30 Dec 2016 15:01:00 GMT 2016-12-30T15:01:00Z Semper (and suffer) Fidel: Artists conflicted about Castro NEW YORK (AP) — As a prominent advocate for human rights, the poet Rose Styron knew well the abuses in Fidel Castro's Cuba and the censorship of artists and publications with dissenting views. But when she and her husband, author William Styron, were invited to meet him in 2000 she didn't hesitate to accept. "He was an interesting, controversial, obviousl... Sun, 04 Dec 2016 02:30:00 GMT 2016-12-04T02:30:00Z Inn key to room where Marilyn Monroe stayed sells for $131 NEW MILFORD, Conn. (AP) — The key to a room at the Connecticut inn where Marilyn Monroe stayed in 1956 while dating playwright Arthur Miller has sold for $131. The key from the Homestead Inn in New Milford sold Friday on eBay to a woman who lives in the town, antiques dealer Loretta Kretchko said Monday. Kretchko, who runs Bob Kretchko ... Mon, 28 Nov 2016 18:19:00 GMT 2016-11-28T18:19:00Z