Deep Inside Hollywood

Posted on 19 May 2017 at 7:40am

‘Rent’ to the small screen … and did you hear about Alia Shawkat? Live musicals are busting out all over TV, thanks to the success of adaptations of The Wiz, Grease and Hairspray (we’ve all forgotten about the way we dragged that stiff Peter Pan on Twitter and have forgiven it for being weird and […]

Tasting notes

Posted on 19 May 2017 at 7:35am

Taste of Addison, National Burger Day and sake in a box   The annual Taste of Addison runs all this weekend, with admission just $20 Friday and Saturday, and free all day Sunday. Not only will local restaurants like Blue Goose Cantina, Dickey’s, i Fratelli Pizza, Mad Hatter Baker and Public School 972 serve up […]

Into the woods… and out of the closet

Posted on 19 May 2017 at 7:30am

Into the Woods isn’t the only place you can get a fresh look at Little Red Riding Hood this week. Playwright Ben Schroth is contributing his own revisionist version with the staged reading of his latest play, Little Red, which will be performed May 19, 25 and 27 at the Bath House Cultural Center as […]

Mob manic

Posted on 19 May 2017 at 7:25am

The weekend was all set. Detective Heath Barrington had everything planned down to the last detail: He and police officer Alan Keyes were heading to a cabin in Northern Wisconsin, just the two of them, under the guise of a “fishing trip.”  It was 1947, after all, and discretion was absolutely necessary for two professional […]

Little bears

Posted on 19 May 2017 at 7:20am

Photog Blake Little brings his sexy books to Dallas in time for TBRU   When we say we’re always excited to see “Little bears,” we don’t mean grizzly cubs or koalas or even small-statured hairy gay men — in fact, we don’t mean “tiny” at all. Nope, we are referring to the bearish men that […]

Poetic justice

Posted on 19 May 2017 at 6:30am

How out filmmaker Terence Davies & queer actress Cynthia Nixon tackled the life of Emily Dickinson Terence Davies has long been praised for his poetic, lyrical filmmaking, including the autobiographical Distant Voices, Still Lives (1988) and The Long Day Closes (1992), his 2000 Edith Wharton novel adaptation The House Of Mirth and last year’s Sunset […]

Theater in the age of alternative facts

Posted on 19 May 2017 at 6:15am

Just honored with the regional theater Tony Award, DTC’s Kevin Moriarty takes on the classic play ‘Inherit the Wind’ in an era of fake news   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES | Executive Editor On Sunday, June 4, a lot of producers, actors, directors and designers will be sitting in Radio City Music Hall, waiting on tenterhooks […]

Absurdly ever after Over-the-top and ‘Into the Woods:’ If Stomp met Sondheim

Posted on 19 May 2017 at 6:00am

  ARNOLD WAYNE JONES | Executive Editor Here’s a sentence nobody has ever said before in reference to Into the Woods: “The cow gave the best performance.” As any theater fan will know, the cow — named Milky White — in the James Lapine–Stephen Sondheim fractured fairy tale musical is usually played by a plastic […]

Best Bets • 05-19-17

Posted on 18 May 2017 at 11:10pm

Friday 05.19 — Sunday 05.21 Dance, dance revolution … in Dallas and Fort Worth If you’re a fan of dance, this weekend could be a boon … or anxiety-producing. Because Friday through Sunday, both Dallas Black Dance Theatre and Texas Ballet Theatre are doing spring performances. At DBDT, the Spring Celebration is the season-closing mix […]

WATCH: Trailer for the Billie Jean King-Bobby Riggs movie ‘Battle of the Sexes’

Posted on 17 May 2017 at 8:55am

WATCH: Trailer for the Billie Jean King-Bobby Riggs movie ‘Battle of the Sexes’