War of the Roses Raged Onstage in Broadway Adaptation

War of the Roses Raged Onstage in Broadway Adaptation

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Actor Jason Alexander is going to bring Warren Adler’s novel The War of the Roses to broadway. This novel will be adapted into a play by co-creator of Rescue Me, Peter Tolan. Adler’s novel focuses on married couple Oliver and Barbara Rose. They seem like any other happily-married couple until Barbara wants to divorce Oliver. The two humorously try to kick the other out of their house. Weapons used are such things a household items, as Barbara and Oliver fight for ownership of the house. Love and hate are very much the themes that drive these two characters into a war of …

From Really Old to Really Weird: 11 Jekyll & Hyde Adaptations

From Really Old to Really Weird: 11 Jekyll & Hyde Adaptations

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? Do you think I’d ever let you go? Do you think I’d ever set you free? ?   Apparently not, because “the sorry tale of Edward Hyde” is coming to theaters.   *Little girl squeals*   Not so fast, squealing little boy (and girls!). They aren’t simply filming the stage musical of Jekyll & Hyde, they are going to adapt it into a full fledged motion picture film (READ ALL ABOUT THE MAGIC HERE). In honor of that Godsend, we’re going to go through eleven of the oldest, strangest, and weirdest adaptions of the classic story!   11.Thomas Russell Sullivan and …

From Really Old to Really Weird: 11 Jekyll & Hyde Adaptations

From Really Old to Really Weird: 11 Jekyll & Hyde Adaptations

Book Culture

? Do you think I’d ever let you go? Do you think I’d ever set you free? ?   Apparently not, because “the sorry tale of Edward Hyde” is coming to theaters.   *Little girl squeals*   Not so fast, squealing little boy (and girls!). They aren’t simply filming the stage musical of Jekyll & Hyde, they are going to adapt it into a full fledged motion picture film (READ ALL ABOUT THE MAGIC HERE). In honor of that Godsend, we’re going to go through eleven of the oldest, strangest, and weirdest adaptions of the classic story!   11.Thomas Russell Sullivan and …

Interview: Lars Jan on His Adaptation of Joan Didion’s ‘The White Album’

Interview: Lars Jan on His Adaptation of Joan Didion’s ‘The White Album’

“I recall a time when the dogs barked every night and the moon was always full…” There has never been a writer quite as poignant and iconic as Joan Didion; she is a legend in every right. Yet, despite her fame spanning decades and her immense collection of publications, she is someone whose work we rarely see adapted.   So when I heard artist and director Lars Jan was adapting the entirety of Didion’s essay “The White Album” for the stage, I couldn’t help but be excited. And I wasn’t let down. Jan’s is a truly breathtaking show that uniquely blends the way in which “The White …

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson to Star in Shakespeare’s ‘Henry IV’

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson to Star in Shakespeare’s ‘Henry IV’

Tom Hanks will star alongside his wife Rita Wilson in the Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles’ production of Shakespeare’s play Henry IV. The show will run for twenty-four performances between June 5th and July 1st 2018 and will take place at the Japanese Garden on the West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs campus. Hanks will play Sir John Falstaff.    Parts 1 and 2 of Shakespeare’s play will be brought to the stage by Tony Award-winning director Daniel Sullivan. According to Variety, “2,000 tickets will be reserved for active and retired members of the military.”   Shakespeare’s play follows the reign of King Henry …