Performing Arts

Harold Clurman - About Harold Clurman

Harold Clurman has been called the most influential figure in the history of the American theater.

Dec 2nd, 2003 | 5 comments

Helen Hayes - About Helen Hayes

Long regarded as "the First Lady of American Theater," Helen Hayes earned international esteem and affection during a career that spanned more than eighty years on stage and in films, radio, and television.

Dec 30th, 2002 | 2 comments

Lillian Gish - About Lillian Gish

She was the archetypal silent film heroine -- the delicate damsel in distress, fainting on an ice floe, cowering before a brutal bounder, languishing in a garret.

Dec 29th, 2001 | 3 comments

Merce Cunningham - A Lifetime of Dance

The title of Charles Atlas' new documentary on Merce Cunningham may be taken quite literally: his mother described his dancing down the aisle of the church the family attended in Centralia, Washington, at the age of four.

Dec 16th, 2001 | 4 comments

Paul Taylor - About Paul Taylor

Paul Taylor is considered by many to be the greatest living choreographer.

Oct 8th, 2001 | 5 comments

Sanford Meisner - About Sanford Meisner

A leading acting teacher who trained some of the most famous performers of the stage and screen, Sanford Meisner was a founding member of the Group Theatre.

Apr 22nd, 2001 | 6 comments

Stella Adler - About Stella Adler

From 1905, at the age of four, until her death eighty-seven years later, Stella Adler dedicated herself to understanding the theater.

Nov 24th, 2000 | 2 comments

Vaudeville - About Vaudeville

Vaudeville was made of comedians, singers, plate-spinners, ventriloquists, dancers, musicians, acrobats, animal trainers, and anyone who could keep an audience’s interest for more than three minutes.

Oct 8th, 1999 | 28 comments

Richard Rodgers - About Richard Rodgers

Richard Rodgers' contributions to the musical theatre of his day were extraordinary, and his influence on the musical theatre of today and tomorrow is legendary.

Feb 1st, 1999 | 9 comments
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