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Death of Salesman, Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Sets Dates at Broadway's Barrymore Theatre

Death of Salesman, Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Sets Dates at Broadway's Barrymore Theatre

The previously announced revival of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman, directed by Mike Nichols and starring the previously announced Philip Seymour Hoffman, Andrew Garfield and Linda Emond, will begin its Broadway run on February 13, 2012, at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. Opening night for the 16 week limited engagement is set for March 15.

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Spider-Man Movie Star Andrew Garfield Tapped for Death of a Salesman, Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman

Spider-Man Movie Star Andrew Garfield Tapped for Death of a Salesman, Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman

Is Broadway big enough for another Spider-Man? Andrew Garfield, the title star of the upcoming big-budget movie The Amazing Spider-Man, is joining previously announced stars Philip Seymour Hoffman and Linda Emond in Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman, according to Deadline.com. The website reports that the Mike Nichols-directed revival will play Broadway’s Ethel Barrymore Theatre in March with Garfield ...

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See George Clooney Face Off with Ryan Gosling in The Ides of March, Adapted from the Play Farragut North

See George Clooney Face Off with Ryan Gosling in The Ides of March, Adapted from the Play Farragut North

Even before the political drama Farragut North opened off-Broadway in the wake of the 2008 election, movie rights had been snapped up by George Clooney. Three years later, Clooney’s film adaptation of Beau Willimon’s play, now titled The Ides of March, is set to open the 2011 Venice Film Festival. Clooney and his longtime producing partner Grant Heslov joined with ...

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Two Words, Sounds Like: Celebrity Charades! Philip Seymour Hoffman, Sam Rockwell & More Shine at LAByrinth Fundraiser

Two Words, Sounds Like: Celebrity Charades! Philip Seymour Hoffman, Sam Rockwell & More Shine at LAByrinth Fundraiser
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It’s that time of year again: Snow is in the air, lights are in the trees and the brightest stars are leading us to...LAByrinth Theater Company's annual celebrity charades fundraiser. Dubbed Fight Night, the company’s eighth annual gala took place on December 6 at St. Paul the Apostle Church and once again, the event enticed the biggest names in ...

Daphne Rubin-Vega, John Cameron Mitchell & More Nab 2011 Independent Spirit Award Nominations

Daphne Rubin-Vega, John Cameron Mitchell & More Nab 2011 Independent Spirit Award Nominations

Two-time Tony nominee Daphne Rubin-Vega has received a 2011 Independent Spirit Award nomination as Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Jack Goes Boating. The film also earned nominations for Best Supporting Actor (John Ortiz) and Best First Screenplay (Bob Glaudini’s adaptation of his 2007 off-Broadway play). The nominations were announced on November 30 in advance of an awards ceremony ...

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Philip Seymour Hoffman Confirmed to Star in Death of a Salesman on Broadway

Philip Seymour Hoffman Confirmed to Star in Death of a Salesman on Broadway

As previously reported, Oscar winner and stage vet Philip Seymour Hoffman and director Mike Nichols will reunite for a Broadway revival of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman. The New York Times confirms that the show, in which Hoffman will play the iconic role of Willy Loman alongside Broadway vet Linda Emond as Willy’s long-suffering wife, Linda, will hit Broadway ...

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George Clooney to Direct Film of Farragut North, Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman

George Clooney to Direct Film of Farragut North, Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman

Beau Willimon’s 2008 political drama Farragut North is headed for a big-screen adaptation to be directed by George Clooney, according to nymag.com. The movie, scheduled to begin filming in February 2011, will star Philip Seymour Hoffman as a burned-out political operative, a part created in Atlantic Theater Company's off-Broadway production by Chris Noth.

Rising movie actor Chris Pine (Star ...

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Preview Philip Seymour Hoffman's New Film Jack Goes Boating, Co-Starring Daphne Rubin-Vega

Preview Philip Seymour Hoffman's New Film Jack Goes Boating, Co-Starring Daphne Rubin-Vega

Oscar winner Philip Seymour Hoffman regularly jumps from stage to screen and back, notably in his acclaimed 2007 performance in the four-person dramedy Jack Goes Boating for Labyrinth Theatre Company. Now Hoffman is making his big-screen directing debut with a film adaptation of Bob Glaudini’s play, which features Hoffman as the title character, a mild-mannered limo driver; original off-Broadway cast ...

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Julia Roberts and Many More Shine at LAByrinth's Celebrity Charades

Julia Roberts and Many More Shine at LAByrinth's Celebrity Charades
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It happens but once a year: LAByrinth Theater Company's Celebrity Charades benefit! The seventh annual gala, which took place December 7, was just as starry as ever this year, boasting celebs like Julia Roberts, Billy Crudup, Sam Rockwell, Julia Stiles, Eric Bogosian (who presided over the game), Jesse L. Martin, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Bobby Cannavale. These names and many ...

Philip Seymour Hoffman and Othello Bring Out the Stars

Philip Seymour Hoffman and Othello Bring Out the Stars
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While you were watching the Emmys, a constellation of stars flocked downtown on September 20 to catch John Ortiz and Philip Seymour Hoffman go head to head in Othello. The Public Theater brought together the pals (who co-founded LAByrinth Theatre Company) to play the ultimate frenemies, Othello and Iago, in a production directed by opera bigwig Peter Sellars. After the ...

Casting Complete for Othello, Starring Ortiz and Hoffman

Casting Complete for Othello, Starring Ortiz and Hoffman

Complete casting has been announced for the forthcoming production of Othello starring John Ortiz in the title role and Oscar winner Philip Seymour Hoffman as Iago. A joint production of the Public Theater and LAByrinth Theater Company, the play will have a limited engagement of 23 performances, beginning September 12 at the NYU Skirball Center, directed by Peter Sellars.

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Hoffman and Ortiz in Othello, New Play by Suzan-Lori Parks & More on Tap at Public in 2009-2010

The Public Theater’s 2009-2010 season will include a production of Othello starring John Ortiz and Philip Seymour Hoffman, Willem Dafoe starring in Richard Foreman’s Idiot Savant, and new works by Suzan-Lori Parks, Tarell Alvin McCraney and Mike Daisey. Details of the lineup are as follows:

Othello, by William Shakespeare, directed by Peter Sellars
September 12-October 4 at NYU Skirball Center ...

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DVD Review: Doubt

Even the biggest fans of Doubt, John Patrick Shanley’s Tony- and Pulitzer Prize-winning play, wondered how on earth this four-character drama set in a Catholic school could be transformed into a feature film. Onstage, the dramatic showdown between a popular young priest and the school principal, a stern nun who suspects him of behaving inappropriately with the only black student ...

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Doubt, Frost/Nixon Receive Multiple Oscar Nods; Five Playwrights Nominated

Doubt, Frost/Nixon Receive Multiple Oscar Nods; Five Playwrights Nominated

The movie versions of two Broadway hits, Doubt and Frost/Nixon, drew five nominations each for the 81st Academy Awards, which will be presented on February 22. Doubt nabbed acting nominations for all four major players Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams and Viola Davis and Frost/Nixon’s Oscar nods include Best Picture and a Best Actor nomination for Tony winner ...

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Hoffman Makes Film Directing Debut with Jack Goes Boating

 Hoffman Makes Film Directing Debut with Jack Goes Boating

Bob Glaudini’s acclaimed Jack Goes Boating, which was produced by the LAByrinth Theater Company during 2007, is setting sail for the big screen, with filming set to begin in Brooklyn on February 9. Original cast members and Broadway alums Philip Seymour Hoffman, Daphne Rubin-Vega and John Ortiz will reprise their stage roles for the flick, while Hoffman will make his ...

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Doubt, Frost/Nixon and Mamma Mia! Nab Golden Globe Nominations

Doubt, Frost/Nixon and Mamma Mia! Nab Golden Globe Nominations

The feature film versions of three Broadway hits, Doubt, Frost/Nixon and Mamma Mia!, received multiple nominations for the 66th Golden Globe Awards, including a pair of lead actress nominations for Meryl Streep. The Globes include separate categories for Drama and Comedy/Musical lead performances. The awards will be presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association in a telecast on ...

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Philip Seymour Hoffman to Direct Riflemind in the West End

Philip Seymour Hoffman is set to direct the European premiere of Andrew Upton's Riflemind. The play, which will begin performances at Trafalgar Studios on September 15 and open on September 18, stars John Hannah and Paul Hilton.

Twenty years after their frontman walked offstage for good, the iconic rock band Riflemind is set to get together again. For John Hannah ...

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Ellen Burstyn to Star in Guirgis' The Little Flower of East Orange at the Public

 

Academy Award winner Ellen Burstyn has signed on to star in the world premiere of Stephen Adly Guirgis' The Little Flower of East Orange, a joint production of LAByrinth Theater Company and the Public Theater. Directed by longtime Guirgis collaborator Philip Seymour Hoffman, the play will begin previews on March 18 and open on April 6 at the Public ...

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Public Theater's Season to Feature Hwang, Churchill, Shepard & More

Public Theater's Season to Feature Hwang, Churchill, Shepard & More

The Public Theater has announced details for seven productions to be presented in the 2007-08 season. The lineup includes the American premiere of Sam Shepard's Kicking a Dead Horse, directed by the playwright and starring Stephen Rea; Yellow Face, an autobiographical new play by David Henry Hwang; Brian Dennehy, David Strathairn and Maria Tucci headlining the world premiere of Richard ...

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LAByrinth Theater Company Announces 2007-2008 Season

LAByrinth Theater Company Announces 2007-2008 Season

LAByrinth Theater Company will present new plays by Bob Glaudini and Brett C. Leonard as part of its 16th season, once again in residence at The Public Theater. The off-Broadway company's 2007-2008 season will also include two developmental productions and LAByrinth's free play reading festival, The Barn Series.

In Glaudini's A View from 151st Street, cops, rappers, dealers, teachers, hustlers ...

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Philip Seymour Hoffman to Play Father Flynn in Big Screen Doubt with Streep

Philip Seymour Hoffman to Play Father Flynn in Big Screen Doubt with Streep

Philip Seymour Hoffman, currently finishing an off-Broadway run in Jack Goes Boating, will join Meryl Streep in the big screen adaptation of Doubt. According to Variety, he will play Father Flynn, the catholic priest accused of pedophilia by a stern nun Streep. The two Oscar-winning stars were previously seen together in the 2001 Shakespeare in the Park production of The ...

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Rubin-Vega to Take Leave from Les Miz for Off-B'way Play Jack Goes Boating

Rubin-Vega to Take Leave from Les Miz for Off-B'way Play Jack Goes Boating

Daphne Rubin-Vega, who had been previously announced as a star of Bob Glaudini's new play Jack Goes Boating at the LAByrinth Theater Company, will take a leave of absence from the Broadway company of Les Miserables from February 18 to April 11, 2007, to fulfill her commitment. She is currently playing Cosette's doomed mother Fantine in Les Miz, which opened ...

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Kevin Kline, Ed Harris, Brian Dennehy and More Come to the Public in 2006-2007

The Public Theater has announced a starry 2006-07 season. The company's lineup will include Kevin Kline in a yet to be announced William Shakespeare work, Neil LaBute's Wrecks with Ed Harris, Julia Cho's Durango, Emergence-SEE! written and performed by Daniel Beaty, the new musical Passing Strange and Craig Lucas' The Singing Forest. Additionally the company will present Suzan-Lori Parks' 365 ...

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Oscar Winner Philip Seymour Hoffman to Star Off-Broadway as Part of LAByrinth 2006-2007 Season

Oscar Winner Philip Seymour Hoffman to Star Off-Broadway as Part of LAByrinth 2006-2007 Season

Recent Academy Award winner Philip Seymour Hoffman will return to the stage in Bob Glaudini's Jack Goes Boating, a 2006-2007 season offering from the LAByrinth Theater Company, for which Hoffman serves as co-artistic director with John Ortiz another Jack Goes Boating cast member. The company will also present a Stephen Belber world premiere play and This is Now, written and ...

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The Last Days of Judas Iscariot Extends at the Public through April 3

The Last Days of Judas Iscariot Extends at the Public through April 3

The LAByrinth Theater Company/Public Theater co-production of Stephen Adly Guirgis' The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, starring Sam Rockwell and Eric Bogosian, has been extended by two weeks. The show, directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman, will now run at the Public through April 3.

The Last Days of Judas Iscariot is a time-bending serio-comic drama in an imagined world ...

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