THEATER

Cicley Tyson, a Film, Stage Icon, Back on Broadway in Foote Classic

After a 30-year absence, Cicley Tyson is returning to Broadway for a limited engagement in a new production of Horton Foote’s classic, The Trip to Bountiful, directed by Michael Wilson and produced by Nelle Nugent. Foote, who died in 2009, was a playwright and screenwriter. He’s best known for writing the 1962 film “To Kill a Mockingbird” with Gregory Peck and the 1983 film “Tender Mercies,” with Robert Duvall. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1995 for his play The Young Man From Atlanta.... Read More...

Behind the Scenes at 57th Drama Desk Awards (photos!)

The Improper went behind the scenes at the 57th Drama Desk Awards to capture the anticipation and the elation of the nominees as they arrived on the red carpet, and later backstage as the winners among them took home their awards. The awards, presented Sunday, June 3rd at The Town Hall in New York, honor the best of Broadway's and Off-Broadway's musicals, plays and actors. Here are reactions from the stars themselves.... Read More...

Cynthia Nixon in New Group Reading ‘Women Behind Bars’

Cynthia Nixon, Janeane Garofolo and other top New York theater actors will perform a one-night-only benefit reading of the play Women Behind Bars Monday, May 7, at The New Group at Theatre Row. Directed by Scott Elliott, Women Behind Bars will also feature Charles Busch, Halley Feiffer, Nancy Giles, Josh Hamilton, Natasha Lyonne, Rosie O’Donnell, Rhea Perlman, Daphne Rubin-Vega and Jennifer Tilly.... Read More...

Emily Shoolin Swings on Web of Talent in Spider-Man

Actress Emily Shoolin is known for having a great sense of humor. On her own Web site, she points out that she makes a great nerd, she gets the job done, and that she’s an ingénue with chutzpah. It’s her penchant for laughs coupled with her extraordinary talent as a performer that recently helped her win her debut role on Broadway as Emily Osborn (in addition to other roles) in Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark.... Read More...

Chip Zien, Lewis Stadlen Star in Sunshine Boys

Chip Zien and Lewis J. Stadlen are the Sunshine Boys. They star in the John W. Engeman theater production of the play, a never-ending laugh fest, ripe with relatable humor and slapstick comedy that is sorely missing from plays today. This endearing story, coupled with a clever cast of skilled actors, makes for an incredibly fulfilling and fun experience in theater.... Read More...