Some time ago, a planeload of my family came to Dallas from New York City. After searching for the most Texan-y place to eat, someone thought it'd be funny to take the freshly deplaned New Yorkers to Trail Dust steakhouse. We made sure my uncle wore a tie with his denim. I remember this because the ... More >>
You need two things when you do the musical Hairspray: a fat girl to play the lead character, Tracy Turnblad, and a bunch of African-American kids to play the African-American kids. There are about a dozen roles for young black performers in this show, plus one for a big black lady who closes out th ... More >>
For WaterTower Theatre's first local production of August: Osage County, the Pulitzer-winning drama by Tracy Letts, director René Moreno sticks with the star of his acclaimed 2011 Oklahoma City production, longtime Dallas actress Pam Dougherty, in the lead as matriarch Violet Weston.
She co-starr ... More >>
The list of actors we want to see more of on Dallas/Fort Worth theater stages this year includes a few we've seen a lot of in recent productions -- a lot, as in their frontal and backal parts sans costume.
Nudity has become so common among local theater companies, it's no big deal anymore. There a ... More >>
Shortly after the kick-off of Foote Festival, the through-May 1 area-wide celebration of the life and work of Wharton native Horton Foote, a Friend of Unfair Park bemoaned the fact there was but one of his films featured as part of the fest: Foote's adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird, which screene ... More >>
Photo by Elaine LinerHorton Foote Jr. and siblings Hallie, Daisy and Walter celebrated what would've been their dad's 95th birthday at a party in the Winspear lobby Monday.Monday, on what would have been their father's 95th birthday, the four children of Pulitzer- and two-time Academy Award-winni ... More >>
Elaine LinerDTC artistic director Kevin Moriarty describes what he's looking for in the actress to play the Elizabeth Taylor character in Giant.
Dallas Theater Center's artistic director Kevin Moriarty announced the company's 53rd season of shows today, and it includes a couple of giant productions ... More >>
Technically, it's three of my favorite things, since Robert Duvall's November 19 appearance at the Hall of State in Fair Park will be a chitchat moderated by one of my dearest friends, Elvis Mitchell, former Star-Telegram and New York Times film critic-turned-At the Movies co-critic. That's neith ... More >>
The ACLU of Texas just released its annual banned-books report, Free People Read Freely -- compiled with the assistance of former Washington Post reporter Myra MacPherson, mother of the late, great Leah Siegel. As in previous years, the report documents the books banned, restricted or given the ... More >>