When the first trailer for Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby was released a year ago, it was set to the music of Jay-Z and Kanye West's "No Church in the Wild," from the sometimes duo's incredibly self-important Watch the Throne album.
On the surface it made sense. Jay-Z -- who retired as a rapper i ... More >>
Richard Maxwell confesses that he had never even heard of Eugene O'Neill's S.S. Glencairn plays prior to getting a fateful call in 2011 -- "totally out of the blue" -- from the acclaimed Wooster Group director Elizabeth LeCompte. "She said, 'We've been kicking around these plays for a while,'" he re ... More >>
When the actor Jim Fletcher talks about F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, it is with the same mixture of familiar intimacy, sublime awe and wary respect that an experienced Himalayan mountain guide might use to describe the shimmering icefalls and man-eating crevasses of that range's most famo ... More >>