While the devil was still putting on his white suit and top hat for the new production at the Metropolitan Opera of Gounod’s “Faust,” mere mortals were starting their night with cocktails in the Grand Tier.
Launched in 1953 by Sir Tyrone Guthrie, Canada’s Stratford Shakespeare Festival attracts many of the best directors and stars, who tend to keep coming back for more. It’s the most consistent Woodstock for Shakespeare fans on the continent.
She was a wayward beauty with huge, soulful eyes, and the curmudgeon fell deeply in love with her. Now the story of a famously unruly German shepherd and her obsessive owner comes to the big screen, thanks to two acclaimed Philadelphia hermits.
Robert Osborne arrived in Hollywood in the early 1960s as a contract actor with Desilu, the production company founded by Lucille Ball and her husband Desi Arnaz. It wasn’t long before Lucy persuaded him to switch careers.