Cassius Clay had recently converted to Islam, re-emerged as Muhammad Ali and was preparing for his 1965 heavyweight title rematch with Sonny Liston when he introduced the press to his “secret strategist,” movie star Lincoln Perry.
You’ve seen the splashy ads featuring names like Daniel Craig, Mary-Louise Parker and “Big Fish.” Now it’s time to check out the musicals, comedies and dramas vying for your attention and cash this fall. Here’s my selection of the most enticing.
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.
If there’s an actor who can do shambolic pathos better than the great Michael Gambon , he hasn’t appeared on the theater scene yet. If there’s a play better suited to exploit this quality than Samuel Beckett ’s short monologue “Krapp’s Last Tape,” now at London’s Duchess Theatre , it hasn’t surfaced on the theatrical radar either.