Arthur Laurents, the New York-born laureate storyteller who penned the scripts for “West Side Story” and “Gypsy,” two of the most successful and influential musicals in theater history, has died. He was 93.
Sidney Lumet , the director of “12 Angry Men,” “Dog Day Afternoon” and “Network,” whose films explored themes of injustice and used the gritty streets of New York as a supporting character, has died. He was 86.
The astonishing Royal Shakespeare Company production of “Romeo and Juliet” opens at night with a young man in a hooded jacket, fiddling with earphones as if listening to a museum guide while wandering the darkened streets.