Tag: playwright

Way Off Broadway (2001) 6.1

Way Off Broadway (2001)

Way Off Broadway is the story of five friends who, frustrated by the abrupt juxtaposition of being successful artists on the university level to poor struggling artists in New York City, take a crash course in life as th...

Critic’s Choice (1963) 5.9

Critic’s Choice (1963)

Parker Ballantine is the most respected and forthright of the New York theater critics. Most of his closest friends are part of the Broadway community, such as his ex-wife actress Ivy London and producer S.P. Champlain. ...

Community Theater Christmas (2019) 8.4

Community Theater Christmas (2019)

A community theater competes for a state grant that is needed to keep the doors of the theater open. Meanwhile, they race to get their first, original Christmas play up and running while everything falls apart....

Pussycat, Pussycat, I Love You (1970) 4.8

Pussycat, Pussycat, I Love You (1970)

An American playwright living in Rome consults a quack psychiatrist to combat his fears of balding and save his failing marriage.::...

Bullets Over Broadway (1994) 7.4

Bullets Over Broadway (1994)

1920s Broadway. Playwright David Shayne considers himself an artist, and surrounds himself with like minded people, most struggling financially as they create art for themselves, not the masses. David, however, believes ...

Collaborator (2011) 5.9

Collaborator (2011)

Robert Longfellow is a playwright whose latest play in New York City has just bombed while his marriage is in no better shape. Seeking an escape, he travels back to Los Angeles to visit his mother, meet a dear secret gir...

The Group (1966) 6.4

The Group (1966)

In June 1933, eight young women, who are close friends and members of the upper-class group at South Tower College, graduate and start their adult lives. The film documents the years between their graduation and the begi...

The Trials of Oscar Wilde (1960) 7.1

The Trials of Oscar Wilde (1960)

At the height of his fame, Oscar Wilde angers the Marquis of Queensberry by having what is (correctly) believed to be a romantic relationship with Queensberry's son Lord Alfred Douglas ("Bosie"), who is twenty years Wild...

Shakespeare: The Legacy (2016) (TV) 7.1

Shakespeare: The Legacy (2016) (TV)

To the world, Shakespeare left a lasting legacy and an awful lot of unanswered questions. Follow John Nettles as he recounts the life of William Shakespeare.::3DD Productions...

Old Acquaintance (1943) 7.5

Old Acquaintance (1943)

Jealous of best friend Kit, a critically acclaimed but financially unsuccessful author and playwright, Millie writes a novel, the first in a string of bestselling trashy novels. After eight years of neglect and taking a ...

It’s Only the End of the World (2016) 6.9

It’s Only the End of the World (2016)

After 12 years of absence, Louis (Gaspard Ulliel), a writer, goes back to his hometown, planning on announcing his upcoming death to his family. As resentment soon rewrites the course of the afternoon, fits and feuds unf...

Loitering with Intent-2014 4.5

Loitering with Intent-2014

Two male actors/close friends want to jumpstart their careers. They end up making a big shot producer think that they have a hot script that everyone wants to get their hands on. The 2 men then drive to upstate New York ...

She’s Funny That Way-2014 6.1

She’s Funny That Way-2014

On the set of a playwright's new project, a love triangle forms between his wife, her ex-lover, and the call girl-turned-actress cast in the production.::Anonymous...

Author! Author!-1982 6.2

Author! Author!-1982

Playwright Travalian feels pulled limb from limb these days. He has a Broadway play in rehearsal and they want rewrites. His tramp wife is leaving him, leaving him as well with four children from her previous marriages p...

Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood-2002 6.1

Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood-2002

Siddalee Walker (Sandra Bullock), a famous New York City playwright, is quoted in Time Magazine and infuriates her dramatic, Southern mother. A long-distant fight wages until her mother's friends (and members of the Ya-Y...

Looking for Richard-1996 7.3

Looking for Richard-1996

Director Al Pacino juxtaposes scenes from Richard III, scenes of rehearsals for Richard III, and sessions where parties involved discuss the play, the times that shaped the play, and the events that happened at the time ...

Mother Night-1996 7.1

Mother Night-1996

Howard W. Campbell, Jr., an American expatriate playwright, Nazi radio propagandist, and Allied spy, writes his memoirs during his pre-trial confinement in 1961 Haifa and learns that people are what they pretend to be....

Next Stop, Greenwich Village-1976 6.9

Next Stop, Greenwich Village-1976

An aspiring Jewish actor moves out of his parents' Brooklyn apartment to seek his fortune in the bohemian life of Greenwich Village in 1953. He struggles to come to terms with his feelings about his mother's overbearing ...

All Is True-2018 6.1

All Is True-2018

A look at the final days in the life of renowned playwright William Shakespeare....

Topsy-Turvy-1999 7.3

Topsy-Turvy-1999

After their production "Princess Ida" meets with less-than-stunning reviews, the relationship between Gilbert and Sullivan is strained to breaking. Their friends and associates attempt to get the two to work together aga...

Humor Me-2017 5.9

Humor Me-2017

A once-acclaimed New York playwright, NATE (Jemaine Clement), is struggling to finish his new play when his wife (Maria Dizzia) leaves him, taking their son. Desolate, broke and unable to pay the rent, Nate begrudgingly ...

The Normal Heart-2014 7.9

The Normal Heart-2014

The story of the onset of the HIV-AIDS crisis in New York City in the early 1980s, taking an unflinching look at the nation's sexual politics as gay activists and their allies in the medical community fight to expose the...

Surrender, Dorothy-2006 5.5

Surrender, Dorothy-2006

After Sara Swerdlow's death in a nightly car accident, her excessively self-righteous mother Natalie shamelessly invites herself to move into her room at the remote summer house where her friends are on holiday as often ...

Somewhere in Time-1980 7.2

Somewhere in Time-1980

Young writer Richard Collier is met on the opening night of his first play by an old lady who begs him to "Come back to me". Mystified, he tries to find out about her, and learns that she is a famous stage actress from t...

Deathtrap-1982 7

Deathtrap-1982

To make Sidney's slump all the more painful, Clifford Anderson, a student of one of Sidney's writing seminars, has recently sent his mentor a copy of his first attempt at playwrighting for Sidney's review and advice. The...

Shakespeare in Love-1998 7.1

Shakespeare in Love-1998

Will Shakespeare is a known but struggling poet, playwright and actor who not only has sold his next play to both Philip Henslow and Richard Burbidge but now faces a far more difficult problem: he is bereft of ideas and ...

Design for Living-1933 7.5

Design for Living-1933

Two Americans sharing a flat in Paris, playwright Tom Chambers and painter George Curtis, fall for free-spirited Gilda Farrell. When she can't make up her mind which one of them she prefers, she proposes a "gentleman's a...

Girl Most Likely-2012 5.8

Girl Most Likely-2012

Kristen Wiig stars as Imogene, a failed New York playwright awkwardly navigating the transition from Next Big Thing to Last Year's News. After both her career and relationship hit the skids, she's forced to make the humi...

Wilde-1997 6.9

Wilde-1997

The story of Oscar Wilde, genius, poet, playwright and the First Modern Man. The self-realization of his homosexuality caused Wilde enormous torment as he juggled marriage, fatherhood and responsibility with his obsessiv...