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Up for Auction: Marilyn Monroe's Love Letters

Including notes from Joe DiMaggio, Arthur Miller

(Newser) - It's no secret Joe DiMaggio loved Marilyn Monroe. The baseball great cried at her funeral and for 20 years had flowers placed at her crypt several times a week. The public displays were unusual for the famously stoic and private DiMaggio. Now, his heartbreak over the breakup of their... More »

In Today's America, Death of a Salesman Is Dead

Because we have no middle class to celebrate

(Newser) - Philip Seymour Hoffman gives a bravura performance in the new revival of Death of a Salesman, but as he watched, Lee Siegel wondered "why the play was revived at all," he writes in the New York Times . After all, Salesman is about the delusions of the middle class,... More »

Denzel Washington Wins 1st Tony Award

Scarlett Johansson, VIola Davis, Catherine Zeta-Jones Prevail

(Newser) - Denzel Washington won his first Tony Award tonight for his performance in August Wilson's Fences, and Scarlett Johansson and Catherine Zeta-Jones joined the Hollywood-to-Tony parade by picking up statuettes of their own. Best play Red and best musical Memphis also enjoyed big nights, the AP reports . More »

Johansson Wows in A View From a Bridge

But Arthur Miller's moralistic script was a turn-off for some

(Newser) - Scarlett Johansson is getting rave reviews for her Broadway debut in Arthur Miller’s A View from the Bridge. Here’s what the critics are saying:
  • Scarlett Johansson proves to be “this season's most inspired piece of movie-star casting,” writes Elysa Gardner of USA Today . Her “youthful
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Holmes Holds Own on Stage

Supporting performer is center of attention in Broadway production of All My Sons

(Newser) - In a perfect world, stars John Lithgow and Dianne Wiest would be the center of attention in the Broadway revival of Arthur Miller’s All My Sons. “In this world, however, Mrs. Tom Cruise is playing a supporting role,” writes Natalie Finn of E!. So with tabloid-lovers watching... More »

Vast Trove Yields Marilyn Secrets

Papers from unearthed Monroe filing cabinets suggest abortion

(Newser) - Filing cabinets stuffed with receipts and letters are opening a window into Marilyn Monroe’s personal life, Vanity Fair reports. Payments for something "medical" coincide with her 1953 hospitalization for a gynecological procedure, suggesting an abortion, and notes she sent to husband Arthur Miller’s children while they were... More »

Katie Cruises to Broadway

Will make stage debut in All My Sons

(Newser) - Actress Katie Holmes is headed for Broadway, where she'll make her theatrical debut in the fall in Arthur Miller's Tony-winning play All My Sons, reports the Los Angeles Times. It's a risky step for Mrs. Tom Cruise, who hasn't appeared onstage since high school. She'll star alongside two-time Tony winner... More »

Katie May Be Heading to Broadway

Holmes in talks to make her stage debut later this year

(Newser) - Katie Holmes may make a run for the door later this year—the stage door, that is. The actress known to some as Mrs. Tom Cruise is in serious talks to star in a revival of Arthur Miller’s All My Sons when it opens on Broadway later this year,... More »

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