Monday, March 2, 2015 AdarI 11, 5775
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So, you wanna be a producer? Maybe it helps to have a great director. Susan Stroman had a hit with the flopsweat of her "Producers" on Broadway in 2001; five years later, the director/choreographer - who made body "Contact" with the Tony Award in 2000 - is now watching as her Broadway Bialystock and Bloom bounce off the big screen...
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A Jewish Apprentice? Not yet, but Soviet émigré Alla Wartenberg came close - and closes in on her own title as mogul
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"Tee Ouvolena!" The Sputnik simulcast of "You're fired!"? If Donald Trump never actually uttered the Russian equivalent of his rejection mantra, Soviet Jewish émigré Alla Wartenberg still got the message. She made the business world's equivalent of the Final Four of basketball, jumping through hoops, but was still voted off the island - Manhattan, in this case - in the...
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For many, thinking about organized crime will conjure up images of Italian mobsters like Al Capone or the fictional Michael Corleone from the three "Godfather" movies. In actuality, many of the most notorious and ruthless gangsters were actually Jewish. One of the mob figures with a long tenure was Meyer Lansky, a Polish Jew who grew up on the mean...
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Now wide-screen wizard Jerry Bruckheimer's expanded to the small screen, too
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It's been an amazing race down "Glory Road" for mega-successful producer Jerry Bruckheimer. The man whose "Amazing Race" has captured TV's Emmy Award for reality series three years running hurdles hits as if he were born with flubber in his shoes. "Glory Road," he hopes, is more than the street where he lives; this Rocky-Goes-for-the-Rebound basketball adventure is the latest...
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Despite all the critical hoopla and applause, Eli Roth still can’t count on his actors to give him a hand. Most likely, they have none left. For Roth, whose macabre and mordant new movie is set for a “Hostel” takeover of screens Friday, Jan. 6, becoming a member of his acting company is tantamount to becoming a dismember. Blood, gore,...
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