Ben Platt

Ben Platt

For his title role in the Broadway musical Dear Evan Hansen, young Ben Platt received rave reviews and notable awards, including a Tony Award. He dominated the stage, and he’s currently on the rise in TV and film. For some, they knew Ben Platt due to his breakout role as a nerdy … Read more

Billy Porter

Billy Porter

A fashionable stage actor, Billy Porter, knows how to own the moment, whether on the stage or not. He started his Broadway career starring at Miss Saigon and Grease and came a long way to Kinky Boots, where he earned his first Tony Award. Early Life Billy Porter (September 21, 1969) was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to … Read more

Michael Crawford

Michael Crawford

An accomplished British actor, Michael Crawford, has appeared in films, television, and stage musicals. He is most notable for blossoming into a full theater legend in the late 1980s due to his impassioned performance originating the role of the Phantom in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s award-winning and best-selling production of The Phantom of the … Read more

Danny Burstein

Danny Burstein at the 2019 Tony Awards

The multifaceted actor Danny Burstein is one of the most honored theater professionals in Broadway. Burstein is an actor of the stage and screen, and he’s a six-time Tony Award nominee. He won four Outer Critics Circle Awards, two Drama Desk Awards, and received three Grammy Award nominations. Having made his Broadway … Read more

Rudolph Valentino: A Silent Star Gone Too Soon

Rudolph Valentino A Silent Star Gone Too Soon

People from the world over end up in Hollywood some way or another, and some of them hit it big. Some are known for their hysterical performances, while others are known for their portrayal of serious action on the big screen. Though the film industry has evolved immensely over the last century, … Read more

Louise Brooks: A Movie Star And Dancer

Mary Louise Brooks circa 1926.

The silent era of films was an endearing one; much more innocent than today’s saturated market. That’s not to say today’s movies are bad, only that they lack that certain old-timey charm the classics have. When filmmaking was only beginning to evolve and people realized acting was an attractive alternative to theatre. … Read more

Guide to Charlie Chaplin’s United Artists Studios Films

Poster of Charlie Chaplin’s most accomplished film, City Lights

In 1923, Chaplin started working with United Artists studios – an American television digital production company the he helped he co-found. Also known as United Artists Corporation (UA), it was founded in 1919 by D. W. Griffin, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, and Charlie Chaplin.  When Chaplin started releasing his films in United … Read more

Guide to Charlie Chaplin’s British Production Films

Image of Charlie Chaplin (right) and Jack Lemmon (left) in 1972 at Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

In 1952, Charlie Chaplin traveled to Britain to promote the premiere of his film, Limelight. Through-out the tour, Chaplin learned that he had been refused a re-entry visa to the United States because of the political allegations at that time. Unable to return to the United States, Chaplin made his last two … Read more