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Oscar-winning actress Rachel Weisz will star this fall in a revival of David Hare’s award-winning 1982 play “Plenty” as part of The Public Theater’s 2016-17 season, the nonprofit group announced Thursday. Five-time Tony nominee David Leveaux will direct the production, the first major New York City revival of the play since its premiere at the Public in 1982. It transferred to Broadway the following year. Weisz will star as Susan Traherne, a fiercely intelligent British secret agent flown into France during World War II. Traherne’s experiences among her wartime colleagues and over the two decades that follow are distilled in powerful. »
- Thom Geier
Gabriela Bacher, CEO of Berlin-based Film House Germany and managing director of Summerstorm Entertainment, knows the Berlinale better than most. “I knew it even before Dieter Kosslick ran it — as a student growing up in Vienna, when the headquarters were in the Bikini building,” she recalls. Now working mainly from her firms’ L.A. outpost, she arrives in town ready to make production deals and indulge her love of fine food.
I’m a bit like Dieter — I’m thankful he’s a more sophisticated food nerd than I am — (in that) I love “slow food” that’s organic and locally sourced, so I love what he does with the Berlinale Street Food Market, that little food truck alley outside of the Berlinale Palast. There’s another very funky new place I enjoy called Industry Standard in Neukoelln, and then there’s the complete opposite: Borchardt, an established »
- Gregg Goldstein
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