A Documentary I’d Like To See

Martin Freeman Lights Up “The Responder”

The Guardian gushes: ‘With rage in his heart and spit on his face, Freeman [best-known for playing Holmes in “Sherlock”] will surely win all the awards for this drama written by an ex-cop that’s as riveting as a thriller and as profound as a documentary.’

Sondheim Estate Worth $75 Million

Your Weekend: A Selective Guide

Movies: “Cyrano,” starring “Game of Thrones” actor Peter Dinklage, looks charming…What? You haven’t seen “Spider-Man” yet?…TV/Streaming: Jeremy Irons is terrific as British Prime Minister — and notorious appeaser — Neville Chamberlain in “Munich: The Edge of War,” on Netflix…Music: One of the great pleasures of doing a YouTube deep dive on Betty White is seeing how many entertainers she sang with: Judy Garland, Carol Burnett, and even Tiny Tim…Books: I thought Danielle Steel was dead. Nope — she has a new novel, “Invisible”…Sports: I still don’t have a team to root for in the NFL playoffs though it would be thrilling for Tom Brady to win one more ring before retiring.

“Coal Country” Set To Return Off-Broadway And, Yes, Steve Earle Is Still In The Cast

Good News! Audible Theater will bring The Public Theater‘s production of Coal Country, by Drama Desk winners Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen and featuring original music written and performed by three-time Grammy winner Steve Earle, to Off-Broadway’s Cherry Lane Theatre. Performances are set to begin March 4 ahead of a March 10 opening night, two years to the day the Public Theater world premiere was forced to shut down due to COVID-19. The limited engagement is set to run six weeks.

“A Strange Loop” Coming To Broadway

Great news that “A Strange Loop,” the musical from Michael R. Jackson, is coming to Broadway in the spring. It’s a terrific show and has already won a Pulitzer. A Tony award for Best Musical surely will be next.

Nikole Hannah-Jones Gave “1619 Project” Critics The MLK Tribute They Deserve