Shepard arrived in New York in 1963 with no connections, little money and vague aspirations to act, write or make music. “I just dropped in out of nowhere,” he told the New Yorker in 2010. But Shepard quickly became part of the off-off-Broadway movement at downtown hangouts like Caffe Cino and La MaMa. “As far as I’m concerned, Broadway just does not exist,” Shepard told Playboy in 1970 — though many of his later plays would end up there. His early plays — fiery, surreal verbal assaults — pushed American...

Did you spot the special guest star in Tuesday’s episode of Pretty Little Liars? Sara Shepard, whose hit book series inspired the show, made a cameo as a court reporter who revealed devastating news: A surprise witness from Mona’s (Janel Parrish) past had evidence that helped seal Alison’s (Sasha Pieterse) fate. (Spoiler alert: She’s still...

Season one was an endurance test, but at least it had a reason for being. This one doesn’t, unless predictable fallout is your thing. Bloodline has always been an odd show trying to make it in a world with too many choices. The drama, heading into its second season on Friday, is from Netflix, but the series is anything but binge-worthy, its first season dragging out often interminable hours that left little desire to hit the play button on the next one. But the series also wasn’t structured like a traditional drama — created...

It’s taken almost 15 years but The Visit is finally knocking on Broadway’s door. One of the final musical collaborations of composer John Kander and his late lyricist partner Fred Ebb, the celebrated team behind Cabaret and Chicago, The Visit will begin previews on March 26 at the Lyceum Theatre. Opening night is April 23, the deadline day for 2015 Tony Awards eligibility. Heading the cast is another Broadway legend, Chita Rivera, whose long association with Kander and Ebb encompasses starring roles in the original productions...

Renee Fleming is no stranger to the Metropolitan Opera or Carnegie Hall stages. But the world-renowned soprano and four-time Grammy winner will venture for the first time to Broadway in the spring, when she’ll star as — what else? — a celebrated diva in Joe DiPietro‘s new comedy, Living on Love. Directed by Kathleen Marshall, the play had a well-received premiere this past summer at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in a production that also featured Douglas Sills, Anna Chlumsky and Justin Long. However, only...

‘The Young and the Restless,’ ‘The Mind of a Chef’ and ‘Sesame Street’ took home honors on Friday. The Young and the Restless, General Hospital, The Mind of a Chef, Sesame Street and The Ellen DeGeneres Show took home gold at the 43rd annual Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards. The awards show, which honors craft and behind-the-scene categories, was held on April 29 at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites in Los Angeles. “Tonight’s gala is a tribute to the hundreds of nominees...

By Alexandra Zaslow @alexandrazaslow 01/30/2015 AT 01:15 AM EST Admit it, everyone has wanted to be part of the Braverman clan at some point. Not because they had it all together – because they definitely didn’t. They were far from perfect and didn’t always see eye to eye, but the love they shared with one another was genuinely beautiful. There wasn’t a school play or family dinner that a Braverman missed. So, of course, everyone had to come together for Hank and Sarah’s wedding on Thursday’s series...