Curt Schleier


How a Theater Legend Overcame the Odds

By Curt Schleier

How a Theater Legend Overcame the Odds
“Act One,” Moss Hart’s inspirational memoir, is the story of the son of Jewish immigrants who found and successfully pursued his passion for theater despite — or because of — his family’s impoverished circumstances.Read More


Won Over by Ballroom Dance

By Curt Schleier

Won Over by Ballroom Dance
Israeli-born director Hilla Medalia didn’t exactly jump at the opportunity to direct “Dancing In Jaffa.” Her initial reaction was, “there are already so many films about Palestinian and Israeli kids being brought together.”Read More


Filmmaker Made Public Humiliation His Muse

By Curt Schleier

Filmmaker Made Public Humiliation His Muse
Independent filmmakers can face many discouraging obstacles on the road from concept to screen. But Seth Fisher found a way to make sure he would not abandon his first full length feature along the way: his fear of public humiliation.Read More


Uncovering the Remains of Treblinka

By Curt Schleier

Uncovering the Remains of Treblinka
Dr. Caroline Sturdy Colls is a British forensic archeologist. Much of her work is with police departments, often literally digging up missing persons — so she’s used to uncovering remains.Read More


How Adam Jacobs Became a Disney Prince

By Curt Schleier

How Adam Jacobs Became a Disney Prince
Adam Jacobs has a 1,000-megawatt smile that would put the young Donny Osmond to shame. And he puts it on constant display at the New Amsterdam Theatre in the heart of Times Square, where he plays the title character in the latest Disney megahit, the well-received “Aladdin.”Read More






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