The double delight of 'Grand Hotel'

Apr 26, 2016

The double delight of 'Grand Hotel'

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It started life in 1929 as “Menschen im Hotel” (“People in the Hotel”), the first novel by Austrian writer Vicki Baum, but its storyline — set in the Grand Hotel in Berlin in 1928 — first became widely known through 1932’s Oscar-winning film “Grand ...

Jeté-ing from ballet to kitchen-sink drama

Aug 14, 2013

Jeté-ing from ballet to kitchen-sink drama

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Though she’s moved from elegant arabesques to doing the washing up, former prima ballerina Tamiyo Kusakari is stealing the show in “Ani Kaeru (The Older Brother Returns),” a kitchen-sink drama playing every night through Sept. 1 at Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre in Ikebukuro. For renowned ...