Willard Manus writes bi-monthly film reviews and features for LIVELY-ARTS.COM. He has also freelanced for such periodicals as PASADENA STAR NEWS, NORTHEAST NEWSPAPERS, CENTURY CITY NEWS, WHAT’S UP MAGAZINE and SIGHT & SOUND (U.K.), among others.
As a theatre and opera reviewer he has contributed to L.A. WEEKLY, DAILY NEWS, THE OUTLOOK, WHAT'S UP MAGAZINE, LIVELY-ARTS.COM, THEATRE TODAY and THIS MONTH IN THEATRE. In the 90s he served as the southern California correspondent for Playbill Online.
His travel & general articles have appeared in the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Newsday, Boston Globe, Holiday Magazine, S.F. Chronicle, The Observer (U.K.), Sunday Mail (U.K.), Venture, Cavalier, Men Only, The Skier, Dive Magazine, Wine & Spirits and many others..
While living in Greece between 1966-1979 he served as the Mediterranean Correspondent for The Financial Post (Canada), covering not just Greece but Cyprus, Turkey, Lebanon, Italy, etc. A memoir of his time in Greece, This Way To Paradise--Dancing on the Tables, was published in 1998..
He has published other books as well, including the novels MOTT THE HOOPLE, THE FIGHTING MEN, THE FIXERS, CONNUBIAL BLISS, THE PIGSKIN RABBI, LOVE UNDER AEGEAN SKIES..
As a playwright, his work has been produced in L.A., England, Austria, Germany, Australia, Italy, France and Slovakia. He is a member of the ACTORS STUDIO PLAYWRIGHTS/DIRECTORS UNIT..