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  • Vaclav Havel, a playwright with political passion

     
    Vaclav Havel, the former Czech president who died Saturday at 75, was the perfect example of an increasingly rare specimen -- the politically engaged playwright. In today's theatrical climate dominated by silly movie retreads and safe little dramas,...
  • Gehry-designed New York theater to open with $25-million gift

     
    Frank Gehry's next building, the new home of New York's Signature Theatre, will open Tuesday. It's being named the Pershing Square Signature Center following a hedge fund's $25 million gift announced Thursday....
  • My Name is Asher Lev comes to the stage at New Haven's Long Wharf

    My Name is Asher Lev comes to the stage at New Haven's Long Wharf
    My Name is Asher Lev Through May 27 at the Long Wharf Theatre, 222 Sargent Dr., New Haven. (203) 787-4282, longwharf.org.   It might seem incredibly simplistic, obvious and reductive to compare My Name is Asher Lev to The Diary of Anne Frank....
  • A Funny Life: Jim Dale In Solo Show At Long Wharf Theatre

    A Funny Life: Jim Dale In Solo Show At Long Wharf Theatre
    Jim Dale guides his guests into the study in his Park Avenue home, pointing out memorabilia filling the walls and shelves: album covers from when he was a British pop star in the late '50s; pictures of him from the "Carry On…" comedy films in the...
  • Theater: Garden of Delights

    Theater:  Garden of Delights
    On Connecticut stage this fall, we've got Greeks (The Oresteia, directed by Mitchell Polin at Trinity College Dec. 1-13) and Moderns (three world premieres this season at the Yale Repertory Theatre alone, starting with Amy Herzog's relationship drama...
  • Antaeus Company doubles up 'King Lear'

    Antaeus Company doubles up 'King Lear'
    If "King Lear" has a moral, it's that if you're lucky enough to have a kingdom, it's probably not a good idea to divide it in two. The Antaeus Company production that just opened in a 49-seat house in North Hollywood turns that wisdom upside down:...
  • What wowed a stage critic

    What wowed a stage critic
    Theater this year had a hard time competing with real-life drama (the melodramatic collapse of the economy; Barack Obama's stirring, historic victory; and, for heart-attack-inducing suspense, Rafael Nadal's superhuman defeat of Roger Federer in the...
  • Struck by the power of a story well told

    Two South Africans, desperate to escape the impoverished futility of their lives, break into the home of an aging academic who walks in on them as they're ransacking the place for money. A pair of wealthy scions with off-the-charts IQs and a perverse...
  • Monster Mash: NEA's new grant money; Broads donate $2 million more to MSU museum; arts attendance falls

     
    -- New money: The National Endowment for the Arts said it would grant cities as much as $250,000 apiece for urban design projects that promote the arts. (Bloomberg) -- If you build it: Eli and Edythe Broad donate an additional......
  • Pasadena Playhouse: A time to rethink fundamentals

     
    Pasadena Playhouse’s announcement that it will close on Feb. 7 after the final performance of “Camelot” while trying to find a way out of its current financial straits is sad news for its soon-to-be out-of-work employees, the surrounding business...
  • Nan Martin, actress in film, television and theater, is dead at 82

     
    In addition to playing roles in films such as "Goodbye Columbus" and on many television programs, Nan Martin, who died Thursday in Malibu, was an active member of the Southern California theater community. Among her roles: the mother in Sam......