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  • Center stage: middle-class African Americans

    Center stage: middle-class African Americans
    Guess who's coming to the beach barbecue this summer? Middle-class African Americans, that's who. In two new critically esteemed works, Lydia Diamond's play "Stick Fly" and Colson Whitehead's just-published semiautobiographical novel "Sag Harbor"...
  • Jeffrey Richards: big man on Broadway

    Jeffrey Richards: big man on Broadway
    On the opening night of the revival of Eugene O'Neill's "Desire Under the Elms," Kevin Spacey, Naomi Watts and a crush of theatergoers pressed into the St. James Theatre. But the man most instrumental in its transfer from Chicago's Goodman Theatre was...
  • Hey, Hollywood: Why not work on the L.A. stage?

    Hey, Hollywood: Why not work on the L.A. stage?
    There are precious few guarantees in the theater anymore. Boffo playwrights went out with the Neil Simon dinosaurs. A new show by Stephen Sondheim, hands down the greatest living musical theater composer, can't even count on a Broadway booking. The only...
  • Should whites direct black plays, and vice versa?

    Should whites direct black plays, and vice versa?
    Seated around a large table during the first week of rehearsal for "The Night Is a Child," director Sheldon Epps guides his actors' investigation of a scene between an American woman and the hotel owner she encounters in Brazil. He asks them about the...
  • 'Red,' 'Memphis' take home top Tonys

    'Red,' 'Memphis' take home top Tonys
    Reporting from New York The feel-good musical "Memphis" and the art world drama "Red" were among the biggest Tony Award winners on a night when both Hollywood and London cast long shadows over Broadway's 64th annual spring ritual. "Red," a two-character...
  • Pasadena Playhouse will close Feb. 7

    Pasadena Playhouse will close Feb. 7
    The Pasadena Playhouse will close Feb. 7 after the final performance of its current show, "Camelot," as leaders of the 90-year-old landmark theater search for ways out of serious financial difficulties. Among the options they are considering is a...
  • Sheldon Epps: Play it again

    Sheldon Epps: Play it again
    The Pasadena Playhouse has had more close calls than Pearl White, more farewells (and miraculous recoveries) than Sarah Bernhardt. And here we go again. The theater, which began 93 years ago as a troupe of actors in the Crown City, switched off its stage...
  • 'Pearls of opinionated wisdom' for South Coast Repertory

    Have you noticed the way a few of the region's venerable nonprofit theaters have been turning into a marketing playground of star vehicles, empty-headed musicals and commercial retreads? The managers of these outfits, more impresarios than visionaries,...
  • Theater review: 'Seven Guitars' from Seminole State College

    Theater review: 'Seven Guitars' from Seminole State College
    There's a lot of crowing going on in August Wilson's "Seven Guitars." Much of it comes from Floyd "Schoolboy" Barton. It's 1948 and fresh out of incarceration with a hit record on the radio, Floyd just knows he's going to make it big in Chicago. But a...
  • Obamas' Broadway Saturday night out

     
    by Mark Silva The Obamas headed to New York City to see a play tonight The first couple's Broadway date:: August Wilson's Joe Turner's Come and Gone at the Belasco Theater on W. 44th Street, according to theater executives cited......
  • Slain L.A. theater director-producer Ben Bradley is remembered

     
    Bennett Bradley of Hollywood’s Fountain Theatre won awards for directing and producing plays that burrowed deeply into the African American experience, but friends and colleagues remembered Monday that he savored and contributed to nearly all of the...