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  • Seminole State College announces 2011-12 season

     
    Seminole State College has announced its 2011-12 theater season, which includes the annual program in collaboration with Yow Dance, a holiday collaboration with Southern Winds Theatre, and the latest in the college's series of productions of August Wilson...
  • UCF Conservatory Theatre announces 2011-12 season

     
    Here are details on UCF Conservatory Theatre's upcoming season, which includes such big-name shows as “Ragtime,” “The Last Night of Ballyhoo” and “The Pajama Game.” VERONICA’S ROOM A young couple out on a date...
  • Two August Wilson plays in upcoming season

     
    Two chances to see August Wilson works this season, at two colleges. Seminole State College, of course,  has a tradition of presenting a play by August Wilson each year; this year’s offering is “The Piano Lesson.” Wilson wrote a cycle of...
  • Killer of Fountain Theatre's Ben Bradley faces sentencing

     
    The killer of longtime Fountain Theatre producer-director Bennett Bradley has been convicted of second-degree murder. Jose Fructuoso, 27, faces a prison sentence of 16 years to life....
  • 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...