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  • Douglas Kearney says winning a Whiting Writers' Award is a fresh start

    Douglas Kearney says winning a Whiting Writers' Award is a fresh start
    Like everyone else at the Old Dominion Literary Festival, Southern California poet Douglas Kearney had turned his ringer off. So when a stranger called and left an undecipherable message, Kearney, preparing for his reading, didn't think much of it. As a...
  • '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...
  • Southern California's big theaters need fresh, dramatic thinking

    Southern California's big theaters need fresh, dramatic thinking
    Southern California is famous for being ahead of the national curve -- in styles, fads and unenviable crises. And right now, the region's largest institutional theaters are serving as a crystal ball for leadership concerns affecting nonprofit theaters...
  • 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"...
  • Viola Davis, 'Doubt'

    Viola Davis, 'Doubt'
    Viola Davis has played roles without names for years. She was Mother in Hospital in "World Trade Center." Policewoman in "Kate and Leopold." Social Worker in "Traffic." She at least got a first name, Eva May, in "Antwone Fisher," but that was all. Though...
  • Gold Derby nuggets: Kathy Griffin guests on 'SVU' | Is Meryl Streep playing favorites? | Denzel Washington returns to Broadway

     
    • Who volunteers to tell Kathy Griffin that the guest actress Emmys don't get presented on the prime-time kudocast but are relegated to the creative arts awardsfest that she has dubbed the Schmemmys? The two-time Emmy champ for her reality series "My...
  • Theater review: 'Po Boy Tango' at Union Center for the Arts

     
    Trust your tongue. That’s the takeaway from “Po Boy Tango,” the new East West Players production at the Union Center for the Arts in Little Tokyo. Eat well beforehand or make late dinner reservations, because Kenneth Lin’s exquisite kitchen...
  • 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...
  • Monster Mash: Viola Davis returning to Broadway; arrest made in Bradley murder; James Franco's new art project

     
    -- Back to Broadway: Viola Davis, a Tony winner and Oscar nominee, is joining Denzel Washington in the Broadway revival of "Fences" by August Wilson. (Playbill) -- Prime suspect: Police have arrested 25-year-old Jose Fructuoso in connection with the...
  • 'Louis & Keely' scores big at Ovation Awards

     
    As L.A. gears up for the film awards season, starting with the Golden Globes this Sunday, the city's theater community held its own tuxedo and evening-gown affair this evening at the 2008-09 L.A. Stage Alliance Ovation Awards ceremony. "Louis &......
  • Gold Derby nuggets: Anne Hathaway on Oscar duty | 'Avatar' lags in all-time ticket sales | Updates on Oscar winners

     
    • Anne Hathaway -- who heard her name announced as a best actress contender last year for "Rachel Getting Married" -- will be joining academy president Tom Sherak at the podium next Tuesday to read off this year's roster of Oscar nominees. As per the...