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  • *Theater review: 'Thurgood' at Geffen Playhouse (updated)

     
    In a recent poll testing the knowledge of basic American history, more than a quarter of those surveyed didn’t know that the U.S. gained its independence from Great Britain. OK, here’s a chance at redemption: How many of you can......
  • Obamas find a way to do Broadway at home, hosting star-studded PBS taping

     
    During the administration of President George W. Bush, news that Tony was to be heavily represented at a fete in the East Room of the White House would have suggested a British theme to the evening, with emissaries of then-Prime......
  • Obamas to serve as honorary chairs for Arena Stage's new season

     
    When not attending to official duties, President Obama and members of the first family have been known to take time to attend the theater. Notable outings -- with clicking photographers not far behind -- include a Broadway production of August......
  • Phylicia Rashad to direct L.A. production of 'A Raisin in the Sun'

     
    In her numerous screen and stage roles, Phylicia Rashad has invariably brought a cutting intelligence and a razor-sharp sense of comic timing. In March, the actress will be working on the opposite side of the lights in the role of......
  • Seminole State College refurbishes Fine Arts building

     
    There's a spiffy new entrance to the theater at Seminole State College's theater. Renovations have given Seminole State's Fine Arts building on the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus a new glow. Workers recently replaced flooring and painted interior walls in the...
  • Seminole State College stages August Wilson’s ‘Seven Guitars’

     
    This week's theater-page spotlight in the Orlando Sentinel's Calendar section looks at the Seminole State College production of “Seven Guitars.” ‘Seven Guitars’ WHAT: Seminole State College has presented one of August Wilson’...
  • Theater review: ‘Seven Guitars’ at 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...
  • South Coast Repertory's new artistic director has his predecessors and a rival for ongoing company

     
    King Lear could have spared himself a lot of heartache if he’d thought of an exit strategy like the one South Coast Repertory’s co-founders, Martin Benson and David Emmes, have designed for themselves. When they turn over the reins to......
  • Tony Awards: Obama's show places

     
    by Mark Silva When veteran actor Roger Robinson accepted a Tony Award tonight for his peformance in the revival of August Wilson's Joe Turner's Come and Gone , he made a point of acknowledging the Broadway show's star ticket-buyer: President......
  • Michelle Obama offers Warhol Museum trek to spouses of world leaders

     
    While President Obama and leaders from 19 other world economic powers meet at the G20 economic summit in Pittsburgh, Michelle Obama is scheduled to shepherd dignitaries' spouses through a day of arts-hopping Friday. In the morning, they'll tour a local......
  • 'Superior Donuts' earns sweet reviews on Broadway

     
    Two years ago, actor turned playwright Tracy Letts won both the Pulitzer Prize and the top Tony Award for his first Broadway production -- the epic family drama "August: Osage County." Last night he returned to the rialto with "Superior Donuts." The...