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  • Monster Mash: 'Red,' 'Memphis' win Tonys; Getty CEO James Wood mourned; new orchestra leader in Philly

     
    Tony winners: "Red," a drama about Mark Rothko; "Memphis," a musical inspired by an episode from the birth of rock 'n' roll; and "Fences," the August Wilson revival with Denzel Washington are big Tony winners as Hollywood stars prosper. (Los......
  • Gold rush for 'Red' at Tony Awards

     
    "Red" -- the John Logan two-hander about abstract artist Mark Rothko and his assistant -- was the big winner at Sunday's Tony Awards, prevailing in six of its seven bids: best play, featured actor (Eddie Redmayne), director (Michael Grandage), lighting...
  • Denzel Washington and Viola Davis dish 'Fences' and August Wilson in the Tonys press room

     
    Denzel Washington and Viola Davis spent some quality time with us journos in the press room at the Tony Awards, but, unfortunately, I could only grab a few minutes of their comments. A security goon ordered me to shut off my camera as soon as I started....
  • *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......
  • 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...
  • Obamas' date night: Criticism lamented

     
    by Mark Silva There's just one thing about being president that has really annoyed him, President Barack Obama says: The flak he caught for taking his wife to New York City for a Broadway play and dinner, a campaign promise......