| Mar 28, 2010
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...
| Jun 14, 2010
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...
| May 25, 2010
Pro football Hall of Famer
Stan Jones, 78, a pro football Hall of Famer and standout for the Chicago Bears in the 1950s and '60s who was an innovator of weight training in the NFL, died Friday at his daughter's home in Broomfield, Colo., from...
| Apr 5, 2010
Craig Noel, the founding director of San Diego's Old Globe who established a vital regional community theater that eventually became a Tony Award-winning font of dramatic productions bound for Broadway, has died. He was 94.
Noel, who began his career...
| Jul 9, 2010
Israel Hicks, founding artistic director of Los Angeles' Ebony Repertory Theatre who made theatrical history in Denver when he became the first to direct playwright August Wilson's entire canon for the same company, has died. He was 66.
Hicks, who had...
| Jul 27, 2010
Longtime president of Pomona College
David Alexander, 77, who brought national standing to Pomona College during a two-decade tenure as president, died Sunday in Claremont after a long battle with cancer, the college announced....
| Jan 30, 2011
| 9:38 PM
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.
| Mar 14, 2011
| 7:11 PM
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,...
| May 17, 2011
| 2:41 PM
Most of the theater noise is in Hartford this week, but those shows connect deeply with other parts of Connecticut.
Gem of the Ocean, one of the later and less-revived of the late, great August Wilson's 10-play cycle documenting African-American life...
| Jun 30, 2011
| 9:45 PM
South Coast Repertory will begin its first season under new artistic director Marc Masterson with a trip back in time with Jane Austen followed by the world premiere of a modern drama set in the American Midwest.
The Costa Mesa professional theater's...
| Sep 27, 2011
| 7:32 AM
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