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  • Stage Thrust: 'Legally Blond' is a Blast, plus Jerry Seinfeld Comes to Connecticut

    Stage Thrust:  'Legally Blond' is a Blast, plus Jerry Seinfeld Comes to Connecticut
    Considering how many people flock to see fisticuffs at arenas, and how naturally the contours of a boxing ring fit a theater stage, it's remarkable that there haven't been more plays and musicals about the face-mangling sport. The Yale Rep had a drama...
  • 'Sweet Smell of Success' has classic aroma

    'Sweet Smell of Success' has classic aroma
    Louis B. Mayer warned anyone who made a movie at MGM: "Be smart, but never show it." The still-subversive thrill of "Sweet Smell of Success" — an independent production released through United Artists — is that it's unabashedly smart in every...
  • Saturday's Calendar

    SATURDAY Strawberry Farms Forever The Toll Roads launches its 12th annual program of guided native habitat tours with a guided hike to the Strawberry Farms Restoration Site, a Toll Roads conservation area never before opened to the public. The...
  • Sunday's Calendar

    Sunday's Calendar
    SUNDAY Winter Bulb Festival The UCI Arboretum will host its annual Winter Bulb Festival. The event is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $2. The arboretum is south of the corner of where Campus Drive intersects Jamboree road. For more information, call...
  • Play Review: 'Desire Under the Elms' an emotional, visceral ride

    Play Review: 'Desire Under the Elms' an emotional, visceral ride
    Adultery, infanticide, overtones of incest and patricidal urges: Eugene O’Neill’s 1924 American classic, “Desire Under the Elms,” with its deliberate evocation of mythic Greek tragedy, caused an uproar when it was first produced....
  • Actor Ben Gazzara dies at age of 81

    Actor Ben Gazzara dies at age of 81
    Ben Gazzara, who died Friday in New York at the age of 81, was an actor with a gruff voice and intense demeanor. His acting legacy, which included the films of John Cassavetes and originating the role of Brick in "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" on Broadway, was a...
  • Pablo Schreiber of 'A Gifted Man'

    In a career less than a decade old, Pablo Schreiber has been in one of the most critically acclaimed series, "The Wire," on Broadway opposite Brian Dennehy in a Clifford Odets revival, and now as Anton, the cool shaman on CBS' "A Gifted Man." Naturally...
  • 'The House of Blue Leaves'

    'The House of Blue Leaves'
    GROPING for a comfortable moral in John Guare's classic black comedy "The House of Blue Leaves," which opened Sunday at the Mark Taper Forum in a sensational revival directed by Nicholas Martin, is a little like asking an escaped felon for some friendly...
  • Oregon Shakespeare Festival offers much to build upon

    Oregon Shakespeare Festival offers much to build upon
    If the Oregon Shakespeare Festival doesn't have the most enthusiastic audience of any regional theater in the country, there must be some performing arts center out there with quite a rabid cult. Ashland, OSF's quaint home nestled in the foothills of...
  • William Gibson dies at 94; Tony Award-winning playwright was best known for 'The Miracle Worker'

    William Gibson, 94, a Tony Award-winning playwright best known for "The Miracle Worker," the inspirational story of Helen Keller and her teacher Anne Sullivan, died Tuesday at his home in Stockbridge, Mass. The family did not disclose the cause of death....
  • So, Bündchen can pretty up New York awhile

    So, Bündchen can pretty up New York awhile
    Gisele Bündchen, one of the world's most famous faces in modeling, has for the moment turned up her nose at living in Los Angeles. The 26-year-old, who has appeared on the covers of just about every major international fashion magazine since — as...