| Jul 24, 2011
| 4:37 PM
When French filmmaker Gilles Paquet-Brenner set out to make a movie from “Sarah’s Key,” the international best-seller by Tatiana De Rosnay, he saw the chance to make a Holocaust movie that works as a ticking clock thriller – with a...
| Sep 8, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Kristen Chenoweth goes country in her new album. Known for her Broadway performances, Kristen Chenoweth tries something news....
| Oct 26, 2011
| 4:32 PM
Wal-Mart is donating $5 million to help build the Smithsonian Institution's planned National Museum of African American History and Culture. The Los Angeles City Council has agreed to draft a new ordinance that would allow some murals....
| Jun 1, 2012
| 1:43 PM
Sometimes it’s hard to tell the difference between Nick Offermanand his “Parks and Recreation” character Ron Swanson. Both talk in a slow, deep, deadpan manner and are unabashedly masculine. And, like Swanson, Offerman is an expert...
| Aug 18, 2011
| 9:33 AM
"Well, let's be honest," said Timothy Douglas, over a coffee in Evanston the other day. "There aren't many people who look like me running theater companies that look like Remy Bumppo."
Douglas, the new artistic director of that very Chicago company, was...
| Oct 13, 2011
| 10:00 AM
Directing for the theater, like most professions, has a hierarchy. You do well in the minor leagues and you move up. Or you get a lucky break — maybe a mentor gives you a chance, or some project suddenly turns into an unexpected smash hit —...
| May 19, 2011
| 9:25 PM
The one-act play is alive and well at Orange Coast College. A dozen of them will be unveiled this weekend only at OCC's Drama Lab Studio Theater.
Billed as "original and published one-act plays for mature audiences," the program, which opened Thursday,...
| Apr 12, 2012
| 3:55 AM
Christopher Shinn's political drama, "Now or Later," will have its U.S. premiere at Boston's Huntington Theatre Company this fall. Michael Wilson, former artistic director of Hartford Stage, will direct the play which runs Oct. 12 to Nov. 10 at the...
| Nov 12, 2011
Set designer Daniel Ettinger and technical director Bill Jamieson spent months painstakingly constructing a world accurate down to the tiniest detail, from the wallpaper pattern to the electrical sockets.
And they weren't one whit less meticulous, even...
| Dec 4, 2011
| 11:35 AM
In Sunday's Arts Section of The Hartford Courant, I write about Jerry Adler, who is featured as an actor in the premiere of the Mike Reiss comedy "I'm Connecticut" at the Harriet Jorgensen Theatre on the UConn campus, a production of Connecticut Repertory...
| Dec 22, 2011
Phew, 2011 was quite a year in Chicago theater. As the year comes to a close, ready for a quick tour back through the newsworthy highlights?
The Black Ensemble Theater bowed a gorgeous, $19 million new home on the North Side. Stage 773 on Belmont...