| Jun 28, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Frank Galati will direct "The Merry Wives of Windsor" at the Stratford Festival of Canada in 2011. The show, which will star Geraint Wyn Davies as Falstaff will mark Galati's directing debut in Stratford. It will be convenient to have......
| Jun 21, 2010
| 4:33 PM
The new musical "Leap of Faith" has landed two impressive stars for its debut in September at the Ahmanson Theatre. Four-time Tony-nominee Raul Esparza and actress Brooke Shields will play the lead roles in the musical about a fraudulent faith......
| Mar 21, 2010
| 4:32 PM
THEATER REVIEW: "The Illusion" ★★★ Through April 11 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Ave.; Running time: 2 hours, 25 minutes; Tickets: $38-56 at 773-753-4472. We’re all familiar with the play within a play, as when Hamlet’s players enact a......
| Jun 27, 2010
If "King Lear" has a moral, it's that if you're lucky enough to have a kingdom, it's probably not a good idea to divide it in two.
The Antaeus Company production that just opened in a 49-seat house in North Hollywood turns that wisdom upside down:...
| Feb 14, 2010
As Pierce Brosnan and Ewan McGregor describe it, there was no need for the cast of Roman Polanski's "The Ghost Writer" to have long, philosophical discussions about the movie's creepy real-life parallels.
It wasn't necessary, for example, to dissect...
| Nov 7, 2010
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Compiled by Grace Krilanovich.
Kim Gottlieb-Walker: The author of " Bob Marley and the Golden Age of Reggae" will present and sign her new photography book. Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Ave., L.A. 5 p.m. Free. (323) 660-1175....
| Jan 30, 2011
Watching Peter Sellars rehearse is to observe a man possessed. Last week at the Metropolitan Opera House, L.A.'s reknowned theater director was fine-tuning "Nixon in China," which opens Wednesday. The new production of the John Adams opera, about the pre-...
| Sep 10, 2010
Clive Donner, who was part of the British new wave of directors in the 1960s with films such as "What's New Pussycat?" and "Nothing But the Best," has died. He was 84.
Donner, who had Alzheimer's disease, died Tuesday in London, according to British news...
| 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...
| 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...