| Jun 15, 2013
| 3:30 PM
A powerful recurring motif in the varied works of Christopher Guest is the dummy.
From early sketch comedy on "Saturday Night Live" through a series of mock documentaries, the looming figure is an essential part of the Guest aesthetic. It can be a...
| Mar 16, 2013
| 8:43 PM
Some educational experts know that one weakness in American education is the reading of too many fictional works and too few informational texts. When the purpose of education is to prepare students for “a global economy,” literature...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 8:07 AM
Only yesterday I posted about the hissy that Buzzfeed pitched over literally in the figurative sense. Today at Slate Simon Akam is railing against bridezilla and chillax and a handful of other contemporary constructions that he finds inelegant.*
| Feb 19, 2013
| 10:33 AM
The musical premiere of a Jason Robert Brown musical based on the novel "The Bridges of Madison County" is one of the highlights of the 2013 summer season at the Williamstown Theatre Festival.
The show, directed by Bartlett Sher and with a book by...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 11:05 AM
Isidor Saslav, a former Baltimore Symphony Orchestra concertmaster and Peabody Institute violin teacher, died of complications from cancer Jan. 26 at a hospital in Tyler, Texas. The former Mount Washington resident was 74.
Born in Jerusalem, he moved...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 4:13 PM
There are moments in Mad Cow Theatre's production of "Mrs. Warren's Profession" when you might want to close your eyes — so your only focus is on the voices of the actors.
That's because in tackling George Bernard Shaw's 1893 classic, director...
| Jan 29, 2013
| 10:20 AM
Central Florida's theaters will be bursting with famous names during February — but they're names from the page, not on the stage.
Plays presented around the region will boast some of the most famed names in literature, from ancient Greek writer...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 4:18 PM
Lily Rabe, who has earned acclaim for her New York stage performances and whose Hollywood cachet has risen thanks to the popularity of the FX series "American Horror Story," will star in a new adaptation of August Strindberg's "Miss Julie" at the Geffen...
| Jan 20, 2013
| 7:05 PM
SAN DIEGO — For some theatergoers, George Bernard Shaw's classic 1913 play "Pygmalion" is "My Fair Lady" without the songs and traditional romantic ending. But returning to the source of Frederick Loewe and Alan Jay Lerner's beloved musical...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 12:08 PM
As 2013 begins, Robert Sean Leonard is the theater world's equivalent of a star athlete who's just completed his contract and become a free agent. There isn't a team that wouldn't want him; all he has to do is pick the best fit and sign.
| Jan 11, 2013
| 11:15 AM
When watching "Pygmalion," it's never easy to get "My Fair Lady" our of your head. Alan Jay Lerner took his lyrical ideas right from the George Bernard Shaw verbiage in most instances, which is not atypical, but when you hear Henry Higgins tell Eliza...