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George Bernard Shaw

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  • A vintage year onstage as classics blended with provocative premieres

    Much that was old was new again in 2013, which turned out to be a very good year for the classics. It wasn't a bad year for new work either, even if too many of today's most provocative playwrights are getting short shrift from this town's nonprofit...
  • Christopher Guest shakes his 'Family Tree'

    Christopher Guest shakes his 'Family Tree'
    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...
  • City's rejection of report is sad commentary

    For the city to completely reject the grand jury’s report (“City to ignore jury’s report,” June 13) is sheer fiscal absurdity. Ignorance is bliss, but arrogance in government by city officials is perilous and reckless. “He...
  • Liv Rooth Featured In 'Loot' At Westport Playhouse

    Liv Rooth Featured In 'Loot' At Westport Playhouse
    Liv Rooth, who earlier this year starred in “Venus in Fur” at Hartford’s TheaterWorks, is featured in the cast of Joe Orton’s sex farce, “Loot,” which plays July 16 to Aug. 3 at the Westport Country Playhouse. Rooth...
  • Robert Sean Leonard indulges his first love: Theater

    Robert Sean Leonard indulges his first love: Theater
    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. What's...
  • Less traditional take on the flower girl

    Less traditional take on the flower girl
    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...
  • Review: 'Pygmalion' a thorough delight

     Review: 'Pygmalion' a thorough delight
    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...
  • Famed authors behind the plays onstage in Orlando

     Famed authors behind the plays onstage in Orlando
    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...
  • Lily Rabe to star in 'Miss Julie' at Geffen Playhouse

    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...
  • Theater review: 'Mrs. Warren's Profession' from Mad Cow Theatre

    Theater review: 'Mrs. Warren's Profession' from Mad Cow Theatre
    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...
  • Musical 'Bridges Of Madison County" Tops Slate At Williamstown

    Musical 'Bridges Of Madison County" Tops Slate At Williamstown
    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...