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  • Avoiding 'Taxmageddon' requires compromise

    Avoiding 'Taxmageddon' requires compromise
    It's bad enough when economists contradict each other, but it's even more frustrating when they contradict themselves. Or, as George Bernard Shaw once observed, if all economists were laid end to end, they still wouldn't reach a conclusion. That...
  • Ray Bradbury dies at 91; author lifted fantasy to literary heights

    Ray Bradbury dies at 91; author lifted fantasy to literary heights
    Ray Bradbury, the writer whose expansive flights of fantasy and vividly rendered space-scapes have provided the world with one of the most enduring speculative blueprints for the future, has died. He was 91. Bradbury died Tuesday night in Los Angeles,...
  • Memorial Set For Burry Fredrik, Tony Award-Winning Producer, At Westport Playhouse

    Memorial Set For Burry Fredrik, Tony Award-Winning Producer, At Westport Playhouse
    Sad news: Burry Fredrik, a Tony Award--winning producer and director over five decades died in her home in Weston May 22. Cause of death was complications from a stroke she suffered two years ago, She was 86. She co-produced Tom Stoppard’s “...
  • Critic's Notebook: Presidential debates as theater

     Critic's Notebook: Presidential debates as theater
    The final presidential debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney takes place Monday evening in Boca Raton, Fla., and if the concluding round is anything like the other two, the theatrical presentation of the candidates will be more closely...
  • Robert Sean Leonard goes from 'House' to 'Pygmalion' at Old Globe

    Robert Sean Leonard goes from 'House' to 'Pygmalion' at Old Globe
    With his eight-season residency at Fox's "House M.D." now complete, Robert Sean Leonard is heading back to the theater in a new production of George Bernard Shaw's "Pygmalion" at the Old Globe in San Diego. Leonard will play the role of Henry Higgins in...
  • Damaso Rodriguez to head Artists Repertory Theatre in Portland

    Damaso Rodriguez to head Artists Repertory Theatre in Portland
    Dámaso Rodriguez -- a familiar presence in the Southern California theater scene for his work at the Pasadena Playhouse and the Furious Theatre Company -- has been named the new artistic director of the Artists Repertory Theatre in Portland, Ore. His...
  • 'Doctor's Dilemma' director Dámaso Rodriguez

    Every now and then, a play or song or book comes around that perfectly encapsulates the time we live in, despite having been created decades, or even centuries, ago. Such is the case with George Bernard Shaw's "The Doctor's Dilemma," which was first...
  • A Word, Please: The reason why is historical

    In a 1974 edition of the journal College English, 70% of university teaching assistants surveyed said they marked "the reason why" as an error on students' papers. That's a lot of red ink. The phrase "the reason why" is extremely common, especially in...
  • Season Preview: Mad Cow Theatre

    Season Preview: Mad Cow Theatre
    Mad Cow Theatre's next season will combine classic plays such as"Death of a Salesman" with the big-name musical "Dreamgirls" and the just-closed Broadway offering"Other Desert Cities." It's a season high on name recognition with works by Neil Simon,...
  • Theaters from Burbank to South Pasadena

    Theaters from Burbank to South Pasadena
    Shakespeare, Molière, musical romps, contemporary classics, comedies of all Jordi Galcerán's descriptions, cutting-edge new work — theater in Southern California is varied, plentiful and far-flung, from the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego and...
  • Our Laguna: A busy weekend for community events

    Our Laguna: A busy weekend for community events
    As Councilwoman Elizabeth Pearson has often said, "There is never a dull moment in Laguna Beach. If you can't find a nonprofit to support or an event to attend, you are not paying attention." Never truer than last weekend. On Feb. 3, No Square Theatre...