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  • Unconventional 'A Master Builder' is an odd success

    Unconventional 'A Master Builder' is an odd success
    The Jonathan Demme film "A Master Builder" will likely appeal more to theater people than to film people, it being Henrik Ibsen and all, as adapted by and starring Wallace Shawn. He plays one of Ibsen's most formidable train wrecks, the tetchy, egomaniacal and largely autobiographical architect Halvard Solness.
  • Theater review: 'The Vaudevillians' by Jinkx Monsoon and Major Scales

    Theater review: 'The Vaudevillians' by Jinkx Monsoon and Major Scales
    Female impersonation was a novelty act on the Vaudeville circuits at the turn of the 20th century; nowadays we have televised drag-queen competitions. Jinkx Monsoon, a winner of "RuPaul's Drag Race," co-wrote and co-stars in "The Vaudevillians," a...

    'Book of Mormon,' 'Chimerica' win at Olivier Awards in London

    'Book of Mormon,' 'Chimerica' win at Olivier Awards in London
    The play "Chimerica" and the Broadway musical "The Book of Mormon" were the big winners Sunday at the Laurence Olivier Awards in London. The annual awards — Britain's equivalent of the Tony Awards — were held at the Royal Opera House and...

    Daughter of Marx has much on her shoulders

    Daughter of Marx has much on her shoulders
    Eleanor Marx, youngest daughter of a fellow named Karl, was something of a thespian as well as a chip off the old political block. In 1886, she starred as Nora in a London reading of Henrik Ibsen's "A Doll's House," then quite the radical feminist drama....

    'Hedda Gabler' extends at Writers

    Writers Theatre's acclaimed production of Henrik Ibsen's "Hedda Gabler" has been extended three weeks through April 6, the theater announced on Wednesday. Kimberly Senior directs the production which stars Kate Fry in the title role. "Hedda Gabler"...