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  • The Whiteboard Jungle: Where are the voices against pot legalization?

    The Whiteboard Jungle: Where are the voices against pot legalization?
    The latest Pew Research Center poll shows that 54% of Americans favor legalizing marijuana. If you are part of that 54%, you must be on cloud nine (high, in other words). First came states allowing medical marijuana dispensaries. Then in the November...
  • Harvey Fierstein, 'Casa Valentina,' and gender-blurring roles on Broadway

    "Harvey Fierstein and William Shakespeare have a lot to answer for about the actors contending for this year's Tony. In a field of 20, a half dozen are wearing dresses," writes theater reporter Harry Haun in the New York Observer. SPEAKING ABOUT the...
  • Charles Marowitz dies at 80; playwright, director and critic

    Charles Marowitz, a playwright, director and theater critic known for his blunt manner and cutting-edge work, including controversial reworkings of classics by Henrik Ibsen and Shakespeare, died in Agoura Hills on Friday from complications of Parkinson'...
  • Kevin Spacey explains a stage of his life in new film 'Now'

     Kevin Spacey explains a stage of his life in new film 'Now'
    More than a decade ago, Kevin Spacey made what many in Hollywood considered a curious decision. In the midst of a thriving film career, on the heels of winning his second Oscar, Spacey moved to London to run an old theater. It was a worthy endeavor...
  • Remembering Gabriel García Márquez

    Remembering Gabriel García Márquez
    In late summer of 1974, I was reading "One Hundred of Years of Solitude" in an apartment that felt like solitude. I didn't have much in the way of furniture — bed, stove, noisy refrigerator. I would soon be off to graduate school, stripped of...
  • Andy Warhol images from Commodore Amiga computer recovered

    Andy Warhol images from Commodore Amiga computer recovered
    Officials at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh have announced the recovery of long-unseen digital images that the late pop artist created on a Commodore Amiga computer in 1985. The museum announced Thursday that the images were extracted from...
  • Celebrate Shakespeare's 450th with free 'Much Ado About Nothing' screening

     Celebrate Shakespeare's 450th with free 'Much Ado About Nothing' screening
    In celebration of William Shakespeare's 450th birthday, which was commemorated Wednesday, the Orlando Shakespeare Theater will present a free outdoor screening of director Joss Whedon's adaptation of "Much Ado About Nothing" this Saturday, April 26....
  • Michelle Williams bows in Broadway's 'Cabaret,' with Alan Cumming

    Michelle Williams bows in Broadway's 'Cabaret,' with Alan Cumming
    "Cabaret" is back on Broadway in a revival of a revival production — yes, that's right — that was first seen in 1998. The critically acclaimed Sam Mendes staging from the Roundabout Theatre Co. opened Thursday at Studio 54 in New York,...
  • 1950s come back to life in the IceHouse Theatre production of 'All Shook Up'

    1950s come back to life in the IceHouse Theatre production of 'All Shook Up'
    MOUNT DORA — The Mamie Eisenhower Decency Act is in force in a small town in the Midwest in the 1950s — no loud music, no public necking and no tight pants. Then up rolls Chad on his motorcycle, fresh from prison, who will change everyone in...
  • Shakespeare In The Summer: Mostly Outdoors, As You Like It

    Shakespeare In The Summer: Mostly Outdoors, As You Like It
    Why, this is very midsummer madness. —Olivia, "Twelfth Night," Act 3, Scene 4 There are a slew of Shakespeare shows happening outdoors in Connecticut in July and August. Shall we compare them to a summer's day? Sure, why not? The plays...
  • Independent Shakespeare Company's 'Twelfth Night' opens at Griffith Park

    Independent Shakespeare Company's 'Twelfth Night' opens at Griffith Park
    Along with a thousand or so of their closest friends, a high-octane Independent Shakespeare Company ensemble opened the Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival’s fifth season with a highly accessible “Twelfth Night” that takes its...