| Jul 1, 2014
I alluded in my column today to an email that first began circulating in the late '90s and purported to explain the origins of many popular expressions on the basis of life in 1500s England. Here it is: Anne Hathaway......
| Mar 10, 2014
A weekly listing of intriguing, wacky, useful, provocative and otherwise interesting links that readers and I have come across and think you might want to see. Too good to be true of course, this ambitious viral video hoax heralding the......
| Jun 8, 2013
| 4:30 AM
NEW YORK — "Even if you're little, you can do a lot" sings the spirited 5-year-old heroine of "Matilda, the Musical," the Broadway hit adapted from the children's classic by Roald Dahl. The lyrics are a message of self-empowerment for Matilda, a...
| Jun 9, 2013
| 4:28 PM
NEW YORK -- The Royal Shakespeare Company's Greg Doran had a rather strange welcome to New York when he arrived at JFK on Saturday.
"The oxygen masks came down right when we landed," said Doran, the man whose company is behind best musical nominee...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 8:30 AM
If you've simply been too busy to read all of the world's great literature, the Columbia Festival of the Arts has got a time-saving program for you.
When the three-member Reduced Shakespeare Company performs "All the Great Books (abridged)" on Saturday,...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 6:45 AM
Shakespeare's "Antony and Cleopatra" is a funny sort of tragedy. Although its martial and amorous complications have deadly consequences, this play has a lot of jokes along the way. Indeed, the snake that the Egyptian queen uses to kill herself is...
| Jun 15, 2013
| 3:47 PM
Hurry up and finish, willya?
That's becoming almost a rallying cry on the Baltimore arts and entertainment scene, as filmgoers, theater lovers, lounge lizards, even merry-go-round riders wait eagerly for new and refurbished venues to open.
| Jun 20, 2013
| 5:52 PM
Stephen Moyer of HBO's "True Blood" will trade in his fangs for some dancing shoes this summer when he takes the role of Billy Flynn in the musical "Chicago" at the Hollywood Bowl, set to run for only three performances from July 26 to 28.
| Jun 25, 2013
| 12:02 PM
Here's evolution for you: Jane Austen may be set to replace Charles Darwin on the British £10 note.
That's according to the retiring governor of the Bank of England, Sir Mervyn King, who has said that the author of "Pride and Prejudice" is "quietly...
| Feb 5, 2013
| 6:52 AM
"Shrek The Musical" is to be Chicago Shakespeare Theater's summer musical on Navy Pier, and Rachel Rockwell is to direct.
Summer shows on Navy Pier typically have abbreviated run times and a mix of daytime and evening performances. Run dates are July 13...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 3:26 PM
"We're inventing a Rome," said Jonathan Munby over lunch recently, "that looks and feels like contemporary Washington."
Although he was born in Yorkshire, England, and bases his freelance career in London (with frequent forays to the Royal Shakespeare...