| Nov 6, 2013
| 4:07 PM
William Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing” has been restaged with lots of vim and vigor by Outre Theatre Company in Boca Raton, moving the action from 17th century Sicily to modern-day Venice, Calif.
But strangely, in the balance,...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 11:32 AM
Ever since the 1882 premiere of Richard Wagner's final stage work, "Parsifal," at the composer's custom-built opera house in Bayreuth, Germany, performers have wrestled mightily with the problems inherent in this long, ambiguous, enigmatic, gloriously...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 3:21 PM
The Geffen Playhouse confirmed Monday that the $397 it’s currently charging for the best seats to Bette Midler’s upcoming one-woman show have set a house record, blowing beyond the previous pricing pinnacle of about $250.
Pricing for “...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 12:28 PM
Charles Dickens meets Lewis Carroll, literally, in “A Perfect Likeness” at Fremont Centre Theatre in South Pasadena. This beautifully appointed two-hander about the authors of “Great Expectations” and “Alice’s...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Here's a sentence you never thought you'd read: The two hot tickets on Broadway last week were William Shakespeare and classical boy-band Il Divo.
It seems unlikely enough that the Bard, much-revived in general and produced almost to a surfeit this...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 7:58 AM
Laurel Mill Playhouse is proving just how many stage lives belong to Bones Maurer, the black cat who debuted recently in "Bell, Book, and Candle." This time around, the four-legged thespian serves as the central plot device in the Playhouse's current...
| Nov 22, 2013
LONDON — December usually serves up a surfeit of sweet, and sometimes sickly, theatrical fare. Scrooge, sugarplums and fake snow — it's the tinsel-bedecked season of Dickensian adaptations, reworked fairy tales and pantomime, with its cross-...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 4:04 PM
David Bradley has had a long, distinguished career on the stage in England, but in the last few years, Hollywood has had him in its sights. He was the cantankerous watchman at Hogwarts in the Harry Potter films and has appeared in the acclaimed British...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Michael Benaroya ("Margin Call") has come on board to develop the spy thriller "Sentinel," optioning the Matthew Dunn novel that's part of the author's "Spycatcher" series.
Benaroya will produce through his Benaroya Pictures. Story centers on an MI6...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 10:30 AM
"I speak to thee plain soldier. If thou canst love me for this, take me!" No wonder Jessie Buckley's grave, beautifully controlled Princess Katherine reacts like a rabbit trapped in the headlights: Jude Law's avowal of love is so direct, so immediate,...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 12:22 PM
Ten Years Ago
The theater arts department at St. Francis High School staged a production of a 20th century version of William Shakespeare’s “Richard III” in its Degheri Performing Arts Center. Director Manny Eulalia said he was inspired...