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  • THEATER

    THEATER
    Macbeth: Wars for crowns and kingdoms were popular long before "Game of Thrones." More than 400 years ago, William Shakespeare introduced the dark world of "Macbeth," a tragedy about the Scottish general whose appetite for the throne changes the course of...
  • The Outre Theatre Company brings little to "Much Ado About Nothing"

    The Outre Theatre Company brings little to "Much Ado About Nothing"
    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,...
  • Bette Midler $400 seats a record high, Geffen Playhouse confirms

    Bette Midler $400 seats a record high, Geffen Playhouse confirms
    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 “...
  • Review: 'A Perfect Likeness' makes a fine Dickens-Carroll connection

    Review: 'A Perfect Likeness' makes a fine Dickens-Carroll connection
    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...
  • Shakespeare scholar Anne Barton dies at 80, a graceful, expert voice

    Shakespeare scholar Anne Barton dies at 80, a graceful, expert voice
    Anne Barton, one of the 20th century’s foremost Shakespeare scholars, died Monday in Cambridge, England.  She was 80 years old. The announcement was made by Cambridge University, where she was an emeritus professor of English and fellow of Trinity...
  • Anne Barton dies at 80; Shakespearean scholar took holistic approach

    Anne Barton, one of the 20th century's foremost Shakespeare scholars, died Monday in Cambridge, England. She was 80. Cambridge University, where she was an emeritus professor of English and fellow of Trinity College, announced her death but gave no...
  • Broadway Box Office: Unlikely Duo of Il Divo and Shakespeare Draw Crowds

    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...
  • Letter from London: Murder, scandal and Shakespeare for holidays

    Letter from London: Murder, scandal and Shakespeare for holidays
    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-...
  • 'Lieutenant of Inishmore' a dark and violent comedy

    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...
  • 'Doctor Who': David Bradley discusses his time as the Doctor

    'Doctor Who': David Bradley discusses his time as the Doctor
    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...
  • Michael Benaroya Taking Matthew Dunn's 'Sentinel' to Big Screen

    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...