| May 23, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"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...
| May 5, 2014
| 9:11 PM
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'...
| May 7, 2014
| 6:00 AM
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...
| Apr 25, 2014
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...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 2:57 PM
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...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 3:30 PM
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....
| Apr 25, 2014
| 10:26 AM
"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,...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 2:37 PM
William Shakespeare didn't write "The Lost Comedies of William Shakespeare," but he did inspire the production debuting Friday, April 18, at Rollins College. The real authors are in the audience, and they're different every night.
That's because "Lost...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 6:31 AM
Celebrating Shakespeare's birth makes more sense than marking his death.
The birth, 450 years ago next week, started something unceasing, an industry of Shakespeare performances, publications and scholarship, in addition to the inspiration and wisdom...
| Apr 18, 2014
Things at my day-job employer, College of Charleston, have been a little loony lately.
First, the South Carolina state legislature unilaterally moved to merge our liberal arts and sciences college with a medical school. Shortly after that, the same...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 7:15 AM
Queen Elizabeth II had a new black-and-white portrait unveiled -- she's smiling! -- in honor of her 88th birthday on Monday. Not to outdo her royal highness, but anyone will be able to have their portrait on the front page of the London Times at the...