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  • Sherman Hemsley dies at 74; star of TV's 'The Jeffersons'

    Sherman Hemsley dies at 74; star of TV's 'The Jeffersons'
    Sherman Hemsley, who was rooted in the minds of millions of television viewers as Archie Bunker's bombastic black neighbor, George Jefferson, in"All in the Family" and later as the star of his own long-running sitcom, "The Jeffersons," has died. He was 74.
  • Tony Awards 2012: 'Clybourne Park' by Bruce Norris wins best play

    Tony Awards 2012: 'Clybourne Park' by Bruce Norris wins best play
    "Clybourne Park," the Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy-drama by Bruce Norris, won the Tony for new play. The critically acclaimed play, which ran at Playwrights Horizons in New York, the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco and the Mark Taper...

    Word power

    Word power
    Earlier this year, when Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed a 100-book required reading list for his compatriots, it provoked anxiety, rekindling memories of Soviet-era censorship. The furor underscored an important point: that literature plays a...

    Christopher Shinn's "Now Or Later" Gets U.S. Premiere At Huntington

    Christopher Shinn's "Now Or Later" Gets U.S. Premiere At Huntington
    Christopher Shinn's political drama, "Now or Later," will have its U.S. premiere at Boston's Huntington Theatre Company this fall. Michael Wilson, former artistic director of Hartford Stage, will direct the play which runs Oct. 12 to Nov. 10 at the...

    'Margo Veil,' 'Raisin in the Sun' top L.A. Drama Critics awards

     
    The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle handed out its annual awards at a ceremony Monday at A Noise Within in Pasadena. The evening's biggest winners were "Margo Veil," a new play by Len Jenkins that was performed at the Odyssey...