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  • Michael Douglas Gets Monte Cristo Award At O'Neill Theater Fund-Raiser

    Michael Douglas Gets Monte Cristo Award At O'Neill Theater Fund-Raiser
    "Tonight brings back a lot of memories," said Michael Douglas as his wife, Oscar and Tony Award-winning actress Catherine Zeta-Jones, handed him the Monte Cristo Award for his contributions to the theater Monday night in New York. The duo was the center...
  • On Theater: Eggington, Milgrim set pace in 2011

    The late playwright Horton Foote influenced the choices of both individual artists who stood above the crowd in local theater in 2011. Foote wrote the play "A Trip to Bountiful," the movie version of which won its star, Geraldine Page, an Oscar in 1985....
  • Scientists acting out

    Scientists acting out
    The opening scene went something like this: Setting: Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab building 17 cafeteria -- Fall 2009 Rocket Scientist #1: I do community theater. Rocket Scientist #2: I almost minored in theater in college. Rocket Scientist #1:...
  • Northlight to stage 'Odd Couple' with Wendt, Kazurinsky

    Northlight to stage 'Odd Couple' with Wendt, Kazurinsky
    Northlight Theatre said Tuesday that it will stage Neil Simon's classic comedy "The Odd Couple" as part of its 2012-13 season, replete with Tim Kazurinsky as the neatnik Felix and George Wendt as the slobby Oscar. The pair, both Second City alumnae, did...
  • Colonial Players brings Simon's work back to Arundel stage

    Announcing a run of Neil Simon's "Chapter Two" through March 3, Colonial Players' February newsletter points out that 51/2 years have elapsed since its last staging of a Simon play. Memories of the company's October 2006 production of "Jake's Women" make...
  • Northlight announces 2012-13 season

    Northlight Theatre, which performs at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, has announced its 2012-13 season. The slate features the previously announced production of Neil Simon's "The Odd Couple," starring Tim Kazurinsky and George...
  • On Theater: Double the 'Nunsense' at Playhouse

    On Theater: Double the 'Nunsense' at Playhouse
    Neil Simon's"The Odd Couple" was such a big hit that he rewrote it for a mostly female cast. Reginald Rose's "Twelve Angry Men" eventually went coed as "Twelve Angry Jurors." Neither of these plays, to my knowledge, ever was presented in both versions...
  • David Hyde Pierce To Direct "Earnest" At Wiliamstown Theatre Festival

     David Hyde Pierce will direct Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest," which opens the main stage at Williamstown Theatre Festival June 26 to July 14. It marks the 58th season of WTF, located in the Massachusetts Berkshires, and the second...
  • On Theater: Simon's 'Biloxi Blues' blends humor, poignancy

    About a quarter of a century ago, Neil Simon wrote his fictionalized autobiography — and, being Simon, he took three plays to do it. "Biloxi Blues," the second in his "BB trilogy," is the meat in this theatrical sandwich, slipped in neatly between...
  • Stratford 'Superstar' headed to Broadway

    The Startford Festival's production of "Jesus Christ Superstar" is headed to Broadway. Des McAnuff's production will open at the Neil Simon Theatre on March 22, the Canadian festival announced on Tuesday. Prior to New York, the show will play a fall...
  • On Theater: 'Earnest' retains its comic importance

    Oscar Wilde was among the wittiest playwrights of his generation and, even if that period was the late 19th century, his words still carry an appreciable bite. Take, for instance, "The Importance of Being Earnest," Wilde's final play and one that still...