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  • 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: Britain rules in NTAC's 33rd season

    The British are coming — to the Newport Theatre Arts Center next season. Of the six productions just announced for NTAC 33rd season, four of them have their origins in what is now officially known as the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern...
  • Suburban Stage for the week of Aug. 19-25

    "The Student Prince": Yes, beer gardens in musicals have had a sinister hue since "Tomorrow Belongs to Me" in "Cabaret." But Sigmund Romberg and Dorothy Donnelly's 1924 operetta about Karl Franz, the heir to the fictional kingdom of Karlsberg who falls in...
  • Drury Lane to make 'Promises' part of 2012 season

    “Promises, Promises,” the 1968 musical with a book by Neil Simon and a score by Burt Bacharach and Hal David, will be part of the 2012 season at the Drury Lane Theatre in Oakbrook Terrace, a spokesman for the theater said Monday. The retro-...
  • On Theater: New theater season off and running

    No sooner does September check in than local stage productions flood in. The honor of kicking off the 2011-12 season goes to the Costa Mesa Playhouse. This weekend it revives Noel Coward's ghostly comedy "Blithe Spirit." That's the antique chuckler about...
  • 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...