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  • On Theater: Golden West closing out legendary drama

    In the pantheon of great American playwrights, three names stand out: Eugene O'Neill, Arthur Miller and Tennessee Williams. And few would dispute the notion that, when assessing Williams' work, his masterpiece was "A Streetcar Named Desire," which won the...
  • Play Review: 'Desire Under the Elms' an emotional, visceral ride

    Play Review: 'Desire Under the Elms' an emotional, visceral ride
    Adultery, infanticide, overtones of incest and patricidal urges: Eugene O’Neill’s 1924 American classic, “Desire Under the Elms,” with its deliberate evocation of mythic Greek tragedy, caused an uproar when it was first produced....
  • On Theater: 'Streetcar' rides to the top at GWC

    For Golden West College, 2011 was an ambitious year with two prize-winning dramas, a classic comedy and the revival of a vintage musical. When the smoke cleared, it was GWC's production of Tennessee Williams' masterwork, "A Streetcar Named Desire,"...
  • Maxwell Williams Named Associate Artistic Director At Hartford Stage

    Maxwell Williams Named Associate Artistic Director At Hartford Stage
    ¬†Maxwell Williams, resident director at Hartford Stage, is now the new associate artstic director at the theater. He succeeds Hana Sharif. “I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know Max over the past year," says artistic director Darko Tresnjak,...
  • David Hyde Pierce Directs Comedy At Williamstown

    David Hyde Pierce Directs Comedy At Williamstown
    David Hyde Pierce says there wasn't a "Eureka!" moment when it occurred to him to set Oscar Wilde's classic comedy of manners in manors, "The Importance of Being Earnest" with the playwright's characters as transplanted American gangsters in the 1930s....
  • Lyric Opera goes to nine productions for upcoming season

    Lyric Opera goes to nine productions for upcoming season
    Chicago opera lovers impatient to learn what innovations Anthony Freud will put into place now that he is well and truly ensconced as general director of Lyric Opera of Chicago, will have to cool their heels. The first Lyric season to fall entirely under...
  • Actor Ben Gazzara Dies at 81

    Actor Ben Gazzara Dies at 81
    NEW YORK -- Veteran actor Ben Gazzara died Friday of pancreatic cancer, according to the New York Times. The star of award winning films and plays such as "Anatomy of a Murder" and "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" was 81 years old. Among his other notable film...
  • Actor Ben Gazzara dies at age of 81

    Actor Ben Gazzara dies at age of 81
    Ben Gazzara, who died Friday in New York at the age of 81, was an actor with a gruff voice and intense demeanor. His acting legacy, which included the films of John Cassavetes and originating the role of Brick in "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" on Broadway, was a...
  • Actor Ben Gazzara Dead At 81

    Actor Ben Gazzara Dead At 81
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actor Ben Gazzara, known for his brooding tough-guy presence in dozens of films, television shows and stage productions over his long career, died of pancreatic cancer on Friday at a Manhattan hospital, his lawyer said. He was 81....
  • Olympia Dukakis To Play Prospero In "Tempest" In Berkshires

    Olympia Dukakis To Play  Prospero In "Tempest" In Berkshires
    There must be something in the air with “The Tempest.” Julie Taymor made a film version of it not to long ago. Yale Summer Cabaret produced it last year. Darko Tresnjak will direct his version of it in May at Hartford Stage, where he is the...
  • French Quarter Raised Rent Controversy

    French Quarter Raised Rent Controversy
    After 17 years in one of the best apartments in the French Quarter, a couple packs up and moves on. The landlord raised the rent by more than $700 a month for an Upper Pontalba Apartment in Jackson Square. It's moving day for the Masons.  Pat and Lee...