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  • On the eve the grand opening on Clark Street, 10 moments in Black Ensemble's 35-year history

    Most arts organizations have carefully worded mission statements, filled with arty buzzwords and forged by groups. Chicago's Black Ensemble Theater's mission statement was written by one woman and just gets right down to it: "to eradicate racism." Most...
  • 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...
  • Olympia Dukakis Strong, Memorable As Prospera In 'The Tempest'

    Olympia Dukakis Strong, Memorable As Prospera In 'The Tempest'
    The show: “The Tempest” at Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, Mass. in the Berkshires, starring Olympia Dukakis. ¬†Didn’t we just see “The Tempest?”: Several times, if you count Hartford Stage’s stylish production and...
  • 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...
  • Actor Blair Underwood On Starring In Broadway's 'A Street Car Named Desire'

    Actor Blair Underwood On Starring In Broadway's 'A Street Car Named Desire'
    Actor Blair Underwood is the first African-American man to star in a Broadway production of "A Streetcar Named Desire." He stopped by live to talk about this Tennessee Williams classic which has has extended its Broadway run to Aug. 19. This season,...
  • Interview tease: Chris Pine on his awful 'Avatar' audition and Broadway possibilities

    Interview tease: Chris Pine on his awful 'Avatar' audition and Broadway possibilities
    Stay tuned in a few weeks for my full Q&A from today's interview with Chris Pine (and director/co-writer Alex Kurtzman) about the family drama "People Like Us," which opens June 29. For now, enjoy the full story behind an audition Pine previously...
  • Hana S. Sharif, Christopher Baker To Leave Hartford Stage

    Hana S. Sharif, Christopher Baker To Leave Hartford Stage
    Christopher Baker, senior dramaturg, and Hana S. Sharif, associate artistic director, will leave Hartford Stage this month to pursue other facets of their careers, according to an announcement artistic director Darko Tresnjak made to the staff. Baker...
  • Blythe Danner Returns To Williamstown For 'The Blue Deep'

    Blythe Danner Returns To Williamstown For 'The Blue Deep'
    Blythe Danner feels right at home on stage in the Berkshire hills. After a 12-year absence, the actress is returning to the Williamstown Theatre Festival that shaped her early career nearly 40 years ago and where she continued to return over the decades....
  • Victor Spinetti dies at 82; Tony winner, actor in Beatles films

    Victor Spinetti dies at 82; Tony winner, actor in Beatles films
    Victor Spinetti, a comic actor and raconteur who won a Tony on Broadway and the adoration of Beatles fans when he appeared in three of the Fab Four's movies, died Tuesday in Monmouth, England. He was 82. The cause was cancer, said Barry Burnett, the...
  • Q&A: 'People Like Us' star Chris Pine and director/co-writer Alex Kurtzman

    Q&A: 'People Like Us' star Chris Pine and director/co-writer Alex Kurtzman
    You may or may not know that “People Like Us” star Chris Pine auditioned for “Avatar.” It did not go well. “Sometimes you can leave your car in Burbank, Los Angeles, and walk into a conference room and your back is...
  • 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,...