| May 11, 2010
| 4:32 PM
THEATER REVIEW: "Aftermath" â
Â½ Through June 6 by Signal Ensemble on the West Stage at Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark St.; $20 at 773-347-1350 and www.signalensemble.com. Left, Mick (Nick Vidal) sings while Brian (Aaron Snook) plays the sitar....
| Dec 20, 2009
Millennial anxieties ushered in the new decade with Y2K panic, 9/11 made it seem as if the paranoid were on to something, two quagmire wars were launched and the Great Recession left everyone wondering about the prognosis of the American economy as it...
| Jan 28, 2010
| 7:55 AM
What we have here is an abundance of Hamlets.
It's pretty strange for a single town to have more than one Hamlet, but what we are facing here is even bigger — two Ophelias, two Gertrudes and, most alarming of all, two Rosencrantzes and two...
| May 8, 2011
| 8:00 PM
Darko Tresnjak, a theater director known for his work with Shakespeare, world classics and the rediscovery of neglected plays, is expected to be named the new artistic director of Hartford Stage when the board votes Monday morning. He will succeed Michael...
| Jul 9, 2010
| 8:26 AM
| Sep 14, 2010
Harold Gould, a veteran character actor who played con man Kid Twist in the 1973 movie "The Sting," Valerie Harper's father on TV's "Rhoda" and Betty White's boyfriend on "The Golden Girls," has died. He was 86.
Gould, who also was known for his stage...
| Sep 26, 2010
Editors' note: With this report, Sunday Calendar launches a new, weekly feature, "Cultural Exchange." In it, Times foreign correspondents will explore cultural and entertainment trends, developments, personalities and debates around the world.
| Jun 29, 2011
| 8:22 AM
Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia is a comedy of manners, a play of ideas, and a playful and profound consideration of the human predicament. The worst thing that can be said about the play is that it’s awfully talky, and the best thing that can be...
| Mar 13, 2011
A History, a Theory, a Flood
Pantheon: 531 pp., $29.95
Partway through "The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood," James Gleick describes a technological innovation so transformative that it was heralded as "one of...
| Aug 12, 2011
Award-winning British actor
John Wood, 81, a British actor who won a Tony Award in 1976 for his role in the Broadway production of Tom Stoppard's "Travesties," died Saturday in his sleep inEngland, his agent announced.
Best known for his...
| Aug 18, 2011
| 9:33 AM
"Well, let's be honest," said Timothy Douglas, over a coffee in Evanston the other day. "There aren't many people who look like me running theater companies that look like Remy Bumppo."
Douglas, the new artistic director of that very Chicago company, was...