| Sep 1, 2011
| 9:13 AM
As we bid farewell to the Summer of Swelter, it's a grand time for pulling up the appointment app on your smart phone (or pulling out the day planner, if you're a traditionalist) and setting aside some play dates with the hottest shows in town.
| Sep 18, 2011
Being artistic director of a major regional stage company means you get to give everyone "notes" — theater lingo for putting in your two cents while a play is being readied. Being Marc Masterson, newly arrived as South Coast Repertory's artistic...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 2:14 PM
When does a lie take on a life of its own? Two very different plays, running within blocks of each other on Milwaukee Avenue in Wicker Park, tackle that question.
"Dark Play, or Stories for Boys" ***
Carlos Murillo's "Dark Play, or Stories for Boys"...
| Feb 2, 2012
What figures to be golf's most scrutinized new course could have its architect by the end of the week.
The eight finalists for the 2016 Rio Olympics design project — a list that includes Jack Nicklaus, Greg Norman, Annika Sorenstam and Gary...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 12:53 PM
The Chay Yew era at the Victory Gardens began in earnest Monday night with "Ameriville," an intensely politicized and energetic performance collage that starts in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina and ends up as a poetic indictment of all manner of...
| Feb 29, 2012
| 1:00 PM
“Water By The Spoonful” by Quiara Alegria Hudes, which was produced last fall at Hartford Stage, which commissioned the work, is one of six fionalists for the Harold and Mimi Steinberg/American Theater Critics Association New Play Award, which...
| Sep 29, 2011
Veterans of the mating wars will recognize the scene, from one agonizing side or another. There has been a single date — an awkward date that began with the tactless suggestion that the woman's dress resembled a birthday cake — but it...
| Nov 2, 2011
| 1:58 PM
If you have ever arrived home looking for affection and found a partner hunched over a laptop, or if you've been tracked down after hours by a boss who controls your smartphone and your life, then you might find the premise of "Maple and Vine" very...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 5:57 PM
Aetna's plans announced Monday to acquire Coventry Health Care Inc. for $5.6 billion could catapult the insurance giant to the front of an industry race to capitalize on Obamacare and the health needs of aging baby boomers.
The deal, subject to...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 2:03 PM
Forget putting a pep in your step. The owner of NRG Fitness in Fort Lauderdale is adding a nightclub vibe to your workout routine.
At 7:30 p.m. every Monday through Thursday, Peter Ware shuts down the gym to other activity, turns down the lights and...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 4:17 AM
A recently unearthed one-act play by Eugene O'Neill, "Exorcism," will receive a free reading this weekend at the 13th annual Eugene O'Neill Celebration at the Monte Cristo Cottage, the boyhood home of the playwright in New London.