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  • Anna Deavere Smith mines for meaning in 'uhhs,' 'you knows'

    Anna Deavere Smith mines for meaning in 'uhhs,' 'you knows'
    The Baltimore-born writer and performer Anna Deavere Smith looks for the places in language where the intellect breaks down and raw feeling takes over. Nearly always, she finds it in the "uhhs," "you knows," sentence fragments and the other stuff that...
  • Ambitious new work would help elevate Center Theatre Group

    Ambitious new work would help elevate Center Theatre Group
    Taking stock of Center Theatre Group on the occasion of the Music Center's 50th anniversary is a bit like trying to summarize an up-and-down marriage. So many reasons to leave, so many cherished moments making it impossible to go. After the rudderless...
  • Between states: Ideas in the Civil War-set play 'The Whipping Man'

    Between states: Ideas in the Civil War-set play 'The Whipping Man'
    Martin Benson deferred his enlistment in Civil War drama for half a century, but now the stage director is bringing a zeal for realism to "The Whipping Man," his first assignment concerning America's bloody — and far from finished —...
  • 2014 Chicago fall theater preview

    2014 Chicago fall theater preview
    Perhaps it dates back to the classic Greek tragedies performed at harvest-time festivals, but autumn has always been prime season for theater. "In the summertime, people like to do summer things, and then all the [theater] seasons start up in the fall,"...
  • For Henry Louis Gates Jr., a lifelong interest in family history in 'Finding Your Roots'

    For Henry Louis Gates Jr., a lifelong interest in family history in 'Finding Your Roots'
    Those who develop a strong interest in their forebears tend to do so later in life. But that was not the way for Henry Louis Gates Jr. The Ivy League professor, whose fascinating genealogical show "Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates, Jr." is now in...
  • Sarah Silverman visits Bill Maher

    Sarah Silverman visits Bill Maher
    Sarah Silverman joins "Masters of Sex" in the second season, and she can discuss that casting as a guest this week on "Real Time With Bill Maher." Silverman also will have a chance to promote the film "A Million Ways to Die in the West" with Seth...
  • Broad Stage season to include Shakespeare's Globe, Joyce DiDonato

    Broad Stage season to include Shakespeare's Globe, Joyce DiDonato
    This story has been corrected. See below for details. A return engagement of Shakespeare's Globe and recitals by Joyce DiDonato and Brian Stokes Mitchell are among the highlights of the Broad Stage's new season, which was announced on Thursday.  The...
  • Friday's TV Highlights: 'Hannibal' on NBC

    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of May 18 - 24, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies -------------------- SERIES Undercover Boss Greg Miller, the CEO of the...
  • Tony Shalhoub Joins 'Nurse Jackie' for Season 7

    Showtime's "Nurse Jackie" has tapped Emmy winner Tony Shalhoub for a recurring role in season seven, the cabler announced Wednesday. Shalhoub will play Dr. Bernard Prince, a new ER doctor who has a great bedside manner, a special touch with his boss,...
  • Digital film project created by Center Stage gets new life as a feature film

    One of Center Stage Artistic Director Kwame Kwei-Armah's bright ideas has evolved into a feature film that will be unveiled worldwide next week. The project began in 2012 when Kwei-Armah was looking for a way to celebrate his theater's 50th anniversary....
  • 'Nurse Jackie' Season 6 Finale Recap: Could Things Get Any Worse for Jackie?

    WARNING: SPOILERS FOR "NURSE JACKIE" SEASON SIX FINALE BELOW The dedicated nurse and hardcore drug addict has hit rock bottom (we can only hope it doesn't get worse) in tonight's sixth season finale of "Showtime's" touted series, for which Edie Falco won...