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  • 'Nurse Jackie' To End After Seventh Season

    "Nurse Jackie's" upcoming seventh season will be its final round, Showtime Networks president David Nevins announced Wednesday. The show also tweeted about the news: One last shot at redemption. Join us in 2015 for the seventh and final season of...
  • Aging seems to be a common theme this September

    Aging seems to be a common theme this September
    This weekend the new season of Chicago theater gets underway in earnest. If there is an unintended theme of the fall, I'd say it is that Chicago theater finds itself collectively engaged with issues dealing with the final years of our lives. If you have a...
  • REVIEW: "Our Class" by Remy Bumppo Theatre Company

     REVIEW: "Our Class" by Remy Bumppo Theatre Company
    It is easy for a journalist in a rush to describe a Nazi death camp with the country of its location. "The Polish concentration camp Auschwitz," one often reads. This is understandably infuriating to some of those with roots in those countries, who...
  • Spike Lee awarded $300,000 Gish Prize

    To hear it from the Gish Prize Trust, Spike Lee did the right thing. The trust announced Wednesday that Lee -- the firebrand writer-director-actor-educator behind such films as 1992’s “Malcolm X” and the hit “Inside Man”...
  • Baltimore's Center Stage looks very good in PBS documentary on 'Raisin' cycle

    Baltimore's Center Stage looks very good in PBS documentary on 'Raisin' cycle
    These are hard times for PBS. Vast changes in technology and lifestyle, coupled with withering economic forces and timid leadership, threaten the existence of public television as we’ve known it for the past 43 years. So on the rare occasions these...
  • Anna Deavere Smith to bring new show to Harris Theater

    Anna Deavere Smith to bring new show to Harris Theater
    Playwright and actress Anna Deavere Smith ("Fires in the Mirror") will present her newest show, "On Grace," a collaboration with cellist Joshua Roman, at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance on Jan. 21, the theater announced on Thursday. As in her...
  • American Theater Company snags major world premiere

    The American Theater Company will stage the world premiere of "The Humans" by Stephen Karam this fall, well in advance of its planned New York premiere at the Roundabout Theatre, the Chicago-based theater said Wednesday. "The Humans" is a family drama...
  • 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...
  • 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....