| May 19, 2012
| 8:36 AM
Anna Deavere Smith has, in essence, combined a career doing serious, interview-based theater work like "Fires in the Mirror" and "Twilight: Los Angles" with more lucrative acting gigs on TV shows like "The West Wing" and, currently, "Nurse Jackie."...
| May 31, 2012
| 12:14 AM
Ever since their collective appearance at the Stratford Festival, blondes, brunettes and vengeful redheads have been popping up at regional theaters all across North America.
It's not hard to see why.
Robert Hewett's Australian play, now on the boards...
| Jun 30, 2012
Matters of faith continue to divide people in dreadful ways, but there has always been at least one thing that religions have in common — the urge to express belief through art.
That's a point driven home in a sumptuous 90-minute documentary by...
| Feb 9, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Founder of the Mark Taper Forum, éminence grise of the regional theater movement, crusading champion of Los Angeles theater, Gordon Davidson was put in an unusual position last fall at USC's School of Dramatic Arts: He had to explain who he was to a group...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 8:43 AM
Popular among economists, sociologists and software engineers, the phrase "ripple effect" has also been adopted by arts and cultural thought leaders to describe the powerful impact of the creative sector on our shared communities. Here at Center Stage,...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 8:15 AM
Anna Deavere Smith, famed for creating one-woman, documentary theater pieces about taut social issues in which she portrays multiple people she’s interviewed, has won the $300,000 Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize, one of the most lucrative awards in...
| Dec 29, 2012
| 6:50 AM
A play about Walt Disney and composer Igor Stravinskiy about the making of the animated film "Fantasia" sounds intriguing.
Newtown's Stray Kats Theatre Company will present Frederick Stroppel's "Small World: A Fantasia" with actors Scott Bryce as Disney...
| Jun 9, 2010
Veteran Hollywood publicist and political activist Stephen M. Rivers died Tuesday after a lengthy bout with prostate cancer. He was 55.
Over the span of his publicity career, Rivers represented some of the most recognizable names in entertainment,...
| Dec 13, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Theater critic Charles McNulty names the best plays he saw in 2011....
| Jan 5, 2012
| 4:32 AM
Day 1 of the 2012 Television Critics Association (TCA) Winter Press Tour marked the first time that I personally have covered the PBS portion of the tour, and like the network itself, the day was an eclectic mix of entertainment and information, featuring...
| Jan 6, 2012
| 4:32 AM
My favorite moments from the Television Critics Association (TCA) Winter 2012 Press Tour, Day 2, which featured the concluding presentations for PBS: 1. Tony Bennett — The legendary singer closed PBS' press tour sessions with a fabulous and...