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  • Long Wharf's 'Shadow of the Hummingbird' Fitting Tribute To Wisdom

    Long Wharf's 'Shadow of the Hummingbird' Fitting Tribute To Wisdom
    The show: Athol Fugard's "The Shadow of the Hummingbird" at Long Wharf Theatre's Stage II in New Haven. What makes it special?: It marks Fugard's return to the stage as an actor for the first time in 15 years in this world premiere of his latest work....
  • Costume Designer Jane Greenwood to Receive Lifetime Achievement Tony Award

    Jane Greenwood, the longtime theatrical costume designer whose first Broadway credit was 1963′s "The Ballad of the Sad Cafe," will receive a lifetime achievement trophy during the 2014 Tony Awards ceremony. A legit stalwart with a long list of...
  • Phillip Hayes Dean, playwright of 'Paul Robeson,' dies at 83

    Phillip Hayes Dean, playwright of 'Paul Robeson,' dies at 83
    Phillip Hayes Dean, the theater actor, director and playwright whose stage biography of Paul Robeson is currently being performed in Los Angeles, has died at age 83. Dean died Monday in L.A. of an aortic aneurysm, according to a spokeswoman for the...
  • Leslie Uggams To Star In 'Gypsy' In Connecticut

    Leslie Uggams To Star In 'Gypsy' In Connecticut
    Leslie Uggams, the Tony and Emmy Award winning actress will be starring as Rose in Connecticut Repertory Theatre's production of "Gypsy"  July 10 to 20.  It is the third  and final show in the 2014 Summer Nutmeg Series, which includes the musical "A...
  • Paul Robeson, times two, speaks to L.A.

    Paul Robeson, times two, speaks to L.A.
    "What's my motivation?" is a standard laugh line satirizing the acting profession, a livelihood in which it's not always clear why one is doing what one needs to do. At the moment, Daniel Beaty and Keith David may be the two American actors least likely...
  • James Earl Jones Takes Back Broadway in 'You Can't Take It With You'

    James Earl Jones will return to Broadway this fall in a revival of George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart's "You Can't Take It With You." Scott Ellis helms the comedy about an eccentric family thrown into upheaval when the daughter falls in love with an uptight...
  • Michael Sporn dies at 67; Oscar- and Emmy-nominated animator

    Michael Sporn dies at 67; Oscar- and Emmy-nominated animator
    Animation director Michael Sporn, best known for his adaptations of children's stories that were shown on HBO, PBS and other networks, had a childhood that was interrupted. When he was a toddler his father abandoned the family, and although his mother...
  • L.A. drama ace Dakin Matthews has singing gig in Broadway 'Rocky'

    L.A. drama ace Dakin Matthews has singing gig in Broadway 'Rocky'
    Here’s the thing about having a long, busy acting career: one moment a performer finds himself at the extreme margin of agony, trudging the stage with Cordelia in his arms, and the next he's having a moment of blood, sweat and glory in Rocky Balboa'...
  • James Franco confirmed for 'Of Mice and Men' on Broadway

    James Franco confirmed for 'Of Mice and Men' on Broadway
    Following weeks of rumors, James Franco has been confirmed to star in an upcoming production of "Of Mice and Men" on Broadway. The multitasking actor -- who lately has been devoting himself to directing, writing, the visual arts and a recent Comedy...
  • Stringer Bell, John Luther, Nelson Mandela -- Idris Elba is on a roll

    Stringer Bell, John Luther, Nelson Mandela -- Idris Elba is on a roll
    Stringer Bell, John Luther, Nelson Mandela and maybe the next James Bond — the career of Idris Elba is on the rise. At 40, Elba is one of the most sought-after and respected actors on either side of the Atlantic. And this week, BBC America has four...
  • Angelina Jolie the Emotional Highlight of Oscar's Governor Awards

    The Academy's fifth annual Governors Awards on Nov. 16 were two events in one: A schmooze-fest with a guest list representing decades of film history (Roger Corman and Warren Beatty through Lupita Nyong'o) as well as an emotional tribute to four eminently...