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  • Paul Robeson is the subject of dueling 2014 L.A. stage productions

    Paul Robeson is the subject of dueling 2014 L.A. stage productions
    Paul Robeson was one of the most widely accomplished Americans who ever lived -- All-American football player, lawyer, concert singer and recording artist, star actor on stage and screen in both dramas and musicals, and lightning-rod political activist....
  • Meryl Streep To Receive Center's Monte Cristo Award

    Meryl Streep To Receive Center's Monte Cristo Award
    The award-laden Meryl Streep is going to have to make room on the mantel for another honor — this one from a theater center that helped shape and launch her career. The three-time Oscar-winning actress will receive the 14th annual Monte Cristo...
  • Letter from London: A guide to winter 2013 in the West End

    Letter from London: A guide to winter 2013 in the West End
    LONDON — Let's be honest, nobody comes to Britain for the weather. But as Londoners bid a rueful farewell to another erratic English summer, there is as at least one consolation — the new season is reliably the most exciting in the theater...
  • Meryl Streep will receive the Monte Cristo Award for her stage acting

    Meryl Streep will receive the Monte Cristo Award for her stage acting
    Before her movie breakout role in "The Deer Hunter" in 1978, for which she received her first of 17 (and counting) Oscar nominations, Meryl Streep was a hard-working New York stage actress who appeared in productions both on Broadway and at some of the...
  • Esau Pritchett Heads Cast In 'Fences' At Long Wharf Theatre

    Esau Pritchett  (Broadway’s “A Free Man of Color”) plays Troy Maxson, the commanding father in August Wilson’s “Fences” at New Haven’s Long Wharf Theatre, directed by Phylicia Rashad.  Also featured in the show,...
  • 'Joe Turner's' actors share August Wilson's gift of gab

    'Joe Turner's' actors share August Wilson's gift of gab
    Among the pleasures of seeing an August Wilson play, it's often said, is just listening to the people talk. As Los Angeles Times theater critic Charles McNulty has noted, Wilson stocks his scripts with "natural raconteurs" and lets them soar in...
  • Squidbillies editor Lear Bunda to bring space-nerd sensibilities to Supercon

    Squidbillies editor Lear Bunda to bring space-nerd sensibilities to Supercon
    Among the cool people at Florida Supercon 2013 will be Lear Bunda. He lurks in the darkness, behind the scenes.  No, he is not Batman. He is one of the editors for popular Adult Swim shows “Squidbillies” and “Aqua Teen Hunger Force.&...
  • Shorter 'Shrek' is still long on talent

    Shorter 'Shrek' is still long on talent
    When "Shrek the Musical" first appeared on Broadway in 2008, with decidedly headache-inducing results, it seemed as if the cartoon-to-musical gravy train was kaput. This 2001 DreamWorks movie came toward the beginning of what one might call the self-aware...
  • New film festival launches for high school students

    New film festival launches for high school students
    A new film festival is targeting teenagers to create more opportunities for aspiring filmmakers. The publishing company Scholastic along with other companies have partnered to launch the All American High School Film Festival, which is taking film...
  • Cicely Tyson: Milestones and facts about the Tony Award winner

    Cicely Tyson: Milestones and facts about the Tony Award winner
    The legendary Cicely Tyson stole the Tony Awards on Sunday evening with her moving acceptance speech after being named best actress in a drama for the revival of Horton Foote's "A Trip to Bountiful." It was the 79-year-old actress' first Tony and her...
  • 'Cymbeline: A Folk Tale With Music' by First Folio Theatre ★★★½

    'Cymbeline: A Folk Tale With Music' by First Folio Theatre ★★★½
    Within the Shakespearean canon, there are "problem plays," such as "Measure for Measure." And then there's "Cymbeline," which is a portmanteau piece caught somewhere between comedy, romance and self-parody. (A rom-arody?) At any rate, it's loopy, as...