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  • '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...
  • Chicago X-files: Center studies UFOs

    Chicago X-files: Center studies UFOs
    Opening a file cabinet at the Center for UFO Studies reveals manila folders marked with spine-tingling titles such as "Alien Luggage Report," "Project Moonwater" or "The CIA's role in UFO Studies." Yet, elsewhere there's a conspicuous lack of secret...
  • Kecoughtan's Greg Alexander is artistic, from his jumper to his drawing pad

    Kecoughtan's Greg Alexander is artistic, from his jumper to his drawing pad
    HAMPTON — It was the first day of conditioning drills, and everyone was intrigued by this long and lean transfer from somewhere in Michigan. He looked like a player, but did he have what it took? Kecoughtan coach Ivan Thomas takes it from here:...
  • On Theater: Another 'Lincoln,' closer to home

    On Theater: Another 'Lincoln,' closer to home
    I'd like to use my space this week to talk about "Lincoln." No, not the Steven Spielberg blockbuster that may be front-and-center at Sunday's Oscar ceremonies, and not Bill O'Reilly's "Killing Lincoln," now on our television screens. This one is...
  • Oscar Micheaux: A legend's links

    Oscar Micheaux: A legend's links
    Leroy Collins never says anything about it. He never tells his neighbors he was once a movie star — once. Collins is 89 and lives by himself in the Montgomery Place retirement community in Hyde Park. Scientists who worked on the Manhattan...
  • Gore Vidal dies at 86; iconoclastic author

    Gore Vidal dies at 86; iconoclastic author
    Gore Vidal was impossible to categorize, which was exactly the way he liked it. The reading public knew him as a literary juggernaut who wrote 25 novels —from the historical "Lincoln" to the satirical "Myra Breckinridge" — and volumes of...
  • Michael Douglas To Receive Monte Cristo Award

    Michael Douglas To Receive Monte Cristo Award
    Oscar-winning actor and producer Michael Douglas ¬†will receive the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s 12th Annual Monte Cristo Award in April 16. Douglas is an alum of the Waterford theater center and has been active on its board over the years....
  • Michael Douglas Gets Monte Cristo Award At O'Neill Theater Fund-Raiser

    Michael Douglas Gets Monte Cristo Award At O'Neill Theater Fund-Raiser
    "Tonight brings back a lot of memories," said Michael Douglas as his wife, Oscar and Tony Award-winning actress Catherine Zeta-Jones, handed him the Monte Cristo Award for his contributions to the theater Monday night in New York. The duo was the center...
  • Fearless Predictions For Tony Award Nominations

    Isn't half the fun of competitive arts awards the chance to guess who will be nominated, then win? The first half of this sort of merriment for the theater world is the Tony Award nominations which will be announced Tuesday morning at 8:30 a.m. So...
  • Yale Grad Da'Vine Joy Randolph Nominated For A Tony

     Yale Grad Da'Vine Joy Randolph Nominated For A Tony
    Last May, Da'Vine Joy Randolph graduated from the Yale School of Drama, unclear what her future as an actor would hold. On Tuesday morning, she was nominated as best featured actor in a musical for her performance in "Ghost: The Musical," in a role of...
  • John Kander, Jack O'Brien Join In McNally Tribute At Westport Playhouse

    John Kander, Jack O'Brien Join In McNally Tribute At Westport Playhouse
    Planning to join in the salute to playwright Terrence McNally at the Westport Country Playhouse gala are John Kander, who collaborated with McNally for the musicals, “The Rink,” “The Visit,” and “Kiss of the Spider Woman,"...