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  • Grammy, Pulitzer winners, TV star among highlights of upcoming Zoellner season

     
    A Grammy Award-winning trumpeter, the world premiere of a song cycle based on poems by Carl Reiner’s daughter, dazzling international dance ensembles, circus arts and perhaps America’s premier storyteller will highlight the 16th season of...
  • McManus: Republican 'autopsy' reveals a divide in the party

    It's never too early to start thinking about the next presidential race — especially if you're a political party that has managed to lose the popular vote in five of the last six elections, as the Republican Party has. Hence the remarkable...
  • Questions of motherhood, and class, in 'Chalk Circle'

    Questions of motherhood, and class, in 'Chalk Circle'
    "The Caucasian Chalk Circle"  Long before legal and ethical complications surrounding surrogacy and adoption, not to mention the thorny class implications of paid child care, entered the picture, playwright Bertolt Brecht took a wide-lens shot of the...
  • What's Coming in 2013 at the Yale Cabaret

    What's Coming in 2013 at the Yale Cabaret
    The Yale Cabaret has announced its spring season. The fall semester was a wallop of fresh styles, intense performances and surprising script choices (especially in the case of the stylistically provocative Iranian piece White Rabbit, Red Rabbit, where...
  • Olympia Dukakis To Star In "Mother Courage" This Summer

    Olympia Dukakis To Star In "Mother Courage" This Summer
    Olympia Dukakis was a smash in the title role of “The Tempest” last summer at Shakespeare & Company at Lenox, Mass. in the Berkshires. This summer the actress will star in Bertolt Brecht’s “Mother Courage and Her Children.”...
  • Olympia Dukakis, John Douglas Thompson Star In 'Mother Courage'

    Over at Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, Mass. the main stage shows presented in repertory are: Shakespeare’s “Love’s Labour’s Lost” and “Richard II” and Bertolt Brecht’s “Mother Courage and Her...
  • Ingrid Pitt dies at 73; one of Britain's best-known horror stars

    Ingrid Pitt dies at 73; one of Britain's best-known horror stars
    Ingrid Pitt, who survived a Nazi concentration camp and dodged Communist police to become one of Britain's best-known horror stars, died Tuesday in London only days after her 73rd birthday. Her daughter, Steffanie Pitt, said her mother collapsed while on...
  • Vaclav Havel, a playwright with political passion

     
    Vaclav Havel, the former Czech president who died Saturday at 75, was the perfect example of an increasingly rare specimen -- the politically engaged playwright. In today's theatrical climate dominated by silly movie retreads and safe little dramas,...
  • Album review: Fiona Apple's 'The Idler Wheel ...'

     
    You learn a lot about Fiona Apple by what she chooses to reveal in the lyrics to her new album, “The idler wheel is wiser than the driver of the screw and whipping cords will serve you more than ropes......
  • Theater review: 'I've Never Been So Happy' at the Kirk Douglas Theatre

     
    Charles McNulty reviews Rude Mechs "I've Never Been So Happy" at the Kirk Douglas Theatre....
  • The Virginia Quarterly Review, part 1: A suicide rocks the esteemed literary journal

     
    On July 30, Kevin Morrissey printed a note, gathered his identification and called the Charlottesville, Va., police to report a shooting at the coal tower, a local landmark. When they arrived, it was Morrissey they found dead of a self-inflicted......