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  • Theater review: 'Cabaret' at UCLA's Freud Playhouse

     
    Charles McNulty reviews the Reprise Theatre Company revival of "Cabaret" at UCLA's Freud Playhouse...
  • 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....
  • 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......
  • 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...
  • 'Hog butcher for the world'

    'Hog butcher for the world'
    The shuttering of the Union Stock Yard and Transit Co. on July 30, 1971, didn't mark the end of Chicago's role as "hog butcher for the world." That came a year earlier, when "hog alley" closed, a victim of the stockyards' long descent from years of...
  • Yale Grad Bryce Pinkham Plays The Bad Guy In 'Ghost'

    Yale Grad Bryce Pinkham Plays The Bad Guy In 'Ghost'
    Da'Vine Joy Randolph isn't the only recent Yale School of Drama grad in the spotlight in the Broadway musical,"Ghost," based in the 1990 hit film. Bryce Pinkham, who graduated in 2008 just as Randolph was entering the three-year program, is cast in the...
  • Achim Freyer is consumed by 'The Ring of the Nibelung'

    Achim Freyer is consumed by 'The Ring of the Nibelung'
    A female voice floats from a loudspeaker, sounding preternaturally calm amid the morning chaos inside Los Angeles Opera's costume shop on South Alameda Street downtown. "We're ready for a dwarf in Fitting Room 2," the voice intones. In recent days,...
  • New in paperback: Richard Yates, Denis Johnson, Charles Baxter and more

    Barry Day (ed): "The Letters of Noel Coward" (Vintage) "The human race is a let down. It thinks it's progressed but it hasn't. It thinks it's risen above the primeval slime but it hasn't -- it's still wallowing in it!," says Gilda in Noel Coward's...
  • 'Brecht at Night'

    Brecht at Night Mati Unt Translated from the Estonian by Eric Dickens Dalkey Archive: 208 pp., $13.95 paper In 1940, Helsinki received an unexpected visitor: Bertolt Brecht. Eventually to be known as the most famous German playwright after Goethe,...
  • 'The Grapes of Wrath,' 'A Man's a Man,' 'Pin-Up Girls'

    'The Grapes of Wrath,' 'A Man's a Man,' 'Pin-Up Girls'
    The unfortunate thing about revisiting "The Grapes of Wrath" is that John Steinbeck's Depression-era classic about a displaced Dust Bowl family does not merely conjure up the social ills of a distant historical chapter in a remote, informative way....