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  • 'Lifeboat' marks a poignant note in children's theater

    'Lifeboat' marks a poignant note in children's theater
    In 1940, during the height of the Battle of Britain, the City of Benares set sail from Liverpool to Canada with some 90 refugee children aboard. That evacuation, set up by the Children's Overseas Reception Board, was intended to spirit children away...
  • Small theaters win big at L.A. Drama Critics Circle Awards

    Small theaters win big at L.A. Drama Critics Circle Awards
    Small theaters took home top honors at the 46th annual L.A. Drama Critics Circle Awards on Monday night at Beyond the Stars Palace in Glendale. The showing by companies such as Theatre @Boston Court and Echo Theater Company comes at a time when Actors...
  • All dressed up, but this 'fish story' goes nowhere

    All dressed up, but this 'fish story' goes nowhere
    There are plenty of fish in the sea, we console ourselves when loved ones escape our nets. But in Kimber Lee’s new play, “tokyo fish story,” having its world premiere at South Coast Repertory, the truth of this old proverb is in doubt....
  • Larry David's play 'Fish in the Dark' thinks too small-screen

    Larry David's play 'Fish in the Dark' thinks too small-screen
    It's the pesky little things that make up Larry David's infinitely expandable comic universe. All those petty grievances and minor disputes, the slights and slips, the miscues and forced apologies — so flustering in our own lives, so hilarious in...
  • Despite star Laura Linney, 'Switzerland' an unconvincing stab at noir

     Despite star Laura Linney, 'Switzerland' an unconvincing stab at noir
    Images of Patricia Highsmith in her later years suggest that Linda Hunt might be a suitable choice to take on the role of the author of "The Talented Mr. Ripley" and other savage tales of phony identity and insidious murder. Laura Linney, even with...
  • Ambitious 'Five Presidents' could use some work

    Ambitious 'Five Presidents' could use some work
    MILWAUKEE — When former presidents Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush joined the incumbent president, Bill Clinton, at the 1994 funeral of former president Richard Nixon in Yorba Linda, Calif., it had been more than two...
  • Through 'Hamilton,' the Founding Fathers might once again make history

    Through 'Hamilton,' the Founding Fathers might once again make history
    The Founding Fathers famously had a way with words, but as reincarnated in Lin-Manuel Miranda's sensational musical "Hamilton," they can now bust a rhyme with the legendary MCs. These revolutionaries still wear frock coats and breeches, but when they...
  • John Hughes show needs more teen angst

     John Hughes show needs more teen angst
    Music, especially angsty British new wave from such artists as Altered Images, Sigue Sigue Sputnik and New Order, was an indispensable part of the cinematic oeuvre of John Hughes. The late, great director figured out that by creating a universe...
  • Chicago Repertory Ballet: A diverse program at the Biograph

    Chicago Repertory Ballet: A diverse program at the Biograph
    With so many dance troupes lying somewhere on the broad spectrum of classical contemporary dance, it can be hard to pin down style and mission for any of them. More to the point is the quality of the choreography and performance. Two and a half years...
  • Angelica Page's 'Turning Page' a beguiling, uncanny tribute

    Angelica Page's 'Turning Page' a beguiling, uncanny tribute
    Before announcing the winner for lead actress at the 1986 Academy Awards, F. Murray Abraham, elated that the recipient was his stage friend Geraldine Page, exclaimed, "I consider this woman the greatest actress in the English language." This wasn't...
  • Composer Alan Menken explains how 'Newsies' became a stage dynamo

    Composer Alan Menken explains how 'Newsies' became a stage dynamo
    At the 1992 Academy Awards, composer Alan Menken was fielding questions in the press room after winning a couple of Oscars for his score for "Aladdin," the animated Disney movie. "How does it feel to win a Razzie for worst song of the year for 'Newsies'...