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  • Review: 'The Who's Tommy' at Paramount Theatre

    Review: 'The Who's Tommy' at Paramount Theatre
    In the summer of 1968, Pete Townshend gave a lengthy interview to Jann Wenner of Rolling Stone about the future direction of The Who, Townshend's rock band. "We've been talking about doing an opera," he said. "We've been talking about doing, like, albums,...
  • Between states: Ideas in the Civil War-set play 'The Whipping Man'

    Between states: Ideas in the Civil War-set play 'The Whipping Man'
    Martin Benson deferred his enlistment in Civil War drama for half a century, but now the stage director is bringing a zeal for realism to "The Whipping Man," his first assignment concerning America's bloody — and far from finished —...
  • Emma Stone is soaring with 'Cabaret' and 'Birdman' roles

    Emma Stone is soaring with 'Cabaret' and 'Birdman' roles
    Those eyes. That voice. That bruise. Bruise? "Yeah, I gave myself a black eye last night," Emma Stone says with a laugh. "During the 'Mein Herr' number, I whipped off my leather jacket and hit myself with the belt buckle. Nice, huh?" Nice indeed. At...
  • Angela Lansbury keeps spirits high in 'Blithe Spirit'

    Angela Lansbury keeps spirits high in 'Blithe Spirit'
    When Angela Lansbury takes the stage as Madame Arcati, the lovably outlandish medium in Noel Coward's "Blithe Spirit," a supernatural charge is instantly detectable. This five-time Tony winner doesn't need levitating tricks or inexplicable table knocks...
  • Chicagoan of the Year in Theater: Ike Holter

    Chicagoan of the Year in Theater: Ike Holter
    This past spring and summer, hundreds of Chicago Public Schools teachers came to see Ike Holter's "Exit Strategy," a riveting new play from the little-known Jackalope Theatre about the last gasps of a Chicago school. Serving a disadvantaged population...
  • Chicagoan of the Year in Dance: Frank Chaves

    Chicagoan of the Year in Dance: Frank Chaves
    "I can elevate, I can recline. Here's my horn, here's my light … this is my Cadillac!" says Frank Chaves, demonstrating the features of his wheelchair. He points out where it's been bashed along the sides, injuries sustained while negotiating the...
  • The arts become Earth-aware: Dawning age of what are known as eco-arts

    The arts become Earth-aware: Dawning age of what are known as eco-arts
    In his most recent book, "The Meaning of Human Existence," Harvard biologist E.O. Wilson challenges the humanities to stop being in effect so darn man-crazy. "Anthropocentricity" is the precise term for the cramped view that divorces humankind from...
  • The year in theater: Drama reigns in 2014

    The year in theater: Drama reigns in 2014
    The year isn't exactly ending on a high note. Rage over racial injustice, shocking reports of U.S. torture and the promise of even more governmental gridlock in 2015. Dare I even mention Taylor Swift's reign as queen of the pop charts? Faith in our...
  • Charles McNulty's best stage shows of 2014

     Charles McNulty's best stage shows of 2014
    Here is Charles McNulty's look at the best of 2014 in theater in Southern California and beyond. "Choir Boy" (Geffen Playhouse): Playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney found poignant harmony in his play about the cruel disharmony of difference at an all-...
  • Florida travel calendar for November

    Florida travel calendar for November
    Check out festivals and events in November across the state. This list is organized by region. Central Florida (including Orlando, Kissimmee, Daytona Beach, Sanford, the Space Coast, Lakeland/Polk and Lake County) Nov. 1-2: The Fall Fiesta in the...
  • Epigrams and clothes fly in Taper's 'What the Butler Saw'

    Epigrams and clothes fly in Taper's 'What the Butler Saw'
    There are no household servants in Joe Orton's "What the Butler Saw," which is appropriately set in a psychiatric clinic. The title, once popular for blue movies, is a British phrase referring to the sexual delights that have long kept domestics peering...