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  • Angela Lansbury's spirit and star power burn as bright as ever

     Angela Lansbury's spirit and star power burn as bright as ever
    As gracious and unpretentious as her Brentwood home, Angela Lansbury radiated hospitality as she ushered me into her living room, where her honorary Oscar sits as casually as a figurine placed on a table while a kettle was whistling. Flowers sent from...
  • Hershey Felder gives Irving Berlin one-man-play treatment at Geffen

    Hershey Felder gives Irving Berlin one-man-play treatment at Geffen
    Hershey Felder may be the most efficient performing artist on the planet. One man, one grand piano, one composer's body of work at a time, and you get six plays — seven if you count "Abe Lincoln's Piano," which uses Civil War-era songs for the...
  • In 'Takarazuka!!!,' coming of age in a blend of gender roles

    In 'Takarazuka!!!,' coming of age in a blend of gender roles
    A high degree of skill and individuality accompanies "Takarazuka!!!" at East West Players. In its elegant West Coast premiere, Susan Soon He Stanton's very promising albeit still-forming play with music uses the famed all-female troupe in the titular...
  • Review: 'Dances for the Underground' at Links Hall

    Review: 'Dances for the Underground' at Links Hall
    Dancers move, right? They don't talk. Yet Chicago is home to a generous handful of choreographers whose funny, pointed text-laced works not only entertain but instruct, generally without any agenda or conclusion. Dance and words intersect to probe the...
  • 'Delicate Balance' teeters slightly but always fascinates

    The setting for Edward Albee's "A Delicate Balance" is "the living room of a large and well-appointed suburban home," and scenic designer Santo Loquasto has conjured the scene so sumptuously at Broadway's Golden Theatre that you can practically hear the...
  • Mike Nichols' two unforgettable years in Chicago

    Mike Nichols' two unforgettable years in Chicago
    In 1955, Fred Wranovics, a bartender at the Woodlawn Tap on 55th Street in Hyde Park, bought a Hyde Park joint called the Hi-Hat Lounge. Wranovics decided he might as well add in the empty storefront next door and combine the two buildings, also on 55th....
  • Review: 'Pretty Persephone' musical by Billy Corgan

    Review: 'Pretty Persephone' musical by Billy Corgan
    It might engender a few eye rolls, but the notion of Billy Corgan writing a musical makes excellent sense. He has always been an artist of ambition, his lyrics long suffused with the emotional language of melancholy and transformation. He has enjoyed...
  • Dick Schaal, a Second City pioneer and former husband of Valerie Harper, dies at 86

     Dick Schaal, a Second City pioneer and former husband of Valerie Harper, dies at 86
    Richard "Dick" Schaal, a pioneer at the Second City comedy theater in Chicago, the former husband of the actress Valerie Harper and a familiar face from a plethora of character roles on movies and television, including "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and...
  • The next wave for Hubbard Street 2

    The next wave for Hubbard Street 2
    "It's a pleasure to bring these new voices into the studio, get the right people in the room, then watch the magic happen," says Terence Marling, former Hubbard Street performer and rehearsal director, now directing Hubbard Street 2, the second company....
  • Florida travel events calendar for December

    Florida travel events calendar for December
    Check out festivals and events in December across the state. Featured destination: Key West Dec. 4-21: Key West 'Bight' Before Christmas, Key West. Live holiday music, games for the kids, free cookies and eggnog, holiday cheer and a chance for...
  • Holiday gift ideas for theater lovers

    Holiday gift ideas for theater lovers
    Still wondering what to get your theater-obsessed nearest and dearest? Theater critic Charles McNulty shares his gift ideas for those with the right kind of histrionic nature. For playwrights "Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh" (W.W....