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  • 'Brothers Size' thrills with wit, vibrancy at Fountain Theatre

    'Brothers Size' thrills with wit, vibrancy at Fountain Theatre
    The Fountain Theatre follows up its award-winning 2012 production of Tarell Alvin McCraney’s “In the Red and Brown Water” with a vibrant incarnation of “The Brothers Size,” the second installment in McCraney’s acclaimed...
  • 'In the Boom Boom Room' piles on misery with unrelenting punch

    'In the Boom Boom Room' piles on misery with unrelenting punch
    2Cents Theatre has taken on David Rabe's seldom-revived early play "In the Boom Boom Room" (1972), the trippy, choleric story of a Philadelphia woman’s degradation. The play can’t exactly be considered a cautionary tale, since even 40...
  • Fidelity, friendship make up Road on Magnolia's 'Flower Duet'

    Fidelity, friendship make up Road on Magnolia's 'Flower Duet'
    The title of “Flower Duet,” in its West Coast premiere at the Road Theatre on Magnolia, refers to Leo Delibes’ celebrated “Lakmé” air for soprano and mezzo. It is being rehearsed by two Vermont-based frenemies, for a mutual...
  • 'Stoneface' grows in scope, gains punch at Pasadena Playhouse

    'Stoneface' grows in scope, gains punch at Pasadena Playhouse
    More than one legend gets their due in “Stoneface,” which is only as it should be. In a felicitous transfer from the Sacred Fools Theater Company, Vanessa Claire Stewart’s surreal smash about the rise and fall and rise of Buster Keaton...
  • Lawrence Hamilton dies at 59; star on Broadway

    Singer and actor Lawrence Hamilton, who starred on Broadway and on tour in "Ragtime" and other musicals, died Thursday at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York of complications from surgery, said his sister, Evelyn Hall. He was 59. In "Ragtime," based on...
  • Towering I-Drive observation wheel scheduled for 2015 opening

    Towering I-Drive observation wheel scheduled for 2015 opening
    The Orlando Eye, the 400 foot-tall observation wheel being built on International Drive, should be ready for opening by the spring of 2015. That's a few months later than developer Chuck Whittall had hoped — he was shooting for Dec. 31 — but...
  • Marc Platt dies at 100; dancer on Broadway and in film

    Dancer Marc Platt was the male lead in the famed dream ballet in "Oklahoma!" on Broadway, choreographed by Agnes de Mille. In film, he was one of the brothers in "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers," and he had featured parts in several other musicals. But...
  • PASSINGS: Celes King IV, Mitch Leigh

    PASSINGS: Celes King IV, Mitch Leigh
    Celes King IV Community activist and entrepreneur Celes King IV, 70, a South Los Angeles community activist whose father was civil rights advocate Celes King III, died Saturday at a San Diego hospital, a family spokesman said. Adrian Dove,...
  • Mickey Rooney dies at 93; show-business career spanned a lifetime

    Mickey Rooney dies at 93; show-business career spanned a lifetime
    Mickey Rooney, a celebrated child actor who embodied the All-American boy in the "Andy Hardy" films of the 1930s and '40s and became one of the era's top box-office draws, has died. He was 93. Rooney, whose roller-coaster show-business career was marked...
  • Fringe Preview Night brings new and returning acts to May's festival

    Fringe Preview Night brings new and returning acts to May's festival
    Vincent Hannam was at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center in disguise on Monday night, with a shark mask covering his face. He was trying to get out the word that there’s a bar filled with folks who alternate their time between drinking, shooting the...
  • Janis Joplin lives on as musical transfers off-Broadway

    Janis Joplin lives on as musical transfers off-Broadway
    Janis Joplin — the musical, that is — lives on, thanks to Live Nation. After a tour that took it to Southern California and other venues, and a run on Broadway that closed in February, "A Night With Janis Joplin" will transfer off-Broadway...