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  • 'Reasons to Live' at Skylight: Wringing laughs from tragedy

    'Reasons to Live' at Skylight: Wringing laughs from tragedy
    Since time immemorial, the plot device of a dead child has propelled drama from Iphigenia to Ibsen to “Rabbit Hole.” At a comfortably cathartic distance, audiences have thrilled to the unimaginable loss of a child. Yet in recent years, that...
  • Yuri Lyubimov dies at 97; Russian actor and director

    Yuri Lyubimov dies at 97; Russian actor and director
    Russian actor and director Yuri Lyubimov, founder of Moscow's renowned Taganka Theater, which he led for more than four decades, has died. He was 97. During the 1980s, Lyubimov was exiled for several years after criticizing cultural restrictions in...
  • 'Pippin' brings big-top wonders to Hollywood Pantages

    'Pippin' brings big-top wonders to Hollywood Pantages
    "Pippin," the Tony-winning revival that transformed Roger O. Hirson and Stephen Schwartz's musical into a circus theatrical, has pitched its tent at the Hollywood Pantages, and it has been quite a while since this majestic old theater has held so much...
  • Scones and tea won't help Theresa Rebeck's 'Zealot' at SCR

    Scones and tea won't help Theresa Rebeck's 'Zealot' at SCR
    "Zealot," Theresa Rebeck's new play at South Coast Repertory, is set in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, at the start of the Hajj, the annual holy pilgrimage that able adult Muslims are required to make at least once in their lifetime. But like most unconvincing...
  • REVIEW: 'come, been and gone' at MCA Chicago ★★★

    REVIEW: 'come, been and gone' at MCA Chicago ★★★
    I was whipsawed by "come, been and gone," performed Saturday by the London-based rogue ballet troupe Michael Clark Company in its Chicago debut. A tribute to David Bowie and his collaborators, it runs through Monday at the Museum of Contemporary Art in...
  • 'The Goat Or, Who Is Sylvia?' commands attention

    'The Goat Or, Who Is Sylvia?' commands attention
    What is perhaps Edward Albee's most unlikely play, “The Goat Or, Who Is Sylvia?” is certainly one of his very best. What starts out as a sort of lewd joke concerning one man's ill-fated love affair with a barnyard animal unfolds into a...
  • Three bright performances on Broadway: Nathan Lane, Michael Cera and Alex Sharp

    In an age of vacuous celebrity, in which body parts can go viral and a good plastic surgeon can get you a bigger pay day than talent, it is heartening to report that Broadway's leading men still come in all shapes and sizes. Here, a character actor...
  • A new entrance for Laguna Beach arts festival

    A new entrance for Laguna Beach arts festival
    From afar, the arched entrance to the grounds of the Pageant of the Masters appeared to be a handsome work of carved stone and stucco. But in a brief ceremony this week, the archway was reduced to its basic elements — plywood and foam. It...
  • Andrea Martin is living in the moment these days

     Andrea Martin is living in the moment these days
    Comedians may be known for their frenetic personalities, but as Andrea Martin descends the Santa Monica hotel staircase, she slowly takes in the foggy ocean view through a wall of glass. "Mmm, just beautiful, right?" she says, settling into a plush...
  • REVIEW: 'The Art of Falling' by Second City and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago ★★★★

     REVIEW: 'The Art of Falling' by Second City and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago ★★★★
    Aside from being a hugely entertaining and strikingly emotional show, "The Art of Falling," Second City's not-to-be-missed new collaboration with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, is a very significant formative moment in this city's long history of...
  • Joffrey's 'Swan Lake' is set to take wing

     Joffrey's 'Swan Lake' is set to take wing
    "You know, Degas was groundbreaking," says choreographer Christopher Wheeldon. "He painted ballet rehearsal the way it really is: The girls are sweaty, they have a bad back, they're leaning over. They're in their undergarments. He wanted to paint the...