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  • Lois Smith, a veteran actor, is just reaching her 'Prime'

    Lois Smith, a veteran actor, is just reaching her 'Prime'
    Even after six decades, Lois Smith still feels a thrill whenever she steps out on stage. "In a certain way, I guess the excitement probably deepens like other things do," said Smith, 83, who received the Obie Lifetime Achievement Award last year for her...
  • REVIEW: 'Sweeney Todd' by Porchlight Music Theatre ★★★

    REVIEW: 'Sweeney Todd' by Porchlight Music Theatre ★★★
    Like those with the misfortune to bare their necks to the Demon Barber of Fleet Street, the Porchlight Music Theatre production of "Sweeney Todd" has its good and bad moments. But, to paraphrase (or bowdlerize) the Baker's Wife in "Into the Woods," if a...
  • Brian Stokes Mitchell steps off Broadway — for 'Simply Broadway'

     Brian Stokes Mitchell steps off Broadway — for 'Simply Broadway'
    When Brian Stokes Mitchell became a father a decade ago, he made a conscious decision to take a hiatus from the Broadway stage. Mitchell had been a dominant force on the Great White Way since his electrifying, Tony Award-nominated performance as the...
  • Actor Alexander Sharp's curious beginning to a promising career

     Actor Alexander Sharp's curious beginning to a promising career
    Five years ago, while painting a house in Connecticut, Alexander Sharp decided he'd like to attend the Juilliard School. Sharp, a British transplant who'd spent two years traveling in Latin America and flipping houses in the U.S. after he graduated from...
  • Many moving parts combine to make the one and only UniverSoul Circus

    Many moving parts combine to make the one and only UniverSoul Circus
    A circus is, in essence, a variety show, Ed Sullivan under a peaked tent. One act after another spills out into the center ring, and the audience cheers it on or doesn't have long to wait for the next performer. What's striking about UniverSoul Circus,...
  • Brooke Adams learns the dirty truth of Beckett's 'Happy Days'

    Brooke Adams learns the dirty truth of Beckett's 'Happy Days'
    Brooke Adams was living proof that an actor can have a diverse, sophisticated and challenging career and not know Samuel Beckett's plays from a hole in the ground. Now, almost 60 years after making her debut as a child actor at a Michigan theater run by...
  • '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...
  • Next for Yuval Sharon, the Industry: 'Hopscotch,' L.A. opera in 18 cars

    Next for Yuval Sharon, the Industry: 'Hopscotch,' L.A. opera in 18 cars
    From opera on headphones to opera on wheels: The next work from Yuval Sharon and the Industry will unfold in 18 cars cruising downtown L.A., Boyle Heights and the Arts District. The 4-year-old opera company drew attention last year when it staged...
  • Taking liberties with 'Earnest' at A Noise Within

    Taking liberties with  'Earnest' at A Noise Within
    The unparalleled sardonic wit of Oscar Wilde sustains "The Importance of Being Earnest" at A Noise Within, where it will doubtless be a crowd-pleasing hit, despite (or because of) its distinct idiosyncrasies, and therein hangs a conundrum. A...
  • 'Melissa Arctic' an updated twist on 'A Winter's Tale'

    'Melissa Arctic' an updated twist on 'A Winter's Tale'
    “Hard to believe, but totally true!” That's how Time, our mythical narrator, sums up the fanciful events in “Melissa Arctic,” Craig Wright’s modern-day transposition of “The Winter’s Tale.” The same...
  • REVIEW: 'Danny Casolaro Died for You' ★★

    REVIEW: 'Danny Casolaro Died for You'  ★★½
    On Aug. 10, 1991, a 44-year-old freelance journalist named Danny Casolaro was found dead in a West Virginia hotel room. His wrists were slashed. His death was officially a suicide. For conspiracy theorists — or, depending on your political point...