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  • Charles Durning dies at 89; Tony winner also got Oscar, Emmy nods

    Charles Durning, a Tony Award-winning actor whose prolific work in films and television included supporting roles in the classic comedy "Tootsie" and the TV sitcom "Evening Shade," died Monday. He was 89. Durning, a decorated veteran of World War II,...
  • Meryl Streep will receive the Monte Cristo Award for her stage acting

    Meryl Streep will receive the Monte Cristo Award for her stage acting
    Before her movie breakout role in "The Deer Hunter" in 1978, for which she received her first of 17 (and counting) Oscar nominations, Meryl Streep was a hard-working New York stage actress who appeared in productions both on Broadway and at some of the...
  • Theoni Aldredge dies at 78; costume designer

    Theoni Aldredge dies at 78; costume designer
    Theoni V. Aldredge, a preeminent costume designer in theater and film who created wardrobes for more than 300 productions over nearly 50 years, died Friday at a Connecticut hospice, said her husband, actor Tom Aldredge. She was 78. Know for her...
  • Jeff Goldblum joins The Times for a chat about the play 'Seminar'

    Jeff Goldblum joins The Times for a chat about the play 'Seminar'
    Jeff Goldblum, starring in "Seminar" at the Ahmanson Theatre through Nov. 18, will participate in a Google+ Hangout in this space at noon Pacific on Tuesday. The actor will talk about the stage comedy, written by Theresa Rebeck, in which he plays a noted...
  • 'Free for All' by Kenneth Turan and Joseph Papp

    'Free for All' by Kenneth Turan and Joseph Papp
    The apt title of this juicy oral history, based on more than 160 interviews, simultaneously expresses a principle that guided producer-provocateur Joe Papp and the theatrical ruckus that ensued. "Free for All" is how Papp presented Shakespeare in Central...
  • Christopher Walken, Sam Rockwell to star in Broadway's 'Behanding'

     
    Broadway audiences can look forward to a lot of artful pauses during Martin McDonagh's new play, "A Behanding in Spokane." That's because Christopher Walken -- master of the unpredictable dramatic delivery -- is set to star in the dark stage......
  • Kenneth Turan to discuss New York's Public Theater on KCRW

     
    His day job is film critic for the Los Angeles Times, but Kenneth Turan is also well-immersed in the downtown New York theater scene. His book "Free for All: Joe Papp, the Public, and the Greatest Theater Story Ever Told"......
  • 500 free tickets to 'Hair' on Broadway

     
    Free love, free drugs ... and now, free tickets too. The current Broadway production of "Hair" began life as a free production in New York's Central Park. On Friday, the hit revival will go back to its free roots by......
  • Monster Mash: 'South Pacific' headed back to big screen; more on Getty's attempted Turner purchase

     
    -- Some enchanted evening: Producers are planning to bring the musical "South Pacific," which is currently playing at the Ahmanson, back to the big screen. (Variety via Theatermania) -- Big purchase: The latest in the Getty Museum's attempt to buy......