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Off-Broadway Theater

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  • Off Broadway Review: Hollywood Comedy 'Billy & Ray' Directed by Garry Marshall

    What's an unhappy, suicidal, clinically depressed sourpuss like Raymond Chandler doing in sunny Hollywood -- and working with that famously difficult writer-director, Billy Wilder? Legend has it that this odd couple nearly skinned one another alive while collaborating on "Double Indemnity," the 1944 movie that begat the film noir genre. This is the legend that TV editor-turned-scribe Mike Bencivenga and his big name helmer, Garry Marshall, attempt to immortalize in "Billy & Ray." But just as there's no drama in painters painting and philosophers thinking on stage, there's no joy watching hapless thesps -- in a cast at the Vineyard Theater that includes Vincent Kartheiser of "Mad Men" -- struggling to play writers writing.
  • Reading International switches tracks from its railroad past

    Reading International switches tracks from its railroad past
    The Reading Railroad company that most people know from the Monopoly board game is still going strong, but it's not laying down tracks any more. What is now Reading International Inc. has turned into a Los Angeles firm that runs cinema complexes and...

    Stanley Chase, Producer of 'Threepenny Opera,' Dies at 87

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Producer Stanley Chase died Oct. 7 in Santa Monica at the age of 87. A native of New York City, Chase's career spanned theater, television and film, beginning as a script analyst at CBS. Chase went on to produce the Kurt...

    Cedar Crest's "Cowgirls" playful and fun

    Cedar Crest's "Cowgirls" playful and fun
    Cedar Crest College’s production of the off-Broadway musical comedy “Cowgirls,” was a playful mix of country and classical with a couple of over the top personalities thrown in for fun. Anchored by Jasmine Buhtanic as a forceful Jo...

    Shuler Hensley will lead 'Grinch' tour

    Shuler Hensley will lead 'Grinch' tour
    Tony Award-winner Shuler Hensley will play the mean, green Grinch in the national tour of “Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical” at the Chicago Theatre this fall, the venue has announced. Though a veteran of...