| Oct 11, 2013
| 7:46 AM
Janis Joplin died in 1970 at the age of 27, but her spirit is being conjured nightly in the new production "A Night with Janis Joplin" that opened this week at the Lyceum Theatre in New York.
The musical, previously seen at the Pasadena Playhouse this...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 11:36 AM
"Disgraced," by Ayad Akhtar, won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize in Drama for his work in his off-Broadway play depicting "a successful corporate lawyer painfully forced to consider why he has for so long camouflaged his Pakistani Muslim heritage."
| May 23, 2013
| 12:36 PM
People would often come up to Sachi Parker to say she must be so lucky to have such a wonderful mother, Oscar-winning actress Shirley MacLaine.
But they only know a part of the story.
Like her outspoken movie star-author-activist mother famous for her...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 9:38 AM
Suddenly, the competition to get a Tony Award for outstanding regional theater just got more crowded.
The administration committee for the Tony Awards announced last week that New York-based theater companies will now be eligible to receive the regional...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 7:21 AM
The latest show from the British director and South African puppeteers of Broadway’s award-winning “War Horse,” a premiere of a chamber opera based on a Chekhov short story, performance by Aaron Neville and the Kronos Quartet and talks...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 11:24 AM
The show: “The Lion in Winter” at the Fitzpatrick Main Stage (formerly the Berkshire Theatre Festival) in Stockbridge, Mass.
What makes it special?: Treat Williams and Jayne Atkinson dig into dialogue in James Goldman’s still...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 7:24 AM
The new comedy "January Joiner" takes its title from those people who make New Year's resolutions to join a gym, eat healthier, and lose those holiday pounds. But the name has a disparaging subtext, implying these folks are destined to become "February...
| May 22, 2013
| 2:33 PM
Eric Ting, associate artistic director at New Haven’s Long Wharf Theatre, was awarded an Obie Award Monday night in New York for his direction of “We Are Proud To Present A Presentation …” by Jackie Sibblies Drury, which played...
| May 9, 2013
| 8:42 AM
Earlier this year Sachi Parker, daughter of iconic Oscar-winning actress Shirley MacLaine, published a memoir, “Lucky Me,” about her life with — and without — her mom. In it she writes abouther unusual, exotic and jet-setting...
| May 17, 2013
| 3:27 PM
The New America of George Packer's ambitious history, "The Unwinding," is a morally compromised patchwork of failed institutions, Ponzi schemes, bankruptcies, foreclosures, ignorance and fear.
But it is also a country where idealism still exists, and...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 1:56 PM
Mad Cow Theatre has announced the final play of its 2013-14 season, filling in the "to be determined" gap next summer in its previous season announcement.
I'm going to follow the lead of the New York Times and refer to the dark comedy as the...