| Jun 5, 2013
| 2:10 PM
It's the time of year for audacious new musicals. Even before the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center in Waterford gets going with its slate of readings of brand new musicals at the 2013 National Music Theater Conference, and even before the International...
| Jun 1, 2013
| 10:00 AM
As his actors run through a crucial scene — one in which hopes are dashed and the plot is thickened — director Sheldon Epps watches with a contemplative eye.
"Good," Epps says at the scene's end, his elegant baritone filling the Pasadena...
| 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 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...
| Jan 18, 2013
Sigmund Freud considered religion a mass delusion, a sort of group neurosis ideally suited to obsessive types. C.S. Lewis was a literary intellectual who found ways of channeling his devout Christianity into even his nontheological writings, "The...
| 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...
| Jan 13, 2013
Is it possible to fall in love with all the characters in a play, even those who see themselves as less-than-worthy members of the human race? And then, after more than a year, fall in love with them all over again?
That's what happened to me with...
| 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 2, 2013
| 2:24 PM
Aaron Carter was a famous teen pop star in the early 2000s, when a famous teen pop star was a fairly common thing to be. Now 25 and in search of a comeback, Carter has launched his first tour as an adult, playing for the grown-up versions of the screaming...
| May 9, 2013
| 6:00 AM
The Los Angeles Times Hero Complex Film Festival kicks off Friday evening at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres at Hollywood & Highland with a double bill of John Carpenter's 1988 "They Live" and his classic 1978 horror film, "Halloween. Carpenter will appear...
| 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."