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  • Actor Neil Patrick Harris to host 2015 Oscars -organizers

    LOS ANGELES, Oct 15 (Reuters) - Actor Neil Patrick Harris will host next year's Academy Awards ceremony, the organizers of film's highest awards said on Wednesday. Harris, 41, who is best known as Barney Stinson on the CBS sitcom "How I Met Your Mother,"...
  • Deaf West tribute for 'Children of a Lesser God' star Phyllis Frelich

    Deaf West tribute for 'Children of a Lesser God' star Phyllis Frelich
    Phyllis Frelich, the Tony Award-winning star of "Children of a Lesser God" who died this year at 70, will be memorialized by Los Angeles' Deaf West Theatre at the Mark Taper Forum. The memorial, which is free and open to the public, is scheduled for Oct....
  • Eclipse to focus on McNally in 2015

    Eclipse to focus on McNally in 2015
    Eclipse Theatre Company, the theater that dedicates each season to the work of only one playwright, will produce three plays by Terrence McNally in 2015. In the spring is McNally’s (last represented on Broadway by the Tony Award-nominated “...
  • Playhouse's 'Angels In America' Impressive

    Playhouse's 'Angels In America' Impressive
    The show: Tony Kushner's "Angels in America, Part 1: Millennium Approaches" at Playhouse on Park in West Hartford. What makes it special?: An ambitious production for small theater company and the first Equity production of the play in many years in the...
  • Channeling Mark Twain: Hal Holbrook performs one-man show in Easton

    Channeling Mark Twain: Hal Holbrook performs one-man show in Easton
    When Hal Holbrook first portrayed Mark Twain in his one-man show in 1954, it was 10 years before the enactment of the Civil Rights Act. The show featured Twain's biting racial commentary from "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn." Sixty years later, the...
  • Stanley Chase, Broadway and film producer, dies at 87

    Stanley Chase, Broadway and film producer, dies at 87
    Stanley Chase, producer of the famed 1950s off-Broadway production of "The Threepenny Opera" and films such as sci-fi cult favorite "Colossus: The Forbin Project," died Tuesday at a nursing home in Santa Monica. He was 87. He had been in declining...
  • 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...
  • Theatre UCF opens 'Kiss of the Spider Woman'

    Theatre UCF opens 'Kiss of the Spider Woman'
    The Tony Award-winning musical Kiss of the Spider Woman opens at the Theatre UCF Main Stage on Thursday, Oct. 16. The music for Kiss of the Spider Woman was written by John Kander and Fred Ebb, the composer-lyricist team who also scored Cabaret, Chicago...
  • Broadway Review: 'It's Only a Play'

    Nobody does mean-nasty-vicious like Terrence McNally, bless his black heart. The pitiless playwright has exhumed "It's Only a Play," his 1986 love-hate letter to those big babies who work and play on Broadway, and updated it for today -- and for the...
  • Geoffrey Holder, actor and Tony-award winning director, dies at 84

    Geoffrey Holder, actor and Tony-award winning director, dies at 84
    Geoffrey Holder, a Tony Award-winning stage director, artist and actor, died at a New York City hospital Sunday from complications of pneumonia. He was 84.  Holder won a pair of Tony Awards for stage direction and costume design for the 1975 musical...
  • ALS drama 'You're Not You' pulls its emotional punch

     ALS drama 'You're Not You' pulls its emotional punch
    As another way — that is, post-Ice Bucket Challenge — to bring attention to the neurodegenerative disorder called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, the ALS-themed drama "You're Not You" is certainly a valuable film. It's unfortunate, then, that...