| May 1, 2012
| 6:41 AM
Last May, Da'Vine Joy Randolph graduated from the Yale School of Drama, unclear what her future as an actor would hold.
On Tuesday morning, she was nominated as best featured actor in a musical for her performance in "Ghost: The Musical," in a role of...
| May 17, 2012
| 8:23 PM
Kristy Johnson found out the hard way that she could not overpower or subdue her creative side.
The Chicago native and lone female cast member in South Coast Repertory's production of the August Wilson play "Jitney," which opens on Friday night, gave...
| May 17, 2012
| 8:19 PM
LWV of Orange Coast Luncheon
Costa Mesa Councilman Jim Righeimer and former Costa Mesa Mayor Sandy Genis will be the featured speakers at a League of Women Voters of Orange Coast luncheon, starting at noon at Coco's at Fashion Island, 151 Newport...
| May 18, 2012
| 11:25 AM
Earlier this year, when Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed a 100-book required reading list for his compatriots, it provoked anxiety, rekindling memories of Soviet-era censorship. The furor underscored an important point: that literature plays a...
| May 22, 2012
| 2:53 PM
In analyzing any of August Wilson's works, one should get down to basics -- those commonalities that recur in play after play.
First, there's the richness of the vernacular -- that folksy, funny, sagaciously idiomatic dialogue. Then there's the...
| May 21, 2012
| 11:10 AM
August Wilson: The May 18 story “South Coast's ‘Jitney' starts 4-week run Friday” incorrectly said August Wilson won a Pulitzer Prize for “Jitney.” The playwright did win two Pulitzer awards in his lifetime, but none for...
| May 22, 2012
Parkinson's Fitness Class
A free class, “Parkinson's In Balance,” is at noon Tuesdays at the Central Orange Coast YMCA, 2300 University Drive, Newport Beach. Call (949) 642-9990, or go to www.parkinsonsinbalance.com, for more...
| May 24, 2012
| 9:23 PM
South Coast Repertory, having produced two plays in August Wilson's Century Cycle ("The Piano Lesson" and "Fences"), now is offering the one which began it all, long before the idea of a 10-play, 10-decade chronology was born.
That would be "Jitney," set...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 7:15 AM
Jon Favreau has emerged as the lead candidate to direct the planned movie version of the Tony Award-winning jukebox musical "Jersey Boys," according to a report this week in Variety.
Favreau may seem like a strange choice for the job judging from his...
| Jun 8, 2012
| 9:58 PM
District Dance Festival
Come see Orchesis, Intermediate Dance and a few special guest performers at this year's District Dance Festival at 7 p.m. at Newport Harbor High School's Loats Theater, 600 Irvine Ave., Newport Beach. Tickets are $12...
| Jun 9, 2012
| 9:41 PM
Concours De Nice
Cobra Owners Club of America Orange County will host its 38th annual Concours De Nice from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Park Mall at South Coast Plaza, 3300 Bristol St. The Concours this year will celebrate Carroll Shelby and 50...
| Jul 3, 2012
| 6:55 AM
Stage and film actor Charles S. “Roc” Dutton will be a featured guest at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center's 6th Annual Summer Gala on Saturday, July 21, in the Sunken Garden on the theater’s grounds off of 305 Grerat Neck Road,...