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  • Southern California's big theaters need fresh, dramatic thinking

    Southern California's big theaters need fresh, dramatic thinking
    Southern California is famous for being ahead of the national curve -- in styles, fads and unenviable crises. And right now, the region's largest institutional theaters are serving as a crystal ball for leadership concerns affecting nonprofit theaters...
  • 'Red,' 'Memphis' take home top Tonys

    'Red,' 'Memphis' take home top Tonys
    Reporting from New York The feel-good musical "Memphis" and the art world drama "Red" were among the biggest Tony Award winners on a night when both Hollywood and London cast long shadows over Broadway's 64th annual spring ritual. "Red," a two-character...
  • Douglas Kearney says winning a Whiting Writers' Award is a fresh start

    Douglas Kearney says winning a Whiting Writers' Award is a fresh start
    Like everyone else at the Old Dominion Literary Festival, Southern California poet Douglas Kearney had turned his ringer off. So when a stranger called and left an undecipherable message, Kearney, preparing for his reading, didn't think much of it. As a...
  • The inspiration behind Oliver Mayer's 'Dias y Flores'

    The inspiration behind Oliver Mayer's 'Dias y Flores'
    Flowers with a card, a surprise pair of plane tickets, a lovingly crafted mix tape -- these are among the time-honored tools of courtship available to the average mortal. But how about a darkly comic two-act play about tensions and flirtations among...
  • 'Two Trains Running'; 'Gem of the Ocean'

    'Two Trains Running'; 'Gem of the Ocean'
    Location, location, location. In the Pittsburgh of August Wilson, there's only one address that matters: 1839 Wiley Ave., home of Aunt Ester. The people say she's as old as slavery and can heal its terrible wounds. If you want to get right with yourself,...
  • Hey, Hollywood: Why not work on the L.A. stage?

    Hey, Hollywood: Why not work on the L.A. stage?
    There are precious few guarantees in the theater anymore. Boffo playwrights went out with the Neil Simon dinosaurs. A new show by Stephen Sondheim, hands down the greatest living musical theater composer, can't even count on a Broadway booking. The only...
  • Jeffrey Richards: big man on Broadway

    Jeffrey Richards: big man on Broadway
    On the opening night of the revival of Eugene O'Neill's "Desire Under the Elms," Kevin Spacey, Naomi Watts and a crush of theatergoers pressed into the St. James Theatre. But the man most instrumental in its transfer from Chicago's Goodman Theatre was...
  • Should whites direct black plays, and vice versa?

    Should whites direct black plays, and vice versa?
    Seated around a large table during the first week of rehearsal for "The Night Is a Child," director Sheldon Epps guides his actors' investigation of a scene between an American woman and the hotel owner she encounters in Brazil. He asks them about the...
  • Pasadena Playhouse will close Feb. 7

    Pasadena Playhouse will close Feb. 7
    The Pasadena Playhouse will close Feb. 7 after the final performance of its current show, "Camelot," as leaders of the 90-year-old landmark theater search for ways out of serious financial difficulties. Among the options they are considering is a...
  • Georgia Frontiere, who moved Rams to St. Louis, dies

    Georgia Frontiere, who moved Rams to St. Louis, dies
    Georgia Frontiere, a former entertainer and socialite who inherited the Los Angeles Rams pro football team and then infuriated many Southern Californians when she moved the club to Anaheim in 1980 and then to St. Louis in 1995, died Friday. She was 80....
  • PASSINGS: Stan Jones, Michael Kuchwara

    PASSINGS: Stan Jones, Michael Kuchwara
    Stan Jones Pro football Hall of Famer Stan Jones, 78, a pro football Hall of Famer and standout for the Chicago Bears in the 1950s and '60s who was an innovator of weight training in the NFL, died Friday at his daughter's home in Broomfield, Colo., from...
  • Craig Noel dies at 94; founding director of San Diego's renowned Old Globe

    Craig Noel dies at 94; founding director of San Diego's renowned Old Globe
    Craig Noel, the founding director of San Diego's Old Globe who established a vital regional community theater that eventually became a Tony Award-winning font of dramatic productions bound for Broadway, has died. He was 94. Noel, who began his career...