| Nov 4, 2011
| 1:08 PM
On Nov. 3, 2002, Arthur Miller stepped up to the Armour Stage at Symphony Center, stood at the podium and read from his book "On Politics and the Art of Acting," in which he explored the American political stage.
As inaugural winner of the Tribune...
| Aug 31, 2011
| 4:28 PM
Note: Due to space limitations, only the major theaters and companies in the Advocate’s coverage area are mentioned here. Throughout the year, the Advocate regularly lists theaters from all around the state.
Alliance Theater, 203-435-4651,...
| Sep 2, 2011
| 10:49 PM
The longtime Seattle-based coffee shop B&O Espresso is loved for its classic rock music, delicious desserts, and quirky charm.
And, even though permits to demolish its building were recently approved by the City of Seattle, B&O Espresso isn't going...
| Nov 17, 2011
| 10:08 PM
The protesters of the Occupy movement might find it surprising that they have something in common with the characters of August Wilson's "Gem of the Ocean."
For "Gem" is a story of an African-American household in 1904. But the inhabitants share with...
| Sep 27, 2011
| 7:32 AM
"Behind the Curtain" is a blog that gives theater and arts folks an insider's look at the cultural scene in Connecticut -- and beyond. Driven by a vast number of inside sources and the knowledge that sometimes the most exciting dramas happen off stage,...
| Dec 14, 2011
| 10:56 AM
Oscar-winning actor and producer Michael Douglas will receive the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s 12th Annual Monte Cristo Award in April 16.
Douglas is an alum of the Waterford theater center and has been active on its board over the years....
| May 25, 2011
| 6:27 AM
American playwright August Wilson's Gem of the Ocean is the first episode in his ten-installment Pittsburgh Cycle, an examination of the African-American experience one decade at a time. But don't go in expecting a quick little prelude; clocking in at...
| Jun 1, 2011
| 11:55 AM
It's 1904 in a gracious boarding house run by Aunt Ester in an African-American neighborhood in Pittsburgh. Her house is a place of sanctuary and she's a healer: the locals say she can wash people's souls.
She's also 285 years old, with memories of...
| Feb 6, 2012
| 10:14 AM
Are we always to be haunted by our past? August Wilson raises the question in hisPulitzer Prize-winning play "The Piano Lesson."
"There ain't no ghosts in this house," insists Boy Willie, recently returned to the home shared by his uncle and sister.
| Feb 7, 2012
| 2:05 PM
Set in the late 1950s in Chicago, Philip Dean Hayes' The Sty of the Blind Pig conjures up four distinctive and memorable African-American characters as the era of bus boycotts is just beginning in the deep South. It's a play about family and frustration...
| Feb 22, 2012
| 1:22 PM
Nyambi Nyambi, who plays wisecracking, educated waiter Samuel on CBS' "Mike & Molly," has had two defining moments for an actor onstage.
He was an understudy in "Joe Turner's Come and Gone," his favorite play, by his favorite playwright, August Wilson,...
| Apr 18, 2012
"Tonight brings back a lot of memories," said Michael Douglas as his wife, Oscar and Tony Award-winning actress Catherine Zeta-Jones, handed him the Monte Cristo Award for his contributions to the theater Monday night in New York. The duo was the center...