| Jul 9, 2010
Israel Hicks, founding artistic director of Los Angeles' Ebony Repertory Theatre who made theatrical history in Denver when he became the first to direct playwright August Wilson's entire canon for the same company, has died. He was 66.
Hicks, who had...
| Jul 27, 2010
Longtime president of Pomona College
David Alexander, 77, who brought national standing to Pomona College during a two-decade tenure as president, died Sunday in Claremont after a long battle with cancer, the college announced....
| Jan 30, 2011
| 9:38 PM
There's a lot of crowing going on in August Wilson's "Seven Guitars."
Much of it comes from Floyd "Schoolboy" Barton. It's 1948 and fresh out of incarceration with a hit record on the radio, Floyd just knows he's going to make it big in Chicago.
| Jun 30, 2011
| 9:45 PM
South Coast Repertory will begin its first season under new artistic director Marc Masterson with a trip back in time with Jane Austen followed by the world premiere of a modern drama set in the American Midwest.
The Costa Mesa professional theater's...
| Mar 14, 2011
| 7:11 PM
Have you noticed the way a few of the region's venerable nonprofit theaters have been turning into a marketing playground of star vehicles, empty-headed musicals and commercial retreads? The managers of these outfits, more impresarios than visionaries,...
| 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...
| Dec 6, 2011
| 1:50 PM
Rhythms of Christmas, Laurel Arts' annual holiday performance, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Somerset Area High School. The show will feature 45 girls and boys dancing and a similar number of musicians playing.
Most of the dancers are students at...
| 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,...
| 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...