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  • Sheldon Epps: Play it again

    Sheldon Epps: Play it again
    The Pasadena Playhouse has had more close calls than Pearl White, more farewells (and miraculous recoveries) than Sarah Bernhardt. And here we go again. The theater, which began 93 years ago as a troupe of actors in the Crown City, switched off its stage...
  • Obamas' Broadway Saturday night out

     
    by Mark Silva The Obamas headed to New York City to see a play tonight The first couple's Broadway date:: August Wilson's Joe Turner's Come and Gone at the Belasco Theater on W. 44th Street, according to theater executives cited......
  • Tony Awards: Obama's show places

     
    by Mark Silva When veteran actor Roger Robinson accepted a Tony Award tonight for his peformance in the revival of August Wilson's Joe Turner's Come and Gone , he made a point of acknowledging the Broadway show's star ticket-buyer: President......
  • Michelle Obama offers Warhol Museum trek to spouses of world leaders

     
    While President Obama and leaders from 19 other world economic powers meet at the G20 economic summit in Pittsburgh, Michelle Obama is scheduled to shepherd dignitaries' spouses through a day of arts-hopping Friday. In the morning, they'll tour a local......
  • 'Superior Donuts' earns sweet reviews on Broadway

     
    Two years ago, actor turned playwright Tracy Letts won both the Pulitzer Prize and the top Tony Award for his first Broadway production -- the epic family drama "August: Osage County." Last night he returned to the rialto with "Superior Donuts." The...
  • Obamas' date night: Criticism lamented

     
    by Mark Silva There's just one thing about being president that has really annoyed him, President Barack Obama says: The flak he caught for taking his wife to New York City for a Broadway play and dinner, a campaign promise......
  • Denzel Washington to return to Broadway in 'Fences'

     
    The current Broadway season is starting to look like an Academy Awards telecast. The latest star to lend a marquee name to the Great White Way is Denzel Washington, who will perform in a revival of August Wilson's drama "Fences,"......
  • Magnificent building has new life as Pittsburgh hotel

    The city's newest hotel, the Renaissance, is aptly named, considering what it was and where it is. Known as the Fulton Building, the 14-story downtown property has a lobby rich in creamy marble and mosaic tile, a 30-foot glass-and-cast-iron atrium and...
  • Black history in Missouri

    One brisk Tuesday, I climbed the stairs of the Old Courthouse in St. Louis, following the path of Missouri's most famous slave. Past the towering pillars hung portraits of Dred Scott and his wife, Harriet, looking at once stern and refined. A plaque...
  • Where the `Boys' are sweet, satirical `Drowsy' soars with five Tonys

    That old boys club Broadway at least was honest this year about its predilections, honoring the macho jukebox musical "Jersey Boys" as best musical and giving Alan Bennett's "The History Boys" six Tonys, including best play. But there was a soft spot amid...