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  • Broadway's theater schedule for August

    Here's what's playing on Broadway through the end of August. Note that although some of these shows' official opening dates aren't until September or later, preview performances are offered. -- Avital Binshtock "A Chorus Line": This lively exploration...
  • Laurence Fishburne Officially Joining 'CSI' Team

    After a month of rumor and speculation, Laurence Fishburne has officially signed on to join the cast of CBS' "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation." While not technically replacing exiting series star and executive producer William Petersen, Fishburne will...
  • 'The Bones of Lesser Men' by Yves Lola St. Vil at Met Theatre

    'The Bones of Lesser Men' by Yves Lola St. Vil at Met Theatre
    In the most complimentary sense, Yves Lola St. Vil's "The Bones of Lesser Men" at the Met Theatre is an ensemble piece that follows in the stylistic footsteps of the late August Wilson. Set in a diner that serves as the heart and soul for an impoverished...
  • Ebony Repertory Theatre aims to set 'a high bar'

    Ebony Repertory Theatre aims to set 'a high bar'
    Wren T. Brown recalls growing up in the 1960s in a modest South Los Angeles neighborhood off a lively Washington Boulevard corridor, invigorated by popular night spots, such as the Ebony Showcase Theatre, the It Club and the Parisian Room. "It was a...
  • `Spring' shout-out

    "SPRING Awakening," the musical lauded for giving Broadway fresh impetus by using rock songs to intensify its tale of teenagers wrestling with their libidos in 19th century Germany, racked up eight Tony Awards on Sunday night. Its haul during the Tonys'...
  • Amy Adams Experiencing 'Doubt'

    Viola Davis has signed on and Amy Adams is in talks to join the ensemble cast of "Doubt." John Patrick Shanley is directing the big screen version of his Tony-winning play, already set to star Meryl Streep and Philip Seymour Hoffman. Production began...
  • Viola Davis, 'Doubt'

    Viola Davis, 'Doubt'
    Viola Davis has played roles without names for years. She was Mother in Hospital in "World Trade Center." Policewoman in "Kate and Leopold." Social Worker in "Traffic." She at least got a first name, Eva May, in "Antwone Fisher," but that was all. Though...
  • 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......