| Dec 22, 2011
You know, a lot of people tell me their favorite part of the column is the obituaries.
I'm really hurt.
It is, however, that time of year to remember the A&E folks we lost in the past 12 months.
Two-time Oscar winner Elizabeth Taylor died in March,...
| Dec 29, 2011
| 9:55 AM
What? Another year has gone by already? Here are some theater reflections at the end of 2011.
•Best scene-stealer: Isn't "Chicago" the story of two women convicts? In Theatre Downtown's production last January, Joel Warren as lawyer Billy Flynn more...
| Dec 29, 2011
Chicago will loosen winter's gloomy grip by exerting some powerful literary muscle. In the next three months, award-winning Chicago-based writers such as Don De Grazia, Nami Mun and Stuart Dybek will give readings. And don't miss a local mystery author...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 12:05 PM
John Bixler (CRT's "Guys and Dolls") and Jan Radcliff (numerous roles at Michigan's Purple Ropse Theatre) are the Equity actors joining "Guiding Light" star Kim Zimmer in the regional premiere of "Odysses D.O.A.," written and directed by Stephen...
| Jul 12, 2012
| 11:30 AM
William Shakespeare’s “Land of the Dead: A True Account of the Zombie Plague of 1599,” will open the 2012-13 season for Middletown’s junior and teen repertory theater company, The Oddfellows Playhouse.
This play by John Heimbuch,...
| Jul 15, 2012
When Steve Scionti saw that there were few roles for Italian-Americans that didn't involve someone named Fat Tony or who had a very special godfather, the dancer-actor turned inward — and to his own family for inspiration.
Scionti, who was born and...
| Dec 3, 2012
| 11:30 AM
Waltrudis Buck stars in Alfred Uhry's Pulitzer prize winning play, "Driving Miss Daisy," which begins performances Wednesday at West Hartford's Playhouse on Park.
Stevie Zimmerman (Playhouse on Park's "Collected Stories" and "Love Letters") directs a...
| Nov 19, 2012
| 2:16 PM
Not only do they have to put up with unknowing and uncaring Muggles at every turn, but hard-core Harry Potter fans are now, alas, out of new books to anticipate. So in the absence of a costly trip to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 10:27 PM
A commercial show — with Broadway aspirations — inspired by the life and work of the late comedian Richard Pryor is to be staged this fall at the Royal George Theatre in Chicago, with the TV and movie actor Isaiah Washington in a leading role....
| Aug 2, 2012
| 10:46 AM
Beth Marshall Presents' 2012-13 season runs the gamut from an Orlando premiere to a Neil Simon classic, and the company takes over production of "Play-in-a-Day" as well.
The Orlando premiere is "American Alphabet," written and performed by Lisa Cordes....
| Aug 8, 2012
| 5:58 AM
Coming off the most successful season in its 21-year history, the Orlando International Fringe Festival will expand into a nearby neighborhood and increase the number of shows it offers next spring.
The move follows a 23 percent increase in attendance at...
| Aug 18, 2012
| 5:35 PM
Shakespeare, Molière, musical romps, contemporary classics, comedies of all Jordi Galcerán's descriptions, cutting-edge new work — theater in Southern California is varied, plentiful and far-flung, from the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego and...