| Jun 4, 2014
| 8:14 PM
| May 7, 2014
| 12:15 PM
ShawChicago, a company devoted to staged readings of the plays of George Bernard Shaw and his contemporaries, announced its 2014-15 season on Wednesday. Two of the titles belong to the company’s namesake, and all three are directed by artistic...
| May 19, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"IF YOU cannot get rid of a family skeleton, you may as well make it dance," said George Bernard Shaw.
OR HAVE it attack you in an elevator. Now that Beyonce, Jay-Z and Bey's sister Solange have addressed -- with love and caring -- that little...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 2:38 PM
American Players Theatre, the 35-year-old company stationed among the trees of Spring Green, Wisconsin, has announced its 2014 season. 2014 is the first year under the leadership of new artistic director, Brenda DeVita, who is directing one production...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Steve Martin will present the world premiere of his much buzzed about new musical "Bright Star" in September at the Old Globe in San Diego as part of the company's 2014-15 season, which was announced on Thursday.
"Bright Star," which Martin is writing...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 12:55 PM
MOSCOW — Once I came to Moscow to cover an urban ballooning expedition. In winter. But when the balloonists came face to frigid, wind-lashed face with the winter here — well, we never got off the ground.
And so, as icy gales scoured the...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 4:05 AM
She was called the Queen of Off-Broadway but you could call her the Queen of Way-Off-Broadway, too, by way of Connecticut.
She was Lucille Lortel, and The Courant described her as "a woman of vim, vigor and vinegar. ... With Lortel's aggressive charm,...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 8:57 AM
Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. — Goethe
On yet another glorious day, I found myself walking the beaches of Crystal Cove. As usual, so many joys were be found there. Take the search...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 1:00 PM
We cannot escape Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.
On Thursday, Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, with help from the Símon Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela, begin an 11-day TchaikovskyFest at Walt Disney Concert Hall that will include the...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 8:10 AM
Henry Higgins has a different kind of cultural challenge.
Kevyn Morrow (Broadway’s “The Scarlet Pimpernel,” “A Chorus Line”) and Geri-Nikole Love (off-Broadway’s “Carlisle: A Different Three Sisters”) head...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 1:22 PM
Eleanor Marx, youngest daughter of a fellow named Karl, was something of a thespian as well as a chip off the old political block. In 1886, she starred as Nora in a London reading of Henrik Ibsen's "A Doll's House," then quite the radical feminist drama....
| Feb 11, 2014
| 1:44 PM
"Wordsmiths & Warriors: The English-Language Tourist's Guide to Britain"
Oxford University Press, $24.95
The English language is a strange and maddening thing, full of inconsistencies and so many spelling exceptions that they appear to be the rule...