| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Mar 11, 2014
The show: "Higgins in Harlem" at West Hartford's Playhouse on Park.
What makes it special?: It's a world premiere of an adaptation of George Bernard Shaw's "Pygmalion," set during the Harlem Renaissance, by Lawrence Thelen
First impressions: Shaw's...
| 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...
| 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 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...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 7:30 AM
This is a Christopher Plummer interview without any questions about "The Sound of Music." Not that the veteran stage and screen actor would have minded talking about Captain Von Trapp, but he has more pressing items at hand. His one-man show "A Word or...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 10:10 AM
Author Kitty Burns Florey is no stranger to New Haven. She's a former employee of both the New Haven Advocate and the Foundry Bookstore. On Thursday, Jan. 23, she'll visit the Allis-Bushnell House in Madison to present her novel "The Writing Master,"...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 4:30 PM
If you've ever said to yourself after being wowed by an actor of Christopher Plummer's caliber, "They sure don't make 'em like that anymore," then you won't want to miss Plummer's one-man show, "A Word or Two," at the Ahmanson Theatre. He more or less...