| Mar 30, 2013
| 3:00 AM
"If there is anything that links the human to the divine, it is the courage to stand by a principle when everybody else rejects it." -- Abraham Lincoln
History is full of warnings about what happens when people follow public opinion instead of...
| Sep 6, 2011
| 9:32 AM
The big news in Baltimore theater this season is the arrival of British-born Kwame Kwei-Armah, who is taking the helm as the new artistic director of Centerstage (700 N. Calvert St., 410-332-0033). Kwei-Armah, who replaces Irene Lewis, has said he's...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 5:39 PM
When Kwame Kwei-Armah left London to move to Baltimore, he was exploding with questions about this strange land on the other side of the Atlantic, where he was planting not just himself, but also his wife and young son.
"As I was starting to find my...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 11:52 PM
The Jonathan Demme film "A Master Builder" will likely appeal more to theater people than to film people, it being Henrik Ibsen and all, as adapted by and starring Wallace Shawn. He plays one of Ibsen's most formidable train wrecks, the tetchy,...
| May 5, 2014
| 9:11 PM
Charles Marowitz, a playwright, director and theater critic known for his blunt manner and cutting-edge work, including controversial reworkings of classics by Henrik Ibsen and Shakespeare, died in Agoura Hills on Friday from complications of Parkinson'...
| May 21, 2014
| 1:56 PM
The Late 90s
Up-and-coming improv teams are given stage time before the headliner most nights at iO and, on Thursdays at least, the comparison in skill is something worth seeing firsthand.
The openers I caught last week (the teams Denver and Dog)...
| May 28, 2014
| 2:30 PM
New plays by Pulitzer and Tony winner Doug Wright ("I Am My Own Wife," "Grey Gardens") and Broadway alum Rajiv Joseph ("Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo") are among the works set to world premiere next season at Off Broadway's Atlantic Theater Company....
| Jun 4, 2014
| 8:14 PM
| Jun 8, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Chicago is home to approximately 250 theater and comedy companies, but none of them call Bridgeport home. That's about to change.
Friday marks the debut of The Bridge, which is housed in The Orphanage, the second floor theater space above the historic...
| Apr 13, 2014
| 4:12 PM
The play "Chimerica" and the Broadway musical "The Book of Mormon" were the big winners Sunday at the Laurence Olivier Awards in London. The annual awards — Britain's equivalent of the Tony Awards — were held at the Royal Opera House and...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 10:30 AM
New plays by Pulitzer winners Annie Baker and Doug Wright are among the nine in-development stage projects tapped for the Sundance Institute's 2014 Theater Lab.
Baker, who just picked up the Pulitzer for her play "The Flick," both writes and directs "The...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 11:49 AM
Writers Theatre's acclaimed production of Henrik Ibsen's "Hedda Gabler" has been extended three weeks through April 6, the theater announced on Wednesday. Kimberly Senior directs the production which stars Kate Fry in the title role. "Hedda Gabler"...