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  • Everyman Theatre opens season with a 'Raisin' d'exit

    An area theater that does consistently fine work is beginning its last season in its current home. Everyman Theatre’s upcoming season is slated to be its final one on N. Charles Street, in the Station North arts and entertainment district. Work...
  • Centerstage gets a fresh start with a topical lineup

    Centerstage gets a fresh start with a topical lineup
    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...
  • Everyman's 'Raisin' revival still speaks to us today

    The fall theater season is just beginning, but the Everyman Theatre production of "A Raisin in the Sun" surely will qualify as one of its highlights. African-American playwright Lorraine Hansberry's 1959 classic is a period piece with timeless appeal. It...
  • Review: A powerful revival of 'Trouble in Mind'

    Review: A powerful revival of 'Trouble in Mind'
    There's an unexpected case of theatrical synergy going on in the region, with two productions that look squarely at issues of race, identity and self-esteem. At Everyman Theatre, you'll find a potent staging of Lorraine Hansberry's "A Raisin in the Sun,"...
  • Diverse mix for Everyman Theatre's last season on Charles St.

    Diverse mix for Everyman Theatre's last season on Charles St.
    A year from now, Everyman Theatre will begin packing for the big move to a freshly renovated venue on the west side of town. To help stem any regrets, the title of the last show in the company's current Charles Street location will carry a familiar...
  • A hidden cause of Baltimore's population loss: abortion

    Population increase is a natural sign of political health. By that measure, Baltimore has been sick a long time. Six straight decades of depopulation have reduced the city by a third. Seeking not only to halt this bad case of "the dreaded shrinks" but...
  • More with Amandeep Sandhu

    More with Amandeep Sandhu
    As promised, here's the continuation of Rosalia Scalia's thoughtful Q&A with Indian novelist Amandeep Sandhu. He touches on inspirations, the challenge of writing in another language, and the role that emotion plays in great writing. RS: You said that in...
  • Sherman Hemsley dies at 74; star of TV's 'The Jeffersons'

    Sherman Hemsley dies at 74; star of TV's 'The Jeffersons'
    Sherman Hemsley, who was rooted in the minds of millions of television viewers as Archie Bunker's bombastic black neighbor, George Jefferson, in"All in the Family" and later as the star of his own long-running sitcom, "The Jeffersons," has died. He was...
  • 50 SHOWS FOR FALL

    50 SHOWS FOR FALL
    As we bid farewell to the Summer of Swelter, it's a grand time for pulling up the appointment app on your smart phone (or pulling out the day planner, if you're a traditionalist) and setting aside some play dates with the hottest shows in town. BIG DEALS...
  • Fall 2011: Top 10 plays to watch

    Fall 2011: Top 10 plays to watch
    Scores of shows are opening in Chicago this fall. Here are 10 productions to anticipate with particular relish. 'Follies' Just a few weeks after the opening of the Broadway transfer of the Kennedy Center revival, Chicago director Gary Griffin stages...
  • Theater review: 'A Raisin in the Sun' at the Kirk Douglas Theatre

     
    The Ebony Repertory Theatre production of "A Raisin in Sun," directed by Phylicia Rashad, opens at the Kirk Douglas Theatre....
  • Theater review: 'Clybourne Park' at the Mark Taper Forum

     
    "Clybourne Park" by Bruce Norris opens at the Mark Taper Forum....