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  • Marian Mercer dies at 75; actress known for comedic flair

    Marian Mercer dies at 75; actress known for comedic flair
    Marian Mercer, a Tony-winning actress with a gift for comedy who was best known during a five-decade career for her television and stage work, which included a long-running performance in the 1969 Broadway hit "Promises, Promises," died April 27 in...
  • Queen Elizabeth liner caters to formal cruisers

    Queen Elizabeth liner caters to formal cruisers
    Let the other ships have their rock climbing walls and their water slides, their come as-you-are and do-as-you-please ambience. On the new Queen Elizabeth, it's lawn bowling and croquet, formal nights and afternoon teas, assigned seating and fixed...
  • Stratford 'Superstar' headed to Broadway

    The Startford Festival's production of "Jesus Christ Superstar" is headed to Broadway. Des McAnuff's production will open at the Neil Simon Theatre on March 22, the Canadian festival announced on Tuesday. Prior to New York, the show will play a fall...
  • Northlight to stage 'Odd Couple' with Wendt, Kazurinsky

    Northlight to stage 'Odd Couple' with Wendt, Kazurinsky
    Northlight Theatre said Tuesday that it will stage Neil Simon's classic comedy "The Odd Couple" as part of its 2012-13 season, replete with Tim Kazurinsky as the neatnik Felix and George Wendt as the slobby Oscar. The pair, both Second City alumnae, did...
  • Northlight announces 2012-13 season

    Northlight Theatre, which performs at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, has announced its 2012-13 season. The slate features the previously announced production of Neil Simon's "The Odd Couple," starring Tim Kazurinsky and George...
  • Drury Lane to make 'Promises' part of 2012 season

    “Promises, Promises,” the 1968 musical with a book by Neil Simon and a score by Burt Bacharach and Hal David, will be part of the 2012 season at the Drury Lane Theatre in Oakbrook Terrace, a spokesman for the theater said Monday. The retro-...
  • Classic Hollywood: Joel Grey looks back — and forward — at his career

    Classic Hollywood: Joel Grey looks back — and forward — at his career
    There was a time in 1965 when Joel Grey thought he would throw in the towel on show business. He wanted to be Laurence Olivier but instead he was doing a dreadful musical in Jones Beach, Long Island, called " Mardi Gras" with the June Taylor Dancers. "It...
  • Theater review: 'Brighton Beach Memoirs' and 'Broadway Bound' at the Old Globe

     
    The Old Globe scores an engaging doubleheader with Neil Simon's "Brighton Beach Memoirs" and "Broadway Bound," triumphantly opening the 2010-11 season. Under the perceptive direction of Scott Schwartz, a proficient cast and a crack design team make...
  • Playwright Kris Bauske holds free readings

     
    Playwright and Dramatists Guild member Kris Bauske is holding readings of two new plays Saturday, Oct. 2,  at the Osceola Center for the Arts  2411 E. Irlo Bronson Highway,  Kissimmee. The original comedy Fantasy Lives of Women will be read f...
  • Theater review: 'They're Playing Our Song' by Reprise

     
    Here we have a story of two people who want to be together but are kept apart by stumbling blocks of their own making. It's a frustration shared by those of us in the audience for "They're Playing Our Song,"......
  • Monster Mash: Stonehenge skeleton from Mediterranean area; Pace Gallery nabs de Kooning

     
    -- Distant traveler: Scientists have determined that an ancient skeleton buried near Stonehenge in the U.K. came from the Mediterranean area. (BBC News) -- Abstract expressionist: The Pace Gallery said it has won the rights to the estate of artist......
  • South Coast Repertory's new artistic director has his predecessors and a rival for ongoing company

     
    King Lear could have spared himself a lot of heartache if he’d thought of an exit strategy like the one South Coast Repertory’s co-founders, Martin Benson and David Emmes, have designed for themselves. When they turn over the reins to......