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  • 'Sweet Charity'

    'Sweet Charity'
    Since first produced more than 40 years ago, "Sweet Charity" has undergone an unfortunate metamorphosis from the sweetly sentimental to the downright treacly. Granted, Cy Coleman's music and Dorothy Fields' lyrics combine in some memorable standards ("...
  • Kristin Chenoweth’s dark turn

    Kristin Chenoweth’s dark turn
    When producers first approached Kristin Chenoweth about playing the female lead in the musical "Promises, Promises," she was hesitant and more than a little worried about taking on the role. One of Broadway's brightest stars, she's best known for her...
  • 'Inglourious Basterds,' 'Pulp Fiction' and Quentin Tarantino too at the Egyptian

    'Inglourious Basterds,' 'Pulp Fiction' and Quentin Tarantino too at the Egyptian
    Iconoclastic filmmaker Quentin Tarantino, hot off earning Oscar nominations Tuesday for best director and original screenplay for "Inglourious Basterds," will discuss his career with Variety critic Todd McCarthy on Monday at the American Cinematheque's...
  • Bea Arthur dies at 86; star of 'Golden Girls' and 'Maude'

    Bea Arthur dies at 86; star of 'Golden Girls' and 'Maude'
    Beatrice Arthur, best known as the acerbic Maude Findlay on Norman Lear's sitcom "Maude" and as the strong-willed Dorothy Zbornak on the long-running "The Golden Girls," died Saturday. She was 86. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: The obituary of...
  • Get Lit Players bring poetry's emotions to other L.A. teenagers

    Get Lit Players bring poetry's emotions to other L.A. teenagers
    For as long as he can remember, Dario Serrano's life was all screeching tires and echoing gunshots, babies' cries and barking dogs, a symphony, as he puts it, of "hood rats and gangsters," of "vatos vatos and payasos" -- dudes and numskulls, loosely...
  • Bea Arthur, star of 'Golden Girls' and 'Maude,' dies at 86

    Beatrice Arthur, best known as the acerbic Maude Findlay on Norman Lear's sitcom "Maude" and as the strong-willed Dorothy Zbornak on the long-running " The Golden Girls," died today. She was 86. Arthur, a stage-trained actress who was a success on...
  • Two Neil Simon plays and a hip-hop drama will open 2010-11 season at San Diego's Old Globe

     
    The 2010-11 winter season at the Old Globe in San Diego will feature plays that explore what Executive Producer Lou Spisto calls "the dynamics of family life--but not in the way that term is often used." "These are stories about......
  • Monster Mash: Paris officials investigate art heist; Black Dahlia play moves to N.Y.; British architects prizes

     
    Super structures: The Royal Institute of British Architects has given out 102 awards for architectural excellence to buildings ranging from a circular loo in London to the Neues Museum in Berlin. (Independent) Security lapse: A day after the big Paris.......
  • Sean Hayes rallies from controversy to host Tony Awards

     
    The Tony Awards have tapped current nominee Sean Hayes to host the 64th edition of the annual theater kudos. By choosing this Broadway newcomer, the producers are sending a clear message of support for Hayes. The recently out actor found himself at the...
  • Tina Fey to receive Mark Twain Prize

     
    Tina Fey will have to give a big thank-you to Sarah Palin. The “30 Rock” star will be the 13th humorist to receive the Mark Twain Prize, the Kennedy Center announced today. “I am truly thrilled to receive this honor,” Fey said in a...
  • Tina Fey feted by Kennedy Center with Mark Twain Prize

     
    Mark Twain once said, "It is better to deserve honors and not have them than to have them and not to deserve them." He need not worry about the worthiness of the recipients of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. From the first winner, Richard Pryor,...
  • Beatles tribute show 'Rain' to open on Broadway

     
    The Fab Four are heading back to Broadway. "Rain," a tribute show to the Beatles, is set to open at the Neil Simon Theatre on Oct. 26 for an 11-week run. The show has toured the country in recent years,......