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  • To smoke or not to smoke, that is the question

     
    The Jersey Boys do it. Estelle Parsons does it regularly in "August: Osage County." Practically every actor who's been in a Noel Coward play has done it too. Smoking onstage by performers is a commonplace occurrence that most theater professionals......
  • Podcast: Bryce Dallas Howard on 'Loss of a Teardrop Diamond'

     
    "The notion of initiating a Tennessee Williams heroine is an extraordinary thought," Bryce Dallas Howard confesses to Gold Derby in our podcast chat about "Loss a Teardrop Diamond." "This film was written in 1957 and was intended for Elia Kazan to...
  • Monster Mash: Seiji Ozawa ill; Holocaust museum shooter dies; new White House history center

     
    -- Leave of absence: Conductor Seiji Ozawa, 74, has canceled appearances over the next six months after being diagnosed with esophageal cancer. (Reuters) -- White supremacist: The 89-year-old man accused of opening fire at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial...
  • Theater review: 'Orpheus Descending' at Theatre/Theater

     
    The matchless dramatic poetry of Tennessee Williams elevates "Orpheus Descending," which gets its sprawling due at Theatre/Theater. This dark 1957 riff on the Orpheus myth receives a spare, evocative rendition by documentary filmmaker Lou Pepe, his...
  • Paul V. Coates – Confidential File, Jan. 26, 1960

     
    Diana Barrymore was in love with Tennessee Williams and wanted to marry him, the Mirror's Earl Wilson says. We Quiz Quiz Guy Who Blew $64,000 Al Einfrank isn't exciting news copy. Not any more. Three years ago, he was. Then -- according to Nielsen, a...
  • Monster Mash: L.A.'s arts funding crisis; financial trouble at Met Museum; Jeff Koons makes a car

     
    -- Budgetary crisis: A look at the L.A. City Council's proposed cuts in cultural funding. (Los Angeles Times) -- Money trouble: New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art saw its deficit widen and investments fall in the 2008-09 fiscal year. (Bloomberg)......
  • Avant-garde 'Streetcar,' starring Isabelle Huppert, gets panned in Paris

     
    Playing the role of Blanche DuBois in "A Streetcar Named Desire" has recently worked wonders for the stage careers of Cate Blanchett and Rachel Weisz. But the same cannot be said for actress Isabelle Huppert, who is receiving some of......
  • Olivier Awards nominations include Oscar, Emmy and Tony winners

     
    The Olivier Awards -- Britain's equivalent of the Tony Awards -- announced nominations for the 34th edition of the kudos Monday. Topping the list of acting nominees is Oscar champ Rachel Weisz ("The Constant Gardener") for her work as Blanche DuBois in...
  • Rita Moreno to star as herself in 2011 solo show at Berkeley Rep

     
    Berkeley Repertory Theatre's 2010-11 season will feature an as-yet untitled one-woman show about Rita Moreno -- starring Rita Moreno. It opens May 18, 2011, when the actress-singer will be 79. The show will mark the playwriting debut of Tony Taccone,........
  • Matt Weinstock, March 16, 1960

     
    Mileage Test I've had misgivings about freeways for a long time. But not the way you might think. I've merely been suspicious of the comparative mileage. This is to report that I have confirmed my suspicion. I checked my speedometer in driving on...
  • 'The Mountaintop,' 'Spring Awakening' among Olivier Award winners

     
    This was the year that the Olivier Awards officially went global. Britain's highest theater honor -- its equivalent of the Tonys on Broadway -- launched the first webcast of its glittery award ceremony from London on Sunday evening. Technically, the......
  • Review: Giant characters fill the hole in Mad Cow’s “Donuts”

     
    With playwright Tracy Letts, you never know what to expect....