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  • On the eve the grand opening on Clark Street, 10 moments in Black Ensemble's 35-year history

    Most arts organizations have carefully worded mission statements, filled with arty buzzwords and forged by groups. Chicago's Black Ensemble Theater's mission statement was written by one woman and just gets right down to it: "to eradicate racism." Most...
  • The date from hell finally fires up 'Becky Shaw'

    The date from hell finally fires up 'Becky Shaw'
    Veterans of the mating wars will recognize the scene, from one agonizing side or another. There has been a single date — an awkward date that began with the tactless suggestion that the woman's dress resembled a birthday cake — but it...
  • Robert Duvall sees his friend Horton Foote in the Southern style of 'Get Low'

    Robert Duvall sees his friend Horton Foote in the Southern style of 'Get Low'
    Here's some high praise for the script of "Get Low": Star Robert Duvall compares it to the work of his dear, departed friend, the distinguished playwright and screenwriter Horton Foote. "Individualizing, particularizing a place, a Southern theme, but yet...
  • One more act for the phantom of the playhouse?

    One more act for the phantom of the playhouse?
    The Pasadena Playhouse is back. After shutting its doors in February because of financial problems, the theater reopened Oct. 12 with the one-man play "FDR" starring Ed Asner. But is the building's most enduring protagonist back as well? Some say Gilmor...
  • Judith Ivey-Amanda Wingfield — a well-prepared role

     
    The last time Judith Ivey played a Tennessee Williams role was opposite Karl Malden. As introductions to playwrights go, it’s hard to imagine many more authoritative guides than a man who had famously shared the stage with Jessica Tandy, Marlon......
  • Jennifer Tipton lights up REDCAT, and many other stages

     
    Leading lighting designer Jennifer Tipton turns 73 on Saturday, and she’ll probably spend her birthday working. The two-time Tony winner keeps an intense schedule, trekking the globe to collaborate with the likes of Robert Wilson, Placido Domingo and...
  • Theater review: 'The Glass Menagerie' at the Mark Taper Forum

     
    Amanda Wingfield is one of the greatest roles in American drama, but this scene-stealer from “The Glass Menagerie” isn’t as easy to get right as some might assume. All credit then to Judith Ivey, who magnificently incarnates this mother making......
  • Elephant Theatre Company going on hiatus for 2012

     
    The Elephant Theatre Company -- one of the most recognizable names in Hollywood's Theatre Row district -- has suspended operations for the 2012 season due largely to financial difficulties and will undergo an internal reorganization, company leaders...
  • Theater review: 'Geeks! The Musical!' at Write Act Rep Theatre

     
    Margaret Gray reviews "Geeks! The Musical!" at Write Act Repertory Theatre....
  • Stephen King, John Mellencamp unveil 'Ghost Brothers' in Atlanta

     
    "Ghost Brothers of Darkland County," a musical by Stephen King and John Mellencamp, opens in Atlanta....
  • 88 books that shaped America, at the Library of Congress

     
    The Library of Congress' list of 88 books that shaped America includes poetry, novels, nonfiction, a play, a polemic, books of science and grammar, cookbooks and children's books. What's it missing?...
  • Ben McKenzie gets a birthday surprise at 'The Glass Menagerie' cast party

     
    "Southland" hunk Ben McKenzie's surprise birthday celebration at Ciudad restaurant in downtown Los Angeles Sunday evening was just the cherry on his sundae. Or should we say the chocolate mousse on his pastel rufina, the yummy puff pastry, chocolate chunk...