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  • Phylicia Rashad to direct L.A. production of 'A Raisin in the Sun'

     
    In her numerous screen and stage roles, Phylicia Rashad has invariably brought a cutting intelligence and a razor-sharp sense of comic timing. In March, the actress will be working on the opposite side of the lights in the role of......
  • Eli Wallach: Portrait of a somewhat Methodical master

     
    Eli Wallach will be presented with an honorary Oscar on Nov. 13, and though this award salutes his wide-ranging film career it will also serve more broadly as a reminder of his fine contribution to American acting. Wallach's work, whether......
  • Stetson University presents 4 short plays by Christopher Durang

     
    Stetson University's Stover Theatre continues its 105th season with four plays by comic dramatist Christopher Durang. These short comedies will be directed by students of Stetson's Advanced Directing class and will run from Nov. 11-14. The plays are “...
  • John Mellencamp, rejuvenated: 'The Coug' is dead to him, so are record companies and the Internet

     
    To record his latest album, “No Better Than This” (Rounder), John Mellencamp hatched a plan with producer T Bone Burnett. They would set up a mono tape recorder and a single microphone and knock out a bunch of new songs......
  • Cate Blanchett returns to the stage in 'Uncle Vanya'

     
    After her raging success in Tennessee Williams' "A Streetcar Named Desire," actress Cate Blanchett is tackling another formidable stage classic for her follow-up -- Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya," which opened this week at the Sydney Theatre Company in...
  • Monster Mash: Smithsonian removes controversial Jesus video; Thomas Kinkade faces personal problems

     
    Controversial: The National Portrait Gallery in Washington has removed a video work depicting a crucified Jesus covered in ants that certain politicians had criticized. The video was part of the Smithsonian's "Hide/Seek" exhibition. (The Washington Post)...
  • Neglected treasure: Tennessee Williams via the Wooster Group

     
    “Vieux Carré,” Tennessee Williams’ 1977 memory play, is often unfairly lumped with the rest of the playwright's derided later works. Yet this literary coming-of-age story, set in a New Orleans boardinghouse in the late 1930s, has a haunting...
  • Theatre @ Boston Court announces 2011 season lineup

     
    Pasadena's Theatre @ Boston Court has announced its 2011 season lineup, which will include a world premiere play as well as a collaboration with the CalArts School of Theatre on a production of Tennessee Williams' "Camino Real." The new season......
  • Natalie Portman's 'Lolita' clutch

     
    Natalie Portman carried an Olympia Le-Tan purse made of Vldimir Nabakov's notorious novel Lolita to the premiere of Black Swan....
  • Theater review: 'Vieux Carre' at REDCAT

     
    In the mood for a paradox? The Wooster Group’s handling of “Vieux Carré” manages to be faithful both to the company’s postmodern aesthetic and to the tender, outrageous and rather louche 1977 memory play that Tennessee Williams completed near...
  • Steven Soderbergh's new Spalding Gray documentary coming to LACMA

     
    The new Steven Soderbergh documentary about the late Spalding Gray will have its local premiere at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the museum said Monday. "And Everything is Going Fine," directed by Soderbergh, is the latest in a......
  • BEST OF 2010: 'A Streetcar Named Desire' leads a year of strong productions

     
    “A Streetcar Named Desire” was director David Cromer’s poetic, primal production at Writers’ Theatre in Glencoe, and No. 1 on my list of best shows of 2010. With best-of-the-year lists, it’s customary to wail about the difficulty of ranking so.....