| Mar 7, 2014
| 2:41 PM
Laurence "Larry" O'Dwyer, who delighted Center Stage audiences with his theatrical irreverence and memorable performances, died of cancer Feb. 28 at his home in Knox City, Texas. The former Mount Vernon resident was 77.
A local favorite, he was often...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 1:58 PM
Over the course of 24 years, Signature Theatre has given 42 premieres, 18 of them musicals. This commitment to new work cannot be praised enough, even if it's hard to summon much enthusiasm for the 18th of those musicals, "Beaches."
This piece is based...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 10:58 AM
The well-seasoned, if unsteady, Shakespearean actor known only as "Sir" in Ronald Harwood's 1980 play "The Dresser" has an ego the size of Wales. No surprise there. But he also has enough dependency and self-esteem issues to keep an analyst busy for...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 3:07 PM
Giuliana Rancic is a red carpet warrior.
For the past 12 years, she's interviewed almost every celebrity as they've headed to the Academy Awards ceremony. And her fans have noticed.
When Rancic joined E! News as a correspondent in 2002 and then became...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 5:17 AM
SARASOTA, Fla. – Spoiler alert!
A scene in the recently-released second season of "House of Cards" that features fictional politician Frank Underwood throwing out a pregame first pitch before an Orioles game at Camden Yards was less than three...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 7:04 AM
George Takei, speaking by phone from his California home, cannot resist describing the un-wintry view from his window.
"There's a flawless blue sky, golden sunshine and a green garden outside," the Los Angeles-born Takei says in his burnished baritone,...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 5:29 AM
NEW YORK — The green shoes.
That’s what caught my eye as I sat down across from Kevin Spacey at the Regency Hotel last week and took a mental snapshot of his outfit before asking the first question.
Neat, gray pinstriped suit, with a...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 6:45 AM
It is most difficult to come to terms with the passing of Philip Seymour Hoffman ("A fatal addiction," Feb. 3).
Mr. Hoffman was one of our miracles. All those who admired him were enriched by his prodigious talent, and his tragic death is a great loss...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 11:51 AM
Attention, Katie Couric: Here's how you treat transgender women in the media.
About two weeks after an interview aired in which "Orange is the New Black" actress Laverne Cox gracefully brushed aside Couric's invasive, genitalia-focused questions, Cox...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 3:55 PM
No one can beat the Irish when it comes to spinning a yarn. And when they weave threads of satire and bittersweetness in between the humor, we’re talking a little bit of verbal heaven.
"Stones in His Pockets" is a cool example. The witty work from...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 10:52 AM
There's a scene in the first episode of the new web series "BFA" that quickly tells you this isn't another navel-gazer about life as a 20-something in New York or Los Angeles.
Our protagonists, a group of Baltimore actors who make up the fictional Stick...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 10:59 AM
Not to put too fine a point on it, "The Importance of Being Earnest" is the greatest comedy in the English language.
If you harbor any doubt about that, you might want to consider therapy. Better yet, just head to the Shakespeare Theatre Company in...