| Jul 7, 2011
| 11:44 AM
The numbers tell an impressive tale: 266 plays by 158 playwrights produced by 25 companies during a 29-year span. Those figures from the Baltimore Playwrights Festival are about to tick higher.
Starting Friday and wrapping up in early September, the...
| Jul 6, 2011
| 1:32 PM
If you want to get folks fired up about Renaissance theater, poking fun at William Shakespeare is one way to do it.
The Chesapeake Shakespeare Company is doing that now with the second half of its ninth summer season, the parody "The Complete Works of...
| Jul 7, 2011
Stephen Sondheim's 1973 musical "A Little Night Music" retains its sophisticated charm at the Audrey Herman Spotlighters Theatre. Based on Ingmar Bergman's 1955 film "Smiles of a Summer Night," it's a bittersweet story about romantic relationships so...
| Nov 11, 2010
| 2:12 PM
When actor Carl Schurr takes the stage tonight in Everyman Theatre's production of "All My Sons," perhaps he will dedicate his performance to Cherry Watson.
Cherry — and not even Schurr knows whether Cherry is a he or a she — was young Carl's...
| Nov 19, 2010
| 5:02 AM
Paul Haggis is back to his tricky script tricks with the thoroughly engrossing prison break thriller "The Next Three Days." He foreshadows, hides details, delays his "reveals" and does a pretty good job of keeping us guessing, even if we remember the 2003...
| Jul 15, 2011
| 7:05 AM
Having been a fashion model back in the day, my ever-stylish mom gave me a subscription to Vogue, the magazine she calls "the bible of the fashion world."
Her gift is probably a subtle hint to dress up a little so we won't have to ask for a booth in...
| Jul 13, 2011
| 9:00 PM
b and HeidnSeek Entertainment have joined forces to introduce singles of the month. Meet Mr. and Miss July.
MO OVEISSI — 30, SAGITTARIUS
Education: Towson University
Occupation: IT Support
Interests: Atlantic Ocean to...
| Jul 18, 2011
| 12:46 PM
Foreign films are definitely among the good things in life that come to those who wait. Today, any home can be an art house. You can satisfy your wanderlust without sweating passports or custom forms.
Indeed, the best foreign directors often place a...
| Jul 14, 2011
| 6:15 PM
Baltimore's Josh Charles earned an Emmy nomination Thursday as best supporting actor in a drama series for his work in "The Good Wife" (CBS).
His competition for the award is: John Slattery (Mad Men), Alan Cumming (The Good Wife), Andre Braugher (Men of...
| Jun 27, 2011
| 1:55 PM
Connecting teen audiences to the classics can be tricky, but the Laurel Mill Playhouse Shakespeare Teen Theater's summer production of "Twelfth Night" successfully sticks to the basics and offers pure Elizabethan fun.
Director Michael Hartsfield, of...
| Jun 16, 2011
| 1:06 PM
The year 1962 might seem like it belongs to a distant era to adults these days. If you're a teenager, though, it's more like prehistoric times.
So learned director Stephanie Williams as she went about staging a revival of the musical "Hairspray," which...
| Jul 15, 2011
| 3:49 PM
When Josh Charles first appeared opposite Julianna Margulies in "The Good Wife" on CBS in 2009, you couldn't help but wonder if this was going to be a breakthrough role for him.
On Thursday, the one-time Baltimore School for the Arts student broke into...