| Aug 4, 2011
Families that grew up with musical theater over the last 25 years will instantly recognize the face on the large banner over the doors at the Laurel Mill Playhouse. It is Emile Bayard's illustration of the waif Cosette from Victor Hugo's French novel,...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 8:26 PM
For the fourth season in a row, audiences at the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival might be thinking they're seeing double as it produces two plays in repertory on its main stage: "Macbeth" and "Lend Me a Tenor."
In repertory or "rep," the fest at...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 12:10 AM
How good is your memory? Is it shot, like mine? Do you know all your passwords? Can you remember what you did last Tuesday? If someone asked you to recall every item you bought during a recent trip to the grocery store, could you do it?
Now consider the...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 9:48 AM
The boisterous saga of Trafford Tanzi, a tomboy with professional wrestling ambitions, is a story told in 10 rounds. Literally. There she is, fighting it out on the mat with her mother, her father, childhood bullies, a school...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 8:47 AM
No one pursues a career in theater looking to make a quick buck. That holds especially true in storefront theater for directors and playwrights, designers and stage managers. But non-Equity actors are the public face of this financial reality, which...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 10:00 PM
In 1998, when Steppenwolf Theatre Company added an 80-seat black box theater adjacent to its main theater's parking garage, part of its mission was to provide a space for visiting companies to mount fresh pieces.
Fast forward to 2009: The Garage Rep...
| Mar 10, 2014
Since 2009, Steppenwolf's innovative Garage Rep series has provided hospitality and exposure to itinerant smaller companies in town. The guests enjoy the benefits of association with Steppenwolf's prestigious profile and ample production resources, and...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 2:02 PM
Here's a sampling of upcoming literary events in the next few weeks (in date order).
Thursday, November 7
Amy Waters Yarinske, author of “An American in the Basement: The Betrayal of Captain Scott Speicher and the Cover-up of His Death,”...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 4:33 PM
This Sunday, March 3, NBC Sports Network begins daily coverage of Paris-Nice 2013, an eight-day cycling competition that is the first major European stage race of the year. Paris-Nice 2013 marks the second year in the row that NBC Sports Network is...
| Mar 4, 2013
| 11:35 AM
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The Connecticut beer scene just got a little bigger. Maybe by a couple hundred square-feet or so. That's because Relic Brewing, the "nano-brewery" in Plainville, recently...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 7:30 AM
The new Nicholas Sparks movie, "Safe Haven," takes place in Southport, in the novelist's adopted home state of North Carolina. Southport is near the mouth of the Cape Fear River. So you know a murderous stalker will eventually arrive, in honor of Robert...