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  • Old Globe's 'Othello' lays on the melodrama, but it works

    Old Globe's 'Othello' lays on the melodrama, but it works
    Of Shakespeare's major tragedies, "Othello" seems to be having the most success in the theater of late. The Old Globe's new outdoor production, which launched its 2014 Summer Shakespeare Festival with Blair Underwood as the Moor of Venice and Richard...
  • E.L. James, Barbara Broccoli Among Guests at Gala Celebrating Diversity in London

    LONDON -- "50 Shades of Grey" author E.L. James and James Bond producer Barbara Broccoli will be among the guests at a gala event celebrating diversity in the British film and television industry tomorrow. The evening will include an auction that will be...
  • Shakespeare's 450th birthday: Inner-city Bard, 'Chickspeare' and more

    William Shakespeare's 450th birthday falls on Wednesday, per historians' best reckoning in the absence of ironclad documentation. It’s time to remember that “in delay there lies no plenty,” as the Bard told us in “Twelfth Night,&...
  • Best of 2013: Charles McNulty picks 'American Buffalo,' 'Prometheus Bound'

    Best of 2013: Charles McNulty picks 'American Buffalo,' 'Prometheus Bound'
    In this time when news is disseminated ever more quickly, we asked our critics to list the best of culture in 2013 in tweet form: Southern California: David Mamet's "American Buffalo" was revived at the Geffen with its concussive verbal force and...
  • Helen Mirren wins another award for playing Queen Elizabeth II

    Helen Mirren wins another award for playing Queen Elizabeth II
    Helen Mirren keeps winning awards for playing Queen Elizabeth II. The actress won multiple trophies, including an Oscar in 2007, for her role in "The Queen." Earlier this year, she collected an Olivier Award -- London's equivalent of the Tony Award --...
  • A vintage year onstage as classics blended with provocative premieres

     A vintage year onstage as classics blended with provocative premieres
    Much that was old was new again in 2013, which turned out to be a very good year for the classics. It wasn't a bad year for new work either, even if too many of today's most provocative playwrights are getting short shrift from this town's nonprofit...
  • Traveling to London in summer 2013 to see theater shows?

    Traveling to London in summer 2013 to see theater shows?
    LONDON — Traveling to London this summer or just curious about the current state of theatrical affairs? Here's my score card of the scene after a week spent scurrying in and around the West End. "Strange Interlude" at the National Theatre Eugene...
  • Nonprofits Topple Commercial Titles at London's Evening Standard Awards

    London's thriving not-for-profit houses again nudged out commercial competish to dominate the 59th Evening Standard Theater Awards at a glamorous ceremony held at the Savoy Hotel Nov. 17 and hosted by U.K. thesp Damian Lewis ("Homeland") In the nine...
  • All hail the queen: Helen Mirren sets 'Audience' record

    Helen Mirren, who has reigned on screen and stage as the queen, can add another jewel to her crown. National Theatre Live announced Monday that its June 13 live broadcast of "The Audience," which stars Mirren as Queen Elizabeth II, attracted a record...
  • 'This House,' Helen Mirren in 'The Audience' Next Up For National Theatre Live

    'This House,' Helen Mirren in 'The Audience' Next Up For National Theatre Live
    National Theatre Live — those terrific HD live broadcasts from London’s National Theatre to movie houses around the world, including Connecticut — has a hot lineup, ahead, including Olivier Award winners and nominees. It certainly...