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  • Cockpit in Court's 'Sunset Boulevard' ready for its close-up

    Cockpit in Court's 'Sunset Boulevard' ready for its close-up
    Andrew Lloyd Webber's1993 Broadway musical adaptation of Billy Wilder's "Sunset Boulevard" sets itself the impossible task of trying to emulate that great 1950 movie. Although this musical doesn't come close, its distillation of that inside-Hollywood story and Webber's film noir-tinged melodic score capture enough of the movie's essence to make for an enjoyable evening at Cockpit in Court Summer Theatre.
  • Oscars 2012: 'The Artist' director thanks Billy Wilder very, very much

    Oscars 2012: 'The Artist' director thanks Billy Wilder very, very much
    In his Oscar acceptance speech, "The Artist" director Michel Hazanavicius said he wanted to thank three people: "Billy Wilder, Billy Wilder and Billy Wilder." Backstage, Hazanavicius was asked why he felt compelled to thank Wilder, the Oscar-winning...

    Fluid Movement's floating film noir

    Fluid Movement's floating film noir
    Take the classic film "Sunset Boulevard," slip in the witty "Guy Noir" feature from "Prairie Home Companion," and toss the whole mix into a swimming pool, and you might end up with something like "Mobtown Murder Mystery" — the latest production by...

    Arena Players, Center Stage deserve to take bows

    The new theater season marks milestone anniversaries for two Baltimore theaters. Center Stage turns 40, and Arena Players, billed as "the nation's oldest continuously operating African-American theater," turns 50. The fare at both is eclectic, and,...

    Winter theater 2013: 10 shows for the cold, from classic 'Caesar' to 'Other Desert Cities'

    Winter theater 2013: 10 shows for the cold, from classic 'Caesar' to 'Other Desert Cities'
    With Scrooge back under wraps, it's time for the 2013 winter theater season to begin in earnest. There's an especially strong slate of classical works opening between now and the end of March, but the offerings also are as diverse as ever. Among the...