| Sep 14, 2013
Center Stage could easily have chosen a work of great dramatic depth and weight to open its 51st season — some masterwork of the vast American theatrical canon, like, say, Eugene O'Neill's "Strange Interlude" from 1928.
But, noooooooo. Instead,...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 9:56 AM
After a seven-year fling in Las Vegas, the Miss America Pageant is returning in a week to its birthplace, Atlantic City, N.J.
The pageant began in 1921 as a beachfront bathing-suit contest between beauty competition winners from eight Northeastern...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 8:07 AM
As the new network season arrives this week, a couple of old familiar Baltimore faces have caught my eye: Andre Braugher and Wendell Pierce.
Happily, they are in two of the more promising series in an otherwise mostly lackluster field: “Brooklyn...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 5:15 AM
Just as temperatures began to reflect autumn's imminent arrival on the East Coast, designers in New York City showed their visions for spring 2014 during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.
While many of the collections this go-round seemed to focus on safe,...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 3:20 AM
If you want to tune into what America was like on the home front during World War II, "The 1940's Radio Hour" is a nostalgic musical revue that's bursting with songs from that era.
This Silhouette Stages production transforms the stage at the Slayton...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 6:40 AM
For Catonsville Children's Theatre founder and executive director, Nick Gough, and his wife, Barbara, enabling children to act is the goal, not memorizing lines or rote repetition of a script.
Nick said the young actors are considered "partners" and...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 7:10 AM
During next week's Charm City Fringe Fest, audiences will be able to ponder a nuclear holocaust drama starring Charlie Chaplin, meet a young German girl who used to mistake the Nazi salute for a friendly greeting, and throw tomatoes at actors performing...
| Nov 2, 2013
In John Logan's heralded play "Red," the brilliant, suffered-no-fools painter Mark Rothko doesn't have much patience for his new assistant, Ken.
"You have a lot to learn, young man," the artist says. "Philosophy. Theology. Literature. Poetry. Drama....
| Nov 3, 2013
| 10:04 AM
Janet Luby, co-founder of Bay Theatre Company, and Belinda Fraley Huesman, executive director of Chesapeake Arts Center, recently met to discuss the status of their organizations' partnership.
A three-stage revival plan for Bay Theatre was put into...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 12:03 PM
It's talky, contrived and a little creaky, but John Logan's "Red," the two-actor play on the boards at Everyman Theatre, is also remarkably absorbing, even uplifting. Who knew art history could be so much fun?
Sorry, that sounds flip. And "Red" is...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 4:59 AM
Eighteen characters, but only one actor. That's a lot of work for one guy, no matter how you slice it.
But Chazz Palminteri isn't complaining, not in the least. After all, he's got no one to blame but himself.
"A Bronx Tale" is all Palminteri's doing,...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 4:14 PM
"Jersey Boys," the durable jukebox musical about the Four Seasons, has worked its way back to Baltimore, hanging on to what it's got — a whole bunch of popular songs interspersed with tales of triumph, tribulation and more triumph.
For those who...