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  • Philippe Petit Heads "Ideas" Part of New Haven International Festival

    Don't forget the "ideas" part of the International Festival of Arts & Ideas which takes place June 16 to 30 in New Haven. Heading the list of intriguing speakers is high wire artist Philippe Petit speaking on "Nothing Is Impossible" Saturday, June 16...
  • Laughs in translation in David Henry Hwang's shrewd new 'Chinglish'

    At the moment in David Henry Hwang's "Chinglish" when Sino-American business relations develop to the point a Chinese buyer and a U.S. seller find themselves in bed together, you get a sudden flashback to "M. Butterfly." That brilliant 23-year-old drama,...
  • Hometown 'Grease' and Rahm in the house: The big theater stories of 2011

    Hometown 'Grease' and Rahm in the house: The big theater stories of 2011
    Phew, 2011 was quite a year in Chicago theater. As the year comes to a close, ready for a quick tour back through the newsworthy highlights? The Black Ensemble Theater bowed a gorgeous, $19 million new home on the North Side. Stage 773 on Belmont...
  • Christopher Durang, Will Eno, Adam Rapp win PEN drama awards

    Christopher Durang, Will Eno, Adam Rapp win PEN drama awards
    One of the highest honors in the field of letters, the PEN Literary Awards, were announced Wednesday, and among the honorees are three playwrights. Christopher Durang is receiving the Master American Dramatist award, while Will Eno and Adam Rapp are being...
  • Critic's Notebook: real world concerns about a fantasy 'Nightingale'

    Critic's Notebook: real world concerns about a fantasy 'Nightingale'
    Are we really living in a post-racial world? It seems like we’re back in the 1990s, when all hell broke loose on Broadway after the British star Jonathan Pryce was cast as the Eurasian lead in “Miss Saigon.” The “multicultural&...
  • Tony Awards 2012: No clear front-runners for Tuesday's nominations

    Tony Awards 2012: No clear front-runners for Tuesday's nominations
    This story has been updated. If there's one thing that Broadway insiders can agree on this season, it's that there is no clear front-runner for the Tony Awards. The season lacks the blockbuster Tony magnets of recent years, such as "The Book of Mormon,""...
  • Long Wharf Theatre Gets $10,000 Grant For Arts Education Video

    A video created by Long Wharf Theatre’s education illustrating the importance of arts education won a $10,000 award from the National Corporate Theatre Fund.  The funds were awarded at the NCTF’s Annual Chairman’s Awards Gala April 30....
  • Review: Patchy poetry in Long Beach Opera's 'Ainadamar'

     Review: Patchy poetry in Long Beach Opera's 'Ainadamar'
    Long Beach Opera's new production of Osvaldo Golijov's "Ainadamar" comes at an important time. The opera is a meditation on the Spanish poet Federico García Lorca's murder by the fascists during the Spanish Civil War, which is ever relevant, especially in...
  • Shi Pei Pu dies at 70; Chinese opera singer inspired M. Butterfly

    Shi Pei Pu dies at 70; Chinese opera singer inspired M. Butterfly
    Shi Pei Pu, a Chinese operatic soprano who along with his French lover was convicted of espionage and whose complicated affair inspired the Tony Award-winning Broadway play "M. Butterfly" and the movie of the same title, has died. He was 70. Shi died...
  • East West didn't say 'Ixnay'

    East West didn't say 'Ixnay'
    Paul Kikuchi has spent nearly half his life pursuing the Great Hollywood Dream: selling a screenplay. A couple of years ago, however, he hit a dry spell and decided to switch things up by taking a playwriting class at East West Players, the nation's...
  • Southern California's big theaters need fresh, dramatic thinking

    Southern California's big theaters need fresh, dramatic thinking
    Southern California is famous for being ahead of the national curve -- in styles, fads and unenviable crises. And right now, the region's largest institutional theaters are serving as a crystal ball for leadership concerns affecting nonprofit theaters...
  • True stories and other modern-day fantasies

    True stories and other modern-day fantasies
    WE live in a time when reality has evidently trumped fiction. The novel loses readers, as narrative nonfiction and memoirs gain in popularity. Reality television, once derided as a fad, is apparently here to stay. Young people abandon the so-called old...