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  • Tennessee Williams' centenary celebration this month includes a boxed-set edition of his plays

     
    Library of America to issue boxed set of Tennessee Williams' plays to mark his birth centennial...
  • New York City's spots for book lovers

    New York City's spots for book lovers
    On the third floor of a big, gray building at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, silver-haired docent Julie Chelminski recently stepped up to the middle of a hushed room and faced 15 spellbound tourists. "On the walls of this room there were 9,000 drawers,"...
  • On Theater: One-acts take over OCC this weekend

    The one-act play is alive and well at Orange Coast College. A dozen of them will be unveiled this weekend only at OCC's Drama Lab Studio Theater. Billed as "original and published one-act plays for mature audiences," the program, which opened Thursday,...
  • Remembering 'Tinker to Evers to Chance'

    Remembering 'Tinker to Evers to Chance'
    They are, arguably, the best-known Chicago Cubs of all time. And though Joe Tinker, Johnny Evers and Frank Chance last played together in 1912 – indeed, all have been dead more than 60 years -- their names live on among baseball fans. All...
  • A rare rift in George and Ira Gershwin's harmony

    A rare rift in George and Ira Gershwin's harmony
    The heirs of George and Ira Gershwin, creators of "I Got Rhythm" and many other standards that helped define the grand tradition of American popular song, have fallen badly out of step over who gets how much from the lucrative pot of royalties still being...
  • Theater Beat: 'And Her Hair Went With Her,' 'Blue Night in the Heart of the West,' '1001' and 'I'd Rather Be Right.'

    Theater Beat: 'And Her Hair Went With Her,' 'Blue Night in the Heart of the West,' '1001' and 'I'd Rather Be Right.'
    If you want to catch two wicked talents get into trouble, head for the Fountain Theatre, where Tony winner Tonya Pinkins and "Cold Case" actress Tracie Thoms are tearing it up in "And Her Hair Went With Her," Zina Camblin's vivid if uneven look at African...
  • UCLA Archive unearths gems in 'Unburied Treasures'

    UCLA Archive unearths gems in 'Unburied Treasures'
    The UCLA Film & Television Archive is no small place. The Library of Congress aside, it's the biggest collection in the country, with film holdings alone numbering a staggering 85,000 titles. Wouldn't you like to take a peek at the rarities hidden in...
  • 'The Royal Family' revival rules Broadway

     
    The new Manhattan Theatre Club revival of the 1927 George S. Kaufman-Edna Ferber comedy "The Royal Family" has the critics bowing down. "The Royal Family" is a sly satire of the fabled Barrymore acting clan. This acclaimed production is sure to be among...
  • Theater review: 'Just 45 Minutes From Broadway' at Edgemar Center for the Arts

     
    Henry Jaglom's new play feels awfully familiar. First there's its title, "Just 45 Minutes From Broadway," which all but sets you to whistling the George M. Cohan song containing that jaunty phrase. Then there's the story, about a free-spirited theater.......
  • Matt Weinstock, Feb. 10, 1960

     
    The Recollectors Reading the testimony in the Finch trial, I am again filled with awe and admiration for those who can remember exactly where they were standing and what they were thinking when they heard the fatal shot or what they said at 2:46 p.m. last...
  • Theater review: 'Stage Door' at Open Fist Theatre

     
    Open Fist, a company best known for staging edgy contemporary works, scored a surprise hit with last year's a pitch-perfect revival of Moss Hart's classic satire of Broadway foibles, "Light Up the Sky." Following up with "Stage Door," another historical.....
  • 'Memphis' and 'The Royal Family' top Outer Critics Circle Awards nominations

     
    The new musical "Memphis" and the old chestnut "The Royal Family" lead with seven Outer Critics Circle nominations apiece. Not surprisingly, the latter -- a George S. Kaufman-Edna Ferber 1927 comedy based on the Barrymores -- netted three acting bids,...