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  • 50 years ago: Leaking gas causes evacuations in Bel Air

    From The Aegis of Thursday, April 26, 1962: A disturbingly large leak of propane gas had Bel Air on edge 50 years ago this week. The news staff quoted a firefighter in the county seat saying: "Half the town was sitting on a bomb, but nobody lit the...
  • Michael Wilson To Direct Cicely Tyson On Broadway in "Bountiful"

    Michael Wilson To Direct Cicely Tyson On Broadway in "Bountiful"
    Michael Wilson, former artistic director of Hartford Stage, will direct Cicely Tyson in Horton Foote’s “The Trip to Bountiful” on Broadway in the spring. The 14-week limited engagement begins previews March 31 and opens April 23 at the...
  • Theoni Aldredge dies at 78; costume designer

    Theoni Aldredge dies at 78; costume designer
    Theoni V. Aldredge, a preeminent costume designer in theater and film who created wardrobes for more than 300 productions over nearly 50 years, died Friday at a Connecticut hospice, said her husband, actor Tom Aldredge. She was 78. Know for her...
  • Theater review: 'The Trip to Bountiful' at South Coast Repertory

     
    F. Kathleen Foley reviews 'The Trip to Bountiful' at South Coast Repertory....
  • Theater review: 'The Trip to Bountiful' at the Lonny Chapman Theatre

     
    David C. Nichols reviews Horton Foote's play 'The Trip to Bountiful' at the Lonny Chapman Theatre...
  • Bella Itkin, renowned acting teacher, dies at 90

     
    1920 ~ 2011 Bella Itkin — formally Bella Itkin-Konrath, informally Dr. Bella — a teacher who taught several generations of American actors, died on Wednesday, DePaul University has announced. She was 90. Itkin taught at...
  • Theater review: 'Supernova' at the The Elephant Space

     
    In "Supernova," playwright Timothy McNeil runs kitchen-sink realism through a post-millennial viewfinder. The results are remarkable, albeit still gestating, and remind us anew why the author of "Anything" is an invaluable theatrical asset. Speaking of...
  • Will playing 'Iron Lady' Margaret Thatcher finally win Oscar gold once more for Meryl Streep?

     
    As reported by Borys Kit in the Hollywood Reporter, "Meryl Streep is in talks to reteam with her 'Mamma Mia!' director Phyllida Lloyd for 'Thatcher,' a biopic of the controversial and long-governing former British prime minister. Jim Broadbent is in talks...
  • Sam Shepard recalls his go-to actor, James Gammon, who died Friday at 70

     
    Sam Shepard first set eyes on his friend James Gammon at the MET Theatre in Los Angeles, a 50-seat house the playwright remembers as “almost like a little hallway.” One of his fondest memories of their times together is of......
  • New York Drama Critics Circle snub Tony Award contenders to name 'The Orphans' Home Cycle' best play

     
    For the second year in row, the New York Drama Critics Circle spurned all the Broadway fare to find the winner of their best play award. (Here is a ballot-by-ballot breakdown of the voting.) This year's champ is the last work from the late Horton Foote, a...
  • On Theater: Enjoy 'Bountiful' journey on SCR stage

    Home is where the heart is, and in Horton Foote's masterful play "The Trip to Bountiful," home is pretty much a state of mind, a memory that exists only in the reverie of its central character. South Coast Repertory is taking "The Trip to Bountiful"...
  • On Theater: 'Trip' topped a bountiful year for SCR

    Editor's note: This is the first of three columns chronicling the year 2011 in local theater. * South Coast Repertory's "The Trip to Bountiful" was described in this column a few months ago as "an engrossing journey with extraordinary performances...