| Sep 5, 2013
| 3:29 PM
John Grisham has written novels, short stories, books for children and nonfiction works, and in all of the above, he has done very nicely for himself. The first printings of his signature thrillers have typically sold in the millions (7 million people...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 9:53 AM
British actor Benedict Cumberbatch, who is having a stellar year with "Star Trek Into Darkness" and the upcoming "12 Years a Slave," "The Fifth Estate" and "August: Osage County," will be brushing up on his Shakespeare next fall on the London stage,...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 1:00 PM
BERKELEY — Their Stradivarius voices precede them. Climbing the stairs for an interview following an afternoon rehearsal of their Broadway-bound production of Harold Pinter's "No Man's Land" at Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Ian McKellen and Patrick...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Spain: Spanish co-producer Adrian Guerra has created an innovative funding scheme for the Sean Penn starrer "The Gunman," tapping into the country's tax breaks to benefit the local industry. Guerra has created financial consultancy/broker Oceano Media,...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 12:23 PM
Rupert Grint, best known for playing ginger-haired wizard Ron Weasley in the "Harry Potter" films, will make his stage debut as a pill-popping thug.
Producers announced Friday that Grint will join the cast of Jez Butterworth's "Mojo," opening at London'...
| Feb 8, 2013
| 9:51 AM
That's what the guy who sat behind me said as I settled into a matinee performance of "The Motherf***er With the Hat" at the Steppenwolf Theatre recently: "Whoa, will you look at that? That is something. That is large. I wonder what that'll do?...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 7:02 AM
Broadway will get a concentrated dose of comedy and tragedy this fall – brought on by acclaimed British actor Mark Rylance.
The two-time Tony winner – formerly artistic director of Shakespeare's Globe in London – will star in Globe...
| Apr 11, 2012
| 4:33 PM
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London is in the middle of a political skirmish as a group of British cultural figures are demanding that the company disinvite an Israeli theater organization from appearing at an upcoming festival....
| May 17, 2012
| 10:48 AM
Over lunch last week, I asked actor Stephen Ouimette, who is simply extraordinary as Harry Hope in Robert Falls' Goodman Theatre production of "The Iceman Cometh," how many seasons he has performed at the Stratford Festival in Canada, where he is a...
| Jun 10, 2012
| 8:07 PM
The lead actor categories at the Tony Awards saw a pair of upsets, with James Corden of "One Man, Two Guvnors" and Steve Kazee of "Once" taking home the prizes.
Corden won for lead actor in a play for the British comedy import "One Man, Two Guvnors,"...
| Jun 30, 2012
| 9:59 AM
Bess Wohl's young eyes were wide in wonder when she first stepped inside a Broadway theater to watch Sandy Duncan fly over the audience as Peter Pan.
She can remember the lights going down at the start of the play — "a moment of utter potential...
| Dec 21, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Getty looks inside a god: When a loaned ancient bronze Apollo from Pompeii goes on display in March, visitors to the Getty Villa will have a touch screen to check out results of the museum's recent research, including X-ray and......