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Michael Ritchie

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  • L.A. theater leaders to hold forum on Asian Americans, diversity

    L.A. theater leaders to hold forum on Asian Americans, diversity
    Leaders from some of the largest theater companies in Southern California are scheduled to take part in a forum this month to discuss the issue of racial diversity and the inclusion (or lack thereof) of Asian Americans in stage productions. The forum is...
  • Ahmanson announces season with Barry Manilow musical, Danny DeVito

    Ahmanson announces season with Barry Manilow musical, Danny DeVito
    Fanilows, your wait is finally over. The long-delayed Barry Manilow musical "Harmony" as well as a star turn by Danny DeVito in the London production of Neil Simon's "The Sunshine Boys" are part of the 2013-14 lineup for the Ahmanson Theatre. The...
  • Sybil Christopher, remembered by daughter Kate Burton

    Sybil Christopher, who died last week in New York at 83, was a noted theater producer and the founder of Arthur, a Manhattan hot spot that attracted a ritzy celebrity clientele during the 1960s. Even if she hadn't become famous as the first wife, and...
  • Scene & Heard: No day off for Jane Fonda

    Scene & Heard: No day off for Jane Fonda
    As the star of "33 Variations" at the Ahmanson Theatre, Jane Fonda has been performing six days a week, twice a day on weekends. Instead of relaxing on her day off, she spent Monday discussing her life, career and current play with Michael Ritchie,...
  • Book review: 'Robert Redford: The Biography' by Michael Feeney Callan

    Book review: 'Robert Redford: The Biography' by Michael Feeney Callan
    In Michael Feeney Callan's fawning new biography, we get plenty of the actor, director and environmentalist we already know but only a tantalizing, too-brief glimpse of a young man we almost never hear about: Charles Robert Redford Jr., Angeleno. From...
  • Ben McKenzie gets a birthday surprise at 'The Glass Menagerie' cast party

     
    "Southland" hunk Ben McKenzie's surprise birthday celebration at Ciudad restaurant in downtown Los Angeles Sunday evening was just the cherry on his sundae. Or should we say the chocolate mousse on his pastel rufina, the yummy puff pastry, chocolate chunk...
  • Charles Dillingham, managing director of Center Theatre Group, stepping down in 2011

     
    Have you ever wanted to preside over the finances of a major theater company, one that regularly sends its productions to Broadway? Well, now's your chance. Charles Dillingham, who has served as managing director of Los Angeles' Center Theatre Group......
  • John Lithgow's 'Stories by Heart' on opening night [Updated]

     
    In John Lithgow’s one-man show “Stories by Heart,” which opened Wednesday at the Mark Taper Forum, he stood alone onstage, acting out favorite short stories from his childhood and sharing memories of his father reading to the family. “There’s...
  • Scene & Heard: John Lithgow's one-man show and opening day at Santa Anita

     
    L.A.'s high society has been out in full force, taking in a one-man show at John Lithgow's 'Stories by Heart' opening and dressed in its Sunday best at the opening day races at Santa Anita. To see photos of Lithgow's......
  • Original Broadway cast of 'God of Carnage' coming to Ahmanson Theatre

     
    The original Broadway cast of "God of Carnage" — Jeff Daniels, Hope Davis, James Gandolfini and Marcia Gay Harden — will reprise their roles when the Tony-winning play opens at the Ahmanson Theatre in downtown Los Angeles in April. "God......
  • Jane Fonda on her life, career and '33 Variations'

     
    As the star of “33 Variations” at the Ahmanson Theatre, Jane Fonda has been performing six days a week, twice a day on weekends. Instead of relaxing on her day off, she spent Monday discussing her life, career and current......
  • L.A.'s Center Theatre Group produces 'It Gets Better' video

     
    Center Theatre Group, the largest theater company in Los Angeles, is the latest local organization to join the "It Gets Better" groundswell. Initiated by columnist Dan Savage last year, the grassroots, anti-bullying campaign was formed in response to a...