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  • Ahmanson lands Broadway's 'Follies' to fill gap in its season

     
    The current Broadway revival of the Stephen Sondheim-James Goldman musical, "Follies," will come to the Ahmanson Theatre in May. It fills a gap in the Ahmanson season created when a planned revival of "Funny Girl" fell through....
  • Mark Taper Forum's 'Clybourne Park' Broadway run derailed

     
    The Broadway run of the Pulitzer Prize winning play "Clybourne Park" has been canceled by producer Scott Rudin....
  • 'Clybourne Park' will move from Taper to Broadway after all

     
    The acclaimed production of playwright Bruce Norris' "Clybourne Park," now playing at the Mark Taper Forum, will move to Broadway this spring after all, despite a well-publicized spat between Norris and a producer of the show threatened to sideline the...
  • No business like show business: the fate of nonprofit theater in America

     
    Charles McNulty explores the changing business model of nonprofit theater and its ramifications on the art form....
  • A big show in NYC, but little in LA for Japan quake benefit

     
    Patti LuPone, Richard Thomas and Mary Beth Hurt will star in the New York segment of what's billed as a national effort on Sunday to raise money for Japanese theaters on the anniversary of the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Major companies in LA...
  • Darko Tresnjak Finds A Home At Hartford Stage

    Darko Tresnjak Finds A Home At Hartford Stage
    Darko Tresnjak wanted to direct as far back as he can remember. When the newly-named artistic director of Hartford Stage was a 7-year-old boy in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, he was inspired by the opening-day ceremonies of the 1972 Olympics to organize his...
  • A singin', signin' 'Pippin'

    A singin', signin' 'Pippin'
    Tall and burly, fierce eyes shining, Troy Kotsur commands the center of the rehearsal room. Even in a T-shirt and jeans, he looks the part of the great King Charlemagne. Kotsur is about to attempt "War Is a Science," a patter song from the '70s Broadway...
  • No slowing down for Jane Kaczmarek

    No slowing down for Jane Kaczmarek
    It's a truism of the theater: Nuns are funny. Just ask Nicholas Martin, director of John Guare's "The House of Blue Leaves," the inaugural production of the newly remodeled Mark Taper Forum, reopening Saturday after a $30-million makeover. "It's true....
  • Hey, Hollywood: Why not work on the L.A. stage?

    Hey, Hollywood: Why not work on the L.A. stage?
    There are precious few guarantees in the theater anymore. Boffo playwrights went out with the Neil Simon dinosaurs. A new show by Stephen Sondheim, hands down the greatest living musical theater composer, can't even count on a Broadway booking. The only...
  • Kirk Douglas fondly remembers in 'Before I Forget'

    Kirk Douglas fondly remembers in 'Before I Forget'
    Kirk Douglas thought it was time to do something crazy. So about a year ago, he began writing. "I said I am 92 years old. I am an actor. I can't talk much with an impediment in my speech," he says. "What do I do? I do a one-man show!" The spryly chipper...
  • Two musicals on Taper's 2009 slate

    Two musicals on Taper's 2009 slate
    Hoping to give audiences something to buzz about in the expanded lobby yielded by its $30-million renovation, the Mark Taper Forum will offer a 2009 season that includes revivals of the Broadway musicals "Pippin" and "Parade" and Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya"...
  • L.A. to host ambitious 10-week arts festival

    L.A. to host ambitious 10-week arts festival
    In what could be the region's most ambitious, broadest-based artistic endeavor since the 1984 Olympic Arts Festival, Los Angeles Opera will join forces with more than 50 Southern California arts and educational institutions to stage a 10-week festival...