| Jan 24, 2013
| 7:00 PM
The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle announced on Thursday its nominations for its 2012 awards. Leading the way, with five nominations each, were productions of August Wilson's "Jitney," "Silence! The Musical" and Samuel Beckett's "Waiting for Godot."...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 2:21 PM
One hundred and one years ago, D.W. Griffith gave us "The Musketeers of Pig Alley," often credited as the first gangster film, and once sound came in, nothing hooked movie audiences during the early 1930s more reliably than Edward G. Robinson or James...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 5:39 PM
The new year is upon us, and three local theater companies will be getting it off to a rousing start this weekend.
South Coast Repertory is opening a play with the unprintable title of "The [Expletive] With the Hat." It's described as a comedy about the...
| Dec 19, 2012
WGN's Dean Richards reviews this weekend's new releases.
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| Dec 27, 2012
| 10:51 AM
Most years, the last full week before Christmas is quiet — the best-of-the-year lists are already done, and the holiday perennials are up and running. Steppenwolf, which is not about to program "The Gift of the Magi," sometimes opens a defiantly...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 1:12 PM
An international blockbuster arrives in Chicago next week, a production that has played for months to capacity houses and has broken box office records. Already, it has been seen by more than a million theatergoers.
Stop already, you say. Everybody...
| May 10, 2013
| 5:06 PM
The force is returning to Britain.
Disney-owned Lucasfilm announced Friday that production of "Star Wars: Episode VII" will take place in the United Kingdom, the latest example of a high-profile Hollywood movie filming outside California. Another big...
| May 1, 2013
| 10:48 AM
Michael Morpurgo, author of one of the hottest literary properties ever, sat unrecognized as he had breakfast at the Riverside Hotel on Las Olas back in January 2012.
The British author of "War Horse," a book that has been turned into a Steven Spielberg...
| May 7, 2013
| 6:31 AM
"War Horse": This Broadway import, appearing at the Broward Center Tuesday through May 19, examines the bond between humans and horses with robust storytelling and deft puppetry. Adapted from British author Michael Morpurgo's young-adult novel,...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 6:45 AM
It's about sharing the experience.
That's what Mary Lou Aleski, executive director of New Haven's 18th annual International Festival of Arts & Ideas that begins Saturday, June 15, has found in data of who comes — and why— to the annual two-...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 5:45 PM
"Ann," the one-woman show starring Holland Taylor as former Texas Gov. Ann Richards, has posted a closing notice on Broadway. The play will have its last performance at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre on June 30.
Taylor received a Tony Award nomination...
| Mar 30, 2013
| 2:05 PM
It's bring on the new with the Kravis on Broadway series.
Out of the five shows heading to West Palm Beach's Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts for the 2013-2014 season, only one — "Evita" — has appeared there previously....