| Jul 1, 2012
| 9:00 PM
What gruesome casualty statistics fail to do, a horse made of wire mesh and plywood pulls off with profound simplicity: Joey, the magnificent puppet stallion at the center of"War Horse,"communicates to a broad public the staggering waste of war.
| Jan 23, 2013
| 3:52 PM
Those who have seen Steven Spielberg's excellent cinematic version of "War Horse" and are planning to catch the stage production at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts may be wondering how on earth live theater can duplicate the splendor and throat-...
| 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...
| Sep 11, 2012
| 8:00 PM
The nominations for the 2011-2012 Ovation Awards were announced Tuesday evening. Leading the way were Center Theatre Group with 29 nominations, followed by the Celebration Theatre and Musical Theatre West, with 16 nominations each.
| Sep 13, 2012
| 11:21 AM
The creation of my top 10 list of upcoming fall theatrical attractions for last Sunday's A+E section meant some quality time wrestling with ticket prices. And comparing my list with that of the previous year, I could see an interesting snapshot of where...
| Sep 24, 2012
| 1:49 PM
Holland Taylor is familiar to many TV viewers for playing the randy grandmother on the CBS sitcom "Two and a Half Men." In recent years, the Emmy-winning actress has been busy traveling the country in her one-woman stage show "Ann," based on the life of...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 8:35 AM
At one point in "Woyzeck on the Highveld," the sad story of a black worker in austere 1950s South Africa, now at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, the worker's wife, Maria, turns to look at her husband's face. "Woyzeck," she says, "you look...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 5:57 AM
For 17 days each summer, the sleepy seaside town of Charleston, S.C., turns into a busy hive of cultural activity, with every possible venue, large and small, filled from noon to night with the sights and sounds of opera, jazz, theater, dance and more...
| 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....
| Apr 2, 2013
| 7:21 AM
The latest show from the British director and South African puppeteers of Broadway’s award-winning “War Horse,” a premiere of a chamber opera based on a Chekhov short story, performance by Aaron Neville and the Kronos Quartet and talks...