| Apr 9, 2012
| 9:17 AM
Da'Vine Joy Randolph isn't the only recent Yale School of Drama grad in the spotlight in the Broadway musical,"Ghost," based in the 1990 hit film.
Bryce Pinkham, who graduated in 2008 just as Randolph was entering the three-year program, is cast in the...
| Oct 9, 2012
| 7:42 AM
I'll never forget the exact moment when I realized boy bands had become a musical fad. Like 9/11 or the OJ verdict, it’s a moment I'll remember for the rest of my life. The year was 1998. I was on a family vacation, sitting at an ice cream shop in...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 6:45 AM
One of the most prominent theater companies in England has found itself under fire for its casting of a classic Chinese play. The Royal Shakespeare Co. in Stratford-upon-Avon is being criticized for casting just three actors of Asian descent in the...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 12:27 PM
The 2012-2013 season at New Britain’s Hole in the Wall Theater — its 40th — kicks off in September with the Jean Giraudoux’ “The Madwoman of Chaillot.” Matty Skwiot directs the show which runs Fridays and Saturdays,...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 7:10 AM
Singer-songwriter Aimee Mann shows up to do a CPTV taping at Norfolk's Infinity Hall, a mere three days before her arch-nemesis Suzanne Vega rolls into town. (Okay, the rivalry's not real, but it got laughs last season on "Portlandia," where Mann played...
| Jul 18, 2012
| 6:57 AM
The La Jolla Playhouse has been receiving a barrage of negative criticism from members of the Asian American community over its casting choices for the new musical "The Nightingale," featuring songs by the "Spring Awakening" team of Duncan Sheik and...
| Jul 18, 2012
| 10:21 AM
Christopher Ashley, the artistic director the La Jolla Playhouse, said Wednesday that he had not anticipated the level of negative feedback the company has received from members of the Asian American community regarding its multicultural casting of "The...
| Jul 19, 2012
| 7:01 AM
"The Nightingale," a new musical being presented at the La Jolla Playhouse, has drawn sharp criticism in recent days for the relative lack of Asian American actors in a work set in ancient China.
The creative team behind the musical, based on the Hans...
| Jul 23, 2012
| 7:22 AM
LA JOLLA — The controversy over the casting of a new musical set in China with mostly non-Asians provoked a series of heated exchanges at a public forum arranged by the La Jolla Playhouse.
The casting of “The Nightingale,” written by...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 6:00 AM
Are we really living in a post-racial world? It seems like we’re back in the 1990s, when all hell broke loose on Broadway after the British star Jonathan Pryce was cast as the Eurasian lead in “Miss Saigon.”
| May 4, 2011
| 4:32 PM
THEATER REVIEW: "Spring Awakening" ★★ Through Sunday at Oriental Theatre, 24 W. Randolph St.; Running time: 2 hours, 30 minutes; Tickets: $27-$90 at 800-775-2000 and broadwayinchicago.com The usual complaint about non-Equity tours — such...
| May 12, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Previews to begin again for Broadway's re-vamped 'Spider-Man' musical; Will Ferrell wins Mark Twain humor award...