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  • To smoke or not to smoke, that is the question

     
    The Jersey Boys do it. Estelle Parsons does it regularly in "August: Osage County." Practically every actor who's been in a Noel Coward play has done it too. Smoking onstage by performers is a commonplace occurrence that most theater professionals......
  • Theater review: 'A Song at Twilight' at Odyssey Theatre Ensemble

     
    For much of the early 20th century, playwright-actor-songwriter Noel Coward was a stage icon practically synonymous with the Champagne-sipping upper classes he chronicled with so much wit and heartbreak. Although by the 1950s his star had dimmed, in...
  • Facing daunting financial obstacles, Pasadena Playhouse set to close Feb. 7

     
    The Pasadena Playhouse -- one of the most respected theater institutions in the country -- will close its doors on Feb. 7 as leaders attempt to solve the company's financial problems. Stephen Eich, the executive director hired last June to......
  • Noel Coward with yoga pants

     
    That's my review, and I'm sticking with it. The play opening next week at the Geffen Playhouse, ''The Female of the Species,'' is a Cowardian drawing-room comedy with a touch of Feydeau, updated and relocated to an upstate New York country house, and...
  • Scarlett Johansson, Angela Lansbury qualify as 'featured actresses' in Tonys

     
    The Tony Awards committee that decides who is eligible to be nominated in what category on Thursday set up the perfect May-December tandem possibility in the featured actress categories for plays and musicals. The refs ruled that Scarlett Johansson's...
  • Edward Woodward dies at 79; British actor starred in 'The Equalizer,' 'Breaker Morant'

    Edward Woodward dies at 79; British actor starred in 'The Equalizer,' 'Breaker Morant'
    Edward Woodward, the British actor who starred in the 1980s detective TV series "The Equalizer" and the movies "Breaker Morant" and "The Wicker Man," has died. He was 79. Woodward, who had suffered from pneumonia and other illnesses, died Monday in a...
  • Cruising, Agatha Christie style

    Cruising, Agatha Christie style
    Lots of people die ironically nasty deaths in the bucolic English countryside, at least in the popular British TV series "Midsomer Murders" and in many of the much-loved 80-plus mystery novels of Dame Agatha Christie. We know because we're addicted to...
  • 'Clash of the Titans'

    It's doubtful that records are kept about this sort of thing, but consider the possibility that "Clash of the Titans" is the first film to be made worse by being in 3-D. Not that this remake of the creaky 1981 original, best remembered for a slumming...
  • Actress Lynn Redgrave Dies of Breast Cancer, She was 67

    Actress Lynn Redgrave Dies of Breast Cancer, She was 67
    NEW YORK -- Actress Lynn Redgrave has died after a seven-year battle with breast cancer, according to her family. She was 67. Her publicist Rick Miramontez, speaking on behalf of her children, said Redgrave died peacefully Sunday night at her home in...
  • Promise of elegance in an era of anything goes

    Promise of elegance in an era of anything goes
    But would the Duchess of Windsor have sported a Queen Mary 2 baseball cap? That thought ran through my mind as I perused the ship's photo gallery of the grand and gracious era of Cunard ocean liners. There were the Duke and Duchess, who had brought their...
  • The allure of illusion

    The allure of illusion
    Is Paris Hilton glamorous? She meets all the criteria. She's young, shiny, obscenely rich and reckless. She does precisely as she likes. She's an heiress. Old money! (Mature, anyway.) She is pure, uncompromised artifice. Noel Coward or Preston Sturges...
  • 75 achievements Oscar forgot

    When the Oscar nominations come out Tuesday, there are bound to be cries of injustice -- and in many cases, those charges will have merit. Can anyone really defend the exclusion from the Oscar nominee list in various years of movies such as "Some Like...