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  • 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...
  • Bramwell Tovey mixes a mean musical cocktail

    Bramwell Tovey mixes a mean musical cocktail
    — It's tempting to call Bramwell Tovey the Noel Coward of conductors. In the past decade the native Brit has become renowned for his droll and witty remarks from concert stages. In June, as host of the New York Philharmonic Summertime Classics...
  • Bali, soul of replenishment

    Bali, soul of replenishment
    On a steamy, drizzly morning, my friend Alejandra Cisneros leads us on a narrow dirt path through the flooded rice fields. A few yards away, a dozen ducks march single file across a dirt berm, tails twitching, looking very businesslike. Local farmers...
  • On Theater: Artistic director takes final bow

    On Theater: Artistic director takes final bow
    The Laguna Playhouse is gearing up to celebrate its 90th (that's right, 90th) season in 2010-11, but somehow it won't be quite the same as the past 20. Andrew Barnicle, the playhouse's popular and highly skilled artistic director, who has held the...
  • Classic Hollywood: Florence Henderson returns to the stage

    Classic Hollywood: Florence Henderson returns to the stage
    Florence Henderson takes her acting very seriously, but that doesn't mean she doesn't like to fool around now and then. Case in point: Her role as a clown groupie who wakes up in bed with Bob Goldthwait's boozy clown in the 1992 cult favorite "Shakes the...
  • Book review: 'The Widower's Tale' by Julia Glass

    Book review: 'The Widower's Tale' by Julia Glass
    The Widower's Tale A Novel Julia Glass Pantheon: 402 pp., $25.95 The outspokenly fuddy-duddy 70-year-old patriarch at the center of "The Widower's Tale," Julia Glass' class-consciousness-raising new novel, is a recently retired Harvard librarian named...
  • Yesterday's simple pleasures

    Yesterday's simple pleasures
    Lesley M.M. Blume, the New York editor of an online culture and style website, hardly cuts the profile of someone with her Manolo Blahniks stuck in the cement of the past. Which makes it all the more curious that she stitches her days with a bevy of...
  • On Theater: 'Private Lives' closes the Barnicle era

    When Noel Coward's "Private Lives" takes the stage of the Laguna Playhouse next weekend, it'll mark the end of an era — a 20-year era for its director, Andrew Barnicle. Barnicle signed on back in 1991 as the artistic director of the playhouse and...
  • Great Old Broad Series: Elaine Stritch

    Great Old Broad Series: Elaine Stritch
    Yesterday's screening at New Haven's Lyric Hall of the documentary "Broads,"that features salty, outspoken interviews with actresses of a certain age reminded me of some of my own favorite interviews of like-minded dames. I'll post a series of these...
  • Theater review: Well-rounded 'Private Lives'

    Theater review: Well-rounded 'Private Lives'
    A baseball field faces GTC Burbank, a small theater situated in the middle of George Izay Park. Off to one side is a children's playground. Inside the modest 98-seat venue, the curtain is going up on a decidedly different reality: the 1930s world of...
  • A house of many styles, often confusing

    A house of many styles, often confusing
    When Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne were not reigning supreme on the Broadway stages of the 1930s and 1940s, they were reposing at Ten Chimneys, their summer house in Genesee Depot, Wisc. The Midwestern location — as distinct from the usual celebrity...
  • Theater review: 'Private Lives' from Mad Cow Theatre

    Theater review: 'Private Lives' from Mad Cow Theatre
    A successful staging ofNoel Coward's"Private Lives" means pulling off a tricky balancing act with precision — several balancing acts, in fact. Perhaps director Timothy Williams is also a tightrope walker, because in Mad Cow Theatre's production...