| Apr 16, 2012
| 12:22 PM
Quiara Alegría Hudes became the first Latina to win the Pulitzer Prize for drama for her play “Water by the Spoonful,” which was commissioned, developed and had its world premiere at Hartford Stage in November 2011. The prizes were announced...
| Sep 28, 2008
Paul Newman was a stage actor who became a movie star. A sex symbol who celebrated 50 years of marriage with his second wife. A grieving father who turned to philanthropy after the death of his only son. A citizen activist who campaigned for liberal...
| Dec 28, 2008
David Cromer does not run one of Chicago's many famous theaters. A blunt perfectionist with an inclination toward the irascible, he's definitely not known for his skill at the schmooze. And, at 44, he's a bit too long in the tooth for such labels as...
| Sep 3, 2009
Dick Berg, a longtime television and motion picture writer and producer, died Tuesday from a fall at his home in Los Angeles. He was 87.
A pioneer of the made-for-television movie format that revolutionized network programming in the 1970s, Berg helped...
| Jan 5, 2009
Pat Hingle, the veteran actor with more than half a century of impressive work in theater, film and television who was perhaps best known to a generation of movie fans as Commissioner James Gordon in the first four "Batman" films, has died. He was 84....
| Jun 7, 2009
On the opening night of the revival of Eugene O'Neill's "Desire Under the Elms," Kevin Spacey, Naomi Watts and a crush of theatergoers pressed into the St. James Theatre. But the man most instrumental in its transfer from Chicago's Goodman Theatre was...
| Aug 4, 2008
Great actors, even those who have been blessed with longevity, often bear a tragic mark. It's not just the ups and downs of stardom that can make for a cruel career. Rough inner seas are typically the very reason someone seeks to be among what William...
| Dec 23, 2008
| 7:52 AM
2009-2010 Season: Descriptions courtesy of Kansas City Repertory Theatre
INTO THE WOODS (This is a change from the previously announced "Grand Hotel")
Sept. 12 - Oct. 4, 2009 - Spencer Theatre
Directed by Moisés Kaufman Music & Lyrics by Stephen...
| Mar 26, 2008
While Hollywood suffered through a three-month-long writers' strike that threatened to scuttle many an awardsfest, last fall's labor strife on Broadway lasted only 18 days before the stagehands and the producers agreed to a deal. Thus, the season was...
| Mar 23, 2010
| 4:34 PM
With playwright Tracy Letts, you never know what to expect....
| Jun 13, 2010
| 4:34 PM
Why was Natalie Wood such a big deal? She was an appealing child star who made the transition to adult roles. She acted in some landmark movies: “Rebel Without a Cause,” “The Searchers,” “West Side Story.” Her acting...
| Sep 11, 2010
| 4:33 AM
As a footnote to my previous post, I thought it would be valuable to list some of the people Jim Bassett interviewed for his ill-fated book on the Los Angeles Times. Iâm not sure this is complete, but itâs a start. One of the more interesting is...