After several false starts, Miramax is poised to start shooting the musical "Chicago," with a new script by Oscar-winning "Gods and Monsters" scribe Bill Condon and a deal in place with Rob Marshall.
Sarah Jones ("Surface Transit") has joined the creative team of the new stage musical "Ball," the first tuner based on a TV commercial. Daily Variety announced the Nike-inspired project last December…
With six nominations apiece, David Auburn's "Proof," August Wilson's "Jitney" and Yasmina Reza's "The Unexpected Man" led the ballotting for the Lucille Lortel Awards, which honor Off Broadway…
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Costa Mesa's Opera Pacific, which seems to get better every time out, emerged triumphant from its first-ever encounter with the superheated, sometimes irritating but fulfilling operatic heritage of…
While A.E. Housman's life is being meditated upon by one of the theater's preeminent playwrights uptown, the life of a wordsmith of a vastly different stripe, the rapper Tupac Shakur, is the subject…
A fat lady does sing (more than once) toward the end, but that's hardly the only operatic aspect to Berkeley Rep's current "The Oresteia." The three-play Aeschylus cycle emerges as a two-evening epic…
The Center Theatre Group's production of "Metamorphoses" at the Mark Taper Forum led the way with five awards Sunday at the 32nd annual Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards, but in the end the…
With last week's total edging up to $14,046,695, Broadway essentially marked time, as 14 shows increased their B.O. while 17 saw theirs fall. One show, "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer," began previews…
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A new play by A.R. Gurney and an early play by Arthur Miller highlight the repertoire at this summer's 47th Williamstown Theater Festival, running June 13-Aug. 26 in Williamstown, Mass.
Actress and playwright achieve a perfect marriage in the brutally but aptly titled "No Niggers, No Jews, No Dogs," set in rural North Carolina circa the late 1940s. John Henry Redwood's play presents…