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  • Slain L.A. theater director-producer Ben Bradley is remembered

     
    Bennett Bradley of Hollywood’s Fountain Theatre won awards for directing and producing plays that burrowed deeply into the African American experience, but friends and colleagues remembered Monday that he savored and contributed to nearly all of the...
  • Monster Mash: Viola Davis returning to Broadway; arrest made in Bradley murder; James Franco's new art project

     
    -- Back to Broadway: Viola Davis, a Tony winner and Oscar nominee, is joining Denzel Washington in the Broadway revival of "Fences" by August Wilson. (Playbill) -- Prime suspect: Police have arrested 25-year-old Jose Fructuoso in connection with the...
  • Michelle Obama offers Warhol Museum trek to spouses of world leaders

     
    While President Obama and leaders from 19 other world economic powers meet at the G20 economic summit in Pittsburgh, Michelle Obama is scheduled to shepherd dignitaries' spouses through a day of arts-hopping Friday. In the morning, they'll tour a local......
  • 'Superior Donuts' earns sweet reviews on Broadway

     
    Two years ago, actor turned playwright Tracy Letts won both the Pulitzer Prize and the top Tony Award for his first Broadway production -- the epic family drama "August: Osage County." Last night he returned to the rialto with "Superior Donuts." The...
  • Hey, Hollywood: Why not work on the L.A. stage?

    Hey, Hollywood: Why not work on the L.A. stage?
    There are precious few guarantees in the theater anymore. Boffo playwrights went out with the Neil Simon dinosaurs. A new show by Stephen Sondheim, hands down the greatest living musical theater composer, can't even count on a Broadway booking. The only...
  • Center stage: middle-class African Americans

    Center stage: middle-class African Americans
    Guess who's coming to the beach barbecue this summer? Middle-class African Americans, that's who. In two new critically esteemed works, Lydia Diamond's play "Stick Fly" and Colson Whitehead's just-published semiautobiographical novel "Sag Harbor"...
  • The inspiration behind Oliver Mayer's 'Dias y Flores'

    The inspiration behind Oliver Mayer's 'Dias y Flores'
    Flowers with a card, a surprise pair of plane tickets, a lovingly crafted mix tape -- these are among the time-honored tools of courtship available to the average mortal. But how about a darkly comic two-act play about tensions and flirtations among...
  • Supporting players

    Supporting players
    SUPPORTING ACTOR JOSH BROLIN "Milk" The son of actor James Brolin receives his first Oscar nomination for his role as conservative San Francisco Supervisor Dan White, who assassinated gay Supervisor Harvey Milk and the city's mayor, George Moscone, in...
  • Broadway's theater schedule for August

    Here's what's playing on Broadway through the end of August. Note that although some of these shows' official opening dates aren't until September or later, preview performances are offered. -- Avital Binshtock "A Chorus Line": This lively exploration...
  • 'The Bones of Lesser Men' by Yves Lola St. Vil at Met Theatre

    'The Bones of Lesser Men' by Yves Lola St. Vil at Met Theatre
    In the most complimentary sense, Yves Lola St. Vil's "The Bones of Lesser Men" at the Met Theatre is an ensemble piece that follows in the stylistic footsteps of the late August Wilson. Set in a diner that serves as the heart and soul for an impoverished...
  • Ebony Repertory Theatre aims to set 'a high bar'

    Ebony Repertory Theatre aims to set 'a high bar'
    Wren T. Brown recalls growing up in the 1960s in a modest South Los Angeles neighborhood off a lively Washington Boulevard corridor, invigorated by popular night spots, such as the Ebony Showcase Theatre, the It Club and the Parisian Room. "It was a...