| Nov 27, 2009
| 4:32 PM
Stereotypes stick in your craw because of their willful obliviousness. One that Iâve had to contend with as the theater critic for The Times is the notion that L.A. isnât a theater town. âI didnât know they had theater there,â......
| Dec 2, 2009
| 4:34 PM
Here's the memo from Sallie Hofmeister, assistant managing editor, arts and entertainment; and Craig Turner, arts and entertainment editor: Please join us in congratulating Claudia Eller on becoming a player-coach for Company Town, effective immediately....
| Apr 29, 2009
Peter Dennis, a British actor who toured for decades in his one-man show of readings from “Winnie-the-Pooh” and other A.A. Milne classics, died April 18 of cancer at his Shadow Hills home, said his wife, Diane. He was 75.
Dennis was 36 before...
| Dec 7, 2008
Nina Foch, a veteran actress from Hollywood's film noir era of the 1940s who became a widely respected acting coach and teacher of directors, died Friday at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. She was 84.
She died of complications from long-term...
| Oct 29, 2008
Milton Katselas, a prominent acting teacher and director whose students included George Clooney, Alec Baldwin, Michelle Pfeiffer and hundreds of other actors, has died. He was 75.
Katselas, who founded the Beverly Hills Playhouse acting school in 1978,...
| May 20, 2008
When you've been crowned the heavyweight playwriting champion of trash-talking masculinity, it can be hard to get anyone to acknowledge that you're good for more than just verbal uppercuts. David Mamet's talent has always been more diverse than his...
| Jun 1, 2008
AFRAID your upcoming presentation will put everyone to sleep? Try acting like Al Pacino and take an active pause in your speech. Watch his Academy Award-winning performance in "Scent of a Woman" and notice the pauses he takes and how they add emphasis...
| Nov 22, 2009
The Method is dead. Long live the Method. ¶ Spend an afternoon with David Lee Strasberg, the ambitious 38-year-old son of legendary acting guru Lee Strasberg, and you just might walk away with the idea that something revolutionary is going on at the...
| Mar 16, 2009
Ron Silver, the Tony Award-winning actor who amassed an impressive list of roles based on real-life figures in movies including "Reversal of Fortune" and "Ali," died Sunday. He was 62.
Silver, a longtime liberal political activist who became an outspoken...
| Jan 11, 2010
| 2:42 PM
LINDA PURL as Charlene Matlock
Linda Purl was born in Greenwich, Connecticut, and raised in Japan, where she began performing at age seven. Having also studied in England and France, Purl returned to the U.S. in 1971 to star in the film "Jory" and attend...
| Dec 18, 2008
America might be facing severe job shrinkage, but once in a while you still find a position opening up that hasn't been available for some time. Like this one: "romantic leading lady in a Will Smith drama." That vacancy has been filled in "Seven Pounds"...