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  • Pasadena Playhouse: A time to rethink fundamentals

     
    Pasadena Playhouse’s announcement that it will close on Feb. 7 after the final performance of “Camelot” while trying to find a way out of its current financial straits is sad news for its soon-to-be out-of-work employees, the surrounding business...
  • Broadway's 'Hamlet,' starring Jude Law, recoups costs

     
    Maybe the melancholy Prince of Denmark should re-consider those suicidal thoughts. Producers of the current Broadway production of "Hamlet," starring Jude Law, said Wednesday that the play has earned back its $2.5-million costs in less than three months,...
  • Old Globe Theatre shows off new additions

     
    San Diego’s Old Globe Theatre this morning unveiled a $22-million theater and education center on its 3-acre campus in Balboa Park. The new complex, which also includes an outdoor restaurant and a plaza, came in “on time and on budget,”......
  • The Coen brothers' 'A Serious Man': More Jewish than matzo balls?

     
    In the back pages of the press notes for the Coen brothers' "A Serious Man," where filmmakers always tell you how environmentally sensitive they've been in the course of making the movie, we learn that "No Jews were harmed in......
  • Elmore Leonard to receive lifetime achievement award from PEN USA

     
    Elmore Leonard will receive PEN USA's lifetime achievement award at a December ceremony, the organization announced today. Leonard is the author of 43 novels; his most recent, "Road Dogs," was an L.A. Times bestseller. His fiction -- with swift prose........
  • Monster Mash: Gustavo Dudamel's wonder years; more NEA bickering; Anne Frank on YouTube

     
    -- Family album: Gustavo Dudamel's relatives talk about the conductor's early passion for music. -- Politics as usual: The National Endowment for the Arts' Rocco Landesman responds to attacks by Republican politicians. -- Nixed trip: The New York...
  • Mike Nichols adds AFI Life Achievement Award to crowded mantle

     
    Director Mike Nichols will be feted by the American Film Institute next summer with a life achievement award. Nichols is the only one of the 10 winners of the entertainment awards grand slam -- Oscar, Emmy, Tony and Grammy -- to be honored by the AFI....
  • CinemaScore's Ed Mintz: Hollywood's secret box-office swami

     
    You never see him at any fancy movie premieres or making the rounds of the talent agencies. He hasn't turned up on any Hollywood power lists. But the 68-year-old Ed Mintz has quietly emerged as a key player in the......
  • Kristin Chenoweth, Sean Hayes headed for Broadway in 'Promises, Promises'

     
    Confirming rumors that have been circulating on Broadway during the last two weeks, producers said today that Kristin Chenoweth and Sean Hayes will star in a revival of the musical "Promises, Promises," set to open April 25. The musical, which......
  • What really happened with Broadway's 'Brighton Beach Memoirs'

     
    The ba-dum-bum exchange could have been written by Neil Simon. All that was missing was the rimshot: Two women of a certain age at intermission. First Woman: “The other thing he directed was quite good, this is just boring.” Second......
  • Monster Mash: Broadway's 'Brighton Beach' closes; forgery case reopened; Ground Zero center in danger

     
    -- Open and shut: Despite good reviews, the Broadway revival of Neil Simon's "Brighton Beach Memoirs" closed Sunday after just one week. (Newsday). Some thoughts on the reasons (Los Angeles Times). -- F is for fake: The FBI has reopened......