| Jun 11, 2008
Stephen Sondheim and Georges Seurat. John Guare and Wassily Kandinsky. Edward Albee and Louise Nevelson.
Throughout theater history, writers have mined the works and biographies of artists to create such vastly different dramas as "Sunday in the Park...
| Jul 6, 2009
Shi Pei Pu, a Chinese operatic soprano who along with his French lover was convicted of espionage and whose complicated affair inspired the Tony Award-winning Broadway play "M. Butterfly" and the movie of the same title, has died. He was 70.
| Aug 23, 2009
If the Oregon Shakespeare Festival doesn't have the most enthusiastic audience of any regional theater in the country, there must be some performing arts center out there with quite a rabid cult.
Ashland, OSF's quaint home nestled in the foothills of...
| Mar 4, 2013
| 1:54 PM
Citing the need for financial responsibility and a desire to conserve resources for the 40th anniversary season, Victory Gardens Theater artistic director Chay Yew announced Monday that the venerable non-profit will have a 2013-14 subscription season of...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 12:34 PM
Bridging the communication gap is, quite possibly, the primary obstacle facing Westerners as they attempt to establish relationships with the Chinese or, for that matter, any foreign entity. And this applies both to the boardroom and the bedroom....
| Jan 10, 2013
| 5:39 PM
The new year is upon us, and three local theater companies will be getting it off to a rousing start this weekend.
South Coast Repertory is opening a play with the unprintable title of "The [Expletive] With the Hat." It's described as a comedy about the...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 10:19 AM
Court Theatre, the longstanding Equity company in residence at the University of Chicago in Hyde Park, will stage the Chicago premiere of Katori Hall's Broadway play about Martin Luther King, Jr., "The Mountaintop," as part of its 2013-14 season, along...
| Mar 28, 2012
| 8:28 AM
Don't forget the "ideas" part of the International Festival of Arts & Ideas which takes place June 16 to 30 in New Haven.
Heading the list of intriguing speakers is high wire artist Philippe Petit speaking on "Nothing Is Impossible" Saturday, June 16...
| Dec 22, 2011
Phew, 2011 was quite a year in Chicago theater. As the year comes to a close, ready for a quick tour back through the newsworthy highlights?
The Black Ensemble Theater bowed a gorgeous, $19 million new home on the North Side. Stage 773 on Belmont...
| Oct 19, 2012
| 2:12 PM
Maxine Hong Kingston's most recent book, "I Love a Broad Margin to My Life" — possibly the last from this pioneering Chinese-American novelist, memoirist, poet and activist — includes a glossary to help readers with all the loan words.
| May 8, 2012
| 4:55 AM
A video created by Long Wharf Theatre’s education illustrating the importance of arts education won a $10,000 award from the National Corporate Theatre Fund.
The funds were awarded at the NCTF’s Annual Chairman’s Awards Gala April 30....