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Clint Eastwood stood behind the podium at Monday’s “Backstage at the Geffen,” getting ready to present an award to his longtime attorney Bruce Ramer, the founding chairman of the playhouse's board. Host Debbie Allen placed an empty...
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has hired Craig Zadan and Neil Meron for an encore performance as Oscar producers, retaining them for the 2014 broadcast after this year's show garnered solid ratings. The move is unusual because the job...
There have been plenty of awkward, embarrassing moments at past Oscars, like Rob Lowe manically dancing and mugging alongside Snow White in the late '80s. But for the sheer volume of wince-inducing shtick, this year’s telecast will be hard to top....
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Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Donald Margulies talks about his inspiration for his new play, "Coney Island Christmas," which runs through Dec. 30 at the Geffen Playhouse. Tell me about "Coney Island Christmas." "Coney Island Christmas"...
Culture Monster"Debbie Allen's Hot Chocolate Nutcracker," a twist on the familiar classic, returns to UCLA's Royce Hall this week....
Culture Monster"Art in the Streets" at L.A.'s Museum of Contemporary Art and the National Sept. 11 Memorial were among the top arts stories of 2011....
Culture MonsterNotable 2011 deaths in drama and comedy included those of Arthur Laurents, Gil Cates, Vaclav Havel and Patrice O'Neal....
Culture MonsterThe Geffen Playhouse's new season will feature works by Lynn Nottage, Donald Margulies and Joanna Murray-Smith. It will be the Geffen's first complete season since the death late last year of Gil Cates, the company's founder and producing director....
Edie Wasserman, who was the widow of Hollywood powerhouse Lew Wasserman and who was known as a tireless benefactor for charitable causes, especially the Motion Picture and Television Fund, has died. She was 95. Wasserman died Thursday in Beverly Hills of...
Gil Cates, the Hollywood showman who transformed the annual Academy Awards telecast from a tired and predictable affair into a polished entertainment extravaganza with hosts such as Billy Crystal and Steve Martin, has died. He was 77. Cates may have been...
Company TownThe Directors Guild of America has lost one of its stalwarts. The passing of Gil Cates on Tuesday hit home for the Directors Guild of America, where Cates was an instrumental figure in helping shape the powerful union and its relationship with the...
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