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  • Helen Mirren plays Queen Elizabeth for dying boy when real monarch can't

    Helen Mirren plays Queen Elizabeth for dying boy when real monarch can't
    Helen Mirren was pretty persuasive playing Queen Elizabeth¬†in “The Queen,” winning the best actress Oscar. But she may just have given an even more compelling performance as the English monarch for a terminally ill 10-year-old boy. Oliver...
  • Review: 'Dying City' is a mesmerizing look at the battles within

    Review:  'Dying City' is a mesmerizing look at the battles within
    There are many ways of being a political playwright. Christopher Shinn's approach, centered on characters rather than on ideologies, is one that will never go out of style. Illuminating large-scale public concerns through the microscopic examination...
  • John Caird brings blockbuster cred to L.A. Opera's 'Tosca'

    John Caird brings blockbuster cred to L.A. Opera's 'Tosca'
    John Caird, who's directing the L.A. Opera production of "Tosca" that opens Saturday, played crucial roles in launching two of the biggest stage blockbusters of modern times. The fact that the British director remains somewhat below the radar, at...
  • Ai Weiwei stage play gets favorable reviews in London

    Ai Weiwei stage play gets favorable reviews in London
    There have been a number of stage plays devoted to the lives of visual artists -- Georges Seurat, Pablo Picasso and Mark Rothko have all received the grand theatrical treatment. But Chinese artist Ai Weiwei is unlike the others in that he is a bonafide...
  • ‘Trance’: Danny Boyle embraces dark side with heist thriller

     
    Anybody familiar with Danny Boyle’s movies (“Trainspotting,” “Shallow Grave,” “28 Days Later,” “Slumdog Millionaire”) knows he is fond of disturbing ......
  • Milo O'Shea dies at 86; Dublin-born actor often 'played Irish'

    Milo O'Shea dies at 86; Dublin-born actor often 'played Irish'
    Milo O'Shea, a versatile Dublin-born stage and screen actor known for his famously bristling, agile eyebrows and roles in such disparate films as "Ulysses," "Barbarella" and Franco Zeffirelli's "Romeo and Juliet," has died. He was 86. O'Shea, who also...
  • Catholic group unhappy with Colm Toibin's 'Mary' play on Broadway

    Catholic group unhappy with Colm Toibin's 'Mary' play on Broadway
    A Catholic group is speaking out against a new Broadway play by Irish novelist Colm Toibin that offers an alternative interpretation of the life of the Virgin Mary. "The Testament of Mary," starring Fiona Shaw, began preview performances this week at...
  • Boys' basketball: London Perrantes is Mission League player of the year

     
    Senior point guard London Perrantes of Crespi has been selected by the coaches as the player of the year from the Mission League. Perrantes signed with Virginia and led Crespi to a second-place finish. First-team all-league: Jaron Martin, Chaminade, Sr.;....
  • Planning your trip to London

    THE BEST WAY TO LONDON From LAX, Seats are limited at London's pub theaters, so booking ahead using the venue websites is key. Tickets start at about $8. Popular spots include the Old Red Lion Theatre (http://www.oldredliontheatre.co.uk), Finborough...
  • A pint and a play in London pubs

    A pint and a play in London pubs
    LONDON — It's Saturday afternoon in the jam-packed Old Red Lion on London's shopper-crowded St. John Street. Beer-fueled chatter — including some salty heckles — ricochets off the TV screens, while the pub's lone server pours pints of...
  • Ahmanson announces season with Barry Manilow musical, Danny DeVito

    Ahmanson announces season with Barry Manilow musical, Danny DeVito
    Fanilows, your wait is finally over. The long-delayed Barry Manilow musical "Harmony" as well as a star turn by Danny DeVito in the London production of Neil Simon's "The Sunshine Boys" are part of the 2013-14 lineup for the Ahmanson Theatre. The...