| May 28, 2013
| 6:45 AM
Every award season seems to bring at least one campaign scandal, and Broadway is no different from Hollywood in this respect. Producers behind the recent critically acclaimed revival of Edward Albee's "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" have received a...
| May 10, 2013
| 10:39 AM
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Today, we are reminded of these universal truths: “Life is very long” (T.S. Eliot). “Family holds us up….Family knocks us down.” And Meryl Streep is poised for a 2013...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 7:02 AM
NEW YORK -- The Tony nominations announcement Tuesday morning brought good news to Christopher Durang’s dysfunctional-family tale "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" and the late Nora Ephron's period journalism weepie "Lucky Guy" with the two...
| Dec 15, 2012
| 10:00 AM
Could the theater artist of 2012 really be … Samuel Beckett?
Well, the 1969 Nobel Prize winner had stiff competition this year from Anton Chekhov, dead for more than a hundred years but more alive than ever onstage. Chekhov's early play "Ivanov"...
| Dec 1, 2012
| 7:00 AM
NEW YORK — Tracy Letts has his hands full these days writing plays and preparing for the release of the movie version of his Pulitzer-Prize-winning drama, "August: Osage County." But he's added another formidable task to his agenda: elucidating...
| Nov 19, 2012
| 2:51 PM
The financially troubled Reprise Theatre Company says it has hired Stephen Eich, an L.A. theater veteran, to help lead its efforts to reorganize during its self-imposed hiatus.
The company is hoping to relaunch sometime in the summer of 2013, said...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 11:42 AM
The 2013 season at the Mark Taper Forum will feature plays by Bruce Norris and Sebastian Barry, as well as revivals of classics by August Wilson and Joe Orton.
Actor Brian Dennehy will be featured in Barry's "The Steward of Christendom."
In all, the...
| Aug 4, 2012
| 2:00 PM
NEW YORK — Anton Chekhov is always with us in the theater. But this summer his work has been especially prevalent, serving as an inspirational model for such contemporary playwrights as Tracy Letts, Andrew Upton and Annie Baker.
| Mar 1, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Jennifer Haley, a Los Angeles-based playwright, is the winner of the 2012 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, an annual award that recognizes achievements by female playwrights. The prize is for Haley's new play "The Nether," a futuristic crime story....
| Feb 2, 2012
| 9:33 PM
Stephen Eich is resigning after 2 1/2 years as executive director of the Pasadena Playhouse. He helped see the company through a financial crisis that included an eight-month shutdown, bankruptcy proceedings and a return to stability....
| Sep 28, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Lisa D'Amour, the playwright of the Broadway-bound "Detroit," and Melissa James Gibson, the writer of "This," are the winners of the prestigious Steinberg Playwrighting Award, which honors achievements by playwrights every two years....