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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Column: ‘Macbeth’ Succeeds In Avoiding Its Onstage Curse When It’s On-Screen

A theater critic can tell you the real reason Macbeth is cursed. Of all Shakespeare’s great tragedies, this is the one that most often disappoints onstage. But on-screen it doesn’t have the same jinxed reputation.

December 4, 2015

Hillary And Salome: Anything In Common?

Hillary and Salome: What do they have in common? They both got a bad rap. Strong women often do. Good news: We’ve just met these two in refreshing new takes, as if for the first time.

October 16, 2015

How Theaters, Museums Enhance Entertainment For Blind, Deaf

Yes, they can hear the actors, their motions — the pouring of a glass, the shot of a gun. And they’ve been going to live shows for a long time.

August 24, 2015

Audience Members Are Getting Lousy Reviews

Are certain audience members unable to recognize that the figures onstage, whether acting or playing the violin, are not pixels but living, breathing humans capable of hearing and seeing what we in the audience are doing?

August 20, 2015

Gunman Kills 2, Wounds 7 In Louisiana Theater Before Killing Himself: Police

The Louisiana shootings took place almost three years to the day after 12 people were killed at a cinema in Aurora, Colorado.

July 24, 2015

‘Curious Incident Of The Dog,’ ‘Fun Home’ Tie With Most Tony Awards

Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and the musical Fun Home dominated the 2015 Tony Awards on Sunday, both taking home five awards.

June 8, 2015

Much Ado About Shakespeare: Study Finds Disputed Play Bears The Master’s Mark

Double Falsehood, a play said to have been written by William Shakespeare but whose authorship has been disputed for close to three centuries, is almost certainly the work of the 16th-century poet and playwright, new research finds.

April 11, 2015
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More Playwrights Satisfying TV’s Hunger For Talent

In the golden age of television, struggling playwrights and actors find jobs and paychecks working for shows like ‘House of Cards’ and ‘The Americans.’

April 8, 2015

Martin Tahse, TV Producer Of ‘ABC Afterschool Specials,’ Dies At 84

By David Colker, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — Martin Tahse, a stage and television producer best known for his work on “ABC Afterschool Specials” and other programs aimed at young audiences, died July 1 in a nursing home in Los Angeles. The cause was complications of Parkinson’s disease, said his friend, Michael Vodde. Tahse […]

July 21, 2014