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2010-10-04 06:15:00

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- WHAT: "Anna in the Tropics." The Pulitzer Prize winning romantic drama. WHO: Written by Nilo Cruz. Directed by Corky Dominguez. Produced by Estelle Campbell and Christine Soldate for Sierra Madre Playhouse. WHERE: Sierra Madre Playhouse, 87 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre, CA 91024. Ample free parking behind theatre. WHEN: Oct. 8 - Nov. 13, 2010. Fri. & Sat. at 8, Sun. at 2:30. Dark on Oct. 10. Gala Opening Night performance on Friday,...

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2009-08-03 19:27:08

Hollywood filmmaker Steven Spielberg has signed on to direct and produce a new big-screen adaptation of Mary Chase's play Harvey, Variety.com reported. The screenplay for the 20th Century Fox and DreamWorks co-production is being penned by Everything Changes and How to Talk to a Widower author Jonathan Tropper. Chase's play won the Pulitzer Prize in 1944 and was adapted as a film starring James Stewart and Josephine Hull in 1950. The story is about how a man's relationship with his giant...

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2009-05-18 07:52:57

Billy Elliot the Musical won 10 Drama Desk Awards, including the prize for outstanding musical, in a ceremony in New York. The 54th annual Drama Desk Awards presentation took place at the F.H. LaGuardia Concert Hall at Manhattan's Lincoln Center Sunday. Elliot won the honors for choreography, orchestrations, lighting design and sound design. Its director, Stephen Daldry, won the outstanding director of a musical award, Gregory Jbara the prize for featured actor in a musical, Haydn Gwynne the...

2009-04-20 15:06:45

U.S. playwright Lynn Nottage's Ruined has won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, it was announced Monday. The work about the chaos of the civil war in Africa's Democratic Republic of the Congo is playing at Manhattan Theatre Club's New York City Center Stage I through May 10. Also nominated for the Pulitzer were Becky Shaw by Gina Gionfriddo, and In The Heights by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegria Hudes, Playbill.com said. The prize, which includes $10,000, is awarded for a distinguished...

2009-03-04 19:14:39

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and Oscar-winning screenwriter Horton Foote died Wednesday in Hartford, Conn. He was 92. The Hartford Courant said the Texas native died while staying with his daughter, actress Hallie Foote, who is appearing in the Hartford Stage production of To Kill A Mockingbird. Hallie's father penned the Oscar-winning script for the 1962 adaptation of Harper Lee's novel, To Kill A Mockingbird. Horton Foote also won an Oscar for his screenplay for the 1983 movie Tender...

2008-10-29 06:00:20

By Anthony Breznican The spiritual world clashes with the modern one, repression with freedom. And Frosty the Snowman is the catalyst. Early in the drama Doubt, an Oscar hopeful that opens in limited release Dec. 12, two Sisters of Charity (Meryl Streep, Amy Adams) get into a disagreement with the parish priest (Philip Seymour Hoffman) overseeing their Bronx parochial school in 1964. Hoffman's Father Flynn, an innovating force, would like to freshen the Christmas pageant with...

2008-10-14 00:00:29

That mouldy old chestnut about art mirroring society is weirdly inverted in Opera North's latest production. Of Thee I Sing, George and Ira Gershwin's skit on American politics, seems bang up to date on the grubby tactics of the current presidential race. Considering that this entertaining musical debuted in 1931, it's not so much a reflection as a crystal ball. Either that, or we have to conclude that the presidential race inevitably features morons. There's a folksy, sentimental...

2008-10-06 21:00:21

By Colin Dabkowski The search for the truth is part of human nature. Whole professions are dedicated to the task of getting to the bottom of things and satisfying our innermost -- and even our darkest -- curiosities. But, as the priest at the center of John Patrick Shanley's riveting play, "Doubt: A Parable," says, "The truth makes for a bad sermon." In Shanley's view, it also makes for a bad piece of drama. Which is why he staunchly avoids anything resembling definitive truth in his...

2008-10-01 18:00:24

By Al Rudis It's hotter than Hades. The enemy is savage and is willing to commit suicide to kill you. You are in a totally different culture from back home. But despite all the weirdness, you are always aware of why you're there: to fight for your country. The year could be 2008, or it could be 1943. "The difference, of course, is then it was conscription, and this time, it's volunteer," said Marsha Moode, director of "South Pacific," which previews Thursday and opens Friday at the...

2008-09-30 21:00:23

By Al Rudis It's hotter than Hades. The enemy is savage and is willing to commit suicide to kill you. You are in a totally different culture from back home. But despite all the weirdness, you are always aware of why you're there: to fight for your country. The year could be 2008, or it could be 1943. "The difference, of course, is then it was conscription, and this time, it's volunteer," said Marsha Moode, director of "South Pacific," which previews Thursday and opens Friday at the...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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