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This 'Seagull' flies solo: A Chekhov character speaks out

05/22/2015 02:52 PM EDT
STOCKBRIDGE — When the character Masha first appears in Anton Chekhov's classic play "The Seagull," right in the opening lines, she's almost a parody of the moody, love-struck human rain cloud. 
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Chester Theatre Company names new artistic director
05/12/2015 02:17 PM EDT - CHESTER >> Chester Theatre Company's associate artistic director, Daniel Elihu Kramer, will succeed Byam Stevens as CTC's producing artistic director in September. Full Story

'Beaches' stage musical coming to Chicago
05/12/2015 02:17 PM EDT - NEW YORK >> Chicagoans, get out your hankies — a stage musical of "Beaches" is coming. Full Story

Theater review: Renee Fleming delightful in 'Living on Love'
04/21/2015 02:13 PM EDT - NEW YORK >> What if you produced a play about soccer players and managed to get Pele to be in it? Full Story

Theater review: 'An American in Paris' has pizazz and heart
04/13/2015 03:22 PM EDT - NEW YORK >> This season on Broadway features multiple musicals that are based on iconic films. Full Story

Theater review: 'Skylight' cooks with energy
04/06/2015 02:34 PM EDT - NEW YORK — Hey, Hugh. You're not the only chef on Broadway. Hugh Jackman, who this season famously gutted and prepared a raw fish with fennel and lemon onstage in "The River," suddenly has competition for top theater culinary honors from Carey Mulligan. Full Story

Former Shakespeare & Co. artistic director Tony Simotes joining Berkshire Theater Group
03/26/2015 07:37 PM EDT - PITTSFIELD — Former Shakespeare & Company artistic director and president Tony Simotes — who was let go by the Lenox-based theater company in November — has a new job. Full Story

Chenoweth soars in 'On the Twentieth Century'
03/16/2015 01:11 PM EDT - NEW YORK >> The effervescent revival of the 1978 musical comedy "On the Twentieth Century" that just steamed into the American Airlines Theatre marks a bewitching Broadway return for Tony- and Emmy Award-winner Kristen Chenoweth as 1930s Hollywood diva Lily Garland. Full Story

Barrington Stage's 10X10 New Play Festival gets under way
02/11/2015 11:17 AM EST - PITTSFIELD >> Barrington Stage Company's 10X10 New Play Festival — the centerpiece of the BSC/City of Pittsfield 10X10 Upstreet Arts Festival — is back for its fourth consecutive year. Full Story

Kyra Sedgwick, Audra McDonald among actors to appear at Williamstown Theatre Festival
02/11/2015 10:47 AM EST - WILLIAMSTOWN - Let the adventure begin, says Williamstown Theatre Festival's new artistic director, Mandy Greenfield. Full Story

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Cannes hails premiere of a bloody, stylish 'Macbeth'

CANNES, France (AP) — Something wicked came the way of the Cannes Film Festival on Saturday when Justin Kurzel premiered his bloody, stylish adaptation of "Macbeth" with Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard. Full Story
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David Letterman set trashed; Dumpster divers move in

Hours after the 'Late Show' finished taping, the crew began dismantling and throwing away iconic parts of David Letterman's set.