(Berkshire Eagle File)
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. 
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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

'Hee Haw" musical bowing at Dallas Theater Center
02/06/2015 12:41 PM EST - NEW YORK >> Get ready for a familiar mix of gentle, cornball jokes and country music when a stage version of "Hee Haw" lands in Texas this fall. Full Story

George Tskei's personal, heartfelt musical heading for Broadway
02/05/2015 03:50 PM EST - NEW YORK >> George Takei is next boldly going somewhere special — to Broadway. Full Story

Town Players of Pittsfield slates auditions
02/03/2015 10:58 AM EST - PITTSFIElD >> Town Players of Pittsfield announces auditions for a staged reading of "Southern Exposure" by Valerie Kavanaugh, 6-8 p. Full Story

Country music star Jennifer Nettles lands on Broadway
02/03/2015 10:57 AM EST - NEW YORK >> Country music star Jennifer Nettles finds herself in an unusual place for an artist with a twang — Broadway. Full Story

Playwriting prize established in memory of Philip Seymour Hoffman
01/30/2015 04:00 PM EST - NEW YORK >> A new theater prize inspired by Philip Seymour Hoffman has been launched, seeking play submissions that "exhibit fearlessness. Full Story

Berkshire Stages
01/30/2015 10:50 AM EST - A digest of what's playing at theaters in and around the Berkshires based upon reviews by Berkshire Eagle theater critic Jeffrey Borak. Full Story

Man accused of posing as officer to cut into fast-food line

ODESSA, Texas (AP) — A West Texas man has been charged with impersonating an officer by using sirens and flashing lights to skip to the head of the drive-thru line at a fast-food restaurant. Full Story
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Jeremy Brown, Scott Weiland & the Wildabouts guitarist, dies

NEW YORK (AP) — Musician Jeremy Brown, a guitarist for Scott Weiland & the Wildabouts, died a day before the release of the band's debut album. Full Story
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Tom Hanks' son threatens Howard Stern

Feud between rapper Chet Haze and radio host goes back four years, to when Stern questioned rapper’s credentials as the son of a Hollywood legend.