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A JONES FOR MILES

NO SMALL PARTS The Brothers Arkin get swallowed by whales by CRISTOFER GROSS L]/dropcap]arger-than-life characters, from Achilles and Lysistrata to FDR and Harriett Tubman, are literature’s meat-and-potatoes. How the everyman reaches greatness, or how the mighty fall, fuels both inspirational stories and cautionary tales that share what it means to be human. In Herman Melville’s …

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SWEENEY TODD

A SONDHEIM SUMMIT SCR services ‘Sweeney Todd’ well with a soaring production that gives voice to the master’s masterwork. by CRISTOFER GROSS In the second half of the 20th Century, Stephen Sondheim wrote the music and lyrics for 14 full productions and lyrics for another half-dozen. The range of subjects and styles he explored gave …

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LOVE AT FIRST FIGHT

LOVE AT FIRST FIGHT Can Jenn Lyon and Douglas Sills give John Guare a ‘Girl’ to remember? by CRISTOFER GROSS In 2003, Britain’s National Theatre asked playwright John Guare to create a new stage comedy by ‘marrying’ the 1940 film His Girl Friday with the 1928 play that had inspired it. “It was Nick Hytner’s …

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CALLING THE SHOTS | 3

CALLING THE SHOTS 1 | 2 | 3 « ‹ 1 of 9 › » Debora Robinson worked for the Los Angeles Times before going freelance and working for clients including the Anaheim Angels, Anaheim Ducks, and South Coast Repertory. At SCR she shot events for many years before moving into production photography when Henry …

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CALLING THE SHOTS | Theater Photography

CALLING THE SHOTS A look at capturing theater through the views and viewfinders of eight veteran photographers A THEATERTIMES PHOTO FEATURE Top row, Alessandra Mello, Kevin Berne, Ken Howard and Michael Lamont, Bottom row, Darrett Sanders, Ed Krieger, Debora Robinson and Craig Schwartz Production photography stands alone at the intersection of the performing and visual …

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CALLING THE SHOTS | 2

CALLING THE SHOTS Feature story continues below "To Run Before the Run" with Ed Krieger 1 | 2 | 3Pre-Publicity: To run before the run Demands for sophisticated and versatile imagery have increased as digital photography has made turnaround virtually instantaneous. For theaters that can afford marketing departments, or have company members with the tools …

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THANK YOU, MR. SHAKESPEARE | 1

THANK YOU, MR. SHAKESPEARE For the 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, ten who have spent their professional life in theater share favorite experiences when his words gave the theater life. April 23 marked the 400th Anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare. The body of work he left was so alive with poetry, characters, insight …

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MARK RUCKER’S CURTAIN CALL

MARK RUCKER’S CURTAIN CALL A group portrait of the brilliant theater director who recast bow-taking by CRISTOFER GROSS PROLOGUE

A BOUNTIFUL TRIP TO ‘ORANGE’

A BOUNTIFUL TRIP TO ‘ORANGE’ Aditi Brennan Kapil circles back to the family in foreign Orange County by CRISTOFER GROSS Playwrights start each script staring into blankness. Somewhere in that word doc or sheet of paper is the trailhead to something undiscovered – possibly ancient and unformed – they hope to capture in words and …

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THE MEDICI OF FIRENZE

THE MEDICI ON STAGE An English-language drama in the heart of Florence recalls the first family of the Italian Renaissance. by MADELINE KING PORTER Who ever said, I’m off to Florence to see a play? My guess is, no one. Tourists go to Florence primarily because, as the birthplace of the Renaissance, the city boasts …

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