Stage Reviews : 'Woman Of The Year' MARK CHALON SMITH and 'WOMAN OF THE YEAR' A Costa Mesa Civic Playhouse production. Music by Peter Stone. Lyrics by Fred Ebb. Book by Peter Stone. Director Pati Tambellini. With Paula Ertz, Gary Halbert, Brian Harvey, Rick Steiner, Robert Lupo, Gordon Marhoeffer, Howard Anderle, Hal Morse, Loretta Lupo, Candace Roberts, Monica Wedlock, Nann Von Oppenheim and Howard Anderle. Choreographer Roberta Kay. Sets by Lonnie Alcaraz. Lighting by Elizabeth Hoffman. Musical director Anita Grossman. Plays at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday through June 27 with a 2 p.m. show this Sunday. Tickets: $8. The playhouse is at 661 Hamilton St., Costa Mesa. (714) 650-5269.
Stage Reviews : A Rousing Tribute To Porter CATHY DE MAYO and 'COLE' A Muckenthaler Cultural Center Theatre-on-the-Green production in association with the Resident Theatre Company. An entertainment based on the words and music of Cole Porter, devised by Alan Strachan and Benny Green. Director and choreographer Mary Bettini. With Amy Sheridan, Sylvia Tomaselli, Pippa Winslow, Richard Cassese, Curt Denham and Roger Keller. Music direction Gary McRoberts. Set design Gil Morales. Costume design Lynda Krinke. Lighting and sound Trent Nelson. Additional choreography by Noah Penn. Plays at 8:15 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. Closes June 28. Tickets $15-25. The Muckenthaler Cultural Center is at 1201 W. Malvern Ave., Fullerton. (714) 871-8101.
Hostages and Kidnapers Are Pawns : The Real Game Is the Great Struggle Between U.S. and Iran CHARLES GLASS, (Charles Glass became the 10th American being held hostage in Lebanon when he was kidnaped Wednesday in Beirut along with Ali Osseiran, son of Lebanon's defense minister. A veteran Middle East journalist now on leave from ABC News to write a book, Glass became familiar to tens of millions of television viewers when he covered the June, 1985, hijacking of a TWA airliner held at Beirut airport. It was Glass who interviewed the TWA crew while a Shia gunman put a pistol to the pilot's head. This article is adapted from a piece that appeared in a British publication, The Spectator, in February.)