November 12, 1986 |
Jeff Calhoun is understandably anxious about "My One and Only," the Tony Award-winning musical that opens this evening at the new Southampton Dinner Theater in San Clemente. After all, the production represents the 26-year-old Calhoun's directing debut and heralds the opening of Southampton, known formerly as Sebastian's West Dinner Playhouse. Once popular on the dinner theater circuit, Sebastian's was forced five months ago to close its doors following bankruptcy proceedings.
January 10, 2002
* Big River (Deaf West Theatre, 5112 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood,  762-2773). Jeff Calhoun's staging of the Roger Miller-William Hauptman adaptation of Mark Twain's "Huckleberry Finn" makes the action intimate, crisp and simmering with energy. Among the cast are James Black, above left, as Jim and Tyrone Giordano as Huck Finn. Thu.-Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 2 and 8 p.m.; Sun., 3 p.m. Ends Jan. 27. $18-$25.
February 20, 2002 |
Small theaters dominate the nominations for the 2001 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards. But the larger South Coast Repertory led the pack in total nominations for a single company (nine) and in the special awards that were announced with the nominations Tuesday. Four productions that were in sub-100-seat theaters garnered the most nominations for individual shows. "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?"
June 10, 2012 |
Mike Nichols picked up his sixth Tony Award on Sunday for directing the recent revival of Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman. " Nichols, 80, thanked Rebecca Miller, the daughter of the playwright, as well as the cast and crew of the production. The revival starred Philip Seymour Hoffman and Andrew Garfield. The director said that "Death of a Salesman" is a rare play that "gets truer as time goes by. " He also noted that the Beacon Theatre, where the award ceremony was taking place, "was my neighborhood move theater when I was a kid. " TONYS 2012: Red carpet | Winners & Nominees The other nominees in the category were Nicholas Hytner for "One Man, Two Guvnors," Pam MacKinnon for "Clybourne Park" and Roger Rees and Alex Timbers for "Peter and the Starcatcher.
June 22, 2000
* Pop/Music. The multi-platinum-selling San Diego punk trio Blink-182 wraps up its widely separated Southern California appearances with shows at 7:30 tonight at the Long Beach Convention Center, and 3:15 p.m. Sunday at the Universal Amphitheatre, Universal City. $25 to $27.50. (213) 480-3232. * Theater.
July 26, 2003 |
New York critics have given the thumbs up to the innovative, L.A.-bred Broadway revival of "Big River," Roger Miller's musical based on Mark Twain's "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn." Originated in 2001 at North Hollywood's Deaf West Theatre and mounted last fall at the Mark Taper Forum, director Jeff Calhoun's production uses deaf actors performing in American Sign Language alongside hearing cast members who sing and speak their roles.