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July 4, 1999 | JAN BRESLAUER, Jan Breslauer is a regular contributor to Calendar
John Rando takes comedy seriously. He'd better, because the former UCLA graduate student is fast making a national name for himself directing it. "Right now, I'd say there are 10, or a dozen, first-rate stage directors alive and working in this country, and John Rando happens to be one of them," says humorist-playwright David Ives, with whom Rando has a long-standing working relationship, including five major productions.
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July 4, 1999 | JAN BRESLAUER, Jan Breslauer is a regular contributor to Calendar
John Rando takes comedy seriously. He'd better, because the former UCLA graduate student is fast making a national name for himself directing it. "Right now, I'd say there are 10, or a dozen, first-rate stage directors alive and working in this country, and John Rando happens to be one of them," says humorist-playwright David Ives, with whom Rando has a long-standing working relationship, including five major productions.
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March 27, 2002
The summer schedule at Globe Theatres in San Diego includes the venue's first production of the William Shakespeare adventure story "Pericles, Prince of Tyre." The "Pericles" production will be staged in the outdoor theater from Aug. 31 to Oct. 6. Also on tap for the outdoor theater is a John Rando staging of "The Taming of the Shrew" (June 29-Aug. 4). Inside, the Old Globe Theatre will present Daniel J. Travanti in Arthur Miller's "All My Sons" (July 27-Aug.
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April 9, 1998
What's happening in the next few weeks: * Art Alive, April 29-May 3, showcases floral interpretations, like the one at right, of the San Diego Museum of Art's permanent collection by nationally known and local floral designers. San Diego Museum of Art, 1450 El Prado, Balboa Park. (619) 232-7931. * In its first San Diego Opera production in 25 years, Charles Gounod's "Romeo and Juliet" features tenor Richard Leech and soprano Rosemary Joshua. April 18, 21, 24, 26.
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July 31, 2012 | By Chris Barton
Joining the recent cavalcade of shows that hope to ride a lucrative wave of nostalgia, a musical adaptation of "A Christmas Story" will be coming to Broadway this holiday season. The original 1983 comedy starred a 12-year-old Peter Billingsley as Ralphie, a Depression-era kid obsessed with receiving a new BB gun for Christmas (an official Red Ryder Carbine-Action 200-Shot Range Model Air Rifle, for those who want to get specific), and the film became a holiday classic as a result of repeated showings on basic cable.
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July 5, 2002 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"The Taming of the Shrew," now on the Festival Stage at the Globe Theatres, is a raucous, stylish, funny froth of gender combat that shoots off sexual sparks like a summer lightning storm. Move over, Liz and Dick. Elizabeth Heflin as the razor-tongued Katherine and Jeffrey Nordling as the "mad-brained rudesby" Petruchio are perfectly matched as the high-octane couple whose wooing, wedding and bedding is the heart of "Shrew."
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February 1, 2004 | Don Shirley
"Everything's Ducky," a musical seen at La Mirada Theatre in 2000, has become "Lucky Duck," scheduled for the Old Globe in San Diego, July 16 to Aug. 15. Approximately half of the original show's score and only 40% of its script will remain from what was seen at La Mirada and four other theaters in the Bay Area and Midwest. The show is still based on the Hans Christian Andersen story "The Ugly Duckling."
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March 27, 2013 | By David Ng
Jessica Lange played singer Patsy Cline in the 1985 movie "Sweet Dreams" and received an Academy Award nomination. Starting in July, "American Idol" finalist Crystal Bowersox will incarnate the country singer in the Broadway-bound musical "Always… Patsy Cline. " Bowersox appeared on "American Idol" during the Fox singing competition show's 2010 season. She was a finalist and ultimately lost to Lee DeWyze. "Always... Patsy Cline," written by Ted Swindley, is a jukebox musical that features the singer's greatest hits.
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July 16, 1998 | SHAUNA SNOW
ENTERTAINMENT 'Armageddon' Tops Pop Chart: The "Armageddon" soundtrack was the nation's top-selling album for the second week in a row, scanning nearly 236,000 copies during the week ended Sunday, according to SoundScan. Two new albums entered the chart in the Top 10: the Barenaked Ladies' "Stunt" at No. 3 and rappers Kane & Abel's "Am I My Brother's Keeper?" at No. 5. Meanwhile, the Brandy-Monica duet "The Boy Is Mine" was the nation's top-selling single for the eighth straight week.
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March 7, 2014 | By David Ng
Theater is a superstitious profession, especially when it comes to failure. On Broadway, the Foxwoods Theatre, which served as home for the troubled musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark," will officially be renamed the Lyric for its next tenant -- a revival of the musical "On the Town. "   As one of Broadway's biggest houses, the 1,900-seat Foxwoods has undergone a number of name changes since the venue opened on 42nd Street in New York in 1998. It was first called the Ford Center for the Performing Arts and was later rechristened the Hilton Theatre in 2005.
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July 20, 2004 | Daryl H. Miller, Times Staff Writer
Hello, operator? Get me the number for a court. I need to have a gag order issued -- the sort that prevents perpetration of bad comic gags. Or maybe it's the pun police I need. In any case, someone's got to stop the crimes against musical theater that are being committed at the Old Globe by the creators of "Lucky Duck." Great things might be expected from this tongue-in-cheek reworking of Hans Christian Andersen's "The Ugly Duckling."
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