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January 29, 1998
Lovers of the Great White Way will want to be on hand when Broadway composer-actor Albert Hague (known as Professor Shorofsky in "Fame") and actress-television writer Renee Orin combine to sing, tell stories and generally carry on about their theatrical experiences in an evening entitled "Still Young and Foolish," which continues through the weekend at Cinegrill. * Albert Hague & Renee Orin, Cinegrill, Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, 7000 Hollywood Blvd. $15. Also Friday-Saturday. (213) 466-7000.
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January 26, 1997 | Don Shirley, Don Shirley is a Times staff writer
The star-studded group that broke away from the Met Theatre in 1996--and last week announced a plan to move into the Edgemar complex in Santa Monica--now calls itself the Loretta Theatre. Loretta? A homage to Loretta Young, perhaps? Loretta Sanchez? "We just liked it," said Holly Hunter, one of the Lorettans. "It's not used, even for a person, that often. It's familiar but exotic."
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September 17, 2000
Movies Penelope Cruz plays a mystically gifted chef who leaves Brazil to make her way in San Francisco in Venezuelan director Fina Torres' "Woman on Top." Murilo Benicio, Mark Feuerstein and Harrold Perrineau Jr. provide the spice in her life. Opens wide Friday. Music Music Director Jeffrey Kahane opens his fourth season as conductor of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra Saturday night in Royce Hall, UCLA.
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September 21, 2000 | MICHAEL PHILLIPS, TIMES THEATER CRITIC
And now, an ode to Glenne Headly. At present the alum of Chicago's Steppenwolf Theater is at the Tiffany Theater in West Hollywood, making the play "Detachments" well worth a look. Though her dramatic chops are half the reason she excels in comedy, in pure comic terms Headly's an anti-diva. She is no maximalist. She's Count Basie, as opposed to Ferrante and Teicher. She can deadpan a flop into a chair--a pause, even--not to mention a line reading.
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August 6, 2000 | DON SHIRLEY, Don Shirley is The Times' theater writer
A Noise Within now expects to open its next season in mid-November. When we last heard from the classical company, it had just left an unhappy one-year residency at the Luckman Theater at Cal State L.A. with the hope of returning to the city where it was born and bred, Glendale. The Glendale City Council had approved a plan to let the company use a downtown parking lot for a temporary structure, providing the structure met city codes. That particular hurdle--the codes--has now been surmounted.
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September 7, 2000 | ELAINE DUTKA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Glenne Headly sits in a West Hollywood cafe, sipping a giant glass of carrot juice.She'll soon make her first American stage appearance in a decade, but she shows no sign of nerves. For a long while, she admits, theater scared her. Film felt safer, more comfortable. But given the demands of a 3 1/2-year-old son, she now "lacks the energy to be afraid." Headly, 45, is starring in "Detachments," the story of a "woman out of touch with her own needs," she says.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 23, 1997 | SHAUNA SNOW
STAGE Edgemar Plans: A new, celebrity-filled company plans to create 99- and 65-seat theaters at Edgemar, the complex in Santa Monica that formerly housed the Santa Monica Museum of Art. Called Loretta Theatre, the group includes Holly Hunter, Ed Harris, Amy Madigan, Beth Henley and others who broke away last year from the Met Theatre in Hollywood. The group has launched a $1.
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February 1, 1998 | Don Shirley, Don Shirley is a Times staff writer
Sheldon Epps is directing two of the three plays in the current winter/spring season at the Pasadena Playhouse, including the recently opened "The Real Thing" and, in May, "The Old Settler." But he won't direct any of the three shows next season--his first full-fledged fling as the theater's artistic director.
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June 1, 1997 | CARLA HALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It seems like the kind of neighborhood dispute that might be settled over some of restaurateur Hans Rockenwagner's steamed white asparagus with prosciutto--served at the stammtisch, no less. But to think it's that simple is to underestimate the tensions of urban living, even if the locale is two blocks from the Pacific Ocean and around the corner from one of the highest-rated restaurants in the Los Angeles area. The passionate dispute centers on the Ocean Park neighborhood of Santa Monica.
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October 1, 2000 | SCARLET CHENG, Scarlet Cheng is a regular contributor to Calendar
About 10 years ago, Beth Henley and a dinner companion chanced upon a sidewalk graphologist on Melrose Avenue. The handwriting analyst offered her friend all kinds of effusive praise, so the playwright plunked down $10 hoping for similar plaudits. Instead, she was told she was "a measly, petty and untalented loser." "That's all from my handwriting!" the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright says in good-humored outrage. 'I just wrote two sentences! I was devastated!"
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