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July 10, 2012 | By Mike Boehm
The annual Sundance Theatre Lab at Robert Redford 's Sundance resort in Utah means hard work in a relaxed setting for playwrights who get three weeks to tinker with nascent scripts they're hoping to perfect, and a mountainside working vacation amid babbling brooks for an acting corps recruited to help the writers see how well their scenes play. Several acting luminaries are attached to this year's Lab, which began Monday and runs through July 29.  The 27-member ensemble includes  Cherry Jones , who won lead actress Tony awards for “The Heiress” (1995)
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July 10, 2012 | By Mike Boehm
The annual Sundance Theatre Lab at Robert Redford 's Sundance resort in Utah means hard work in a relaxed setting for playwrights who get three weeks to tinker with nascent scripts they're hoping to perfect, and a mountainside working vacation amid babbling brooks for an acting corps recruited to help the writers see how well their scenes play. Several acting luminaries are attached to this year's Lab, which began Monday and runs through July 29.  The 27-member ensemble includes  Cherry Jones , who won lead actress Tony awards for “The Heiress” (1995)
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October 20, 2010 | Evelyn McDonnell
On a recent weekday afternoon, Raul Esparza is in his dressing room at the Ahmanson Theatre showing a visitor two boxes of flaky goodies filled with guava, dulce de leche and shredded meat. His hands shake. The actor of Cuban heritage has just discovered Porto's, the well-known local bakery that sells empanadas and rellenitos. A little later, he's waxing rhapsodic about Virginia Woolf's original manuscripts. "Her handwriting starts really small, but by the end, she's writing in these big strokes," he says, then quotes "The Waves," miming an expansive scrawl: "'Against you I will fling myself, unvanquished and unyielding, O Death!
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October 20, 2010 | Evelyn McDonnell
On a recent weekday afternoon, Raul Esparza is in his dressing room at the Ahmanson Theatre showing a visitor two boxes of flaky goodies filled with guava, dulce de leche and shredded meat. His hands shake. The actor of Cuban heritage has just discovered Porto's, the well-known local bakery that sells empanadas and rellenitos. A little later, he's waxing rhapsodic about Virginia Woolf's original manuscripts. "Her handwriting starts really small, but by the end, she's writing in these big strokes," he says, then quotes "The Waves," miming an expansive scrawl: "'Against you I will fling myself, unvanquished and unyielding, O Death!
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July 2, 2001 | BLAKE GREEN, NEWSDAY
The late Jonathan Larson had memorable eyes and curly hair, two things he shared in common with Raul Esparza, the actor who portrays the playwright-songwriter in the semiautobiographical "tick, tick . . . BOOM!" at off-Broadway's Jane Street Theatre. The rock musical, from Larson's trunk of unproduced work, had been abandoned after he began concentrating on "Rent," a more ambitious project that would win the Pulitzer and Tony awards.
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August 28, 2008 | From the Associated Press
David Mamet's "American Buffalo," a robbery tale set in a Chicago junk shop, has found its third partner in crime: Haley Joel Osment, who will be making his Broadway debut in the production. The 20-year-old Osment, who was an Academy Award nominee for "The Sixth Sense," joins John Leguizamo and Cedric the Entertainer in the revival that opens Nov. 17 at the Belasco Theatre in New York. "American Buffalo" is one of two Mamet revivals on Broadway this fall. The other is "Speed-the-Plow," starring Jeremy Piven, Raul Esparza and Elisabeth Moss.
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October 9, 2001
You have until Oct. 28 to catch Brooke Shields as you've never seen her before, playing the no-better-than-she-should-be heroine of "Cabaret" onstage here. Shields is amazed at the size of her Broadway audiences. "Having this wonderful show to do and having people seem so thankful that we are doing it is a big help in these times," she said. "I did go down to ground zero and shook hands and autographed hard hats, but that seemed so little for me to do.
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May 18, 2008 | Noel Murray
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May 31, 2012 | By David Ng
"Leap of Faith," the recent Broadway musical that bombed at the box office and closed early, will receive a brief, Lazarus-like resurrection in June at the Tony Awards in New York. Producers of the musical have raised money so that an excerpt from the show can be performed during the ceremony, according to a report in the New York Times. "Leap" received a Tony nomination for best new musical, but was shut out of the other categories. Best-musical nominees have traditionally performed scenes from their respective shows during the Tony ceremony, which will be held this year at the Beacon Theatre in New York and broadcast on CBS. Tony productions generally cost each show's producers between $150,000 and $200,000.
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May 14, 1999 | DON SHIRLEY, TIMES THEATER WRITER
After housing phantom murderers and falling chandeliers twice since late 1997, the Pantages Theatre is finally home to "Evita," the one Andrew Lloyd Webber / Harold Prince collaboration that's truly worth the popular adulation that usually goes to their "Phantom of the Opera." This touring "Evita," previously reviewed at Orange County Performing Arts Center, brings the show back to the city where it had its American premiere 20 years ago (at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion).
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July 2, 2001 | BLAKE GREEN, NEWSDAY
The late Jonathan Larson had memorable eyes and curly hair, two things he shared in common with Raul Esparza, the actor who portrays the playwright-songwriter in the semiautobiographical "tick, tick . . . BOOM!" at off-Broadway's Jane Street Theatre. The rock musical, from Larson's trunk of unproduced work, had been abandoned after he began concentrating on "Rent," a more ambitious project that would win the Pulitzer and Tony awards.
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May 8, 2012 | By David Ng
"Leap of Faith," the Broadway musical that had its world premiere in 2010 in Los Angeles at the Ahmanson Theatre, will close its doors earlier than expected. Organizers announced Tuesday that the musical starring Raul Esparza will officially end its run at New York's St. James Theatre on Sunday. The musical will have run for less than a month by the time it closes. The show received mixed reviews on Broadway, including a vicious pan from the New York Times. The show has seen its box-office grosses drop steadily in the weeks since it officially opened in New York.
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January 8, 2013 | By Ed Stockly
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