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January 20, 2003 | Mike Boehm, Times Staff Writer
Could Robert Egan's new artistic playpen in Seattle be turning into a money pit? Three months ago, the Mark Taper Forum's producing director signed on to become artistic director of ACT Theatre, a major regional company in Seattle. While finishing his duties at the Taper through June, Egan picked a 2003 season for ACT and prepared to run his own show at what he thought was a financially sound operation. Last week, the news broke that ACT had finished its year $500,000 in the hole.
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August 11, 2004 | Myrna Oliver, Times Staff Writer
Robert "Willie" Egan, a blues singer and pianist who recorded boogie-woogie-tinged R&B on his own and as Johnny in the popular duo Marvin & Johnny, has died. He was 70. Egan died Thursday at Daniel Freeman Memorial Hospital in Inglewood of cancer, said his son, Willie Egan Jr. Although he retired from making music in the 1960s as his popularity waned, Egan enjoyed a comeback in the 1980s as Europe rediscovered midcentury rhythm and blues.
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ENTERTAINMENT
May 28, 1990 | ROBERT KOEHLER
If life is nothing but a series of transitions, some transitions are bigger than others. Director Robert Egan is fond of calling these "the great moments"--meaning momentous, not necessarily happy. Right now, as he is preparing the opening of his production at the Mark Taper Forum of Brian Friel's Irish drama "Aristocrats" (opening Thursday), Egan is experiencing a few great moments, happy and sad.
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February 15, 2003 | Mike Boehm, Times Staff Writer
Robert Egan won't be going to Seattle after all. The Mark Taper Forum's producing director, known for fostering new plays and emerging writers, said Friday that he has changed his mind about running ACT Theatre, a major regional company in Seattle, because a worsening fiscal crisis there has nullified the adventurous artistic plans that made him want the job in the first place.
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January 23, 1994 | RICHARD STAYTON, Richard Stayton is a frequent contributor to Calendar. and
Robert Egan, the Mark Taper Forum's producing director, takes a deep breath after sliding into a restaurant booth. He's just completed another long day directing rehearsals for Ariel Dorfman's "Death and the Maiden," which opens Thursday on the Taper main stage. He'd rather be eating at home, but Egan's troubled marriage has suddenly dictated that he find shelter elsewhere. Peering through horn-rimmed glasses, Egan, 43, sighs. "It's such an interesting time of transition," he begins.
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October 21, 2002 | Don Shirley, Times Staff Writer
Robert Egan, producing director of the Mark Taper Forum and a staff member there since 1984, will leave to become the artistic director of ACT Theatre in Seattle next year. Egan is best known in Los Angeles as the founder and director of the Taper's New Work Festival, an annual series of workshops and readings of developing plays. He also has staged a number of main-stage productions, including "Arcadia," "Closer," "Sansei" and Shakespeare's "Richard II" and "Measure for Measure."
ENTERTAINMENT
February 15, 2003 | Mike Boehm, Times Staff Writer
Robert Egan won't be going to Seattle after all. The Mark Taper Forum's producing director, known for fostering new plays and emerging writers, said Friday that he has changed his mind about running ACT Theatre, a major regional company in Seattle, because a worsening fiscal crisis there has nullified the adventurous artistic plans that made him want the job in the first place.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 11, 2004 | Myrna Oliver, Times Staff Writer
Robert "Willie" Egan, a blues singer and pianist who recorded boogie-woogie-tinged R&B on his own and as Johnny in the popular duo Marvin & Johnny, has died. He was 70. Egan died Thursday at Daniel Freeman Memorial Hospital in Inglewood of cancer, said his son, Willie Egan Jr. Although he retired from making music in the 1960s as his popularity waned, Egan enjoyed a comeback in the 1980s as Europe rediscovered midcentury rhythm and blues.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 5, 2003 | Sean Mitchell, Special to The Times
The recent announcement that Robert Egan will be leaving the Mark Taper Forum at the end of the season and returning to Seattle, whence he came 18 years ago, has been news in the theater here, though what kind of news is not altogether clear. It's hard not to see Egan's departure as one of those signposts thrust into the shaky earth we stand on, marking off a two-decade section of our journey toward the notion of theater in Los Angeles. Do people go back to Seattle? Evidently yes.
NEWS
September 26, 2002
The Guys (Actors' Gang Theatre, 6209 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood, [323] 465-0566, Ext. 15). Staged reading of Anne Nelson's play, directed by Robert Egan, with rotating casts. Glenne Headly and David Hyde Pierce, above, will perform today, Friday and Oct. 3-4, 8-11, 7 p.m.; Sun., 5 p.m. Other dates to be announced. Indefinitely. $40; firefighters, $15; $5 from each full-price ticket will be donated to a special fund for New York firefighters.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 20, 2003 | Mike Boehm, Times Staff Writer
Could Robert Egan's new artistic playpen in Seattle be turning into a money pit? Three months ago, the Mark Taper Forum's producing director signed on to become artistic director of ACT Theatre, a major regional company in Seattle. While finishing his duties at the Taper through June, Egan picked a 2003 season for ACT and prepared to run his own show at what he thought was a financially sound operation. Last week, the news broke that ACT had finished its year $500,000 in the hole.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 5, 2003 | Sean Mitchell, Special to The Times
The recent announcement that Robert Egan will be leaving the Mark Taper Forum at the end of the season and returning to Seattle, whence he came 18 years ago, has been news in the theater here, though what kind of news is not altogether clear. It's hard not to see Egan's departure as one of those signposts thrust into the shaky earth we stand on, marking off a two-decade section of our journey toward the notion of theater in Los Angeles. Do people go back to Seattle? Evidently yes.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 21, 2002 | Don Shirley, Times Staff Writer
Robert Egan, producing director of the Mark Taper Forum and a staff member there since 1984, will leave to become the artistic director of ACT Theatre in Seattle next year. Egan is best known in Los Angeles as the founder and director of the Taper's New Work Festival, an annual series of workshops and readings of developing plays. He also has staged a number of main-stage productions, including "Arcadia," "Closer," "Sansei" and Shakespeare's "Richard II" and "Measure for Measure."
ENTERTAINMENT
January 23, 1994 | RICHARD STAYTON, Richard Stayton is a frequent contributor to Calendar. and
Robert Egan, the Mark Taper Forum's producing director, takes a deep breath after sliding into a restaurant booth. He's just completed another long day directing rehearsals for Ariel Dorfman's "Death and the Maiden," which opens Thursday on the Taper main stage. He'd rather be eating at home, but Egan's troubled marriage has suddenly dictated that he find shelter elsewhere. Peering through horn-rimmed glasses, Egan, 43, sighs. "It's such an interesting time of transition," he begins.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 28, 1990 | ROBERT KOEHLER
If life is nothing but a series of transitions, some transitions are bigger than others. Director Robert Egan is fond of calling these "the great moments"--meaning momentous, not necessarily happy. Right now, as he is preparing the opening of his production at the Mark Taper Forum of Brian Friel's Irish drama "Aristocrats" (opening Thursday), Egan is experiencing a few great moments, happy and sad.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 13, 2003 | Don Shirley
Neel Keller has been named to the newly created job of associate producer of Center Theatre Group, to help fill a gap caused by the departures of longtime staffers Madeline Puzo and Robert Egan. Keller will initially assist the artistic director-producer, Gordon Davidson, during a Mark Taper Forum season in which Davidson will direct three of the six productions, followed by the company's opening of the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 23, 2005
Looking to add a bit of intrigue to the Thanksgiving menu? Santa Monica-based KCRW-FM (89.9) will be dishing up a new drama series: "Mean Streets USA: A Collection of Short Crime Fiction." The program consists of 10 short stories by writers such as Ross Macdonald, Elmore Leonard, Walter Mosley and Sue Grafton, read by John Michael Higgins, Tate Donovan, Sharon Lawrence, Meshach Taylor and other performers.
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