February 4, 1992 |
Change Upon Change: It looks as if Robert Mandan will replace an ailing John Randolph as the old man in "Prelude to a Kiss," opening at La Mirada Theatre later this month. Randolph himself had been a replacement for the initially announced Tom Poston, who is on tour.
June 24, 1996
Theatre InSite's "Summer Fundraiser," hosted by actor Robert Mandan, will be held at the CBS Studio Center, Stage 18, in Studio City on June 29 at 7 p.m. The evening features dinner, dancing, auctions and live entertainment and will benefit Theatre InSite's 1997 productions and its community outreach.
August 4, 2006 |
The alchemy by which a Shakespearean actor transforms dialogue into character is a fascinating one. It's not simply a matter of eloquently reciting lines with a knowledge of their meaning. (If that were all it took, English professors would immediately form a repertory company and rack up all the awards.) The challenge lies in converting words into the expression of personalized thought and feeling.
February 12, 1998
* Theater. Anne Meara's comedy "After-Play," with Beatrice Arthur, Paul Dooley, Robert Mandan and Marian Mercer, opens Feb. 17 at the Can~on Theatre, 205 N. Can~on Drive, Beverly Hills, playing Tuesdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 7 p.m.; Saturdays, 2 p.m.; Sundays, 3 p.m. Also Feb. 26, 2 p.m.; dark Wednesdays until March 4. $25-$42.50. (310) 859-2830. * Theater. "Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde," by Moises Kaufman, opens Feb. 19 at the Mark Taper Forum, 135 N. Grand Ave.
April 5, 2002 |
During the Oscar telecast, Nathan Lane delivered a crack about the Weinstein brothers of Miramax and then mock-apologized. "The rich and powerful," he said. "We make fun of them because we love them." Maybe it's true, because there's a whole lotta love in "Teddy Bears' Picnic."
July 22, 1999 |
An African American girl has been waiting for months for a heart transplant. A bright and promising student, the only child of her doting, anguished mother, she is currently stable but could deteriorate at any moment. Meanwhile, a beloved but boozy old celebrity who has abused his body for decades must receive an immediate heart transplant or die. When a heart becomes available, to whom does this life-giving organ ultimately go?