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September 20, 1998 | Patrick Pacheco, Patrick Pacheco is a regular contributor to Calendar from New York
"I'm not a lunatic," Todd Haimes says more than once in the course of an hourlong chat. The defensive posture is not an idle one. His fortunes of late have resembled the zigs and zags of the stock market. As the artistic director of New York's bullish nonprofit Roundabout Theater Company, the producer accepted two Tony Awards in June, for best revival of a play ("A View From the Bridge") and best revival of a musical ("Cabaret").
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September 20, 1998 | Patrick Pacheco, Patrick Pacheco is a regular contributor to Calendar from New York
"I'm not a lunatic," Todd Haimes says more than once in the course of an hourlong chat. The defensive posture is not an idle one. His fortunes of late have resembled the zigs and zags of the stock market. As the artistic director of New York's bullish nonprofit Roundabout Theater Company, the producer accepted two Tony Awards in June, for best revival of a play ("A View From the Bridge") and best revival of a musical ("Cabaret").
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August 6, 2012 | By David Ng
Mark O'Donnell, a stage and comedy writer who won a Tony Award for his musical adaptation of the John Waters movie "Hairspray," has died at 58. He collapsed Monday in the lobby of his apartment building on New York's Upper West Side, according to the Associated Press. O'Donnell co-wrote the book for "Hairspray" with Thomas Meehan. The musical proved to be an enormous popular success when it opened on Broadway in 2002, and it played for nearly seven years. It also became a hit touring show and was produced last summer at the Hollywood Bowl.
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February 20, 2014 | By Meg James
CBS' entertainment chief, Nina Tassler, has earned a bigger title -- chairman of CBS Entertainment -- and a new employment contract that will keep her at the network through 2017. Tassler will continue to be responsible for all of CBS' entertainment programming, including prime-time, daytime and late-night hours. She also will head program development for all genres, including comedy, drama, reality, mini-series and other TV specials. Tassler will oversee scheduling, research, advertising, promotions, publicity and business affairs for entertainment programming matters, but those division chiefs will continue to report CBS Corp.
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October 2, 2010
Looted-art law changed A new state law that Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed into effect Thursday makes it easier for owners whose art has been stolen to have their day in court if the works subsequently turn up in the hands of a museum, gallery or art dealer. The law, which applies to art and cultural, historical and scientific artifacts stolen during the last 100 years, extends the statute of limitations for suing in such cases from three years to six. It also says that the clock doesn't start running until the former owner finds out where the artwork is. The law might have a bearing on Marei Von Saher's attempt to qualify for a trial of her claim against the Norton Simon Museum for the return of a masterpiece valued at $24 million.
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June 7, 1993 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two riveting plays exploring the complex intersection of politics and gay life--"Angels in America: Millennium Approaches" and "Kiss of the Spider Woman"--won best play and best musical Sunday night in Broadway's 47th annual Tony Awards. "Spider Woman," the musical based on the novel by Manuel Puig about a gay window dresser and a Che Guevara-style Marxist guerrilla imprisoned in a Latin American jail, swept seven categories, the most won by any production.
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March 23, 2002 | ALINA TUGEND, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
While Broadway theaters seem to be bouncing back from the severe drop in business after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, many smaller off-Broadway venues continue to scramble to lure back audiences. Earlier this month, Broadway theaters reported that they were setting box-office records, with revenue and attendance up compared with last year, according to the League of American Theaters and Producers, a commercial trade organization for Broadway.
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September 5, 2010 | By David Rooney, Special to the Los Angeles Times
— The last time Judith Ivey played a Tennessee Williams role was opposite Karl Malden. As introductions to playwrights go, it's hard to imagine many more authoritative guides than a man who had famously shared the stage with Jessica Tandy, Marlon Brando and Kim Hunter in Elia Kazan's 1947 premiere of "A Streetcar Named Desire. " Ivey's encounter with Malden was roughly 40 years ago, while she was studying acting at Illinois State University. The play was "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.
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December 24, 2000 | ROBIN RAUZI, Robin Rauzi is the assistant editor of Calendar Weekend
Was 2000 the year the arts sold out? Artistic director Todd Haimes gleefully sold the naming rights for his Roundabout Theater Company's new home to American Airlines, arousing envy and scorn. In San Diego, the Old Globe Theatre--long known for staging Broadway tryouts--took money from the Fox movie studio to stage a musical adaptation of "The Full Monty."
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