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The Wild True Tale Behind La Jolla Playhouse's 'Ether Dome'

July 25
By Angela Carone
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The La Jolla Playhouse’s new play "Ether Dome" shows how ambition, betrayal and drugs played a part in the discovery of anesthesia, which changed the course of medical history.

'Into The Woods' Returns To Old Globe 28 Years After Debut

July 24
Midday Edition
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The musical "Into The Woods" debuted in 1986 at The Old Globe. Twenty-eight years later, it's back at The Globe as a lean, imaginative production by the Fiasco Theater company.

San Diego Fringe 2014 Awards

July 16
By Beth Accomando
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San Diego International Fringe wrapped on Sunday. Here are the shows that took home the awards.

San Diego Fringe Final Day

July 13
By Beth Accomando
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This is the last day of the second annual San Diego International Fringe and if you haven't gone there are final performances of some great, fun shows.

San Diego Fringe: 'Dr. Frankenstein' Delivers Best In Show

July 8
By Beth Accomando
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Last night I saw not just the best play at San Diego Fringe 2014 but also one of the best theater experiences I’ve ever had in my life at Tin Shed Theatre Company’s “Dr. Frankenstein’s Travelling Freakshow.”

San Diego Fringe: 'Pretending Things Are A C*ck' Showcases Australia's Jon Bennett

July 7
By Beth Accomando
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You have one more chance to catch Jon Bennett's hilarious and revealing comedy show "Pretending Things Are A C*ck." The final performance is 3:30 p.m. Monday at the Tenth Avenue Theater as part of San Diego Fringe. NOTE: Contains explicit content.

San Diego Fringe Provides Sensory Overload

July 4
By Beth Accomando
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San Diego Fringe Festival has kicked off its second season with hundreds of performers from San Diego and abroad providing an intense 11 days of innovative theater.

The Globe's 'Othello' Tackles Race, Gender, And The Mystery Of Iago

June 27
Evening Edition
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With “Othello” (running through July 27), The Old Globe proves that Shakespeare’s 400-year-old plays are timeless because the themes he dealt with are human and universal.

'El Henry' Gives Shakespeare A 'Mad Max' Spin

June 20
By Beth Accomando, Hilary Andrews, Nicholas McVicker
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Shakespeare goes "Mad Max" as part of the La Jolla Playhouse/San Diego Rep Without Walls site-specific program. Go to the post-apocalyptic San Diego of “El Henry” (running through June 29 at SILO in Makers Quarter).

Finest City Improv: Staging Comic Mutiny And Fearless, Unscripted Comedy

June 13
By Beth Accomando
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Finest City Improv promises mutiny and fearless, unscripted comedy. Find out what it takes to create improv.

San Diego-Born 'A Gentleman's Guide' Among Tony Winners

June 9
Midday Edition
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The Old Globe Theatre production won best musical. While Audra McDonald walked off the stage as the most decorated actress in the event's history Sunday night.

Sledgehammer Returns With Beckett's 'Happy Days'

June 3
Midday Edition
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Sledgehammer Theatre is back but has dropped “theater” from its name to announce a new brand and mission. Its production of Samuel Beckett’s 'Happy Days' runs through June 8 at Tenth Avenue Theater.

'Chasing The Song' Musical Goes 'Page To Stage' At Playhouse

May 23
By Beth Accomando, Christopher Maue, Nicholas McVicker
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Last year La Jolla Playhouse debuted a play development program called DNA New Works Series. "Chasing the Song" was given a concert reading through that workshop and now it returns to the Playhouse for a Page-to-Stage production.

San Diego Opera And Ken Cinema Present 'A Night At The Opera'

May 14
By Beth Accomando
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Good things can come from bad. Landmark's Ken Cinema almost closed and now Landmark is working with San Diego Opera on a fundraiser to help that organization stay open as well. Woo-hoo!

San Diego-Born Production Leads Tony Award Nominations With 10 Nods

April 29
By Tarryn Mento
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Born at the Old Globe Theatre, "A Gentleman's Guide To Love And Murder" led the pack with 10 nominations.

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