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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.

At 127, Sherlock Holmes Is Still Popular

April 22
By Beth Accomando
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Sherlock Holmes is looking pretty good for someone past the century mark. Come investigate the Coronado Playhouse’s production of "Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure" to uncover why the famous sleuth remains so popular.

San Diego Opera Singers Hope To Go To Arbitration

April 15
By City News Service
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A Los Angeles-based lawyer said more than 30 singers have a clause in their contracts that compels arbitration in case of disputes.

Rants And Raves: 'Taste'

April 11
By Beth Accomando
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Filmmaker and stage director Stuart Gordon loves cooking shows so naturally he was drawn to a play about people who eat each other. See what he’s serving up with “Taste” (opening April 11 at Sacred Fools Theater in Hollywood).

Will 'Don Quixote' Be San Diego Opera's Swan Song?

April 4
By Beth Accomando, Katie Schoolov
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The San Diego Opera created a stir when it announced this will be its final season. Meanwhile, there’s still a production of "Don Quixote" that needs to be staged.

Behind The Scenes: San Diego Opera's 'A Masked Ball'

March 7
Evening Edition
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Verdi’s "A Masked Ball" is an opera famous for its finale and -- SPOILER ALERT -- I'm going to tell you how it ends.

Interview: Actor And Filmmaker Crispin Glover

March 5
By Beth Accomando
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Crispin Glover’s film “What Is It?” wants audiences to ask precisely that question. And what better way to ask that question than in person with the filmmaker. That's precisely what you'll get this weekend with "Crispin Hellion Glover's Big Slide Shows" at the La Paloma Theater (March 7 and 8 at 7:00 p.m.).

Behind The Scenes: DNA New Works Series

Feb. 20
Evening Edition
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Developing new works is in the La Jolla Playhouse’s blood. Perhaps that’s why its DNA New Works Series is so appropriately named. Last year's inaugural series was a success and now begins the second season of this innovative play development program. 

Opera Profile: Tenor Giuseppe Filianoti

Feb. 18
By Beth Accomando, Katie Schoolov
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San Diego Opera’s “The Elixir of Love” opened this past weekend. The opera is all about love but the behind the scenes story about its tenor was almost a tragedy.

Ayad Akhtar's Muslim-American Culture Clash Comes To La Jolla Playhouse

Feb. 14
By Angela Carone
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A play about clashing generations in a Muslim family opens at the La Jolla Playhouse. “The Who and the What” was written by Ayad Akhtar, who won last year’s Pulitzer Prize for drama.

Critics Honor Best In San Diego Theater

Feb. 11
By Angela Carone
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A musical that premiered in San Diego and is now on Broadway took home top honors at the 2013 Craig Noel Awards, which celebrates the best in San Diego theater.

Behind The Scenes: The Globe's 'The Winter's Tale'

Feb. 7
Midday Edition
Evening Edition
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Barry Edelstein assumed the artistic directorship of the Old Globe at the end of 2012. But tonight marks the opening of the first play he has directed for The Globe, Shakespeare’s"'The Winter’s Tale."

Old Globe, La Jolla Playhouse Mourn Loss Of Crew Member After Hit-And-Run Accident

Feb. 1
By KPBS
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San Diego's Old Globe and La Jolla Playhouse mourned the loss of crew member Seamus O'Bryan after he was killed in a hit-and-run accident early Friday morning.

Behind The Scenes: 'Hot Guys Dancing'

Jan. 9
By Beth Accomando, Nicholas McVicker
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Diversionary Theater wanted dance on its program but couldn’t risk losing money. That’s when organizers came up with "Hot Guys Dancing" (the latest edition opens tonight and runs through Sunday).

'Tis The Season For Christmas Plays

Dec. 5
By Beth Accomando
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Tis the season for holiday theater fare and two San Diego standards are back. The Globe presents "Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas" for its 16th year, and Cygnet stages the classic "A Christmas Carol" for the second time.