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Stage and screen star Jonathan Groff has joined the cast of Ryan Murphy's "The Normal Heart," an HBO film about the early days of the AIDS epidemic in New York City. Groff, who recently appeared in the Mark Taper Forum's production of "Red," will play...
There have been a number of stage plays devoted to the lives of visual artists -- Georges Seurat, Pablo Picasso and Mark Rothko have all received the grand theatrical treatment. But Chinese artist Ai Weiwei is unlike the others in that he is a bonafide...
It might be hard to duplicate the anticipation and publicity that greeted the inaugural season in Everyman Theatre's inviting new home on West Fayette Street, but that hasn't stopped the company from trying. "I want next season to be even more...
So many 20th-century murders were dubbed "The Crime of the Century" that erstwhile Chicago playwright-turned-Academy-Award-nominated screenwriter John Logan could have made a career from that carnival of mayhem alone — perhaps as a decade-by-decade,...
Baltimore helped the avant-garde painter Max Weber forge a national reputation in 1915. Now, nearly 100 years later, this could be the city where the late artist begins his long-overdue comeback. It's not that critics and curators are unfamiliar with...
When T.S. Eliot was completing his cycle of poems called The Four Quartets in 1942, German bombs were falling near where he worked in London. Given the setting and his own often inscrutable intellectualism, this work — six years in the making...
When I was a graduate student in England, I once attended a soccer game — or football, as they call it most everywhere but here. I didn't get much out of it. It seemed awfully simple: two teams kicking the ball back and forth for two hours, and...
Of all the sacred monsters of the art world, surely none was as discomfited by a flat, still canvas as Mark Rothko. If you were to distill this formidable abstract-expressionist painter down to two words — folly, I know — you could do worse...
Special to the Los Angeles TimesIn a wide-ranging trip to Europe this year, I found three major new museums to love: in Amsterdam, the first satellite branch of Russia's celebrated Hermitage; in Rome, a long-awaited museum for contemporary arts that is a work of art itself; and in...
An oil painting by Mark Rothko sold for $86.9 million at a Christie's auction in New York on Tuesday, setting a record for the abstract expressionist painter. Rothko's "Orange, Red, Yellow," which dates from 1961, was being sold by the estate of David...
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It's 1958. Painter Mark Rothko is at the height of his fame, and has accepted one of the most ambitious commissions of the 20th century: to create a series of large canvases for the prestigious Four Seasons restaurant in the new Seagram Building...
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