After years of preparation, the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company is preparing to open in Baltimore in a theater of its own.
The $6.5 million redevelopment of the landmark that survived the Great Baltimore Fire of 1904 is expected to be completed in late 2014.
ANNAPOLIS — Is there too much drama in Annapolis? Before this week, 16 theater groups were vying for audiences — and sometimes space. The theater boom is happening so fast buffs can’t even name all the companies. Then came Monday’s cautionary tale. Bay Theatre Company, the city’s first professional troupe, announced Tuesday it was suspending […]
As I watched the violent reality unleashed on innocent moviegoers who sought diversion or perhaps refuge from the routines of their daily lives by attending the newest Batman movie at its midnight premiere in Aurora, Colo., I couldn’t help but flash back to the previous senseless violent tragedies I have witnessed on television during my 65 years on this earth.
ANNAPOLIS — Is “8” enough to gain people’s support for gay marriage in Maryland? Mickey Lund, founder of the Annapolis theater troupe Dignity Players, certainly hopes so. He’s arranged for a staged reading of the play “8” on Sunday, July 22. The drama chronicles the federal trial over California’s Proposition 8, a gay-marriage ban approved […]
Towson University’s newly appointed president, Maravene S. Loeschke, said Monday she plans to focus on workforce development and ensuring academic excellence once she begins work Jan. 1. Loeschke, 64, has been president of Mansfield University, a small liberal arts college located north of Williamsport, Pa., since 2006. A former faculty member and administrator at Towson […]
The Maryland Stadium Authority is restructuring its deal with Baltimore’s Hippodrome Theatre to keep the underperforming venue running and able to compete for shows and events. Lagging ticket sales had forced theater and state officials to find new ways to pay the $800,000 that the Hippodrome owes in debt service each year. The MSA’s board […]
There are lots of productions going on this weekend, so make sure you get to catch at least one while you’re out and about in Baltimore. Vagabond Players will put on “Abducting Diana,” the comedic tale of a media titan’s kidnapping by some kidnappers who could use a crash course in the concept. Fells Point […]
Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service is celebrating its 30th anniversary in an atypical fashion. Hundreds of people will be attending a private showing Wednesday night of “Crime and Punishment” at Center Stage. (Full disclosure: The Daily Record is the event’s media sponsor.) Bonnie Sullivan, executive director of MVLS, said the organization’s benefit committee wanted to do [[...]
WASHINGTON — The Kennedy Center in Washington has been converted into a palace to showcase India’s arts, precious gems and diverse culture over the next three weeks. The $7 million “Maximum India” festival opened Tuesday night and runs through March 20. With nearly 100 performances, films and events, organizers say it is one of the […]