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Alana Ernst stars as Bonnie and Bruno Faria as Clyde in FAU’s production of “Bonnie & Clyde.”

Summer stock: 5 theater shows to see in Palm Beach County

In some cities across the country, theaters go dark in the summer, but not in Palm Beach County. Here the dramatic offerings are varied, entertaining and played with such skill that audiences fill the seats. This week’s “Staycation” recommendations from the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County include a sampling ...

Skip Hartzell’s ‘Doddles #1’. Charcoal on paper. (Contributed)

Love dogs? Then this exhibit is for you

Has this exhibit gone to the dogs? Visit artist Skip Hartzell’s new show, Dogs, and you might say the answer is yes! The artist, whose exhibit opens this week at the Paul Fisher Gallery in West Palm Beach, paints, sculpts and draws dogs in all shapes and sizes. According to ...

Elaine Stritch, the brash theater performer whose gravelly, gin-laced voice and impeccable comic timing made her a theatrical icon, has died, according to Brigade Marketing. She was 89.

Broadway lights will be dimmed in Stritch's memory

Broadway marquees will be dimmed in memory of a Tony- and Emmy-winning actress who epitomized New York and the theater world. Elaine Stritch died Thursday at age 89 in her home state of Michigan. She was far from her longtime adopted home. But Broadway — and New York —immediately sent ...

FILE - This April 2, 2013 file image released by the O+M Company shows Elaine Stritch performing her final engagement at the Cafe Carlyle in New York with Rob Bowman at the piano. Stritch died Thursday, July 17, 2014 at her home in Birmingham, Mich. She was 89. (AP Photo/The O+M Company, Walter McBride, File)

Elaine Stritch mourned as a feisty, funny broad

Elaine Stritch was more than a Broadway actress. She was a New York institution, strolling around in a fur coat, pork pie hat or oversized sunglasses. She often wore shorts and ties, or just black stockings and a white flowing shirt. Her weapon of choice was the zinger. "I like ...

FILE - This file image released by Jeffrey Richards Associates shows Bryan Cranston portraying President Lyndon B. Johnson during a performance of "All the Way."  HBO Films has acquired rights to the Tony Award-winning play, which opened earlier this year to critical and popular success while also winning Cranston the Tony as Best Actor. Robert Schenkkan will adapt his play for HBO, the company announced Wednesday, July 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Richards Associates, Evgenia Eliseeva, file)

'All the Way' with HBO for Bryan Cranston as LBJ

HBO says it's "All the Way" with Bryan Cranston reprising his role as President Lyndon Johnson in a TV adaptation of his recent Broadway debut. HBO Films has acquired rights to the Tony Award-winning play that opened earlier this year to critical and popular success while also winning Cranston the ...

Kelly Ainsworth as Hero, Michael Burgos as the Priest and Pierre Tannous as Claudio in Shakespeare by the Sea’s “Much Ado About Nothing,” which run Thursday through Sunday. (photo courtesy Brittany Shearin)

Lead performers propel this ‘Much Ado’ at fest in Jupiter

Too much ado could not be made about the importance of Kevin Crawford to the Palm Beach Shakespeare Festival. A founding member of the 24-year-old troupe and its artistic director and go-to leading man for many seasons, Crawford died last fall, leaving a gaping hole in the Festival’s human resources. ...

FILE - This theater image released by O&M Co. shows Josh Hamilton, left, and Jenna Fischer in a scene from Neil LaBute’s play, "Reasons to Be Happy" in New York. Hamilton will play Maggie Gyllenhaal’s unhappy husband in the upcoming Broadway revival of "The Real Thing." The Roundabout Theatre Company said Tuesday, July 15, 2014, that Hamilton will join the cast that also includes Ewan McGregor and Cynthia Nixon. Previews begin Oct. 2 and it will open officially on Oct. 30 at the American Airlines Theatre.  (AP Photo/O&M Co., Joan Marcus, FIle)

Josh Hamilton joins cast of 'The Real Thing'

Josh Hamilton will play Maggie Gyllenhaal's (JIHL'-ihn-hahlz) unhappy husband in the upcoming Broadway revival of "The Real Thing." The Roundabout Theatre Company said Tuesday that Hamilton will join the cast that also includes Ewan McGregor and Cynthia Nixon. Previews begin Oct. 2 and it will open officially Oct. 30 at ...

FILE - This May 8, 2013 file photo shows Joely Richardson at the Tate Americas Foundation Artists Dinner in New York. Richardson is coming back to a New York stage for a one-woman show. The English actress known for the shows “The Tudors” and “Nip/Tuck” will play poet Emily Dickinson in William Luce’s one-woman play “The Belle of Amherst.” (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

Joely Richardson to play poet Emily Dickinson

Joely Richardson is coming back to a New York stage in something she never thought she'd do — a one-woman show. The English actress known for the TV shows "The Tudors" and "Nip/Tuck" will play poet Emily Dickinson in William Luce's play "The Belle of Amherst." "Never say never," Richardson ...

FILE - This image released by Boneau/Bryan-Brown shows the cast performing in "Holler If Ya Hear Me," at the Palace Theatre in New York. Tupac Shakur fans, keep ya head up. Producers said late Monday, July 14, 2014, that the show will close Sunday at the Palace Theatre after playing just 17 previews and 38 regular performances.  (AP Photo/Boneau/Bryan-Brown, Joan Marcus, file)

Tupac Shakur musical to close Sunday on Broadway

Tupac Shakur fans, keep ya head up: The Broadway musical "Holler If Ya Hear Me" that uses songs from one of hip-hop's greatest artists is closing after less than two months. Producers said late Monday that the show will close Sunday at the Palace Theatre after playing just 17 previews ...

FILE - This May 3, 2012 file photo shows Duncan Sheik at a special screening of "Hick" in New York. Second Stage Theatre said Monday, July 14, 2014, it will stage the musical based on Bret Easton Ellis's 1991 novel starting in February 2015. No casting was announced. The book for the stage version was written by playwright Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and is directed by Rupert Goold. Duncan Sheik has penned music and lyrics for more than a dozen original songs, including "You Are What You Wear."(AP Photo/Evan Agostini, file)

Musical of 'American Psycho' heading off-Broadway

The yuppie serial killer Patrick Bateman from "American Psycho" is about to stalk an off-Broadway stage. Second Stage Theatre said Monday it will stage the musical based on Bret Easton Ellis's 1991 Manhattan-based novel starting in February 2015. No casting was announced. The book for the stage version was written ...

This image released by WeTV shows actor Damon Gupton, left, and director Tony Goldwyn on the set of "The Divide."  The series premieres Wednesday, July 16 at 9 p.m. ET. (AP Photo/WeTV)

'Scandal' star Tony Goldwyn creates a new drama

Tony Goldwyn has displayed a lack of ethics in the White House. As President Fitzgerald Grant on ABC's hit melodrama "Scandal," he has cheated on his wife right under her nose and even smothered a pesky Supreme Court justice on her sickbed. But in his behind-the-camera roles as producer, director ...

NEWS AND NOTES: Hot new art shows and concerts in South Florida

The winners of the annual Members Show on exhibit free through Aug. 2 at the Palm Beach Photographic Centre have been announced. First place went to Dennis Holt (Boston, Naples) and Honorable Mention to Wayne Becker of Wellington and Anne Converse of Stuart. For more information: www.workshop.org.The Holden Luntz Gallery ...

FILE - This Nov. 14, 2011 file photo shows actress Rachel Dratch at the "24 Hour Play" after-party at B.B. King Blues Club in New York. Dratch and Mo Rocca will be getting down and dirty next month in a play about political sex scandals. The duo will star in “Tail! Spin,” a verbatim mash-up of the public interviews, secret e-mails, raunchy texts and Twitter gaffes that brought down such politicians as former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, ex-Rep. Anthony Wiener, ex-Rep. Mark Foley and former Sen. Larry Craig.  The hit of the 2012 New York International Fringe Festival will begin performances on Sept. 18 at Culture Project. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, file)

Rachel Dratch stars in laugh-fest 'Tail!Spin!'

Public servants who venture downtown this fall may leave blushing: A show that highlights four big political sex scandals is coming back. "Tail! Spin!" — the hit of the 2012 New York International Fringe Festival — will begin performances on Sept. 18 at Culture Project starring "Saturday Night Live" alumna ...

Gateway 5 is inside the Ann Norton Sculpture Garden.

Great gardens, sizzling sculptures in Palm Beach, West Palm

It may be a bit warm outside, but that’s no excuse to pass up the unique — and often free — art you can enjoy all over Palm Beach County. Let the experts at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County help you curate this week’s agenda of your summer ...

Conductor Lorin Maazel dies at Va. home at 84

Conductor Lorin Maazel, whose prodigious career included seven years at the helm of the New York Philharmonic, died Sunday at his home in northern Virginia. He was 84. Maazel died at Castleton Farms from complications following pneumonia, according to a statement by The Castleton Festival, an annual festival that Maazel ...

Xavier Cortada’s interactive installation has tiny packets of seeds of the coreopsis flower for viewers to take home to plant for bees habitat. (Contributed)

Artists join forces to focus on bees

This exhibit is all the buzz! What’s All The Buzz About, which opened Friday at the Lake Park’s Art on Park gallery features four members of South Florida EcoArtists who are combining their talents to educate the public about bees. “This is my answer to all of the hoopla and ...

This image released by Keith Sherman & Associates shows playwright and actor Tom Dugan as famed Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal in “Wiesenthal,” a play to be presented from Oct. 24- Feb. 1, at the Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row in New York. Wiesenthal was a Holocaust survivor who spent more than 50 years hunting Nazi war criminals, speaking out against neo-Nazism and racism, and remembering the Jewish experience as a lesson for humanity. He estimated he helped bring some 1,100 Nazi war criminals to justice. (AP Photo/Keith Sherman & Associates, Martin Gottlieb)

Play about Nazi hunter Wiesenthal to come to NYC

A one-man play about famed Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal will make its New York premiere this winter. Tom Dugan, who wrote and stars in "Wiesenthal," will present the play from Oct. 24- Feb. 1, at the Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row. Jenny Sullivan will direct. Wiesenthal was a Holocaust survivor ...

FILE - This April 4, 2012 file photo shows playwright and director George C. Wolfe at a screening of the film"The Intouchables" in New York.  Wolfe will direct a play adapted from the Oscar-winning film "Black Orpheus." Pulitzer Prize-winner Lynn Nottage will write the story. “Black Orpheus” is the 1959 film by Marcel Camus, recreating the Orpheus and Eurydice myth in the Rio de Janeiro carnival.  (AP Photo/Starpix, Marion Curtis, File)

Film 'Black Orpheus' to be adapted for Broadway

With all eyes on Brazil and the World Cup, Broadway is getting into the act with plans to adapt the Oscar-winning film "Black Orpheus" for the stage. Producers said Monday that Pulitzer Prize-winner Lynn Nottage will write the story and Tony Award-winner George C. Wolfe will direct. The musical will ...

British composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, centre, director Trevor Nunn, left, and choreographer Gillian Lynne, right, pose for the photographers with performers in cat costumes, during a photo-op to promote the return of the musical Cats, in central London, Monday, July 7, 2014. The show, based on T.S Eliot's 'Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats', will return to the West End for a limited 12-week run from Dec, 2014. Cats, one of the longest-running shows in West End and on Broadway, received its world premiere in London in 1981 where it played for 21 record-breaking years and almost 9,000 performances. According to its creators Cats has been presented in over 26 countries, has been translated into 10 languages and has been seen by over 50 million people world-wide. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

'Cats' gets rap twist for West End revival

"Cats" is back — and now one of the felines raps. Andrew Lloyd Webber announced Monday that his hit musical will return to London's West End in December in a revamped production with a hip-hop flavor. Based on T.S. Eliot's whimsical "Old Possum's Book Of Practical Cats," the musical opened ...

Melanie Johanson, 33, a former art teacher, with her dog Wilbur, 7, having a coffee at the Seagate Hotel coffee shop on Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach. Johanson and her husband moved to Delray Beach from New Orleans, and has been with The Cornell Museum for two years, the last three months as the museum curator.”We walk our dog here every Saturday and Sunday and love the coffee,” Johanson said. (Bill Ingram / Palm Beach Post)

Scene Maker: Melanie Johanson, Delray art curator

You may see Melanie Johanson and her husband cruising around Delray Beach on their bicycles — or maybe waking their Catahoula hound dog near the beach. From New Orleans, they are relative newcomers to Delray and are always scouting out new restaurants, shops and adventures. They moved here two years ...

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