Stage and Comedy

This undated photo released by Lincoln Center Theater shows, from left, Bernard White, Tala Ashe and Nadine Malouf in a scene from "The Who & The What," a new play by Ayad Akhtar currently performing off-Broadway at LCT3's Claire Tow Theater in New York. (AP Photo/Lincoln Center Theater, Erin Baiano)

Akhtar’s “The Who & The What” opened Monday night in an LCT3 production at Lincoln Center’s Claire Tow Theater. Under crisp direction by Kimberly Senior, Akhtar’s vibrant culture-clash drama simmers with dry humor.

AURORA | The programming at the Aurora Fox theater is among the best in the state, according to nominations released yesterday for the Colorado Theatre Guild’s annual Henry Awards. The Fox earned 13 nominations in the CTG’s 2013-14 list for achievements in acting, choreography, direction lighting design and stage design released earlier this week. The […]

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“It’s cool sitting in that room with all of those rugs around you. They’re pieces of artwork,” said Pat Payne, artistic producer for the Cherry Creek Theatre company. “The rug store is literally a business seven days a week. We need to make it as easy on them as possible.”

FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2013 file photo, actor and director James Franco poses for photographers on the red carpet for the screening of the film "Child Of God" at the 70th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy. Rattlestick Playwrights Theater said Monday, June 16, 2014, that Franco will direct Robert Boswell’s world premiere play “The Long Shrift” from July 7-Aug. 23. The off-Broadway job will coincide with Franco’s current one on Broadway as an actor in “Of Mice and Men.” (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, File)

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater said Monday that Franco will direct Robert Boswell’s world premiere play “The Long Shrift” from July 7-Aug. 23.

In this Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, file photo the surviving members of the Monty Python comedy group, from left, Michael Palin, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam and John Cleese pose for photographers during a photocall to promote a reunion stage show they are going to perform together, at a hotel in London. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)

“I’ve got one or two up my sleeve that will absolutely freak people out,” said Idle, who has taken the lead on assembling the 10 performances at London’s O2 Arena.