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  • Woman recalls her 100 years, says she feels 40

     Woman recalls her 100 years, says she feels 40
    Up until a year or two ago, tiny squares of medical tape covered all signs of Ann Lewis' age on her driver's license. Daughter Gloria Lewis recalls her mother saying, "I'd rather be arrested for defamating my license than tell my age." But as Ann...
  • Review: Time has overtaken 'The Sunshine Boys'

     Review: Time has overtaken 'The Sunshine Boys'
    The knock against Neil Simon in the early days was that he cared more about his punch lines than his characters. "The Sunshine Boys," his 1972 play about the rocky reunion of a pair of elderly vaudeville comics, attempts to turn this playwriting vice into...
  • Fall theater season listens to new voices and old

    Fall theater season listens to new voices and old
    Theater festivals have the potential to galvanize an audience, but in a sprawling city already awash in performance, the importance of sharp curating can't be overemphasized. Radar L.A., an adventurous amalgam of international theater, made a winning...
  • Sunshine Boys Danny DeVito and Judd Hirsch crack wise

    Sunshine Boys Danny DeVito and Judd Hirsch crack wise
    Danny DeVito and Judd Hirsch blow into a downtown steakhouse like a comedy hurricane. They've arrived straight from rehearsal for their upcoming show, "The Sunshine Boys," at the Ahmanson Theatre, and the tone of their entrance shtick owes something...
  • The Rhubarb Patch: A tough discussion about ‘hard truths’ in the presidential race

     
    In Wednesday's Tribune I debate the 2012 presidential race with conservative activist Chris Robling, a WGN-TV commentator and former executive director of the Cook County Republican Party. To Chris, from Eric: On the first night of the recent Republican...
  • Judd Hirsch and Danny DeVito will reunite for 'Sunshine Boys'

    Judd Hirsch and Danny DeVito will reunite for 'Sunshine Boys'
    Judd Hirsch will fill the shoes of the late Richard Griffiths in the revival of Neil Simon's "The Sunshine Boys" coming to the Ahmanson Theatre in September.   Griffiths had been scheduled to costar alongside Danny DeVito at the Ahmanson, but the...
  • 'The Munsters' come back to life with a Halloween marathon

     
    Some children call their childhood "the wonder years." But Butch Patrick says his childhood could be called "The Munsters Years." Patrick, who played the pointy-earred Eddie Munster on the classic TV comedy "The Munsters," says he's never forgotten how...
  • Dick Van Dyke to star in 'The Sunshine Boys' with brother Jerry

     
    Dick Van Dyke headed back to the stage in 'Sunshine Boys'...
  • Rob Lowe? Peterson prefers Denzel Washington

    Rob Lowe? Peterson prefers Denzel Washington
    Drew Peterson says he's a little disappointed that Rob Lowe will play him in a movie being made by the Lifetime network. "If I was ever in a movie, I was hoping that I would be portrayed by Denzel Washington, but I guess Rob Lowe is OK," Peterson told...
  • 'Car 54, Where Are You?: The Complete First Season'

    Television has had its share of funny cops, but two of the most legendary remain Toody and Muldoon, who were played by Joe E. Ross (he of "Ooh, ooh!" excitability) and Fred Gwynne in this classic early-1960s sitcom from humor veteran Nat Hiken. The New...
  • Who's on first?

    Who's on first?
    Burbank actors Daniel Roebuck and Jim Roope will have to age 20 years through the magic of makeup for their roles as 70-year-old former vaudevillian performers reuniting for one last TV appearance in Neil Simon's "The Sunshine Boys". The show opens...
  • Nothing but sunshine

    The St. Francis Stage Company's current staging of "The Sunshine Boys" offers quite a few bright spots for local theatergoers despite some uneven technical aspects. Billed as an annual fundraiser for St. Francis Xavier School and parish, this production...