| Oct 3, 2013
| 4:20 PM
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...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 1:00 PM
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...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 7:15 AM
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...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 10:35 AM
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...
| Sep 18, 2012
| 4:32 PM
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...
| Oct 29, 2010
| 4:34 PM
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...
| Mar 28, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Dick Van Dyke headed back to the stage in 'Sunshine Boys'...
| Jan 5, 2011
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...
| Jan 12, 2011
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...
| Mar 10, 2011
| 5:47 AM
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.
| Jun 15, 2011
| 6:35 AM
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...