| Apr 29, 2010
| 4:33 PM
The misadventures of theater folk in Hollywood have been fodder for the stage at least since Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman sent "Once in a Lifetime" to Broadway in 1930. Now comes a doozy: John Kander, Fred Ebb and......
| Apr 30, 2010
| 4:32 PM
--Split opinions: Some see a plan to build billionaire Eli Broad's art museum downtown -- with a $1-a-year lease -- as a great deal while others see it as a giveaway. (Los Angeles Times) --Follow the money: The creators of......
| Jan 7, 2010
| 4:33 PM
It will be a shockeroo if all five of today's Directors Guild of America nominated films don't make it into the expanded best picture Oscars race. All five of them are already among the 10 films in contention with the PGA. The DGA nominees are Kathryn...
| Jun 16, 2010
Like the well-oiled machine it is, Chicago rolls along, its air of sexy decadence never changing. Of course, people don't change much either.
So almost 15 years after this version of the musical about "murder, greed, corruption and all the things we hold...
| Feb 21, 2010
Twenty toned and lithe dancers shook their hips in exaggerated movements, pounding Dodger blue baseball bats into the ballet studio floor in time to the staccato beats of Elton John's "Bennie and the Jets." "You're giving me hips, but you're giving me...
| Dec 30, 2010
| 9:15 AM
Those who high-kick across the kitchen when only goldfish are watching, those who tap because the surface below their feet has the right reverb and those who turn simply for the joy of spinning embody the CBS show "Live to Dance."
The Tuesday, Jan. 4,...
| Jan 17, 2011
There was a time in 1965 when Joel Grey thought he would throw in the towel on show business. He wanted to be Laurence Olivier but instead he was doing a dreadful musical in Jones Beach, Long Island, called " Mardi Gras" with the June Taylor Dancers.
| Jun 22, 2011
| 11:37 AM
In 2004, the Chinese filmmaker Lu Chuan made the extraordinary Mountain Patrol: Kekexili, a visually stunning and utterly unique fact-based drama about a volunteer regiment doing battle with antelope poachers in the mountains of Tibet. (National...
| Aug 17, 2011
| 2:31 PM
"Tiny Fascists: A Boy Scout Musical" **1/2
Nostalgists of the Scouting persuasion will find plenty to like in this deranged ode to idealized manliness, awkward preteen camaraderie and an obsession with mastering knots.
The show was created by an...
| Oct 24, 2011
| 3:55 AM
The show: “Fela!”
The place: Shubert Theater in New Haven.
Thoughts on leaving the parking lot?: I was going to write a standard blog-style review of "Fela" which I saw Friday night but since the run was so short -- it ended today -- I...
| Nov 4, 2011
Character actor in dozens of TV, film projects
Sid Melton, 94, a character actor perhaps best known for his roles in the hit television shows "Green Acres" and "The Danny Thomas Show," died of pneumonia Wednesday at Providence St. Joseph...
| Sep 10, 2011
| 8:58 PM
Cliff Robertson, who starred as John F. Kennedy in a 1963 World War II drama and later won an Academy Award for his portrayal of a mentally disabled bakery janitor in the movie "Charly," died Saturday, one day after his 88th birthday.
Robertson, who also...