| Oct 14, 2010
| 9:34 AM
From the blog Michael Sragow Gets Reel:
It hasn't been a great era for haunted-house movies. The third version of "House of Wax," in 2005, was awful enough to kill off the form, at least as far as big American studios were concerned. The day my review...
| Mar 2, 2012
| 2:07 PM
"The Addams Family" seemed to have everything going for it when the musical opened on Broadway two years ago: a book by the creators of the mega-hit "Jersey Boys"; two exceedingly popular stars, Nathan Lane and Bebe Neuwirth; and a title known to...
| Mar 9, 2012
| 3:07 PM
After a performance of "The Addams Family," the Broadway musical now playing at the Hippodrome Theatre, a tall, bald, mustachioed man went backstage to greet the cast — the original, the ultimate Gomez Addams, John Astin.
Douglas Sills, who...
| Mar 10, 2012
It has all the weight and nutritional value of cotton candy. But "The Addams Family," the Broadway musical that has taken up temporary residence at the Hippodrome Theatre, adds up to a mildly entertaining package of song and shtick.
Revised since its New...
| Sep 23, 2011
| 3:27 PM
To those who think U.S. 50 is primarily a road that spans Maryland's bucolic Eastern Shore, Christopher Corbett begs to differ.
Corbett, an award-winning journalist and author, spent countless hours traversing the dusty stretch of Old U.S. 50 that lies...
| Dec 1, 2012
My first dog was a golden retriever named Tisha. Tisha was quiet and friendly, a perfect golden for a 4-year-old boy; my mother swears that when we took her to the vet one last time, as the dog lay dying on the operating table, Tisha lifted her head at...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 12:21 PM
The Swann Gallery in New York is holding a large auction of 20th century illustrations that features the works of Maurice Sendak. There are many books by Sendak and those he illustrated, some original sketches, signed books and a first edition of "Where...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 10:30 AM
How often have you attended a show for the first time and instantly recognized all the major characters the moment they appeared?
Chances are you'll do so when you visit "The Addams Family" at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts. Even before the...
| Dec 24, 2012
| 11:59 AM
So it's that time of year when kids are home and many adults take some time off from work, and in this column I like to call out a couple of nearby attractions or performances that might be a fun way to spend some time over the holidays.
| Feb 28, 2011
| 9:33 PM
Broadway/LA said that its upcoming 2011-12 season at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood will feature a total of nine productions, including touring versions of the Tony-winning shows "Billy Elliot," "Memphis," "La Cage aux Folles" and "Million Dollar...
| Jan 7, 2012
| 4:37 PM
Charles Addams, Google Doodle honoree....
| Feb 14, 2012
| 9:32 PM
Michael Bastian's fall and winter 2012 collection was inspired by the extra man -- a.k.a. the escort or walker. The result is a dressy, dapper and ultra-luxe wardrobe for the man about town....