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  • Theater review: 'The Jacksonian' at Geffen Playhouse

     
    Beth Henley's new play, "The Jacksonian" has its world premiere in a Geffen Playhouse production, directed by Robert Falls, that features Ed Harris, Amy Madigan and Bill Pullman....
  • Review: 'The Addams Family' snaps yet stumbles at the Pantages

    Review: 'The Addams Family' snaps yet stumbles at the Pantages
    It’s hard to imagine a more peculiar mix of canny and canned than “The Addams Family,” which opened Tuesday at the Pantages Theatre. Marshall Brickman, Rick Elice and Andrew Lippa’s 2010 musical adaptation of Charles Addams’...
  • New 'Addams Family' Adds Some Heart (And Some Snap, Snap)

    New 'Addams Family' Adds Some Heart (And Some Snap, Snap)
    It's been a long and hard — not to mention spooky and ooky — road to get "The Addams Family"musical first to Broadway and then on tour. The national road company opens its one-week run Tuesday at Hartford's Bushnell Center for the Performing...
  • On Theater: SCFTA lineup features shows based on movies

    Something old ("Anything Goes"), something new ("War Horse") and a lot of shows in between (most of which were inspired by movies) have been announced for the 2012-13 season at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, which begins its 26th season this fall....
  • 'War Horse,' 'Addams Family' bound for Broward

    'War Horse,' 'Addams Family' bound for Broward
    If Broadway buzz is your thing, then you're going to love the shows heading to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts next season. In a major coup for South Florida, the inaugural tour of"War Horse" is included among them. The spate of musicals...
  • Theater review: 'The Addams Family' from Florida Theatrical Association

      Theater review: 'The Addams Family' from Florida Theatrical Association
    Charles Addams' cartoon creations are still creepy and kooky as described in the lyrics of their 1960s sitcom. They remain fond of the color black, instruments of torture, bumps in the night and screams of terror. During the staged musical version of...
  • Even for Neil Gaiman, 'The Sandman' is a singular dream

    Even for Neil Gaiman, 'The Sandman' is a singular dream
    Even in casual conversation, British author Neil Gaiman sometimes sounds as if he's narrating some dark fairy tale -- his sentences slither across old stone floors or flit on gossamer wings. He also happens to live in a rambling Minnesota manse that...
  • 'The Addams Family' had a rough move-in

    'The Addams Family' had a rough move-in
    The Arts Club in Chicago is a tony member's eatery favored by architects and artists, featuring a steel staircase designed by Mies van der Rohe and a permanent collection of works by Alexander Calder, Henry Moore and Pablo Picasso. It was no...
  • Where's Weldon?

    Where's Weldon?
    The poet Weldon Kees was born in Beatrice, Neb., in 1914, though what's best known about him is that on July 18, 1955, his car was found abandoned with the keys still in the ignition in a parking lot on the Marin County side of the Golden Gate Bridge....
  • TV's Vampira Dies

    In the early days of television, when horror movies were often campy by nature, actress Maila Nurmi created the character Vampira, a glamorous ghoul who as hostess of late-night fright films in the 1950s layered on her own brand of camp. Vampira played...
  • 'Addams Family' musical ready for the spotlight

     
    When Culture Monster first heard that producers were planning a stage musical of "The Addams Family," we weren't sure if they could pull off the signature ghoulish aesthetic that Charles Addams immortalized in his cartoons in the New Yorker. Having......
  • Brand X Files: Palin seeks big $$$ for reality TV show. Snooki teen death scandal. Boy Scouts open 'perversion files.'

     
    Cable networks vying for Sarah Palin reality TV series: Palin is asking for up to $1.5 million for each episode. Both A&E and Discovery want to acquire the project, but will the contract have a "no quitting clause"? (Hollywood Reporter) 'Jersey Shore's'...