| Sep 29, 2011
| 3:58 PM
Toby's Dinner Theatre of Columbia brings its jazzy, dazzling production of the musical "Chicago" to its intimate, in-the-round venue. All seats at Toby's are close to the action, which lends immediacy to this Broadway classic.
The tale, well told in...
| Oct 5, 2011
| 7:25 AM
When I was offered an interview with London-born and American-based singer and actress Paulette Ivory, I looked forward to talking to her for two reasons. At one point in her career, she appeared in one of my favorite British shows, "EastEnders," and she'...
| Mar 14, 2007
"I want to show you something."
Johnny Holliday is standing in the front hallway of his home in Kensington. His graying hair is parted, as always, perfectly to the left, not a single strand out of place. He grins, flashing his immaculately white upper...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 8:45 AM
F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote a sweet poem for actress Helen Hayes' daughter, Mary McArthur. Then, six years later, he penned her another one on the reverse of the same page that's, well, a little unsettling. Would you write to a 7-year-old about the "thumb-...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 1:16 PM
Helen Hayes won the first Tony Award for actress in a play in 1947, the inaugural year for Broadway's biggest honor. Her prize for her performance in "Happy Birthday" is currently being sold in an auction that will end Tuesday. But bidders expecting the...
| Feb 2, 2012
| 4:41 PM
Surprising stats from the most famous awards show of them all...
| Jun 7, 2012
| 4:39 PM
"A Star Is Born," "Nothing Sacred," "A Farewell to Arms" and "Bird of Paradise" are part of Kino Classics' collection of David O. Selznick-produced films. They're Kenneth Turan's DVD picks of the week....
| Jun 14, 2012
| 4:39 PM
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences introduces its new "Oscars Outdoors" screening series this Friday evening with the 1942 Oscar-winning romantic classic "Casablanca," followed by Walt Disney's seminal 1937 animated feature, "Snow White and...
| Mar 20, 2012
When Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne were not reigning supreme on the Broadway stages of the 1930s and 1940s, they were reposing at Ten Chimneys, their summer house in Genesee Depot, Wisc. The Midwestern location — as distinct from the usual celebrity...
| Dec 28, 2011
| 1:49 PM
The Segerstrom Center for the Arts on Jan. 13 will kick off its first-ever Off Center Festival, an eclectic nine-day program showcasing cutting-edge theater, music and dance, hip-hop, mash poetry and performance art.
Aimed at drawing audiences that...
| May 15, 2012
| 7:36 AM
The summer theater season in the Berkshires klcks off next week at Barrington Stage's second theater in Pittsfield, Mass. with the New England premiere of "Lungs."
Aaron Posner directs the Duncan Macmillan play which features Ryan King (Hartford Stage'...
| Jan 17, 2012
| 8:43 PM
'Yoga in Nature'
The Environmental Nature Center, 1601 16th St., Newport Beach, offers a "Yoga in Nature" class from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Drop in fee is $6. ENC members pay $5. For more information, call (949) 645-8489.
Lecture on Stroke...