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  • TV Picks: Pirates, a painter, prisoners and people of Broadway

    TV Picks: Pirates, a painter, prisoners and people of Broadway
    "Crossbones" (NBC, Fridays), "Friday Night Spotlight: Pirate Pictures" (TCM, Fridays in June). Pirates! Their parrots, their peg legs, their eye patches; their planks for walking, their X'ed spot-markings; their swashbuckling ways and way of talking;...
  • Larry Kramer's 'The Normal Heart' bleeds for all of us

    "SPEAK WHEN you're angry and you'll give the best speech you'll ever regret," said Ambrose Bierce. THE GREAT activist/playwright Larry Kramer would beg to disagree. Kramer's most powerful speeches and his seminal stage work -- "The Normal Heart" --...
  • “Frozen” kicks off Allentown's free Movies in the Park

     
    Join Anna, Elsa and Olaf for an icy adventure in Arendelle when Walt Disney’s hit movie “Frozen” kicks off Allentown’s free Movies in the Park series Friday. The movie will be shown on a large outdoor screen and will begin at...
  • Tony Award nominations are up for grabs

    Tony Award nominations are up for grabs
    NEW YORK — Recent Broadway seasons have yielded musical juggernauts: "The Book of Mormon," "The Producers" and "Spring Awakening," for example, each scooped up fistfuls of Tony nominations before going on to win best musical. But as voters have...
  • 'Looking's' Raul Castillo talks season finale: 'I was proud of Richie'

    'Looking's' Raul Castillo talks season finale: 'I was proud of Richie'
    He’s a guy who knows how to make an entrance and an exit. In the pilot episode of HBO’s“Looking,” barber-and-bouncer Richie came in by way of  Muni Metro—his flirtatious charm enticing Patrick (Jonathan Groff) to step out...
  • 'The Normal Heart' teaser is heart-wrenching

    'The Normal Heart' teaser is heart-wrenching
    HBO has released the first teaser for "The Normal Heart," the long-awaited film adaptation of Larry Kramer's Tony Award-winning play. It's heart-wrenching. "I'm trying to understand why nobody gives a shit that we're dying," Mark Ruffalo's character, Ned...
  • Behind the Scenes of Broadway's YouTube Musical Comedy About Gays in Russia

    Harvey Fierstein, Andrew Rannells, Michael Urie, Roger Rees, Jonathan Groff, Laura Benanti: All of these familiar Broadway faces, and a ton more, got together to put on a show. Making the rounds online ahead of the Sochi Winter Olympics, "Russian Broadway...
  • Cast of Disney's 'Frozen' Performs Live

    "Apparently Disney didn't realize they have a concert (hall) named after them so we're here at this Bat Mitzvah venue," joked Josh Gad as he kicked off an evening in which the cast of Disney's Oscar-nominated "Frozen" performed songs from the animated hit...
  • Voices Behind the Animation Add Extra Dimension

    Animated films may dazzle with feats of artistic achievement, but it takes the voices of actors working in relative solitude in a sound booth to give the characters and the stories real depth. The process can take years of sporadic recording, and the...
  • Chicago playwright Tanya Saracho lands 'Girls' writing gig

    Chicago playwright Tanya Saracho lands 'Girls' writing gig
    Years ago, when I first interviewed Chicago playwright Tanya Saracho, she told me about visiting her senora here in town whenever she was in need of counsel. It took me a few minutes before I realized she was talking about a specific type of Latina...
  • Oscars 2014: 'Frozen' wins animated feature

    Disney’s “Frozen,” directed by Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck, won the Oscar for animated feature Sunday. Loosely based on the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale “The Snow Queen,” the film centers on Anna (voiced by Kristin...
  • Will Tony Love This 'Gentleman' In So-So Season?

    Will Tony Love This 'Gentleman' In So-So Season?
    It’s the final few weeks before the lackluster 2013-14 Broadway season and some folks in Hartford are taking an unusually high interest in the last few shows that are about to open. The reason is “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and...