| Jun 6, 2014
| 4:52 PM
"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;...
| May 14, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"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" --...
| May 19, 2014
| 9:22 PM
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...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 5:00 AM
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...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 8:53 AM
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...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 10:12 AM
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...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 4:30 PM
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...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 12:30 AM
"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...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 8:30 PM
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...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 9:03 AM
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...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 6:25 PM
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...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 7:40 AM
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...