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  • 'Way West' needs a dramatic compass

    'Way West' needs  a dramatic compass
    In the best scene of Mona Mansour's "The Way West," the otherwise rather frustrating new play at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company that contrasts the optimism of initial Western expansion in these United States with today's struggling California middle...
  • Drama League Awards Go Broad with Crowded List of 2014 Nominations

    A whopping seven Broadway musicals and two Off Broadway tuners will compete for the single 2013-14 Drama League Award for musical, one of only five competitive award categories packed with nominees that also include actors Michelle Williams, Denzel...
  • The real Masters & Johnson-- and their TV counterparts

    The real Masters & Johnson-- and their TV counterparts
    It's one thing to study human sexuality in the Midwest in the 1950s. It is yet quite another to find willing participants. But William Masters and Virginia Johnson — the St. Louis-based researchers who would become famous as America's foremost sex...
  • HBO renews medical comedy 'Getting On' for second season

    HBO renews medical comedy 'Getting On' for second season
    HBO is giving a life extension to its medical comedy "Getting On," announcing Tuesday that it has renewed the off-kilter dark comedy for a second season. "Getting On," from Mark V. Olsen and Will Scheffer ("Big Love"), is an adaptation from a BBC series...
  • HBO Renews 'Getting On'

    HBO has ordered a second season of "Getting On," Variety has confirmed. Comedy, based on a Brit series of the same name, bowed on HBO in November and hails from "Big Love" creators Will Scheffer and Mark V. Olsen. Season two will be comprised of six...
  • Chicago Film Archives returns to blue-collar Lincoln Park

    Chicago Film Archives returns to blue-collar Lincoln Park
    Midway through the 1974 documentary "Now We Live on Clifton," which captures the early gentrification of Lincoln Park, a group of boys fling themselves off the roof of a house onto a flimsy mattress down below. The diversion has "broken ankle" written all...
  • Thursday's Highlights: 'The Big Bang Theory'

    Thursday's Highlights: 'The Big Bang Theory'
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of March 9-15, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies   --------------------   SERIES Chicagoland Mayor Rahm Emanuel cheers on...
  • Bo knew jerseys, and so does Danny Pudi

    Bo knew jerseys, and so does Danny Pudi
    I wasn't the only "Community" obsessive to breathe a sigh of relief when the NBC comedy returned for its fifth season last week, with creator Dan Harmon reinstalled at the helm after being discharged from his duties last year. The show suffered for it,...
  • Christopher Evan Welch: An actor who made an impression

    Christopher Evan Welch: An actor who made an impression
    We lost a sterling actor this week, an actor whose name was less familiar than his face or voice. But fame is many things: fleeting, relative, frequently a matter of chance. To those who knew his work on screen and on stage, Christopher Evan Welch wasn'...
  • McNamara's Picks: 'Getting On,' 'Bonnie and Clyde,' 'Sherlock'

    McNamara's Picks: 'Getting On,' 'Bonnie and Clyde,' 'Sherlock'
    "Getting On." HBO's twisted and brave new comedy may take place in a long-term care facility, but it refuses to get the vapors or turn to sentimental mush when dealing with the grim but often hilarious realities of old age and death. Against the...
  • Review: HBO's 'Getting On' a darkly comic gem on life, death

     Review: HBO's 'Getting On' a darkly comic gem on life, death
    Our collective fear of death has driven story since its invention. But where once we quaked at the thought of a life cut short — by violence, illness, childbirth — we now just as often obsess about lives, and deaths, stretched overlong. A...
  • HBO's 'Getting On' may hit a little too close to the home

     HBO's 'Getting On' may hit a little too close to the home
    Most of the actors on the set of HBO's newest program, "Getting On," are over 70. The show, which premieres Sunday, takes place in the Billy Barnes Extended Care Unit of the beleaguered Mt. Palms hospital in Long Beach. Elderly women are cared for under...