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  • Michael McKean is a man of many comedic faces

     Michael McKean is a man of many comedic faces
    When he played Lenny on ABC's popular 1976-83 sitcom "Laverne & Shirley," Michael McKean realized he could easily become typecast as his dumb, lovable Fonzie wannabe and pal of the knuckleheaded Squiggy. He vowed not to let it happen. "It's not your...
  • McNamara's Picks: 'Scandal,' 'Family Tree,' 'Elementary'

    McNamara's Picks: 'Scandal,' 'Family Tree,' 'Elementary'
    "Scandal": Shonda Rhimes' whacked-out buzzfest of a political drama comes to a much-fanticipated close after its first full season (it debuted as a mid-season replacement.) As super-sleuth and super-stylin' D.C. power-fixer Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington)...
  • TV Picks: 'Family Tree,' 'Nashville,' '10 Buildings,' 'The Middle'

    TV Picks: 'Family Tree,' 'Nashville,' '10 Buildings,' 'The Middle'
    "Family Tree" (HBO, premieres Sunday). Christopher Guest has made you a TV series. Thank him. The director of "A Mighty Wind" and "Best in Show" and one of the forces behind and in "This Is Spinal Tap" -- in which he was Nigel Tufnel, whose amplifier went...
  • Review: HBO's 'Family Tree' rooted in warm, goofy eccentricity

    Review: HBO's 'Family Tree' rooted in warm, goofy eccentricity
    Christopher Guest, the director of "Best in Show" and "A Mighty Wind," has made a TV series for HBO. The eight-episode "Family Tree," which premieres Sunday, is his first work in seven years, and like his films it is sweet and funny and not a little...
  • Bryan Cranston to play LBJ in play by Robert Schenkkan

    Bryan Cranston to play LBJ in play by Robert Schenkkan
    Bryan Cranston is going from playing a meth dealer on AMC's "Breaking Bad" to playing President Lyndon B. Johnson in a new stage production of a work by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan. "All The Way" will open the new season at...
  • Michael McKean, Jefferson Mays in 'Yes, Prime Minister' at Geffen

    Michael McKean, Jefferson Mays in 'Yes, Prime Minister' at Geffen
    The death of Margaret Thatcher this week has created renewed public interest -- and, for some, nostalgia -- for British politics during the 1980s. "Yes, Prime Minister," the play based on the popular '80s sitcom that ran on the BBC, is scheduled to have...
  • Hartford Investors Smiling As "Best Man" Recoups

    Hartford Investors Smiling As "Best Man" Recoups
    Good news for Hartford Stage board members and friends of the theater here who invested in the Broadway revival of Gore Vidal’s “The Best Man,” staged by former artistic director Michael Wilson. Producers of the revival of the 1960...
  • A judgmental Randy Newman likes what he sees

    A judgmental Randy Newman likes what he sees
    In his songs, Randy Newman has invented enough characters to stock a season's worth of Broadway musicals. Regretful lovers. Scared school boys. Unreconstructed rednecks. Blissfully smug Angelenos. An oddly contemporary Karl Marx. And, of course, short...
  • Theater review: 'Harps and Angels' at the Mark Taper Forum

     
    Randy Newman fans won’t find much to object to in “Harps and Angels,” the new revue starring semi-hits and arty tunes by L.A.’s favorite songwriting son. (That designation is unavoidable when you live and work here and write the city’s......
  • This week: Jeff Bridges on ‘Americans Masters’; Jim Carrey on ‘Inside the Actors Studio’; ‘Off the Map’ on ABC; ‘Lights Out’ on FX

     
    Premieres, profiles and some long-awaited new episodes fill this week's schedule....
  • Theater review: 'Superior Donuts' at Geffen Playhouse

     
    In real life, odd couples can be tiresome with their bickering and bellyaching, but in the theater they’re usually a source of comic bliss. And there’s a memorable one on display right now at the Geffen Playhouse, where Tracy Letts’........
  • Wednesday’s Highlights: 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit' on NBC

     
    Wednesday’s Highlights: 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit' on NBC...