| Jul 14, 2011
Prior to this year, Annapolis native Justin Brill had only seen one play at the Kennedy Center, and that was when he was a teenager and his family took his mom to see "Beauty and the Beast" onMother's Day.
For his second time around at the...
| Jul 18, 2014
Who I am
Christy Childers from Chicago.
"High Fidelity" by Nick Hornby, "Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Brontë, "The Fault in Our Stars" by John Green and "Christy" by Catherine Marshall.
This piece first ran in Printers...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 10:35 AM
Oh yes, as the song goes, "life goes on, long after the thrill of living is gone."
That's the sentiment at the heart of "A Long Way Down," a suicide dramedy based on that pop music-loving British novelist Nick Hornby's book.
That isn't one of the...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 11:35 AM
Boca Raton’s Slow Burn Theatre does a credible job with “High Fidelity the Musical,” giving the show an injection of youthful bounce and vibrant vocals.
And the six-member band adds some flash to the score by Tom Kitt (“Next to...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 1:35 PM
With his boyish demeanor and underlying unresolved angst, Jason Byrnes could be a cousin to John Cusack's Rob Gordon from "High Fidelity." Only instead of vintage vinyl, Jason deals with memorabilia and collectibles in a comfortably cluttered (but...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 11:32 AM
With his "Dallas Buyers Club" starring Matthew McConaughey as an AIDS patient already among the most highly anticipated films of the fall festival season, director Jean-Marc Vallee looks to already be lining up his next project. He will helm an adaptation...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Sony Pictures Television has sold rights to biz competition format "Dragon's Den," known in the U.S. as "Shark Tank," for versions that will air in Germany and Spain.
In Germany, SPT's local unit will produce the local version of the show for private...
| Mar 3, 2013
| 5:20 PM
You'd easily think that "She Kills Monsters" the clever, funny, moving, lively and delightfully geeky standout at this year's Garage Rep at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company, was entirely created by Buzz22 Chicago, a very young theater company created by...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 10:08 AM
The film version of Cheryl Strayed's memoir "Wild" is picking up steam: Reese Witherspoon has signed on to portray the author.
In the book, Strayed writes of hiking the 1,000-mile Pacific Crest trail alone, compelled by grief over her mother's death,...
| Sep 23, 2012
| 1:52 PM
Nick Waterhouse might be a young man, but he has an old sound.
On his debut album "Time's All Gone," the Los Angeles soul man comes across like a time traveler from the 1960s, belting out rowdy, R&B-tinged numbers about the women who've caused him hurt...
| Oct 15, 2012
| 5:44 AM
Michael Chabon's new novel, "Telegraph Avenue," is like a child's bedroom overflowing with '70s pop culture — with used vinyl records and Motown name-dropping and cheesy blaxploitation movies, and set against a backdrop of racial identity in...
| Feb 24, 2013
Tom Kitt remembers seeing punk-pop group Green Day for the first time. He was a student at New York's Columbia University in the '90s and saw them in concert on MTV.
"I just knew they were special," he says over a lunch interview in Manhattan recently....