| 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...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 11:20 AM
Homer's "The Odyssey" was the inspiration behind the Coen brothers' "Oh Brother, Where Art Thou." And that ancient epic provides the loose structure and coded, contemplative essence of their latest, "Inside Llewyn Davis," a brooding folk-music-on-the-...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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,...
| 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...
| 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....
| Jan 3, 2013
| 1:42 PM
Now that Christmas is over, I have a new seasonal tune stuck in my head. Maybe it wasn't intended as a holiday song, but it's one I often find myself humming around the end of December and start of January: "Nothing Was Delivered," an obscure Bob Dylan...
| Mar 16, 2012
| 5:30 PM
Definitely Christopher Fowler, who writes the "Peculiar Crimes Unit" and "Bryant & May" series. He has such a great sense of humor and knows so much about the history of London. His books are so much fun to read.
— Rena Gorman, Aurora
| Jan 14, 2012
| 9:30 AM
Julie Andrews will direct a new musical, "The Great American Mousical," based on a children's book the award-winning actress wrote with her daughter, Emma Walton Hamilton.
The show will receive a workshop production Nov. 8 to Dec. 2 at Goodspeed...
| May 15, 2012
"Hands on a Hardbody," the new musical based on S.R. Bindler's 1997 documentary film about a nutty endurance contest at a Texas auto dealership, pulls off something most pundits would have considered impossible today: This is a Red State musical that Blue...
| Sep 8, 2012
Archy Stallings, the African-American record store merchant at the center (or slightly off center) of Michael Chabon's grand new novel "Telegraph Avenue," lives by his belief that the decade after his 1968 birth "corresponded precisely with the most...