| Dec 4, 2013
| 6:00 AM
NEW YORK — Playwright Rick Elice calls the memorabilia-filled study in his Upper West Side apartment "the garage."
It's a good term for the workshop of a self-described workaholic whose method is a combination of technical rigor, restless...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 12:37 PM
Every day since August of 1983, the Music Box Theatre has been a hub for art house cinema in Chicago. Now, its getting a day of its own.
Friday has officially been declared “Music Box Theatre Day” in Chicago, honoring the North Side theater&...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 4:58 PM
"MasterChef Junior" (Fox, Friday). This small-fry-ification of "MasterChef," hosted as in the grown-up version by Gordon Ramsay, Joe Bastianich and Graham Elliot, ends its first season (of what I hope will be many) this week, with a semifinals-to-finals...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 10:00 AM
When "The Newsroom" premiered on HBO in June 2012, its opening credits, in which black and white images of Walter Cronkite, Edward R. Murrow and David Brinkley floated across the screen to soaring theme music, signaled the high-minded ambitions of its...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 7:41 AM
A highlight of this year's Black Harvest Film Festival (which begins this weekend and continues throughout the month) will likely be an early look at one of the most anticipated documentaries of the year: "Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley."
| Jul 27, 2013
It all began, Nate Herman says, with a party at Gary Houston's.
"I mentioned to Gary that a mutual friend of ours, whose hairline was receding, had started to look like the President (played by Peter Sellers) in 'Doctor Strangelove,'" says Herman....
| Jun 7, 2013
| 4:28 PM
This review has been updated. See below for details.
Clattering typewriters, jangling telephones and a haze of cigarette smoke, once journalism's inalienable backdrop, can no longer be found in any newsroom on Earth. But those who crave a glimpse into...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 9:45 AM
His Girl Friday
Feb. 28 through March 10, Connecticut Reperatory Theatre, 802 Bolton Road, Unit 1127, Storrs, (860) 486-2113, crt.uconn.edu
The Front Page was one of the most popular plays of the 20th century. The snappy Chicago newspaper drama...
| Feb 23, 2013
While it's true that there's only so much anyone can say about the Oscars, remember it can be said again and again. As a reader (and writer), I know by now that there are 10 abiding Oscar stories. Here they are, all in a single article:
| Feb 5, 2013
| 12:58 PM
Christopher Hirsh will be Walter Burns and MFA actor Olivia Saccomanno will be Hildy Johnson in John Guare's stage adaptation of the 1940 film "His Girl Friday" at the Connecticut Repertory Theatre on the UConn campus at Storrs.
Hirsh is a graduate...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 8:00 AM
The recent stage adaptation of the bestselling novel "Sideways" that debuted in May in Santa Monica is moving up in the world. The La Jolla Playhouse said it will produce the play starting in July, with former artistic director Des McAnuff at the helm....
| Apr 3, 2013
| 2:57 PM
The University of Connecticut was placed in an ideal spot for its original 19th-century purpose, an agricultural school. But as it evolved into a multi-faceted research university, the location became something of a challenge. There wasn't much decent...