| Feb 15, 2011
| 12:09 PM
It seems that this is the role he was born to play.
For "American Idol" finalist Constantine Maroulis, portraying a would-be rock star has meant critical acclaim, a Tony nomination and … unbearably freezing temperatures.
Hopefully that last...
| Jun 23, 2011
| 9:05 PM
Thousands have moved to New York City with the proverbial stars in their eyes, only to spend a lifetime seeking a lead role in a Broadway-pedigree show.
For Kaye Tuckerman, it took seven weeks.
The affable Australian actress who stars as Donna...
| Jun 23, 2011
| 6:42 PM
Stretching stories around a number of already established songs from a single source isn't a particularly new approach. Over 50 years ago, Hollywood produced the Oscar-winning "An American in Paris" with all-George Gershwin music and created an enduring...
| Jul 7, 2011
| 8:13 PM
A supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Broadway show is about to open in Costa Mesa.
The beloved 1964 Disney film "Mary Poppins" has been remade into a wildly successful musical, and features all of the same characters: disobedient Jane and Michael Banks;...
| Jul 8, 2011
Each week we tell viewers what they can get for free. This week's free list: 1) 106.7 Lite FM presents Broadway in Bryant Park (various broadway performances will be presented throughout the summer) 2) Movies on the Hudson: A Night with the Goonies 3)...
| Oct 18, 2011
| 5:46 PM
"Charles Dickens at Home"
Published in time for the bicentennial of Charles Dickens' birth next year, this handsome and richly illustrated book is a must for Dickens aficionados. Author Hilary Macaskill captures the details of Dickens' remarkable life...
| Dec 7, 2011
| 11:22 AM
Before he was James Bond, he was Remington Steele
and he's also a Stephen King fan, a boon to Pierce Brosnan in his return to television.
In recent years a star of such movies as "Mamma Mia!" and the Roman Polanski-directed "The Ghost Writer," the...
| May 16, 2011
| 7:20 AM
Truly a grim fairy tale, director Catherine Hardwicke's ("Twilight") dark take on one of the most famous stories in children's literature casts Amanda Seyfried ("Mamma Mia!") as the heroine.
A wave of bizarre killings strikes her village, prompting her...
| May 17, 2011
| 10:48 AM
There are just some things you have to block out when you're swimming in a public pool – the icky Band-Aids and bugs that tend to mingle on the bottom, the fine line that runs between pool and potty and, most importantly, the constant, looming...
| May 20, 2011
| 6:20 AM
For Eytan Fox, the American-born Israeli filmmaker who tackled gays in the military in Yossi & Jagger, sent a straight Mossad agent sightseeing with a Nazi's gay grandson in Walk on Water and reimagined Romeo and Juliet as a boy-meets-boy at a West Bank...
| Jun 10, 2011
| 11:41 AM
Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns isn't one to easily lend his name to colognes, designer jeans, spaghetti sauce or any of the other entrapments that sometimes come with fame.
But when Tauck, a leading tour company for guided land journeys and small-ship...
| Aug 5, 2011
The largest of three Lehigh Valley cities, Allentown sits 60 miles north of Philadelphia and 90 miles west of New York City. It was founded in 1762 by William Allen, a former mayor of Philadelphia. The city is known for its award-winning parks system, The...