| Dec 19, 2012
WGN's Dean Richards reviews this weekend's new releases.
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| Dec 27, 2012
| 10:51 AM
Most years, the last full week before Christmas is quiet — the best-of-the-year lists are already done, and the holiday perennials are up and running. Steppenwolf, which is not about to program "The Gift of the Magi," sometimes opens a defiantly...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 1:12 PM
An international blockbuster arrives in Chicago next week, a production that has played for months to capacity houses and has broken box office records. Already, it has been seen by more than a million theatergoers.
Stop already, you say. Everybody...
| May 10, 2013
| 5:06 PM
The force is returning to Britain.
Disney-owned Lucasfilm announced Friday that production of "Star Wars: Episode VII" will take place in the United Kingdom, the latest example of a high-profile Hollywood movie filming outside California. Another big...
| May 1, 2013
| 10:48 AM
Michael Morpurgo, author of one of the hottest literary properties ever, sat unrecognized as he had breakfast at the Riverside Hotel on Las Olas back in January 2012.
The British author of "War Horse," a book that has been turned into a Steven Spielberg...
| May 7, 2013
| 6:31 AM
"War Horse": This Broadway import, appearing at the Broward Center Tuesday through May 19, examines the bond between humans and horses with robust storytelling and deft puppetry. Adapted from British author Michael Morpurgo's young-adult novel,...
| Mar 30, 2013
| 2:05 PM
It's bring on the new with the Kravis on Broadway series.
Out of the five shows heading to West Palm Beach's Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts for the 2013-2014 season, only one — "Evita" — has appeared there previously....
| Nov 12, 2012
| 10:00 PM
Southern California's biggest theater company was the biggest winner at the 2012 Ovation Awards, which were handed out Monday evening at a ceremony at the Los Angeles Theatre in downtown.
Center Theatre Group scooped 13 trophies for its productions of...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 10:45 PM
The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle named the winners of its annual awards on Monday for stage productions that opened last year. Sharing the honors for best production were the national tour of "The Book of Mormon" at the Pantages Theatre; "Cyrano" at...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 1:38 PM
Premium channel Showtime will keep its pipeline of DreamWorks Studios' films flowing for five more years.
Showtime Networks, a division of CBS Corp., and Walt Disney Studios, which handles theatrical distribution for Steven Spielberg and Stacey Snider's...
| Feb 16, 2013
| 12:34 PM
Four of the five shows that have been announced for the 2013/2014 Broadway season at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami are also movies.
"Elf," "Once," "War Horse," and "Evita" all got big-screen treatments. And if you count...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 7:00 AM
The 2013-14 season at the Pantages Theatre will feature last year’s most decorated Broadway musical, “Once,” Andrew Lloyd Webber thrice, and a second helping of "The Book of Mormon."
The Webber trifecta will consist of his production...