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  • Drury Lane finds its Mama Rose

    Drury Lane finds its Mama Rose
    The Drury Lane Theatre in Oakbrook Terrace has cast its Mama Rose in William Osetek's production of "Gypsy." The infamous stage mother will be played by Klea Blackhurst, known for her albums and concert performances and also for the well-received Ethel Merman tribute, "Everything That Traffic Will Allow."
  • Theater review: 'Peace' at Getty Villa

     
    The comedies of Aristophanes???so sanely rebellious, so tastily profane???are perhaps more tantalizing to us moderns than the ancient Greek tragedies. They are also more theatrically elusive, loaded with topical references that require either heavy...

    Oscars quiz: Can you spot the only best actress nominee?

     
    Just one of the four roles pictured below earned an acting bid for its star. Which one? Here's the answer. ANSWER: Eleven years after she won in the supporting race for "Cactus Flower," Goldie Hawn was nominated in lead for a featherweight comic role...

    Gold Derby nuggets: Will 'Flight of the Conchords' be grounded? | 'The Sound of Music' soars once more

     
    • "Flight of the Conchords" star Jemaine Clement has said his offbeat HBO comedy series may not continue for a third season because it requires so much work, but a final decision will be made within a month. Clement told Reuters that he needs to discuss...

    Theater review: 'Dreamgirls' at the Ahmanson Theatre

     
    Powerhouse singing is hardly in short supply in the bluntly entertaining touring production of “Dreamgirls,” Tom Eyen and Henry Krieger’s groundbreaking 1981 musical loosely based on the career of the “Supremes,” which opened Tuesday at the...