| Jun 19, 2010
Ronald Neame, a prominent figure in the British film industry whose long and varied career included producing the 1940s classics "Great Expectations" and "Oliver Twist" and directing films such as "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie" and "The Poseidon...
| May 3, 2010
| 1:36 PM
NEW YORK -- Actress Lynn Redgrave has died after a seven-year battle with breast cancer, according to her family.
She was 67.
Her publicist Rick Miramontez, speaking on behalf of her children, said Redgrave died peacefully Sunday night at her home in...
| Mar 23, 2011
| 9:05 PM
Elizabeth Taylor, the glamorous queen of American movie stardom, whose achievements as an actress were often overshadowed by her rapturous looks and real-life dramas, has died. She was 79.
Hospitalized six weeks ago for congestive heart failure, Taylor...
| Mar 17, 2011
| 6:20 PM
All good things must come to an end, and for Andrew Barnicle, his 20-year stint as artistic director of the Laguna Playhouse winds up with his revival of Noel Coward's "Private Lives," opening this weekend.
For Barnicle, the past two decades have been...
| Mar 24, 2011
Tony-nominated stage and screen actress
Helen Stenborg, 86, a Tony-nominated stage, film and TV actress who was the wife of the late Tony Award-winning actor Barnard Hughes and mother of the Tony Award-winning director Doug Hughes, died...
| Mar 31, 2011
| 5:34 PM
Noel Coward's "Private Lives," written in 1930, is a decade younger than the Laguna Playhouse, at which this classic comedy is being joyously revived with its verbal barbs flying as fast as the props the actors hurl at one another.
| Oct 23, 2010
Imagine if a deceased former lover rose from the dead to disrupt your marriage. Would your preference be for her to thrash about the house and wreak havoc? Or would a ghoulish presence that serves more to annoy than frighten be a more suitable option?...
| Oct 31, 2010
The Pasadena Playhouse is back. After shutting its doors in February because of financial problems, the theater reopened Oct. 12 with the one-man play "FDR" starring Ed Asner.
But is the building's most enduring protagonist back as well?
Some say Gilmor...
| Nov 8, 2010
Stately and rumpled, Stephen Sondheim descended from an upper floor of his elegant East Side townhouse and submitted to the interview as though it were a necessary barber shop shave. He's used to these intrusions — the artist obliged to natter on...
| Nov 14, 2010
In his songs, Randy Newman has invented enough characters to stock a season's worth of Broadway musicals. Regretful lovers. Scared school boys. Unreconstructed rednecks. Blissfully smug Angelenos. An oddly contemporary Karl Marx. And, of course, short...
| Jan 18, 2011
On a windy, showery February evening midway through our 16-night cruise from Laem Chabang, Thailand, to Shanghai, my wife, Laurel, and I stood on the balcony of our stateroom aboard the Ocean Princess, berthed at the tip of the Kowloon Peninsula. Across...
| Jul 21, 2010
Lots of people die ironically nasty deaths in the bucolic English countryside, at least in the popular British TV series "Midsomer Murders" and in many of the much-loved 80-plus mystery novels of Dame Agatha Christie.
We know because we're addicted to...