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  • 'Steel Magnolias' blooms again on Lifetime with Queen Latifah and Phylicia Rashad

     
    "You are dealing with a cast of women, four of whom are well known," says Phylicia Rashad, who is stepping into Olympia Dukakis' role for the Lifetime remake of "Steel Magnolias."...
  • Lifetime’s “Steel Magnolias” puts a new twist on the classic film

     
    By John Crook The jury may be out as to whether the world really needed a remake of Steel Magnolias, the hit Robert Harling stage comedy that became an all-star 1989 film with Sally Field, Julia Roberts, Shirley MacLaine and Dolly Parton, among others. We...
  • Do No Harm premiere date set, star Stephen Pasquale on alter egos

     
    NBC is giving its new drama a powerful lead-in, as the Do No Harm premiere date is scheduled immediately following the hourlong series finale of 30 Rock on Thursday, Jan. 31. The dark Jekyll and Hyde-esque medical drama has Stephen Pasquale (Rescue Me)...
  • A Raisin in the Sun Playing at Westport Country Playhouse

    A Raisin in the Sun Playing at Westport Country Playhouse
    A Raisin in the Sun tells the story of a family's struggle to retain dignity in a harsh and changing world on Chicago's South Side in the 1950s. It's based on playwright Lorraine Hansberry's own battles against racial segregation, it's name taken from the...
  • Phylicia Rashad: How She Followed the 'Sun'

    Phylicia Rashad: How She Followed the 'Sun'
    You can't help but feel the maternal touch of Phylicia Rashad. She exudes warmth, calm and centeredness that brings to mind ideal qualities of a mom. Her voice is honeyed and clear, her answers are specific and instructional, and when she says, "Oh,...
  • 'A Raisin in the Sun' Shines Again

    'A Raisin in the Sun' Shines Again
      The show: “A Raisin the Sun” at Westport Country Playhouse First impressions: Emotions run high on stage in a rewarding production of Lorraine Hansberry’s compassionate, thematically-rich 1959 play; for the members in the audience,...
  • Tourism Proposal: Create The Connecticut Theater Trail

    If there can be a Connecticut Wine Trail and  a Connecticut Impressionists Trail, then why not a Connecticut Theater Trail?  Is the state tourism office missing a market?  After all, this small-in-size state is packed with Tony Award-winning theaters,...
  • Place your bets on these spring theater picks

    Place your bets on these spring theater picks
    An American classic staged by a veteran actor, a musical farce to delight Anglophiles, and a reworking of a landmark 19th century drama are just a few of the more promising theater offerings this season. Predicting which will become a hit is always a...
  • Clarice Taylor dies at 93; actress played Grandmother Huxtable on 'Cosby Show'

    Clarice Taylor dies at 93; actress played Grandmother Huxtable on 'Cosby Show'
    Clarice Taylor, an actress best known for portraying the self-possessed Grandmother Huxtable on the hit television sitcom "The Cosby Show," died Monday. She was 93. Taylor died of congestive heart failure at her home in Englewood., N.J., said Ulysses...
  • Upfronts 2012: Watch previews of 4 NBC mid-season series

     
    NBC has released video previews of its mid-season shows, which include "1600 Penn," starring Bill Pullman and Josh Gad; Dane Cook in "Next Caller," Steven Pasquale in "Do No Harm" and "Save Me" starring Anne Heche....
  • ‘Steel Magnolias’ with Queen Latifah debuts Oct. 7

     
    Lifetime's remake of “Steel Magnolias” is studded with big names. Queen Latifah stars along with Tony winner and “Cosby Show” favorite Phylicia Rashad, Grammy winner Jill Scott and Emmy winner Alfre Woodard. Rounding out the cast...
  • Phylicia Rashad to direct in Chicago

    Phylicia Rashad has signed on to direct a play called "Immediate Family," in a new commercial production to be staged this summer in rented space at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago. The play, which is produced by Paul Boskind, Ruth Hendel and Stephen...