| Jun 25, 2014
| 11:17 AM
Eli Wallach, who died Tuesday at the age of 98, and his wife Anne Jackson, 86, had stellar solo acting careers, but their projects together had a special magic.
Married 66 years and the parents of three children, Wallach and Jackson were able to...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 8:25 AM
This article was excerpted and adapted from Chris Jones' new book. "Bigger, Brighter, Louder: 150 Years of Chicago Theater as Seen by Chicago Tribune Critics" (University of Chicago Press, 2013) is a collection of reviews of theater productions from "Rip...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Robert M. Fresco, a writer of horror films who went on to win a 1969 Oscar for his documentary short "Czechoslovakia 1968," died in Manhattan of cancer on Feb. 14. He was 83.
The docu short, produced, written and directed by Fresco and Denis Sanders,...
| Nov 21, 2012
| 7:34 PM
Deborah Raffin, a film actress, veteran of television miniseries and entrepreneur whose company, Dove Books-on-Tape, became a major force in the audio book industry, died Wednesday of leukemia at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. She was 59.
| Jan 23, 2013
| 4:33 PM
Here are some of the notable new and returning TV specials, documentaries and movies airing in celebration of Black History Month 2013. All times are Eastern. Programming is subject to change; check back regularly for additions and updates. American...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 4:33 PM
Angela Bassett is Hollywood’s go-to actress for critically heralded performances as women with steely backbones and tender hearts — most notably American history-makers Rosa Parks, Tina Turner and Dr. Betty Shabazz, widow of Malcolm X. But...
| Jan 19, 2013
| 5:52 PM
The king of rock ‘n' roll is back to take care of some unfinished business. “Bubba Ho-Tep,” Don Coscarelli's quirky ......
| Aug 25, 2013
| 4:57 PM
I attended a gala at Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven in 1995 honoring Joanne Woodward, Ruby Dee and Julie Harris. Ms. Harris died Saturday at her home in West Chatham, Mass. on Cape Cod.
"Perhaps the most moving moment of the one-hour...
| Aug 3, 2013
| 4:25 PM
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Diahann Carroll is no theatrical Rip Van Winkle, although one might think that was the case, going by early reports of her recently announced return to Broadway next spring opposite Denzel...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 12:35 PM
Among Julie Harris' Connecticut performances and connections:
In 1948, Harris performed in "Sundown Beach" at the Westport Country Playhouse, directed by Elia Kazan. With Kim Hunter, Steven Hill, Martin Balsam, Joan Copeland, Nehemiah Persoff. An Actors...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 12:03 PM
Here in the dog days of August — actually, they are pretty nice this year — people are supposed to be too busy chillin' to go to the theater. Traditionally, the fall theater season in Chicago does not really fire up until late September or...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 9:33 AM
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,...