| Jul 11, 2014
| 5:52 AM
When did comedy teams like Burns and Allen, Martin and Lewis, Abbott and Costello, and Cheech and Chong go out of style as a mode of entertainment and why? Is the straight man such an endangered species?
Consider the nuclear comic potential of, say,...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 11:03 AM
Voters appeared to be meeting expectations of low turnout Tuesday morning, even at a historically busy polling station in West Hollywood, where it was so quiet that when one man started to approach, a poll worker joked: “We’ve got a live one!&...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 8:41 AM
It was a richly rewarding Tony Award morning for two regional theater companies, including one in Southern California.
"A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder," the darkly comic musical that ran at the Hartford Stage Co. in Connecticut and the Old Globe...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 7:45 PM
Jim Lange was the original and best-known host of a television show that has come to be identified with the swinging late 1960s and 1970s: "The Dating Game."
"We were really the first reality show," he said in a 2002 Times interview, "paving the way for...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 12:59 PM
NBC has announced that it will celebrate the 40th anniversary of "Saturday Night Live" with a three-hour special Feb. 15.
" 'Saturday Night Live' is an institution unlike anything else in television history," Robert Greenblatt, chairman of NBC...
| May 6, 2014
| 6:48 AM
Long Wharf Theatre’s 50th anniversary season will open with an American classic written by a familiar New Haven-area figure.
Artistic director Gordon Edelstein will stage Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town” on the main stage. The...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 7:20 AM
After David Letterman announced Thursday that he would be retiring after more than three decades in late-night television, the news, though not exactly unexpected, sparked an immediate response on Twitter.
With the genre's elder statesman planning to...
| May 6, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Academy and Grammy Award-winning music producer T Bone Burnett will be USC Annenberg School of Communication's commencement speaker at this year's ceremony.
Burnett has more than 40 years of experience in music and entertainment, having recently served...
| May 22, 2014
| 7:45 PM
"Words and Pictures," starring Clive Owen and Juliette Binoche, is a middle-aged romantic comedy masquerading as a war between literature and art.
The battleground is a Maine prep school set in a small town somewhere along the state's bucolic coastline....
| May 29, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Tally up the packleading 10 Tony nominations for "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder," and the Broadway musical looks like the clear favorite of the season. But add up some of the other numbers the tuner has racked up -- 10 years of struggling to...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Guitarist Dave Navarro of Jane's Addiction and "Ink Master" fame has put his Hollywood loft up for sale at $899,000.
The 1,570-square-foot unit features black glass-beaded wallpaper in the entry, 15-foot ceilings, blackout curtains and views of the...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 8:30 PM
The Geffen Playhouse has announced three of the eight plays slated for its 2014-2015 season.
The slate includes the world premiere of helmer Trevor Hay's "Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin" as well as the West coast premieres of "Choir Boy" (pictured at...