| Dec 13, 2013
| 3:46 PM
Matthew Perry is looking for a roommate. But, warning: The former "Friends" star is kind of a slob these days.
Perry is aiming for a revival of "The Odd Couple," the classic 1970s sitcom based on Neil Simon's play about two divorced men who make...
| Dec 22, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The gig: Bill Gerber is a film producer whose credits include "Gran Torino," "The Dukes of Hazzard," and "The In-Laws." His next movie, "Grudge Match," which will be released by Warner Bros. on Christmas Day, stars Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone as...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 12:09 PM
Musicals and comedies dominate the Ocala Civic Theatre's 2013-14 Signature series and Ovation series.
The Signature season will begin Sept. 5 with the musical "Les Miserables." Set in turbulent 1800s France, "Les Miserables" follows the trials and...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 7:18 AM
After the coffee. Before running for sheriff of Los Angeles County.
The Skinny: I successfully renewed my driver's license, which required taking the written test again. I only got two wrong and one was about rules for smoking in a car and I quit...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 6:50 PM
Quick! Name a Neil Simon play! Probably what comes to mind for the average theater buff is "The Odd Couple" or "Barefoot in the Park." Maybe "Lost in Yonkers" or "Biloxi Blues."
But Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park is digging a little deeper into...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 9:37 PM
Known for lighthearted fare such as "The Odd Couple" and "Barefoot in the Park," playwright Neil Simon strayed into darker territory with "The Gingerbread Lady." His 1970 play centers on Evy, an alcoholic who let her addiction wreck her life.
| Sep 23, 2013
| 8:00 AM
The days before Sunday's broadcast of the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards were filled with dissension. Not just the usual palaver over who should win and who would win, but also over a departure from the customary "In Memoriam" segment and a question of who...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 12:43 PM
The producers of the show "Old Jews Telling Jokes" have announced the cast for an upcoming engagement at the Royal George Theatre. The comedy revue from off-Broadway will feature Dara Cameron, Alex Goodrich, Tim Kazurinsky, Renee Matthews and Gene...
| Nov 12, 2012
The bar for what qualified as "odd" in 1965, we so easily forget, was not so high. A couple of unrelated men living together qualified — especially if one of them actually liked to dust, could cook up a tasty London broil and found it easy to cry...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 1:33 PM
George Wendt, the Second City alumnus and beloved TV star known for playing Norm on "Cheers," underwent successful coronary bypass surgery at a Chicago-area hospital Thursday.
According to Wendt's Los Angeles-based manager, Geoff Cheddy, tests had...
| Oct 30, 2012
| 11:21 AM
George Wendt is leaving the cast of "The Odd Couple" for medical reasons.
The longtime Chicago improviser, best known for playing the role of Norm on television's "Cheers," checked into the hospital Sunday evening with chest pains, the Northlight Theatre...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 10:02 PM
Mickey Rose was a childhood friend of Woody Allen, sharing his pal's fervent enthusiasms for baseball, jazz and movies and later becoming the young filmmaker's writing partner for his early, madcap comedies "Bananas" and "Take the Money and Run."