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  • Actor Jason Alexander brings his first love -- Broadway tunes -- to the Meyerhoff

    Actor Jason Alexander brings his first love -- Broadway tunes -- to the Meyerhoff
    Jason Alexander fully understands that he will always be most widely known as George Costanza, the highly neurotic, easily angered friend of Jerry Seinfeld on the NBC sitcom "Seinfeld."
  • Original Pippin now plays role of his father

    Stephen Schwartz was a virtual unknown in 1972 when, in a bit of theatrical magic, he took a concept from his days at Carnegie Mellon University, teamed with Bob Fosse and rewrote history based fleetingly on a son of the Emperor Charlemagne. What...

    History channel's 'Roots' miniseries project moves ahead with hiring of director Allen Hughes

    The History channel is moving closer to a remake of the groundbreaking TV miniseries "Roots." The channel said Allen Hughes, whose credits include "Menace II Society" and "The Book of Eli," has been hired to direct the project. Hughes also will serve...

    Big moments in theater in 2014

     Big moments in theater in 2014
    In 2014 ... Chicago's Jessie Mueller snagged the role of Carole King in "Beautiful" on Broadway. By June, she had a Tony Award and the Mueller family was on its way to becoming a national theater brand. Seth Meyers, first spotted doing a little show...

    Ben Vereen goes back to his roots

    Ben Vereen goes back to his roots
    In the much buzzed-about film "Top Five," opening in South Florida theaters this weekend, director and star Chris Rock plays a comedian who wants to become a serious actor and change public perception about his one career-defining role. Rock's star-...