| Mar 10, 2013
In our first interview in the 1990s, Valerie Harper described the character of Rhoda Morgenstern —sidekick on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and star of the spinoff "Rhoda" — as "the brash New Yorker who says the unsayable."
The same can be...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 12:44 PM
In the second and best installment of “The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour,” the follow-up to “I Love Lucy,” the guest star is Tallulah Bankhead, playing herself as a new neighbor of the Ricardos and Mertzes.
During a clash of...
| Feb 19, 2013
In the early 20th Century, the epicenters of film and stage stardom were New York and Los Angeles. Luckily for us, stars in transit often changed trains in Chicago.
Hepburn, Pickford, Rogers, West, Hughes, Capra and Brice. All names and iconic faces...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 3:20 PM
The comedy "Looped" – opening at Parker Playhouse next Tuesday for a six-day run before going on national tour – was never supposed to happen.
And the show about flamboyant actress Tallulah Bankhead near the end of her tumultuous life almost...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 8:35 AM
Songstress Eilen Jewell calls herself the "Queen of the Minor Key." So much so that it's the title of her 2011 album. Jewell and her sultry, jazzy, sad tunes will fill the stage at the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center in Old Saybrook this Friday...
| May 5, 2012
| 3:55 AM
This Sunday's 2 p.m. screening at New Haven's Lyric Hall of the documentary "Broads," that features salty, outspoken interviews with actresses of a certain age remind me of some of my own favorite interviews of like-minded dames.
I'll post a series of...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 10:15 AM
Broadway veteran Carolyn Kirsch will direct and star in Alfred Uhry's "Driving Miss Daisy" which opens the Mainstage season at Newington Town Hall, 131 Cedar St., on Sept. 14 to 16.
Kirsch is a veteran nine Broadway shows, including the original...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 7:04 AM
The new season of HD screenings from the National Theatre Live series begin Tuesday, Sept. 11 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Fairfield University's Quick Center for the Arts with "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time," Simon Stephens' stage...
| Jul 26, 2011
Filmmaker directed 'Zorba the Greek'
Michael Cacoyannis, 89, the Cyprus-born filmmaker and screenwriter who directed the 1964 film classic "Zorba the Greek," starring Anthony Quinn, died Monday at an Athens hospital of complications...
| May 4, 2012
Charles Higham, a poet, critic and prolific celebrity biographer who found political and sexual intrigue in the lives of Hollywood icons such as Cary Grant, Marlene Dietrich and, most controversially, Errol Flynn, died April 21 at his Los Angeles home. He...
| May 6, 2011
Arthur Laurents, a Tony Award-winning playwright and director who wrote the books for the classic Broadway musicals "West Side Story" and "Gypsy" and later wrote the hit movies "The Way We Were" and "The Turning Point," died Thursday. He was believed to...