Story | Jun 3, 2012
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Column | Jul 19, 2012 | 8:18 AMNominees for the 64th Primetime Emmys include several former Chicagoans, continuing a trend from years past. The 2011 winner for outstanding lead actress in a comedy series, Plainfield native and “Mike & Molly” star Melissa McCarthy, was again nominated in that category as well as outstanding guest actress for her much-lauded performance as host on “Saturday Night Live.”
Story | Jun 9, 2011
In real life, odd couples can be tiresome with their bickering and bellyaching, but in the theater they’re usually a source of comic bliss. And there’s a memorable one on display right now at the Geffen Playhouse, where Tracy Letts’...
Story | May 14, 2012
Offering a variation on "Our Town" might not be inspired, but Cherry was acknowledging the best. Few pieces of American drama have the staying power of "Our Town." Everything from "American Beauty" to "Lost" owes a debt to Thornton Wilder.
Story | Jun 2, 2012
Kathryn Joosten, best known as the cranky neighbor on "Desperate Housewives," died Saturday of lung cancer at her Westlake Village home, her daughter-in-law, Jeremy Joosten, told The Times. She was 72.