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  • 'Die Hard' inspires an action-packed holiday musical

    'Die Hard' inspires an action-packed holiday musical
    When most people think Christmas, they think Bruce Willis and an office complex swarming with German terrorists. OK, maybe not most people. But when MCL Chicago managing director Michael Shepherd Jordan asked his fellow improvisers for suggestions for a holiday musical parody, that's what jumped to performer Alex Richmond's mind immediately. " 'Die Hard' was the first thing I thought of," Richmond said. "We always watch action movies in my family and … it is a great holiday film." The idea evolved into "Yippee Ki-Yay, Merry Christmas: A Die Hard Christmas Musical," an original spin on the 1988 hostage flick now playing at MCL's Lakeview space (formerly Studio Be). In keeping with the production's seasonal spirit, RedEye gathered 12 tidbits about the show from cast and crewmembers—unfortunately, a young Alan Rickman in a pear tree didn't make the list.
  • 'SNL': Martin Freeman hosts; Taran Killam soars

    Martin Freeman was the host this weekend on "Saturday Night Live," but Taran Killam was the star. Starting with the monologue, Freeman happily played supporting actor to the ensemble. He announced that all British celebrities know one another, and...

    Benedict Cumberbatch nails A-lister impressions in under one minute

    Benedict Cumberbatch nails A-lister impressions in under one minute
    Benedict Cumberbatch does some mean impressions, and by mean, we mean uncanny and hilarious. "The Imitation Game" and "Sherlock" star, 38, who has a fervent fan following, executed a litany of "imitations" during an interview with MTV during which he...

    Lindsay Duncan finds her footing in 'A Delicate Balance'

     Lindsay Duncan finds her footing in 'A Delicate Balance'
    Elaine Stritch didn't originate the role of Claire, the alcoholic loose cannon of Edward Albee's Pulitzer Prize-winning 1966 drama "A Delicate Balance." But she did put her corrosively funny stamp on the part in a 1996 Lincoln Center Theatre production, a...

    Stephen Daldry to Receive Camerimage Award

    LONDON -- British director Stephen Daldry, who is best known for "The Hours," "The Reader" and "Billy Elliot," will receive the Excellence in Directing Award at the Camerimage film festival. The award recognizes "exceptional filmmakers who have changed...