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Story | Dec 15, 2014 | 10:00 PMWhen 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.
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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...