| Jun 1, 2013
| 4:35 PM
Jean Stapleton won worldwide fame as Edith Bunker, the cheerfully clueless wife of bigoted Archie Bunker on the groundbreaking series "All in The Family."
Her resume also included later portrayals as Mother Goose, the Fairy Godmother and Mrs. Piggle-...
| Jun 2, 2013
| 11:19 AM
Jean Stapleton, who died Friday at the age of 90, was 48 when she became famous as Edith Bunker in "All in the Family."
By the time that landmark sitcom premiered in 1971, she had been acting for 30 years on the stage, in movies and on television,...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 4:55 PM
Getting up close to a Broadway star can cost you more than $300 a seat for the most popular shows running in New York. But a front row seat on Twitter or Facebook is always free.
The current Broadway season, which comes to a close Sunday at the Tony...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 8:00 AM
"Hungry Hobos," a 1928 Walt Disney animated short film that was considered lost for decades, will screen Saturday at UCLA as part of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra's 24th annual Silent Film Event.
The short, which predates Mickey Mouse and stars...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 12:59 PM
"Wicked" rips the lid off of Oz. Rips it right off.
A love child.
Racial discrimination (y'know, against the green-skinned coloreds).
| Dec 31, 2012
| 3:00 AM
The tales we tell each other and our children not only reflect our own lived experiences and our psychic realities, they also shape our lives.
— Maria Tatar
As the year ends, we might appreciate a bicentennial that, unlike some wars, has been...
| May 16, 2013
| 6:30 AM
John Caird, who's directing the L.A. Opera production of "Tosca" that opens Saturday, played crucial roles in launching two of the biggest stage blockbusters of modern times.
The fact that the British director remains somewhat below the radar, at...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 11:41 AM
Lily James, who plays Lady Rose MacClare in "Downton Abbey," will take the lead role once rumored for Emma Watson in "Cinderella," the Walt Disney Co., announced Tuesday.
The 24-year-old English actress, whose film credits include "Wrath of the Titans"...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 12:19 PM
"Cinderella" and" Beauty and the Beast" will make up "The Dick Meyers Project," featuring UConn puppet Arts graduate student Seth Shaffer at the Studio Theatre in Storrs, Thursday, April 11 to Sunday, April 14.
Connecticut Repertory Theatre's family...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 10:06 AM
"Plaid Tidings": A seasonal sequel to Stuart Ross' "Forever Plaid," this tuneful tidbit finds the afterlife quartet of crooners coming back (at the behest of Rosemary Clooney, no less) to stage a holiday show for those still stuck on this mortal coil. Pop...
| Oct 19, 2012
| 2:37 PM
As autumn turns the Manhattan air crisp and cool, Broadway is gearing up for another season. In the 2012-2013 lineup are new plays, star-driven revivals, lavish musicals and shows inspired by movies, books, TV shows and one very well-known comic strip....