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  • Frances Bay dies at 92; veteran character actress

    Frances Bay dies at 92; veteran character actress
    Frances Bay, the sweet, gentle housewife who became a successful actress in middle age, appearing in more than 50 motion pictures and 100 television shows, including roles as the "marble rye lady" on "Seinfeld" and the grandmother in Adam Sandler's "Happy...
  • 'Diner' to be turned into Broadway musical

    'Diner' to be turned into Broadway musical
    Another classic American film set in Baltimore is headed for Broadway, but unlike "Hairspray" this one may be a less obvious fit. Barry Levinson has adapted "Diner," his well-regarded 1982 movie, for the stage. With music and lyrics by rock singer-...
  • 'Shrek' musical adds layers to film franchise

     'Shrek' musical adds layers to film franchise
    The Pinocchio who will walk onstage next week at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, just a few miles away from Disneyland, isn't for the fainthearted. Costa Mesa resident Luke Yellin will perform as the wooden puppet in "Shrek the Musical," but his...
  • Chicago openings for the week of Sept. 14-20

    Friday "Grease": The Paramount Theatre in Aurora kicks off its second season of self-produced, Equity-affiliated musicals with the well-loved, Chicago-originating saga of teenage love on the Northwest Side. Through Oct. 7 at the Paramount Theatre, 23 E....
  • Harry Reems dies at 65; porn actor starred in 'Deep Throat'

    Harry Reems dies at 65; porn actor starred in 'Deep Throat'
    Harry Reems, who starred with Linda Lovelace in the 1972 pornographic film "Deep Throat" and became a cause celebre in Hollywood after he was convicted on federal obscenity charges related to the movie, has died. He was 65. Reems, who had pancreatic...
  • Travolta, Waters to appear on stage together in Baltimore

    Travolta, Waters to appear on stage together in Baltimore
    Oscar-nominated actor John Travolta will sit down for a public conversation with John Waters at Baltimore's Maryland Institute College of Art. The man who created Edna Turnblad and the actor who brought the zaftig housewife of "Hairspray" to full-...
  • Class Acts: Paige Fortier, Windsor Locks High School

    Class Acts: Paige Fortier, Windsor Locks High School
    Paige Fortier's favorite teacher passed away of cancer in April 2011, just before Fortier was to step on stage for a dance competition. "I danced for her," Fortier says of Linda Smiley, her music teacher at Windsor Locks High School, where Fortier was...
  • On Theater: 'Wonderettes' sparkles at Playhouse

    On Theater: 'Wonderettes' sparkles at Playhouse
    OK, I'll admit it. I harbor a special fondness for shows featuring music from the 1950s, such as "Grease" or "Forever Plaid." You'd expect as much from someone whose e-mail address includes the phrase "gr8pre10der." And few people know how to push that...
  • ASGT pulls the right strings with 'Avenue Q'

    ASGT pulls the right strings with 'Avenue Q'
    Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre looks to have a sure hit in "Avenue Q," a 2004 triple Tony Award winner for best musical, best score and best book. Running through July 29, this musical featuring a cast of puppets and actors comically dealing with...
  • The verdict: Toby's 'Legally Blonde' shines lovably bright

    The verdict: Toby's 'Legally Blonde' shines lovably bright
    In its summer offering of the award-winning hit "Legally Blonde — The Musical," Toby's Dinner Theatre of Columbia has a light-hearted, fast-paced romantic comedy. Toby's production, the area premiere of Laurence O'Keefe's and Nell Benjamin's...
  • When it comes to Baltimore, Travolta does it his way

    When it comes to Baltimore, Travolta does it his way
    John Travolta knew what he wanted to do with the role of Edna Turnblad, the zaftig housewife at the center of "Hairspray." The movie's producers, however, weren't so sure. Especially when he insisted on using a Bawlamer accent. "I got fought on it, by...