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  • 'Best Little Whorehouse in Texas' Heads Back to Broadway

    The 1978 musical "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" will get its first Broadway revival next year in a new staging directed and choreographed by Rob Ashford (pictured above). Few details have been set for the upcoming production, other than a timeline...
  • They built it for a movie, and people keep coming to Field of Dreams

    They built it for a movie, and people keep coming to Field of Dreams
    Heaven has no gates, only a small wooden sign draped by a cluster of corn on the side of a narrow and winding farm road. Heaven is easily attained, just make a left turn at the sign and rumble over a stretch of gravel to a simple clearing below a...
  • Meet the man who just wanted to 'have a catch'

    Meet the man who just wanted to 'have a catch'
    Dwier Brown was on screen for about five minutes. It was enough to help create one of the movies' greatest moments. And we’re giving you the chance to meet him, hear his stories and answer your questions. I’m sure he’ll also sign an...
  • First Look: Pixar's 'Lava'

    Uku, the lead character in Pixar Animation's new short film, is crusty and prone to eruptions, but with a warm core underneath -- the kind of man James Earl Jones might play. But "Lava," the short by director James Ford Murphy, isn't about a man, it's...
  • Emanuel can't see a dud with 'Stars' in his eyes

    Emanuel can't see a dud with 'Stars' in his eyes
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan to plop a "Star Wars" museum on the lakefront whether Chicago likes it or not is a dumb idea. But judging by the breathless media coverage, you'd think this is some great mayoral triumph. It isn't. Mayor Rahmfather has been...
  • Film Review: 'The Angriest Man in Brooklyn'

    It's movie night, and you can choose between crazy-shouty Robin Williams (think "The Fisher King") and blubbering feel-good Robin Williams (like the one who discovers his son, dead from autoerotic asphyxiation, in "World's Greatest Dad"). Which would...
  • Oscar-Nominated Actress Ruby Dee Dies at 91

    Ruby Dee, best known for her role in 1961's "A Raisin in the Sun" and latterly for her Oscar-nominated turn as Denzel Washington's mother in 2007's "American Gangster," died Wednesday in New York. She was 91. Dee's Oscar nomination in 2008 for her...
  • 'Fargo,' 'Masters of Sex,' 'Broad City,' 'Silicon Valley' Score as Critics' Choice TV Noms Embrace Newcomers

    FX's "Fargo," Showtime's "Masters of Sex," Comedy Central's "Broad City" and HBO's "Silicon Valley" are among the newbies gaining kudos traction after landing multiple nominations for the fourth annual Critics' Choice Television Awards. The broadcast...
  • Maya Angelou, a daughter of the South, a voice for us all

    Before she sat down to write her first book, "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings," Maya Angelou had already pulled off several stunning acts of personal reinvention. The St. Louis-born daughter of an Arkansas sharecropper family, Angelou had been a streetcar...
  • Rob Bredow Leaves Sony Imageworks for Industrial Light & Magic (EXCLUSIVE)

    One of the open questions about Sony Imageworks' move from Culver City to Vancouver is whether its key talent will be willing to immigrate to Canada to stay with Sony. In the case of one of Imageworks' most prominent employees, chief technology officer...
  • James Earl Jones on 'Driving Miss Daisy,' 'Star Wars' Sequels and Politics

    Mention James Earl Jones and the actor's dramatic baritone instantly begins resonating in the mind. It's a voice that announced it was CNN the world was watching, taught "The Lion King's" Simba about the circle of life, and revealed to Luke Skywalker...