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  • Broadway for fall 2014: 'Last Ship' and a boatload of big names

    Broadway for fall 2014: 'Last Ship' and a boatload of big names
    Few longtime observers consider 2013-14 a vintage year for Broadway. So weak was the overall slate that most of the new offerings were outsold by longer-lived shows from previous seasons. When it came to serious new musicals with original scores, the...
  • Broadway Box Office: 'It's Only a Play' Gets Boffo Start with Broderick and Lane

    Star-heavy Broadway comedy "It's Only a Play" went from zero to 60 last week, launching out of the gate with a strong tally in a week that saw overall Main Stem sales hold steady ahead of the annual back-to-school drop. A critical mass of well-known...
  • Actors Riff On Their Public Personas In Guest Turns

    Like images in a hall of mirrors, actors appearing as themselves on shows are like an approximation of reality; they look and talk like the real thing, yet the performance also gives them the chance to play with their persona, tweak perceptions and riff...
  • 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...
  • Critics' Choice TV nominees include 'The Good Wife,' 'Fargo'

    Critics' Choice TV nominees include 'The Good Wife,' 'Fargo'
    The Broadcast Television Journalists Assn. announced nominations for the 4th Annual Critics' Choice Television Awards on Wednesday. "Fargo," "Masters of Sex," "The Good Wife," "The Big Bang Theory" and "The Normal Heart" were the most-nominated programs...
  • '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...
  • LeVar Burton revives 'Reading Rainbow' via Kickstarter campaign

    LeVar Burton revives 'Reading Rainbow' via Kickstarter campaign
    Butterfly in the sky, LeVar Burton can go twice as high -- and then some.  On Wednesday, the actor and former host of "Reading Rainbow" launched a Kickstarter campaign to revive the long-running educational children's program, a beloved mainstay on...
  • Friday's TV Highlights: 'No Limits' on Animal Planet

    Friday's TV Highlights: 'No Limits' on Animal Planet
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of May 25 - 31, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies --------------------   SERIES No Limits In this new thrill-seeking series,...
  • 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...
  • 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...