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  • James Earl Jones Takes Back Broadway in 'You Can't Take It With You'

    James Earl Jones will return to Broadway this fall in a revival of George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart's "You Can't Take It With You." Scott Ellis helms the comedy about an eccentric family thrown into upheaval when the daughter falls in love with an uptight...
  • 'Star Wars" Next Challenge: Making Its Cast Matter

    "Star Wars" announced its new cast this week, which of course lit up the Internet like someone had just blown up the Death Star. Which is kind of strange, since at least in the last "Star Wars" trilogy, George Lucas' clumsy scripting and emphasis on...
  • An appreciation: Cinematographer Gordon Willis

    When I think of cinematographer Gordon Willis, I think of “Manhattan," one of his signature efforts. Working with director Woody Allen, as he would do so many times, they drenched the city in such exquisite light and shadows that you can stop the...
  • Rhythm Is Gonna Get Broadway as Estefan Musical Targets a Fall 2015 Opening

    "On Your Feet!," the brewing musical about the lives and careers of Gloria Estefan and Emilio Estefan, has mapped out a conga-line to Broadway, with producers of the tuner planning a Chicago try-out next summer ahead of a fall 2015 opening on the Main...
  • 'Babe Ruth's Called Shot' about baseball, myth

     'Babe Ruth's Called Shot' about baseball, myth
    It was the most stupendous home run in the history of baseball, and it happened right here in Chicago. There are no films of that ball in flight, but we know that it came off the bat of an aging slugger and arched high into the air and became legend....
  • PASSINGS: Phillip Hayes Dean, Cheo Feliciano, Hal Cooper

    Phillip Hayes Dean Actor, director wrote one-man play 'Paul Robeson' Phillip Hayes Dean, 83, a playwright, director and actor who wrote the one-man play "Paul Robeson" starring James Earl Jones on Broadway in 1978, died Monday in Los Angeles from a...
  • Leslie Uggams To Star In 'Gypsy' In Connecticut

    Leslie Uggams To Star In 'Gypsy' In Connecticut
    Leslie Uggams, the Tony and Emmy Award winning actress will be starring as Rose in Connecticut Repertory Theatre's production of "Gypsy"  July 10 to 20.  It is the third  and final show in the 2014 Summer Nutmeg Series, which includes the musical "A...
  • Long Wharf's 'Shadow of the Hummingbird' Fitting Tribute To Wisdom

    Long Wharf's 'Shadow of the Hummingbird' Fitting Tribute To Wisdom
    The show: Athol Fugard's "The Shadow of the Hummingbird" at Long Wharf Theatre's Stage II in New Haven. What makes it special?: It marks Fugard's return to the stage as an actor for the first time in 15 years in this world premiere of his latest work....
  • Michael Sporn dies at 67; Oscar- and Emmy-nominated animator

    Michael Sporn dies at 67; Oscar- and Emmy-nominated animator
    Animation director Michael Sporn, best known for his adaptations of children's stories that were shown on HBO, PBS and other networks, had a childhood that was interrupted. When he was a toddler his father abandoned the family, and although his mother...
  • Oscars: A look back at some early, pioneering roles for black actors

    Oscars: A look back at some early, pioneering roles for black actors
    Nearly three-quarters of a century before the film "12 Years a Slave," a scathing indictment of slavery, was nominated for nine Academy Awards, Hattie McDaniel won a supporting actress Oscar for playing the loyal slave Mammy in 1939's "Gone With the Wind....
  • Jane Greenwood to receive special Tony Award after 16 nominations

    Jane Greenwood to receive special Tony Award after 16 nominations
    Costume designer Jane Greenwood is the Susan Lucci of the Tony Awards — she has been nominated 16 times but has never won. This year, her five-decade losing streak will officially come to an end. Tony organizers announced on Tuesday that Greenwood...