| Jul 5, 2014
| 7:00 PM
A reporter and camera person from a Philadelphia TV station trekked up the Northeast Extension to do a story on the "winner" of the Lehigh Valley IronPigs' funeral contest.
They joked with Kurt Landis, Lehigh Valley's general manager, who came up with...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 1:26 PM
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...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 4:30 PM
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...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 6:43 PM
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...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 8:36 AM
For many James Earl Jones is best known as that distinctive voice of Darth Vader in "Star Wars," Mufasa in Disney's "The Lion King" or as the older version of author Alex Haley in the television mini-series "Roots: The Next Generations."
But the veteran...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Rose Byrne will follow up her role in Universal's hit "Neighbors" with a gig on Broadway, joining the cast of the upcoming revival of Moss Hart's "You Can't Take It With You" starting previews in August.
Byrne, making her Broadway debut, and Annaleigh...
| Jun 26, 2014
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...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 6:59 PM
The Netflix newcomer "Orange Is the New Black" won for best comedy and AMC's departed veteran "Breaking Bad" won for top drama at the 4th Critics' Choice Television Awards, which were handed out by the Broadcast Television Journalists Assn. on Thursday...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 2:36 PM
In 2013, Angela Lansbury and James Earl Jones toured Australia in a production of "Driving Miss Daisy," Alfred Uhry's story that follows the relationship between a widowed Southern woman and her chauffeur from the 1940s through the 1970s.
| Jun 3, 2014
| 8:30 PM
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...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Angela Lansbury will return to the role that won her a Tony in "Blithe Spirit," leading the cast of a North American tour that launches in December.
Lansbury, just feted at an American Theater Wing gala last night, first played the batty psychic,...