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  • At last, Peter Sellars will play at the Met

    At last, Peter Sellars will play at the Met
    Watching Peter Sellars rehearse is to observe a man possessed. Last week at the Metropolitan Opera House, L.A.'s reknowned theater director was fine-tuning "Nixon in China," which opens Wednesday. The new production of the John Adams opera, about the pre-...
  • 'Book of Mormon' big winner at Tonys

    'Book of Mormon' big winner at Tonys
    "The Book of Mormon," the exuberantly foul-mouthed hit show about comically mismatched missionaries in AIDS-ravaged Africa, won the award for best musical, along with eight other awards, and Nick Stafford's "War Horse," starring a life-size puppet of a...
  • Photos from Chicago theater scene, circa 1980s

    A young, curly Gary Sinise in a Steppenwolf production. A black-and-white shot of "City on the Make,"  a play based on the writings of Nelson Algren, by Northlight Theatre in 1984. Through this weekend, an exhibition of photographs from the formative...
  • PASSINGS: R.G. Armstrong, Norman Alden, Ted Hinshaw, Neil Reed

    R.G. Armstrong Actor a favorite of Peckinpah R.G. Armstrong, 95, a veteran character actor who started his career in the 1950s on Broadway, segued to television, then solidified his standing as a favorite of filmmakers Sam Peckinpah and Warren Beatty,...
  • PASSINGS: Simon MacCorkindale, Janet MacLachlan

    PASSINGS: Simon MacCorkindale, Janet MacLachlan
    Simon MacCorkindale British actor was on CBS' 'Falcon Crest' Simon MacCorkindale, 58, a British stage and screen actor who starred in the 1983 NBC-TV series "Manimal" and was a regular on CBS' "Falcon Crest," died of bowel cancer Thursday at a London...
  • Gore Vidal dies at 86; iconoclastic author

    Gore Vidal dies at 86; iconoclastic author
    Gore Vidal was impossible to categorize, which was exactly the way he liked it. The reading public knew him as a literary juggernaut who wrote 25 novels —from the historical "Lincoln" to the satirical "Myra Breckinridge" — and volumes of...
  • 'The Book of Mormon' lands 14 Tony Award nominations

    'The Book of Mormon' lands 14 Tony Award nominations
    "The Book of Mormon" — the irreverent Broadway musical from the creators of TV's "South Park" — led the Tony Award nominations Tuesday with 14 nods, including best musical. The satirical comedy about a pair of bumbling Mormon missionaries on a...
  • Following every strange turn of the Yellow Brick Road in 'The Wiz'

    Following every strange turn of the Yellow Brick Road in 'The Wiz'
    "The Wiz," let us stipulate, was always a weird show. With the passage of 36 years, it only has become stranger. Although a big hit in 1975 — it ran on Broadway for some 1,600 performances — "The Wiz" generally has defeated most attempts to...
  • A conversation with God?

    A conversation with God?
    Jeff Kling dropped into the hard plastic seat of the hospital lab waiting room, head spinning with the news he'd just been handed not even an hour earlier. That mole on his back that had been growing over the years and then split open, bleeding, was a...
  • Thursday's Talk Shows

     
    Click here to download TV listings for the week of Oct. 10 - 16 in PDF format Weekly TV Listings can also be downloaded here This week's TV Movies The Early Show Drew Carey (“The Price Is Right”); author Anthony......
  • Who will receive the next Cecil B. DeMille Award from the Golden Globes?

     
    The Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. will announce the next recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Award on Nov. 9. Let's hope it's not another old, white guy as usual: Al Pacino (age 60 in 2001), Harrison Ford (age 59 in 2002), Gene Hackman (age 72 in 2003),...