| Apr 13, 2014
| 4:12 PM
The play "Chimerica" and the Broadway musical "The Book of Mormon" were the big winners Sunday at the Laurence Olivier Awards in London. The annual awards — Britain's equivalent of the Tony Awards — were held at the Royal Opera House and...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Here's a modest proposal for the Golden Globe Awards telecast Sunday night: Make the presenters wear tragic masks when reading the nominations in the drama categories and comic masks when reading the nominations in the musical/comedy categories. That...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 4:30 PM
If the eyes of Broadway producers light up at the mention of the word "Thanksgiving," it's not because they like turkey so much. It's because every year the Main Stem rings in big-money sales that are traditionally second only to the stratospheric...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 6:30 AM
LONDON -- Julie Walters will receive the Richard Harris Award at the Moet British Independent Film Awards on Dec. 8 in London.
The award recognizes outstanding contribution to British film by an actor. Previous winners have included John Hurt, Daniel...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 1:35 PM
In the contrived and predictable yet fairly tense "Reasonable Doubt," Dominic Cooper ("The History Boys," "Mamma Mia") plays scrappy Chicago District Atty. Mitch Brockden, a rising star with a strong conviction record, a pretty wife (Erin Karpluk) and a...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 2:36 PM
Orlando actor Michael Colavolpe answers his phone while lugging a load of laundry back to his rented apartment in New York City.
"I can't remember the last time I used a Laundromat — maybe 20 years ago," he says. "I had to ask people, 'Do they...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Broadway box office held steady for the final week of summer 2013, keeping a tight grip on holiday-weekend sales ahead of a post-Labor Day sesh that traditionally sees sales slump.
There were both gains and declines at individual titles all along the...
| Jan 29, 2013
| 9:58 AM
Actress Lesley Nicol was in Chicago for a few days minus the white apron and cap she wears in the kitchen of PBS-TV’s “Downton Abbey.” She was here to bring the story of legendary English pianist Myra Hess to a sold-out crowd at the...
| Feb 23, 2013
| 3:12 PM
Hollywood makes movies, of course, but just as important — or maybe more so — it makes stars. But as Boston Globe film critic Ty Burr argues in “Gods Like Us: On Movie Stardom and Modern Fame,” the manufacture and maintenance of...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 3:42 PM
When "Shrek the Musical" first appeared on Broadway in 2008, with decidedly headache-inducing results, it seemed as if the cartoon-to-musical gravy train was kaput. This 2001 DreamWorks movie came toward the beginning of what one might call the self-aware...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 4:28 PM
Allentown native Amanda Seyfried and the cast of "Les Miserables" were one of the highlights of the 2013 Oscars. Although the film version of the the Broadway musical did not win best picture, it was a huge hit on the......