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  • 'Young Frankenstein': It's alive at Allentown's Civic Theatre

    'Young Frankenstein': It's alive at Allentown's Civic Theatre
    Civic Theatre director William Sanders, who had never seen the stage show, was surprised by his reaction when he read the script to "Young Frankenstein." "I laughed out loud," Sanders says. That's the reason Mel Brooks' musical version of his 1974...
  • The God Squad: Do what you love? Not always

    The Jewish people are now in between the New Year, Rosh Hashana and the Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur. As I wish my Christian readers Merry Christmas and Happy Easter each year, and wish my Muslim readers a blessed Ramadan, today I'd like to send out to...
  • Highland Park native and director remembers Robin Williams' early career

    Highland Park native and director remembers Robin Williams' early career
    Director Brian Levant can boast two blockbuster films ("Beethoven" and "The Flintstones") and a holiday perennial ("Jingle All the Way"), but the former Highland Park resident said he takes immense pride in his contribution to comedy history: Robin...
  • Community theater offers a diverse lineup of plays and musicals this season

    Community theater offers a diverse lineup of plays and musicals this season
    Each season, thousands of theater-goers come out and support the hundreds of actors, musicians and those behind the scene who make possible community theater in our area. Many of these amateur performers work all day and rehearse all evening to bring...
  • L.A. theater openings, Sept. 21-28: 'The 39 Steps' and more

    L.A. theater openings, Sept. 21-28: 'The 39 Steps' and more
    A classic Hitchcock thriller is spoofed in "The 39 Steps" at Long Beach Playhouse, "Lost the Musical" sends up the hit TV series at the Lillian Theatre, and life is a "Cabaret" at North Hollywood's Crown City Theatre. Plus, Cicely Tyson reprises her Tony-...
  • Jerry Seinfeld's 'Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee' Renewed by Sony Crackle for 4 More Seasons

    There will be even more coffee, comedy and cars: Sony Pictures Television's Crackle will bring back "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee," created by and starring Jerry Seinfeld, for four more seasons. The four additional seasons, a total of 24 new...
  • Mel Brooks to star in one-man show at Geffen Playhouse

    Mel Brooks to star in one-man show at Geffen Playhouse
    Mel Brooks will appear in a one-man autobiographical show at the Geffen Playhouse on Monday, "Mel Brooks: Live at the Geffen." The show will have only one performance. It will be the 87-year-old Brooks' first solo stage production. The Tony and...
  • Thursday's TV Highlights: 'KTLA Morning News'

    Thursday's TV Highlights: 'KTLA Morning News'
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of April 20 - 26, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies -------------------- SERIES KTLA Morning News In segments airing...
  • TCM Classic Film Festival opens in Hollywood with 'Oklahoma!'

    TCM Classic Film Festival opens in Hollywood with 'Oklahoma!'
    The curtain goes up Thursday on the fifth TCM Classic Film Festival with the world premiere of the restoration of Fred Zinnemann's 1955 "Oklahoma!," based on the landmark Rodgers and Hammerstein musical. Shirley Jones, who made her film debut in the hit,...
  • 'Bullets Over Broadway' Opening: Don't Look for Zach Braff to Star in the 'Scrubs' Musical

    On Broadway, you can't throw an unusually opulent opening night party without people gossiping. Take the shindig for the musical "Bullets Over Broadway" after its April 10 opening: The rumor that night was that the event at Gotham's Metropolitan Museum of...
  • Life together a cabaret

    Life together a cabaret
    When you get married for the first time at the age of 61, you want to do it right. That's why Scott Urban chose an Elvis impersonator to perform the ceremony at his 2008 nuptials to Karen Morby. The vows were nontraditional. Elvis asked Scott, "Are...