| Oct 20, 2014
| 12:57 PM
The Miami Jewish Film Festival has a couple of upcoming events planned for the community that include the launching of a community cinema series through a partnership with other organizations and the celebration of the 40th anniversary of Mel Brooks'...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 7:00 AM
At 92, Norman Lear belongs to a world-tilting generation of writers that, these days, he has almost all to himself. Carl Reiner, Mel Brooks and not many others remain from the great westward migration of talent that began after Sept. 4, 1951, when the...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 5:30 PM
Underpinning much of Mel Brooks's comedy is the assumption that people constantly yearn to break into tightly choreographed, vaudeville-style song-and-dance routines.
Some conceal this impulse better than others, but not even the starchiest Brooks...
| Oct 14, 2014
The best way to describe Civic Theatre's "Young Frankenstein" is wickedly funny.
Director William Sanders has taken the unwieldy Broadway musical based on Mel Brooks' 1974 cult classic film and streamlined it for Civic with positive results.
| Oct 9, 2014
| 6:52 AM
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...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 2:36 PM
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...
| Sep 21, 2014
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...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 9:00 AM
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-...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 10:30 AM
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...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 12:33 PM
Maybe Seth MacFarlane is better heard, not seen.
The "Family Guy" creator's R-rated Western comedy "A Million Ways to Die in the West" disappointed at the box office, grossing $17.1 million through Sunday domestically and thus missing opening weekend...
| May 22, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Sony Pictures Television's Crackle will debut season four of "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee" from Jerry Seinfeld on June 19.
The series, the digital network's biggest hit, returns with guests including Aziz Ansari, Robert Klein, Sarah Jessica Parker,...