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Mike Nichols

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  • A bit less of John Goodman is a good thing

    "Treme" actor John Goodman made a splash on the red carpet for the AFI Lifetime Achievement tribute to director Mike Nichols on Thursday (June 10) night, weighing significantly less than he has in years. While an exact number of pounds dropped is not...
  • Which film director originally directed the Neil Simon play 'Barefoot in the Park'? a) Woody Allen b) Mike Nichols c) Mel Brooks

    ANSWER: b) Mike Nichols
  • State health officials say Acreage cancer investigation is near the end, with no cause found

    After more than a year of investigation and a promise from Gov. Charlie Crist to spare no energy at finding answers, state health officials said on Monday that they have neared the end of searching for whatever caused the cancer cluster in The Acreage....
  • Idle Motivation

    Idle Motivation
    I’m at Radio City Music Hall for the 2005 Tony Awards, billed as Broadway’s biggest night, though I always thought that was Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber. I have never even seen a Tony show before. When God was doling out showbiz DNA, I must have missed out...
  • Did the show change, or did I?

    Did the show change, or did I?
    In these cash-strapped days, people are lucky to get to see a show once, never mind a second or third time. But with "Spamalot" now playing at the Ahmanson Theatre more than four years after it opened on Broadway and a couple of years after it premiered...
  • Diane Sawyer details

    Diane Sawyer Career: 1970-1974: Press aide for the Nixon administration 1974-1978: Part of the Ford administration's transition team; helped Nixon prepare his memoirs 1978-1981: CBS News correspondent assigned to State Department 1981-1984: Co-...
  • New in paperback: Wit, elegance and war

    Barbara Smit: "Sneaker Wars" (Harper Perennial) Two great sneaker companies, Adidas and Puma, were created by two brothers who began as partners and later turned into fierce rivals. Who knew? Smit limns out the story of Adi and Rudi Dassler, who...
  • Playbills speak to history

    I went to the theater Sunday afternoon, and, as is my custom, took the Playbill to my office afterward and added it to a shelf in my bookcase that has been housing a steadily growing family of Playbills for the past 50-some years. They pretty much chart...
  • Many movies travel 'Rocky' road by including iconic songs

    A boxer in training races up the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and holds his arms aloft in triumph when he reaches the top. And the soundtrack swells with the song "Gonna Fly Now." The tune is legendary now, but at the time -- 1976 -- it served...
  • The Kushner effect, an angel in American playwriting

    The Kushner effect, an angel in American playwriting
    Few plays have affected me as viscerally as "Angels in America." I can still recall my state of mind in the theater, having traveled to New York from New Haven, where I was in graduate school, to see both parts ("Millennium Approaches" and "Perestroika")...
  • 'Robin and the 7 Hoods' revives Cahn and Van Heusen tunes

    'Robin and the 7 Hoods' revives Cahn and Van Heusen tunes
    Of the following fabled songwriting teams of the 20th century, which won three Oscars, garnered eight Oscar nominations, but never won a Tony? A) Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. B) George and Ira Gershwin. C) Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick...