| Oct 16, 2014
| 9:05 AM
When Will McCormack was attending Trinity College in the mid-1990s as a performing arts minor, "I was in every play I could be in there."
A role model for the Plainfield, N.J., native was his older sister, Mary McCormack, a Trinity grad, who was by then...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 3:20 PM
Like so many family movies of the past, "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day" rests on the idea of the innocent and the unsuspecting caught in embarrassing, but amusing, situations. I believe it's technically referred to as the...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 11:35 AM
Students with special needs in Community Consolidated School District 15 and District 211 soon will be participating in a theater program that is both entertaining and therapeutic.
Special Gifts Theatre will bring its musical theater experience to the...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 6:20 PM
Disney Cruise Line is seeking theatrical performers for a new stage adaptation for "Tangled" that's headed for the Disney Magic in 2015, and is also looking for someone to play Elsa from "Frozen."
The official Disney auditions website has put the call...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 11:37 AM
Fox is joining NBC in the live musical event business with its own production of "Grease," expected to air sometime in 2015.
The network is calling it "Grease Live" as a working title, but the three-hour production will take the 1971 Broadway musical...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 10:17 AM
British character actor Bob Hoskins, who has died at age 71, made a career playing tough guys, gangsters and blue-collar blokes with a unique combination of menace and charm. Here are five of his most memorable performances on the big screen.
| May 3, 2014
The boy who never grew up, but learned how to fly, has fascinated children — and adults who still remember being young — since he first soared above a London stage in a hit play by J.M. Barrie in 1904.
More than a century later, audiences...
| May 17, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Maya Rudolph has proven time and again that she can sing and make people laugh out loud. Now the question is whether she can breathe new life into a TV staple once thought part of the cultural flotsam of the 1970s.
She will appear on NBC Monday in "The...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Robert Halmi Sr., the Hungarian-born producer who battled the Nazi and Soviet occupations in his youth before becoming a top magazine photographer and telepic mogul, died Wednesday of a brain aneurysm at his home in New York City. He was 90.
| Jul 13, 2014
| 9:51 AM
Long live the Hook? Iconic actor Christopher Walken has been tapped to play iconic character Captain Hook in NBC's production of "Peter Pan Live."
Bob Greenblatt, NBC's chairman of entertainment, made the announcement Sunday at the network's session...
| Jul 13, 2014
| 9:17 AM
Here's dream casting: Oscar-winner Christopher Walken will play Captain Hook in NBC's "Peter Pan Live!"
The network announced the casting Sunday; the live broadcast will be Dec. 4.
Walken is a great song-and-dance man who won acclaim for his...