| Nov 21, 2013
| 3:08 PM
With Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” set to hit theaters, the work of J.R.R. Tolkien is again about to satisfy millions of moviegoers.
But what about the man who created it? Tolkien led a complicated and...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 6:13 AM
Big, bright, often beautiful and essentially an action movie, as are most animated features these days, "Frozen" comes from Walt Disney Animation Studios. While Disney credits the 1845 Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale "The Snow Queen" as primary...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 6:00 AM
NEW YORK — Playwright Rick Elice calls the memorabilia-filled study in his Upper West Side apartment "the garage."
It's a good term for the workshop of a self-described workaholic whose method is a combination of technical rigor, restless...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 6:00 AM
NEW YORK — Few people would mistake the Long Island commuter town of Bethpage (elevation: 105 feet) for the Austrian Alps. But on a vast soundstage in an anonymous industrial park about 45 minutes from Manhattan sits a gently sloping, man-made...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 9:51 AM
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Thursday night NBC staged a three-hour live performance of Rodgers and Hammserstein's "The Sound of Music," the world's most beloved musical, with Carrie Underwood as Maria von Trapp, a role...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 10:29 AM
Characters and situations from "Peter Pan" inspire this animated Disney tale, with Mae Whitman ("Parenthood") returning from past projects to voice Tinker Bell again.
However, the tale's central figure is Zarina, voiced by Christina Hendricks ("Mad Men"...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 6:06 AM
Disney is putting the final touches on the new Festival of Fantasy Parade, which will debut in March at Fantasyland inside Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom.
This week, Disney released a behind-the-scenes look at music of the parade.
| Feb 19, 2014
The show: “Peter and the Starcatcher” at Hartford’s Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts.
What makes it special?: The national tour of the family-friendly Broadway play (with a bit of music).
First impressions?: Man, 19 degrees is...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 12:47 PM
Patricia W. Waters, a homemaker, Anglophile and mother of filmmaker John Waters, died Saturday of complications from a fall and recent surgery at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. She was 89.
"She was our matriarch. She was an unusually strong and...
| Aug 25, 2011
| 12:15 PM
The family that works on plays together, stays together.
OK, so that's not exactly the old adage. But it might become a new one if the husband-and-wife acting team of Jason Odell Williams and Charlotte Cohn continue on the same artistic road they've been...
| Apr 2, 2012
| 8:02 AM
An adult-oriented puppet show called "Stuffed and Unstrung" is headed this June to the Bank of America Theatre, Broadway in Chicago announced Monday.
Produced by Westbeth Entertainment and Henson Alternative, the show uses the talents of the famed Jim...