| Aug 7, 2013
| 12:19 PM
Time was when hit Broadway shows were turned into movies. Now, judging by recent productions at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, it's the other way around.
Recent attractions at the center have included "Billy Elliot," "The Addams Family,"...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 10:00 AM
Sweeping statements are risky, but one can be made confidently about Theodore Bikel: No living actor's connection to a fictional character has been more lasting or deeply personal than his lifelong walk with Tevye the Dairyman.
Bikel is 89. Three...
| Sep 1, 2013
These certainly are insulting times. Oprah Winfrey felt disrespected when a Swiss store clerk allegedly refused to show her an expensive handbag. Floridians were offended when the Rev. Jesse Jackson said they were living in "a kind of apartheid state."...
| Apr 22, 2013
| 7:28 AM
Not every play strives to deliver profound insights into the human condition. Marc Camoletti's "Boeing Boeing" only seeks to prove that the human condition is silly. Judging from the laughter at the Rep Stage production, the audience gets the point....
| Apr 26, 2013
| 12:41 PM
Diversity, as San Diego anchorman Ron Burgundy explained nearly a decade ago, was an old wooden ship used during the Civil War. Which, of course, was way off. Ron, played by Will Ferrell in the 2004 comedy “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy,&...
| May 9, 2013
Emmy winner starred in 'The Young and the Restless'
Jeanne Cooper, 84, the enduring soap opera star who played grande dame Katherine Chancellor for nearly four decades on CBS' "The Young and the Restless," died Wednesday in her sleep,...
| May 8, 2013
| 10:03 AM
Avi Hoffman is Jewish. Still.
So much so the actor proclaims it with the title of his latest stage project, "Still Jewish After All These Years: A Lifetime in the Theatre." The one-man-show is being produced through May 19 by the Boca Raton Theatre...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 3:51 PM
With the time-skipping rom-com "About Time" opening this weekend in theaters, photos were just released that include its rising star, Domhnall Gleeson, on the set of "Unbroken." The second feature directed by Angelina Jolie, the film began production...
| Jul 1, 2013
Ending the day with a dose of Johnny Carson was an American tradition for nearly 30 years, as the King of Late Night seemingly perfected the art of the talk-show interview, and the format itself. Johnny's been off the air since 1992, but audiences will...
| Dec 15, 2010
| 2:13 PM
It's natural with the dawn of a new year to bid farewell to the old, and to those who left with it. In terms of television talents lost in 2010, though, the ritual hits particularly close to the heart.
A number of genuine icons of the home screen...
| Jan 20, 2011
| 12:01 PM
Louis B. Mayer warned anyone who made a movie at MGM: "Be smart, but never show it."
The still-subversive thrill of "Sweet Smell of Success" — an independent production released through United Artists — is that it's unabashedly smart in every...