| Jan 4, 2013
| 4:33 PM
Insane City by Dave Barry (Putnam) The Pulitzer Prize-winning humorist's first solo adult novel in more than a decade is a typically absurdist comic story about everything — and then some — that goes wrong for Seth and his friends en...
| Jan 29, 2013
It was an out-of-town Broadway show that closed in one night, but those in the audience are likely to remember it for a long time because the show was produced just for them.
Tony Award-winner Brian Stokes Mitchell sang "The Impossible Dream."...
| Feb 5, 2013
| 8:30 AM
When cabaret star Karen Mason played here last December, at Davenport's, one song drew the evening's noisiest ovations by far.
If Mason had sung "It's About Time" without introduction, the piece would have unfolded as a charming love song well worth...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 5:35 PM
After a decade performing for a rabid, nationwide jam-band fan base, particularly enthusiastic in South Florida, Perpetual Groove is down to its final six concerts, and Matt McDonald is feeling a familiar sense of excitement.
“It’s hard to...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 3:30 PM
Fanilows, your wait is finally over. The long-delayed Barry Manilow musical "Harmony" as well as a star turn by Danny DeVito in the London production of Neil Simon's "The Sunshine Boys" are part of the 2013-14 lineup for the Ahmanson Theatre.
| Mar 14, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Sybil Christopher, who died last week in New York at 83, was a noted theater producer and the founder of Arthur, a Manhattan hot spot that attracted a ritzy celebrity clientele during the 1960s. Even if she hadn't become famous as the first wife, and...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 10:05 PM
At last, after great deliberation and much wringing of hands, David Manilow made a decision.
White smoke rose from a pipe outside the window of his Lincoln Park office. He adjusted the zipper on his navy blue garment, splayed his hands on a conference...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 7:09 PM
After last week's heavy (relatively speaking) "Feud" episode, we get a dose of "Glee" fluff in this week's "Guilty Pleasures" show.
It all starts when Blaine spies Sam pilfering bags of pasta from the school cafeteria. He assumes it's to feed his family,...
| Mar 23, 2013
Jingle writers: A March 19 article in the Business section about commercial jingle writers said Barry Manilow wrote the McDonald's song "You Deserve a Break Today" and that Randy Newman wrote the Dr Pepper jingle "I'm a Pepper." Though each recorded...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 8:24 AM
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| Mar 29, 2013
| 12:34 PM
Richard Griffiths, the portly British actor who won acclaim for his stage performances in "The History Boys," "Equus" and many other productions, was one of the most beloved figures in the London theater. His numerous performances ranged from contemporary...