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  • Drury Lane finds its Mama Rose

    Drury Lane finds its Mama Rose
    The Drury Lane Theatre in Oakbrook Terrace has cast its Mama Rose in William Osetek's production of "Gypsy." The infamous stage mother will be played by Klea Blackhurst, known for her albums and concert performances and also for the well-received Ethel Merman tribute, "Everything That Traffic Will Allow."
  • On Theater: 'White Christmas' is sumptuous holiday treat

    Over his prolific century on this planet, Irving Berlin composed many memorable songs, including the best-selling record in history. That would be "White Christmas," introduced by Bing Crosby in the 1942 movie "Holiday Inn" and identified with the...

    Harvey Fierstein takes another Turnblad turn

    Harvey Fierstein takes another Turnblad turn
    Harvey Fierstein is getting impatient. He'd like the interview to go faster. Skip the compliments. Don't waste precious time laughing at his outrageous remarks. He's got stacks of writing to finish, songs to rehearse, and in a few days he leaves for Los...

    Zooey Deschanel is the 'New Girl' in Fox's comedy lineup

    Maybe "New Girl" could have been made without Zooey Deschanel, but it's hard to imagine. Virtually no other current performer so perfectly embodies the kooky, endearing quality required by the Fox sitcom that debuts Tuesday, Sept. 20. "I would like to...

    My Interview With Ernest Borgnine, Recalling Career, His Connecticut Roots

    My Interview With Ernest Borgnine, Recalling Career, His Connecticut Roots
    Ernest Borginine died Sunday at the age of 95. Here is my interview with the Hamden-born, Connecticut-raised actor in 2010.   By FRANK RIZZO Ernest Borgnine, who turns 94 in January, is having the time of his life. With a new film out this month...