| Feb 13, 2012
| 10:29 AM
Musicals based on movies. Musicals constructed around pop songs. The Disney-fication of Broadway.
The major trends in musicals are reflected in the upcoming touring season of Broadway shows presented in Orlando by Florida Theatrical Association.
| Feb 27, 2012
| 4:54 PM
With a Tony nomination in his pocket and years of experience in theater, you'd think Broadway veteran Christian Borle would have all the tools to star in NBC's musical drama "Smash."
Borle is missing one thing on his resume that his character, composer...
| Sep 20, 2011
| 1:56 PM
As word began spreading Tuesday that the beloved movie "Diner" was being rejiggered as a Broadway show — with Sheryl Crow music, no less — the mood of the people could best be summed up with a universal head scratch.
Even in a world...
| Nov 2, 2011
| 11:31 AM
”Anything goes” says it all when speaking and writing about New York City. It is indeed a special place. If Chicago is the city of big shoulders, then New York City is the city of big — everything imaginable.
My wife, Marilyn, her...
| Nov 4, 2011
Character actor in dozens of TV, film projects
Sid Melton, 94, a character actor perhaps best known for his roles in the hit television shows "Green Acres" and "The Danny Thomas Show," died of pneumonia Wednesday at Providence St. Joseph...
| Nov 6, 2011
Bernard G. Sarnat
Beverly Hills plastic surgeon, research scientist
Dr. Bernard G. Sarnat, 99, a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon and research scientist who advanced the study of facial deformities, died of respiratory failure Oct. 21 in Los Angeles, his...
| Nov 23, 2011
| 7:48 AM
It's not quite accurate to describe Dexter Romweber as a rockabilly hero from the days of old. Romweber, formerly the leader of the band Flat Duo Jets, came along in the 1980s when the sounds of Eddie Cochrane and Jerry Lee Lewis had been around for three...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 11:09 AM
| Jan 1, 2013
| 3:55 AM
UConn grad James Barry will play rocker Carl Perkins in the national tour of "Million Dollar Quartet" when it plays Harttford's Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts Jan. 8 to 13.
Barry, a grad of UConn's graduate drama program, was also in the...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 8:22 PM
The 13th annual Elvis Festival, themed the "Magic of Elvis," will honor the king of rock 'n' roll Sunday at the Orange County Market Place in Costa Mesa.
California's only Elvis festival will commemorate the 35th anniversary of Elvis Presley's death,...
| May 22, 2012
| 10:36 AM
This episode begins with Emily meeting for “girl talk” with her best “gal pals.” She mentions that all her friends are the mothers of her daughter’s playmates. Can’t Emily form meaning relationships by herself?