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  • Review: Melancholic 'Private Peaceful' orchestrated with grace

     Review: Melancholic 'Private Peaceful' orchestrated with grace
    Melancholy runs deep in "Private Peaceful," a richly appointed British period piece about fraternal loyalty adapted from the book of the same name by "War Horse" author Michael Morpurgo. Set in rural England during the turn of the 20th century, the...
  • One Direction Concert Movie to Be Released on 3,000 Screens Worldwide

    Event cinema distributor Arts Alliance has inked a pact with Simon Cowell's Syco, Modest! and Sony Music Entertainment to release pop band One Direction's latest concert movie in theaters worldwide. Arts Alliance plans a release of more than 10,000...
  • Dave Legeno, 'Harry Potter' films' Fenrir Greyback, found dead at 50

    Dave Legeno, the actor who played werewolf Fenrir Greyback in three "Harry Potter" films, was found dead Sunday in Death Valley. The 50-year-old was found by a couple of hikers early in the morning near a remote wash, L.A. Now reported. A California...
  • Richard Griffiths' World War I Drama 'Private Peaceful' Gets U.S. Distribution

    BBC Worldwide North America has acquired all rights in the U.S. and Canada to "Private Peaceful," featuring the final performance by the late Richard Griffiths. The World War I drama, based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo, is directed by Pat O'Connor ("...
  • Judd Hirsch and Danny DeVito will reunite for 'Sunshine Boys'

    Judd Hirsch and Danny DeVito will reunite for 'Sunshine Boys'
    Judd Hirsch will fill the shoes of the late Richard Griffiths in the revival of Neil Simon's "The Sunshine Boys" coming to the Ahmanson Theatre in September.   Griffiths had been scheduled to costar alongside Danny DeVito at the Ahmanson, but the...
  • Ahmanson announces season with Barry Manilow musical, Danny DeVito

    Ahmanson announces season with Barry Manilow musical, Danny DeVito
    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. The...
  • Richard Griffiths, dead at 65, leaves theatrical legacy

    Richard Griffiths, dead at 65, leaves theatrical legacy
    The larger world may have discovered Richard Griffiths through the Harry Potter movies, but the theater world has long claimed him as one of its best. The actor died Thursday at age 65. Griffiths' most famous role on stage was that of Hector, the...
  • Richard Griffiths, remembered by theater friends

    Richard Griffiths, remembered by theater friends
    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...
  • Richard Griffiths dies at 65; actor appeared in 'Harry Potter' and 'The History Boys'

    Richard Griffiths, the nimble British character actor best known to American audiences as cantankerous, wizard-fearing Uncle Vernon in the blockbuster Harry Potter films, died Thursday at a hospital in Coventry, England. He was 65. The cause was...
  • David Krumholtz pulls out of 'Sunshine Boys' at Ahmanson Theatre

    David Krumholtz pulls out of 'Sunshine Boys' at Ahmanson Theatre
    Actor David Krumholtz has left the upcoming revival of Neil Simon's "The Sunshine Boys" at the Ahmanson Theatre. The production, starring Danny DeVito and Judd Hirsch, is scheduled to begin preview performances Sept. 24. A spokesman for Center Theatre...
  • Fall theater season listens to new voices and old

    Theater festivals have the potential to galvanize an audience, but in a sprawling city already awash in performance, the importance of sharp curating can't be overemphasized. Radar L.A., an adventurous amalgam of international theater, made a winning...