| Sep 23, 2010
It wouldn't have been shocking for Universal Orlando to turn its Halloween Horror Nights event into a "greatest hits" package this year. Like a hungry vampire lurking around a darkened corner, many fans expected a "best of" theme to swoop in and mark a...
| Sep 30, 2010
| 11:59 AM
Live from New York, it's Sue Sylvester!
You just know it will happen sometime during the 90 minutes when recent "Glee" Emmy winner Jane Lynch plays guest host on NBC's "Saturday Night Live" Oct. 9.
The iconic, sardonic gym coach she embodies each...
| Oct 8, 2010
| 11:48 AM
| Oct 20, 2010
The show must go on, the showbiz cliche goes. And that's true of every show, even in the case of second-rate touring show "Nothing On," a British sex farce.
Yes, one actor's an alcoholic, one's a hothead intent on murdering a co-star, one's a ditz. And...
| Nov 3, 2010
| 1:18 PM
The audience at Harlem's Apollo Theater is notoriously, uproariously honest. Performers never wonder if they're liked.
Tracy Morgan, in a black velvet jacket, black silk shirt and jeans, strides across the well-worn floor to a standing ovation.
| May 13, 2010
| 8:49 AM
Several months ago, I was at Universal Studios and thought, "One day I'm going to be bored enough to come out here and survey the stars in the sidewalk."
That day was yesterday, when I went to the Hollywood area of the theme park and took stock. There...
| May 20, 2010
I went to the theater Sunday afternoon, and, as is my custom, took the Playbill to my office afterward and added it to a shelf in my bookcase that has been housing a steadily growing family of Playbills for the past 50-some years. They pretty much chart...
| May 26, 2010
Burbank's Sidewalk Studio Theatre's current world premiere production of "Sugar Happens: A One Girl Show" packs a comic punch that may leave your ribs not just tickled but bruised with its irreverent and often bawdy brand of humor.
Divided into four...
| Jul 19, 2010
| 10:07 AM
| Jul 25, 2010
What Is This Thing Called Love?
St. Martin's: 160 pp., $19.99
"It was cold and raining at four in the morning when Buddy walked out of Caesars Palace, stark naked except for the L.A. Times wrapped around his waist." These sweet,...
| Jan 30, 2010
The Pasadena Playhouse will close Feb. 7 after the final performance of its current show, "Camelot," as leaders of the 90-year-old landmark theater search for ways out of serious financial difficulties.
Among the options they are considering is a...