| Dec 5, 2012
| 10:15 AM
The Great American Mousical
Through Dec. 9, The Norma Terris Theatre, 33 North Main St., Chester, goodspeed.org
In the 1960s comedy Bedazzled, Julie Andrews' name is invoked like an incantation. Instead of "Abracadabra," it's "Juuullllie...
| Apr 4, 2013
| 7:10 AM
The middle of the week was so exciting that I forgot all about Midweek Madness, making your favorite blog featurette in all the world a wee bit late. Do forgive.
Since Placido Domingto is in the news these days -- he has been at the Met, performing in...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 6:11 AM
Meg Chambers Steedle was a little intimidated by her first starring TV role, but not because it required her to sing and dance.
The 2008 graduate of Northwestern University's School of Communications stars opposite Steve Buscemi in the Prohibition-era...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 9:13 AM
Before there was a King of Pop, Helen Reddy was being called the Queen of ’70s Pop thanks to her string of 15 Billboard top 40 songs and three chart toppers, starting with the anthemic “I Am Woman.”
This rich-voiced, auburn-haired...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 8:23 AM
When variety series were staples of network television, Burnett presided over one of the most popular, and she selected the 17 episodes of the CBS program included in this set.
One of the most interesting is an hour that she and her merry cast of...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 12:35 PM
Kristin Chenoweth, who is to receive the Goodspeed Award for outstanding contribution to musical theater, will not be attending Saturday's gala fund-raising event for Goodspeed Musicals.
A Goodspeed spokesman says the Chenoweth (Broadway's "Wicked,"...
| 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...
| Oct 10, 2011
Ann Christophersen, co-owner of Women and Children First bookstore in the Andersonville neighborhood, turned to Linda Bubon, her longtime business partner and scowled at the table that had been set up on a riser at the back of their store. The actress...
| Jun 16, 2011
Bob Banner, an Emmy Award-winning television producer and director whose credits included "The Garry Moore Show," "Candid Camera" and "Solid Gold" and who gave a career boost to a young Carol Burnett years before becoming executive producer of her popular...
| May 25, 2012
Al Gordon, an Emmy Award-winning comedy writer who spent much of his more than 40-year career writing for Jack Benny's penny-pinching, vain and perennially 39-year-old persona, has died. He was 89.
Gordon died Wednesday of age-related causes at Cedars-...
| Jun 22, 2011
Emmy-winning TV writer
Burt Styler, 86, an Emmy-winning TV writer who had a long association with Bob Hope, died of heart failure June 13 at Providence Tarzana Medical Center, his family said.
Styler won an Emmy in 1972 for an episode of...