| Oct 22, 2012
| 10:48 AM
"I Love Lucy Live On Stage" will return to the Broadway Playhouse following the run of "Potted Potter," Broadway in Chicago said on Monday. The Chicago cast will continue to feature Sirena Irwin as Lucy, Bill Mendieta, Curtis Pettyjohn and Joanna Daniels....
| Nov 25, 2012
Using a newly developed editing machine that he dubbed the "three-headed monster," Dann Cahn pioneered multi-camera editing on sitcoms in the 1950s while helping to craft a classic, "I Love Lucy."
"Lucy" broke ground in television by employing three...
| Jul 13, 2012
| 8:27 AM
For a confederation of supposed liberals, public radio can be awfully conservative.
Ask someone to name a public radio show, any public radio show, and the chances are the answer will have been around during the Reagan administration: "A Prairie Home...
| Jul 18, 2012
As the director of more than 100 episodes of the enduringly classic 1950s sitcom "I Love Lucy," William Asher considered the first episode he directed to be one of his most memorable: Lucy and Ethel working in a chocolate factory.
But for Asher, who died...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 7:26 AM
It's time, dear reader, to raise a glass to Mick Napier, improv queen Susan Messing, wild Joe Bill, hard-toiling Jennifer Estlin, restless Mark Sutton and the Annoyance Theatre, which have, improbably, survived together for 25 years.
On Aug. 18, the...
| Sep 8, 2012
| 7:43 PM
Are you ready for some football?
The first full weekend of NFL games kicks off Sunday, but this won't by any normal opening weekend.
Something critical is missing — real NFL officials. The league and its officials have been deadlocked...
| Sep 14, 2012
Remember when Reva Shayne of "Guiding Light" stripped in the downtown fountain and announced, "I baptize myself the slut of Springfield, scarlet woman, common tramp?" Or when Tad Martin on "All My Children" proclaimed to his wacky mother Opal, "I am...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 11:20 AM
Sirena Irwin has been rocking the curly red hair (OK, it's a wig) and wide-eyed charm of Lucille Ball — or at least Lucy Ricardo — since last fall in "I Love Lucy Live on Stage." The hit show, created by director Rick Sparks and producer Kim...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 5:15 PM
Alan Ayckbourn often has been termed the British Neil Simon due to his prodigious output of plays in a quirky comical vein. South Coast Repertory has yet to mount a Simon show, but has produced myriad Ayckbourn offerings and is quite familiar with the...
| Sep 20, 2012
The mother of all TV sitcoms, "I Love Lucy" went on the air back in 1951 has pretty much never been off ever since.
Wednesday night in Chicago, a new show opened that attempts to recreate what it might have been like to be in the audience at a filming of...
| Apr 21, 2011
"I Love Lucy" writer dead at 90...