| Jun 22, 2013
| 6:38 AM
Stand-up comedian Judy Gold stars in her second one-woman show, "The Judy Show: My Life as a Sitcom," which opens Wednesday at the Geffen Playhouse.
In your show, you talk about pitching a sitcom or a reality show based on your life.
No, it's always a...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 11:40 AM
David Cassidy, onetime teen dream and "The Partridge Family" star, was arrested Wednesday morning just after midnight in upstate New York on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.
Cassidy, 63, was initially pulled over for driving with his high beams...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 4:19 PM
Here's what to watch or skip on TV during the week of Oct. 21 to Oct. 27.
Monday, Oct. 21
CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story
8 p.m. Monday, VH1
The 1990s-era hip-hop trio gets its own biopic starring Chicago area native Keke Palmer.
Read my interview...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 6:00 PM
NEW YORK — "Fun Home," the musical adaptation of Alison Bechdel's extraordinary graphic memoir, gets off to a choppy start, takes unnecessary musical detours and is staged in a rough-hewn style that sometimes seems more accidental than intentional....
| May 28, 2013
| 5:09 PM
Neil Simon may be more prolific, and certainly much wealthier, but for crisp, thoughtful prose that sticks to the ribs as well as the funnybone, you really can't beat Bernard Slade.
A successful television writer ("The Flying Nun," "The Partridge...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Joe Iconis, a promising 32-year-old composer, is best known for writing the song "Broadway, Here I Come" for Season 2 of the now-defunct backstage theater soap opera "Smash."
His new musical "The Black Suits," which opened Sunday at the Kirk Douglas...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 2:31 PM
Thanks to her new autobiography, the world now knows that 79-year-old Shirley Jones likes to strip and shake her breasts for her husband. What may have gotten lost in all the hubbub is the former Broadway star's fine TV career.
Jones just dropped a...
| Jan 11, 2014
| 11:12 AM
Former pop singing star David Cassidy was arrested near LAX on Friday night on suspicion of drunk driving, the California Highway Patrol said Saturday.
Cassidy, now 63 and a resident of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., was driving a rental car shortly after 9 p....
| Jan 16, 2014
| 8:08 PM
Dave Madden, the actor and comedian who played the curmudgeonly band manager on the popular 1970s TV series "The Partridge Family," died Thursday at a hospice in Jacksonville, Fla. He was 82.
The cause was complications of the blood disorder...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 4:23 PM
Actor Dave Madden, best known as the grumpy band manager on the hit series "The Partridge Family," died Thursday at age 82. To commemorate his career, especially his most high-profile role, Antenna TV, owned by the Tribune Company, which also owns The...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 1:12 PM
He may have been responsible for "The Flying Nun" and "The Partridge Family," but theater people will let those TV projects pass. Bernard Slade also gave us "Same Time, Next Year," "Romantic Comedy" and "Tribute," among many other finely crafted comedies....