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  • Wayne Densch Center's 2014-15 theater season

     Wayne Densch Center's 2014-15 theater season
    Musicals, a mystery — and a mystery musical — are ahead from the Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center in Sanford. The community theater, at 201 S. Magnolia Ave., has filled its season with hit Broadway musicals and a tried-and-true thriller...
  • Allen J. Schwalb, Longtime Film Financier, Dies at 76

    Allen J. Schwalb, a financier of major motion pictures including "Dirty Harry," "Rocky," "Rambo" and "Rain Man," died on July 14. He was 76. Most recently, in late 2013, Schwalb's Star Partners Inc. and Nashville-based Hummingbird Productions and its...
  • James Franco and the Actor He Can't Get Enough Of Talk Stage, Film and How to Play Crazy

    When James Franco directs, he calls Scott Haze. The actor (named one of Variety's 10 Actors to Watch last year) not only stars in Franco's movie adaptation of Cormac McCarthy novel "Child of God," opening Aug. 1. He also plays the lead in Franco's Off...
  • Off Broadway Review: 'Mala Hierba'

    Second Stage really knows how to show a girl a good time, the proof being its excellent track record of producing vital work by important women playwrights. Chalk up another win with "Mala Hierba," a funny and frightening play that Chicago playwright...
  • Toronto Film Festival Lineup Includes Denzel Washington's 'Equalizer,' Kate Winslet's 'A Little Chaos'

    The Toronto Film Festival has announced more than 40 titles -- a mix of awards contenders, star-powered indies, and international arthouse fare -- screening in its Gala and Special Presentations program this September, including Denzel Washington's "The...
  • Garry Marshall Goes Off Broadway to Direct Hollywood Comedy

    Garry Marshall will return to Off Broadway for the first time in 20 years for the New York bow of "Billy and Ray," the Hollywood comedy that will open this fall at New York's Vineyard Theater. Last year Marshall helmed the world premiere of Mike...
  • Linda Ronstadt, Bill T. Jones to receive National Medal of Arts

    Linda Ronstadt, Bill T. Jones to receive National Medal of Arts
    A diverse roster of big names in the arts, literature and entertainment – including Linda Ronstadt, dancer-choreographer Bill T. Jones, author Maxine Hong Kingston, Broadway composer John Kander and L.A.-nurtured visual artist James Turrell --...
  • Lythgoe Family Productions betting on panto

    Lythgoe Family Productions betting on panto
    Kris Lythgoe — whose father is "American Idol" and “So You Think You Can Dance” producer, Nigel Lythgoe — and his wife, Becky, have a flair for theatrics. The couple staged a murder mystery-themed wedding last April and they're...
  • Simplicity supplies emotional eloquence to pub musical 'Once'

     Simplicity supplies emotional eloquence to pub musical 'Once'
    At last, a Broadway show that doesn't feel the need to conk its audience over the head with hollow flash and empty dazzle. "Once," the Tony-winning musical based on John Carney's 2006 indie film, honors its source by staying true to its folksy lyricism....
  • Neil Patrick Harris May Join 'American Horror Story: Freak Show'

    Neil Patrick Harris' wish to appear in "American Horror Story: Freak Show" is co-creator Ryan Murphy's command. Harris told EW Radio that he penned a letter to Murphy asking to be on the new season of the FX series. "I wrote a letter to Ryan asking...
  • Chop & Quench brings Fela Kuti's 'The '69 L.A. Sessions' to life

    Chop & Quench brings Fela Kuti's 'The '69 L.A. Sessions' to life
    It was proclaimed more than once over the evening at California Plaza that history was being made in downtown Los Angeles on Friday night as part of the Grand Performances series. For the first time, a choice selection of the iconic Nigerian bandleader...