| Oct 14, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Honored earlier this year by the Zurich Film Fest, Working Title, the U.K. film outfit behind breakout hits and award-winners from "Billy Elliott" to "Four Weddings and A Funeral," Bridget Jones' Diary" and last year's "Les Miserables," was presented with...
| Feb 10, 2013
| 9:05 AM
With his chronically gravelly voice and relentlessly liberal agenda, Sherrod Brown seems to have stepped out of "Les Miserables," hoarse from singing revolutionary anthems at the barricades. Today, Ohio's senior senator has a project worthy of Victor Hugo...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 6:30 AM
Jeff Kready, who played the lovably square Mr. Snow in Rodgers & Hammerstein's "Carousel" at the Goodspeed Opera House, will play Crumpet, the cynical Macy's Elf in "The Santaland Diaries," the statge adaptation of David Sedaris' comic holiday essays....
| Jan 7, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Broadway will show that it cares when stars, producers, writers, and directors come together for “From Broadway with Love: A Benefit Concert For Sandy Hook” on Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. at Waterbury's Palace Theater.
Linda Eder ("Jekyll & Hyde"),...
| Jan 6, 2013
| 9:04 AM
"Texas Chainsaw 3D" easily sliced through the competition at the box office this weekend — not that its rivals were particularly threatening.
As the only new film to hit theaters nationwide, the reboot of the 1974 horror flick only had to...
| May 16, 2013
| 7:37 AM
The former "Saturday Night Live" star Nora Dunn is to star in the upcoming production of the Broadway farce "Boeing-Boeing" at the Drury Lane Theatre in Oakbrook Terrace.
Dunn, who is becoming a familiar face in Chicago theater, is also working on a...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 7:24 AM
That actor you're watching onstage tonight? He or she might well have skin in the game. And I speak not just of art or hunger for applause. I talk of cold, hard cash.
One of the more interesting and perhaps lesser noticed changes in show business...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 8:30 AM
As the annual Oscar campaign comes to resemble a presidential race more by the year, the fall festival calendar starts to resemble a long political primary, with its own Carvilles, Plouffes, and perhaps even its Atwaters. But as even the smaller...
| Dec 7, 2012
| 12:10 PM
I'm 51 and Bilbo-free. Somehow "The Hobbit" has eluded me my entire reading life. What was I reading in junior high when I first noticed everyone else was reading it? "Big A: The Story of Lew Alcindor," maybe. Or William K. Everson's book on Laurel &...
| Mar 3, 2013
Hollywood has had a love affair with head-turning white gowns both on-screen and off for more than half a century. Who can forget Marilyn Monroe's white Travilla halter dress billowing around her waist as she stands atop a subway grate in the 1955 film...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 11:04 AM
The new touring production of "Les Miserables," which was a huge hit in Chicago this fall, is headed back to Broadway, producer Cameron Mackintosh announced Tuesday.
This will be the third Broadway stand for the famous warbling waif. The show will...