| Jan 16, 2015
| 8:21 PM
If you want tickets to Winter Park Playhouse's "The Rat Pack Lounge," go buy them right now. No, really, put down the newspaper and head for the phone or computer. Of course, it might already be too late.
I say this because as of opening night on...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 8:33 AM
When his longtime mentor and celebrated children's author Edward Gorey died in 2000, Kevin McDermott grieved for one week. Then he grabbed a camera and visited the Elephant House, Gorey's home in Cape Cod, a rundown place covered in a thicket of tree...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 12:06 PM
The Dramatists Guild Fund has awarded $170,000 to dozens of nonprofit theaters across the country, from the firmly established Soho Repertory Theatre in New York City to the young Mo'olelo Performing Arts Company in San Diego.
The fund on Thursday...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 3:32 PM
Marcia Strassman, an actress who found fame on the 1970s hit TV sitcom "Welcome Back, Kotter" and later starred in the 1989 Disney family film "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids," died Friday at her home in Sherman Oaks. She was 66 and had breast cancer, according...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 5:00 PM
A year ago, Tesia Nicoli, who had been teaching adult acting classes for East Penn School District for years, started a theater group that she envisioned would raise money for area charities.
"I felt we could do a show and impact the community," she...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 7:26 AM
As "senior brown correspondent" (and sometimes "senior Muslim correspondent"), Aasif Mandvi is often one of the funniest performers on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart." But in real life, Mandvi — whose family emigrated from India...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 9:50 PM
Former “Seinfeld” star Jason Alexander packed the house at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts for Friday night’s opening of the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, proving that, in the words of the philosopher George...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 7:35 PM
Song and dance highlight the familiar story of feisty tomboy and aspiring writer Jo March and her sisters when Act 1 brings "Little Women, the Musical" to Labuda Center at DeSales University for its holiday production.
The musical, opening Wednesday,...
| Oct 21, 2014
What's an unhappy, suicidal, clinically depressed sourpuss like Raymond Chandler doing in sunny Hollywood -- and working with that famously difficult writer-director, Billy Wilder? Legend has it that this odd couple nearly skinned one another alive...
| Oct 19, 2014
| 9:30 PM
The Reading Railroad company that most people know from the Monopoly board game is still going strong, but it's not laying down tracks any more.
What is now Reading International Inc. has turned into a Los Angeles firm that runs cinema complexes and...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Producer Stanley Chase died Oct. 7 in Santa Monica at the age of 87.
A native of New York City, Chase's career spanned theater, television and film, beginning as a script analyst at CBS. Chase went on to produce the Kurt Weill-Bertold Brecht off-Broadway...