| Feb 14, 2015
| 9:00 AM
At 12, she was nominated for a Tony for the Broadway musical "High Society," at 24, she snagged an Oscar nomination for the drama "Up in the Air," and, at 27, her song "Cups," from the hit comedy "Pitch Perfect," went multi-platinum and became one of...
| Feb 15, 2015
| 5:03 PM
“Enter Laughing,” Carl Reiner’s semi-autobiographical 1958 novel, has had nearly as varied a career as its author. Playwright Joseph Stein (“Fiddler on the Roof”) turned it into a Broadway play (1963), a film (1967), a...
| Feb 11, 2015
| 1:45 PM
Danny Abosch wrote his first musical when he was a senior at Deerfield High School. It was called "Unwritten Rules" and premiered at Caruso Middle School.
Since then, Abosch has come a long way in the field of musical theatre writing and composing. At...
| 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...
| 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 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...
| 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...