| Feb 23, 2012
| 11:47 AM
Northlight Theatre, which performs at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, has announced its 2012-13 season. The slate features the previously announced production of Neil Simon's "The Odd Couple," starring Tim Kazurinsky and George...
| Feb 27, 2012
Swedish actor Erland Josephson, one of fabled director Ingmar Bergman's closest friends and collaborators, known for his portrayals of aloof intellectuals and often Bergman's alter ego in such celebrated films as "Scenes From a Marriage" and "Cries and...
| Mar 6, 2012
| 1:33 PM
Pantochino Productions Inc. presents its new family musical, “The Brothers Grimm and a Showgirl,” for a limited run of five performances March 16 to 18 at The Off-Broadway Theatre at Yale, 41 Broadway (behind Toad's Place) in New Haven.
| Sep 26, 2011
| 3:09 PM
In Fox's new "Terra Nova," Irish actor Jason O'Mara plays Jim Shannon, a Chicago police officer in the year 2149 who, with his family, travels 85 million years into the past to colonize Earth and build a better civilization.
Future Chicago appears in the...
| Sep 30, 2011
| 6:14 AM
New York City
Good news: Off-Broadway week, a chance to see a play in New York City on the cheap, is here. Now through Oct. 9 (it's technically more than one week, but who's counting?) Broadway junkies can pick from a variety of...
| Oct 27, 2011
| 4:09 PM
Award-winning playwright Mary Murfitt has written stories and songs about cowgirls, small-town folks and other fictional characters. But her new musical, "Looking for Home: A Story from the Orphan Trains," is based on a little-known aspect of American...
| Nov 9, 2011
| 7:54 PM
Rapper and actor Heavy D, who played an influential role in shaping
rap music in the late '80s and early '90s with a fusion of New Jack Swing and reggae, has died. He was 44.
Heavy D, who was born Dwight Arrington Myers, died Tuesday in the...
| Nov 17, 2011
| 10:30 AM
Here's an update in the film version of "Four," the London and off-Broadway play by Hartford-born and Wethersfield-raised playwright Christopher Shinn.
Though last year plans fell apart because of financing to film in the area the movie version of the...
| Jan 13, 2013
Is it possible to fall in love with all the characters in a play, even those who see themselves as less-than-worthy members of the human race? And then, after more than a year, fall in love with them all over again?
That's what happened to me with...
| Jan 18, 2013
Sigmund Freud considered religion a mass delusion, a sort of group neurosis ideally suited to obsessive types. C.S. Lewis was a literary intellectual who found ways of channeling his devout Christianity into even his nontheological writings, "The...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 7:24 AM
The new comedy "January Joiner" takes its title from those people who make New Year's resolutions to join a gym, eat healthier, and lose those holiday pounds. But the name has a disparaging subtext, implying these folks are destined to become "February...