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  • Actress Jane Lynch will announce Jeff Award nominations

    Actress Jane Lynch will announce Jeff Award nominations
    With the Joseph Jefferson Awards Committee taking a leaf from the Tony Awards playbook, the nominations for this year’s Jeff Awards are to be announced live and in public by a celebrity — in this case, the actress Jane Lynch. Lynch, a...
  • 'Jersey Boys' stars on Clint Eastwood's musical

    'Jersey Boys' stars on Clint Eastwood's musical
    Directing the big-screen version of “Jersey Boys,” Clint Eastwood sang and┬ádanced all over the musical drama’s set to demonstrate what he wanted from┬áhis actors, right? No, no he did not. “For the songs, he really stepped out...
  • A face you won't forget, in movies big and small

     A face you won't forget, in movies big and small
    Very little casting is done in Chicago when big studio movies shoot here. Not significant roles, where the camera lingers on a person for more than a moment. It's a strange phenomenon considering the deep bench of acting talent in town, but every so often...
  • 'Mormon' is more than just easy laughs

    When Joseph Smith Jr. published The Book of Mormon in 1830, he likely wasn't expecting that an outrageously profane musical that purloined his golden title would dominate the 2011 Tony Awards. Then again, he probably wasn't anticipating "South Park"...
  • 'Motown' is Berry Gordy's memory box

    'Motown' is Berry Gordy's memory box
    How to tell the story of Berry Gordy, the visionary who signed and nurtured Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, Gladys Knight, Stevie Wonder and countless other Motown hit-makers? The self-described "bum with a dream" who built Motown Records into...
  • 'Jersey Boys' logged stage time en route to big screen

    'Jersey Boys' logged stage time en route to big screen
    Back in 2005, by virtue of his charm and formidable vocal range, a young actor named John Lloyd Young won one of the most coveted roles in modern Broadway history: the part of Frankie Valli in Des McAnuff's production of "Jersey Boys." Young had never...
  • 'Book of Mormon' heads up Chrysler Hall Broadway series in 2014-2015

    "The Book of Mormon" will headline the Broadway in Norfolk series coming to Chrysler Hall in the 2014-2015 season. The irreverent musical opens the season in October and will be followed by the return of two popular shows, "Wicked" in November and...
  • Showtime's 'Penny Dreadful' an elegantly beastly outing

     Showtime's 'Penny Dreadful' an elegantly beastly outing
    Having created and shared them throughout recorded time, we are well acquainted with monsters, their forms and habits, strengths and weaknesses, ways of appearing and disappearing. Homer and the Bible are full of awful beasties; Shakespeare gave us...
  • A Tony Awards round table with L.A.-area theater leaders

    A Tony Awards round table with L.A.-area theater leaders
    The Tony Awards, airing Sunday night on CBS, mark the official end of the Broadway season. To get the West Coast view on the Broadway year, I sat down with four leaders of the area's most prominent theaters: Center Theatre Group's Michael Ritchie, the...
  • Tony Awards 2014: A few rays of sunshine in a mostly cloudy Broadway season

    The Tony Awards will be handed out Sunday, and the safe money is on "A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder" for best musical and "All the Way" for best play. But nothing is guaranteed in a Broadway season as patchy as this one. There's a fair chance that...
  • TV Picks: Pirates, a painter, prisoners and people of Broadway

    TV Picks: Pirates, a painter, prisoners and people of Broadway
    "Crossbones" (NBC, Fridays), "Friday Night Spotlight: Pirate Pictures" (TCM, Fridays in June). Pirates! Their parrots, their peg legs, their eye patches; their planks for walking, their X'ed spot-markings; their swashbuckling ways and way of talking;...