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Karl Malden, a versatile Oscar-winning actor who built a six-decade Hollywood career playing heroes and heavies -- and, often, relatable ordinary men -- yet who was certain he was best known as a commercial pitchman for American Express, has died. He...
Theater Beat: 'And Her Hair Went With Her,' 'Blue Night in the Heart of the West,' '1001' and 'I'd Rather Be Right.'If you want to catch two wicked talents get into trouble, head for the Fountain Theatre, where Tony winner Tonya Pinkins and "Cold Case" actress Tracie Thoms are tearing it up in "And Her Hair Went With Her," Zina Camblin's vivid if uneven look at African...
Times Staff WriterBarry Nelson, a Broadway leading man who launched his career at MGM in the 1940s and earned a niche in show-business history as the first actor to play British secret agent James Bond — as an American named Jimmy Bond — in a live television...
Zap2It.comRed Buttons, the impish former burlesque comic who became an early TV sensation and an Academy Award-winning character actor during a career that spanned more than seven decades, has died. He was 87. Buttons died today at his Century City home after a...
Times Staff WriterPick up any showbiz biography about the 1930s and '40s, and odds are the actor or playwright or composer escaped to the Arizona desert in search of sun, health or seclusion. You can imagine Moss Hart hobnobbing with Cole Porter at a stylish hacienda or,...
Sentinel Staff WriterThe following is a list of theatrical productions: ANNIE RUSSELL THEATRE The theater is on the campus of Rollins College, 1000 Holt Ave., Winter Park. Season tickets are $50 and $60 for general audiences and $47 and $57 for seniors. Second-stage shows...
Be a Broadway baby dancin' down the street -- it's hard to resist -- if you take either, or both, of the audio-headset tours that include belting and talking stars from shows past and present. Walkin' Broadway offers two narrations with musical...
Sun Theater CriticThe new theater season marks milestone anniversaries for two Baltimore theaters. Center Stage turns 40, and Arena Players, billed as "the nation's oldest continuously operating African-American theater," turns 50. The fare at both is eclectic, and,...
Tags: Theater, Morris A. Mechanic Theatre, Tony Curtis, Judaism, Dance
In Moss Hart's famous 1948 comedy "Light Up the Sky," a group of paranoid producers labor out of town trying to fix a flawed but embryonic Broadway show before it moves to New York. The tryout is taking place in Boston -- but for all that the principals...
Frank Galati, a dyed-in-the-wool creature of the American theater, loves to expound on why people who work in show business are weird. "We go to work when everybody else goes out to play," mused the accomplished actor-director-adapter the other day....
Tags: Theater, Lois Smith, Celebrities, Donny Osmond, Ben Jonson
Tribune arts reporterLast month Kate Buckley announced her intention to leave Next Theatre; now the Evanston-based troupe has whittled down to five its list of applicants for the vacant position of artistic director. But Robert Scogin, Next's current managing director and the...
When a new production of a performing arts masterpiece truly revives its subject, it is able to remind us, sometimes in fresh and different ways, why the work came to be called a masterpiece in the first place. "My Fair Lady," first presented 45 years...
Tags: Theater, Death, Music Theater, Rex Harrison, London Theatre
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