| Nov 21, 2013
| 3:08 PM
With Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” set to hit theaters, the work of J.R.R. Tolkien is again about to satisfy millions of moviegoers.
But what about the man who created it? Tolkien led a complicated and...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 9:51 AM
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Thursday night NBC staged a three-hour live performance of Rodgers and Hammserstein's "The Sound of Music," the world's most beloved musical, with Carrie Underwood as Maria von Trapp, a role...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 6:00 AM
NEW YORK — Few people would mistake the Long Island commuter town of Bethpage (elevation: 105 feet) for the Austrian Alps. But on a vast soundstage in an anonymous industrial park about 45 minutes from Manhattan sits a gently sloping, man-made...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 6:00 AM
NEW YORK — Playwright Rick Elice calls the memorabilia-filled study in his Upper West Side apartment "the garage."
It's a good term for the workshop of a self-described workaholic whose method is a combination of technical rigor, restless...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 12:05 AM
FRESNO, Calif. The TV hills have been alive with the "The Sound of Music" since ABC first aired the feature film in 1976.
Since then, the broadcast of the movie winner of five Oscars, including Best Picture has become a mainstay of network and cable...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 6:40 AM
For Catonsville Children's Theatre founder and executive director, Nick Gough, and his wife, Barbara, enabling children to act is the goal, not memorizing lines or rote repetition of a script.
Nick said the young actors are considered "partners" and...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 3:08 PM
Disney princess-inspired gowns by Versace, Valentino, Missoni and Oscar de la Renta are now up for bid online in a Christie's benefit auction.
Online bidding for the 10 "princess dresses," which started Oct. 18, is in advance of a live auction scheduled...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 12:06 PM
June Foray, the woman whose voice can be heard coming from Rocky the Flying Squirrel, Cindy Lou Who and many grannies and witches in countless cartoons over the years will be honored by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences next month with a Governors...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 1:14 PM
It was an assignment for my acting fundamentals class my freshman year in college.
I was to recite something from great Western literature.
Lucian Davis Scott, head of Orange Coast College's theater department from 1955 to 1969, taught the course....
| Aug 8, 2013
| 2:30 PM
| Jul 18, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Cathy Rigby, the former Olympic gymnast turned stage actress, is being sued for millions of dollars by a composer who claims that he hasn't been properly paid for his work on a production of "Peter Pan" that her company presented at the La Mirada...