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Zap2It.comSean "Diddy" Combs and ABC are bringing a version of the classic play "A Raisin in the Sun" to television. The movie adaptation of Lorraine Hansberry's play will star Combs and his castmates from the Tony-winning revival that debuted on Broadway in 2004....
Times Staff WriterDaring storytelling that integrates song and dance is rare. But a few auteurs strive for the elusive formula. Broadway has always prized director-choreographers who could deliver hit musicals with an individual stamp on them — masters such as Jerome...
Tags: Joffrey Ballet, Twyla Tharp, Tommy Tune, London Theatre, Dancing
The EnvelopeHere's a mystery even supersleuth Jessica Fletcher couldn't solve: why is one of TV's most popular stars -- Angela Lansbury -- the biggest loser in the history of TV's highest honor? Lansbury has lost as many Emmy Award nominations in primetime as Susan...
Zap2It.comJohn Stamos and ABC parted ways earlier this year on less than happy terms, with the network scuttling the second season of his show "Jake in Progress" after just one episode. The actor apparently isn't holding too big a grudge, however, as he's signed...
The Swampby Pam Becker Michelle Obama is going back to school - and taking Alicia Keys, Sheryl Crow and astronaut Mae Jemison with her. The first lady is being joined by the women - as well as Denyce Graves, Kerry Washington,......
Sean Combs, a.k.a. Diddy, P. Diddy, Puff Daddy and Puffy, has conquered the worlds of rap music, record producing and clothing design. More recently he's staked a claim on the world of acting. Case in point: He appeared on Broadway in the Tony Award-...
Staff Writer"Wicked," the hit Broadway musical about the witches of Oz, topped the 2004 Tony Award nominations yesterday, racking up 10 including best musical and best leading actresses. "Assassins" followed with seven nominations, and "Avenue Q," "Caroline, or...
Times Television CriticYou recall the prime-time Emmys. That annual television feel-good of cosmic hair and designer name-dropping? That pantheon of cosmetic tweaking, frozen smiles and scripted ad-libs? That Sunday gridlock of stretch limos from Malibu to points east? Yup,...
The Candlelight Processional and Massed Choir is an experience that almost defies description. White twinkle lights drip from the cropped limbs of thick oaks lining the entranceway into Epcot's American Gardens Theatre. Stained glass windows embrace the...
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday April 20, 2001 "The Visit" powerfully depicts the flowering of spiritual redemption within a young man who has every reason to give in to despair. It marks the directorial debut of Jordan Walker-Pearlman, who in his adaptation of the...
Tags: David Clennon, Family, Punishment, Crime, Law and Justice, Death
It's all Carol Burnett's fault. Because "The Carol Burnett Show: Show Stoppers" special from last November -- which featured the cast of the 1968-79 CBS variety show talking up funny outtakes -- was such a hit (it even won its time slot in a recent...
Tribune theater criticThe supernatural wenches of midtown Manhattan swept up 10 Tony Award nominations Monday as "Wicked," the musical prequel to "The Wizard of Oz," became this year's most-nominated Broadway show. Other big nominees in a generally wobbly field include the...
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