| Jun 13, 2008
Don't look for deep meaning in "A Very Brady Musical" at Theatre West. A parody wrapped in a spoof surrounded by a lampoon, this world premiere musical satire is a study in concentrated silliness.
That's mostly to the good. The show is based on "The...
| Jul 13, 2011
Sherwood Schwartz, the comedy writer and producer who created "Gilligan's Island" and "The Brady Bunch," which have remained two of the most enduringly popular TV series in worldwide syndication, died Tuesday morning. He was 94.
Schwartz, who began his...
| Mar 19, 2009
Morton Lachman, one of the creative minds behind Bob Hope who was a writer and producer for the famous comedian for more than two decades before shifting into sitcom production in shows including "All in the Family," "Gimme a Break" and "Kate & Allie,"...
| Nov 8, 2011
Hal Kanter, an Emmy Award-winning comedy writer, and a director and producer whose career included writing for Bob Hope and Bing Crosby, directing Elvis Presley and creating a landmark 1960s TV series starring Diahann Carroll, has died. He was 92....
| Jul 12, 2011
| 10:08 AM
LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- Television genius, Sherwood Schwartz, the man who created "The Brady Bunch" and "Gilligan's Island", has died at the age of 94.
Schwartz died Tuesday in Los Angeles of natural causes in his sleep at 4:00 a.m. surrounded by his...
| Dec 23, 2011
| 10:57 AM
Year-ending memories include those of people who made marks in entertainment before passing. In 2011, they included a significant number of behind-the-scenes talents whose television efforts endure. Andy Rooney: It's a sad irony that the pundit's death...
| Jul 20, 2011
| 3:31 PM
Peek-A-Boo At Pioneer Court
The controversy surrounding the new 26-foot Marilyn Monroe statue in downtown Chicago's Pioneer Court is swirling through the streets of Chicago and the backrooms of City Hall...and it has more than just Marilyn's over-sized...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 7:26 AM
It's time, dear reader, to raise a glass to Mick Napier, improv queen Susan Messing, wild Joe Bill, hard-toiling Jennifer Estlin, restless Mark Sutton and the Annoyance Theatre, which have, improbably, survived together for 25 years.
On Aug. 18, the...
| Jul 11, 2012
| 10:21 AM