| Apr 26, 2009
You may not know it, but the guy who brought you death by teddy-bear-stuffing on "Nip/Tuck" spent his high school and college years belting show tunes like "Put on a Happy Face" in "Bye Bye Birdie."
So it's no wonder that his latest series, "Glee,"...
| Apr 26, 2009
Beatrice Arthur, best known as the acerbic Maude Findlay on Norman Lear's sitcom "Maude" and as the strong-willed Dorothy Zbornak on the long-running "The Golden Girls," died Saturday. She was 86.
FOR THE RECORD: The obituary of...
| Apr 28, 2009
Frankie "Musclehead" Manning, a Harlem dancer and Tony Award-winning choreographer widely celebrated as one of the pioneers of the Lindy Hop, a breathlessly acrobatic swing dance style of the 1930s and '40s, died April 27 at New York City's Lenox Hill...
| Apr 30, 2009
In many ways, the first act of "9 to 5: The Musical" played out 35 years ago at a Catholic high school in a small Midwestern city better known for churning out screws than producing titans of stage and screen.
Surrounded by cornfields, the middle-class...
| May 4, 2009
The combatant in question is a manly man. He's wearing high-testosterone black from head to toe and that ultimate flag of machismo -- a full-on beard. His opponent is 20 years younger, but as the two sword fighters thrust and parry, the dark, handsome...
| May 16, 2009
It was a tiny article in the back of a newspaper that first caught the attention of playwright Rajiv Joseph. An American soldier stationed in Baghdad reportedly killed a Bengal tiger at the local zoo after the animal maimed a colleague who was trying to...
| Nov 28, 2008
William Gibson, 94, a Tony Award-winning playwright best known for "The Miracle Worker," the inspirational story of Helen Keller and her teacher Anne Sullivan, died Tuesday at his home in Stockbridge, Mass. The family did not disclose the cause of death....
| Dec 1, 2008
A few hours before a performance, Kyle Riabko, the lead actor in the touring production of "Spring Awakening," is milling about backstage at the Ahmanson Theatre. He saunters into his dressing room and checks his Blackberry, which rests upon a sketch of...
| Dec 10, 2008
Robert Prosky, a character actor with hundreds of film, TV and stage credits, and whose roles included an avuncular sergeant on the NBC police drama "Hill Street Blues" and a desperate real estate salesman in David Mamet's play "Glengarry Glen Ross,"...
| Dec 12, 2008
Richard M. Nixon once said, "You won't have Nixon to kick around anymore . . . "
It wasn't true, of course. That was in 1962 when he'd just lost a gubernatorial election. He came back to be elected president twice. And especially since his resignation on...
| Dec 21, 2008
MAC Cosmetics never met a cross-dressing diva it didn't like.
Following in the footsteps of RuPaul, Amanda Lepore and Jeffree Star, Dame Edna Everage has teamed up with the beauty giant on a line of makeup arriving in stores Friday.