February 21, 2014 |
Steve Lawrence loved to talk music with Frank Sinatra. During one of their chats, the Chairman of the Board asked Lawrence to name his favorite song. "I said, there are a lot of wonderful songs out there," Lawrence, 78, recalled in a recent interview. "He said, 'Name one.' I said OK, 'Moonlight in Vermont.' He said 'Why?' I said well to be honest it's the only American popular song I can think of that doesn't have a rhyme. " Sinatra was taken aback. "He said, 'Really? I recorded that song.' And he starts to sing it to me across the table.
December 11, 2013 |
The intersecting fan demographic for baseball and musical theater isn't large, but it is apparently substantial enough to warrant a new stage musical based on the popular 1988 movie "Bull Durham. " Producers announced Wednesday that the new musical will have its world premiere at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta in September 2014. The musical features a script by Ron Shelton, who directed and wrote the original movie, and songs by Susan Werner. The original movie, which starred Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins, follows a minor league veteran who is sent to Durham, N.C., to coach a rookie pitcher.
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September 10, 2013 |
Emmy-Award winning production designer Charles Lisanby, known for his lavish sets during the golden age of TV variety specials, died Aug. 23 in Los Angeles. He was 89. According to his longtime agent and manager, Bob Goodman, Lisanby had recently fallen. The cause of death, according to Morgan's Funeral Home, was sepsis. Lisanby created huge, meticulous sets for specials starring Barry Manilow, Diana Ross and many others, as well as for an Oscars show and ice show telecasts. But he was a cultured world traveler who drove his assistants and crews to distraction not only for his attention to detail but also for insisting on listening to opera broadcasts as they worked.
March 13, 2013 |
Fanilows, your wait is finally over. The long-delayed Barry Manilow musical "Harmony" as well as a star turn by Danny DeVito in the London production of Neil Simon's "The Sunshine Boys" are part of the 2013-14 lineup for the Ahmanson Theatre. The national tour of the Broadway production of "The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess" is also scheduled for the new season, which the Center Theatre Group announced Wednesday. The Ahmanson will offer five productions, the same as the current season.
January 22, 2013 |
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Jan. 20 - 16, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies CBS This Morning Marine biologist Steve O'Shea. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Martha Stewart; Kimora Lee Simmons; Giada De Laurentiis; Darrell Hammond; Aaron Neville. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America Michael Strahan; Dustin Hoffman; Jason Statham; Zac Posen and Tim Gunn. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Live With Kelly and Michael Jason Statham; Christine Baranski; Olly Murs performs.
October 31, 2012 |
Click here to download TV listings for the week Oct. 28 - Nov. 3 in PDF format This week's TV Movies CBS This Morning Todd Carmichael. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Daniel Craig; Martha Stewart; Giada De Laurentiis. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA Good Morning America Reba McEntire performs; Brad Paisley; director Robert Zemeckis. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Live With Kelly and Michael Ian Somerhalder. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View Nancy Grace; Tim Allen.