February 1, 2014 |
NEW YORK - A few years ago, playwright Christopher Durang began wondering "what if" a bunch of Anton Chekhov's characters lived in Bucks County, Penn., as he did. And what if two of the older ones lived in a nice stone farmhouse like his for not just in midlife, as he does, but for their entire lives? "Even when I studied Chekhov's plays in college, I felt empathy for his older characters, often regretful and unhappy," says Durang. "Now that I'm older, I wanted to do something triggered by Chekhov but put in the present day. My farm house, which is on a little hill, made me think of a lot of the sets I've seen in 'The Seagull.'" The result of such musing is "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike.
July 18, 2012 |
Click here to download TV listings for the week of July 15 - 21 in PDF format This week's TV Movies SERIES Duets: The season finale reveals which pairing of professional (Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Nettles, John Legend and Robin Thicke) and amateur will be the top duo (8 p.m. ABC). Mountain Men: Eustace rides into town to make a final stand for his land in the season finale (9 p.m. History). Project Runway: As the fashion design competition begins its 10th season, each contestant has brought an outfit that expresses his or personality, then must create - on a very tight deadline - another outfit that complements the first.
April 1, 1988 |
Christine Ebersole has been getting very chummy with a terrorist lately. It's part of her role in William Mastrosimone's "Cat's-Paw" (opening tonight at the Los Angeles Theatre Center), the story of a bombing at Environmental Protection Agency headquarters--and the newswoman assigned to interview the man responsible. "It has a lot to do with what's good for the public to know, how much the media should show," said the actress during an interview at LATC.
May 4, 1992 |
If gays and lesbians think they're getting a bad rap in the movies, consider the filmic lot of the elderly. First "Stop! or My Mom Will Shoot," now "Folks!" (citywide). Where are the Gray Panthers when you need them? This time, it's the aged dad that's the wacky one. Suave screen great Don Ameche stars as the dementia-stricken father who's literally driving Tom Selleck insane, while cogent mom Anne Jackson patiently looks on.
July 1, 1988
"The Cavanaughs," a comedy series that had a short run on CBS during the 1986-87 season, will return to the network with original episodes beginning Aug. 8 at 8:30 p.m. The show, which stars Barnard Hughes and Christine Ebersole in the story of an Irish Catholic family in Boston, was canceled at the end of the 1986-87 season, then revived as a midseason replacement for the 1987-88 season. But CBS kept it on the shelf throughout the season and finally decided to play it off amid summer reruns.