May 17, 1996 |
Hal Linden didn't star in the BBC-TV's acclaimed series "The Singing Detective," but its title neatly sums up his career. Long before he became famous in the title role of the comical cop on ABC-TV's "Barney Miller," Linden was a singing star on Broadway, doing such shows as 1958's "Bells Are Ringing" and 1970's "The Rothschilds," for which he won a Tony as best actor in a musical.
July 7, 1992 |
'Jack' Will Be Back: ABC Productions announced Monday that "Jack's Place," the one-hour romantic sitcom starring Hal Linden, has been renewed and will likely air midway through the 1992-93 season. The network has ordered 13 new episodes. The series, which is set in a neighborhood restaurant and co-stars Finola Hughes and John Dye, premiered on May 26 with a limited summer run that will conclude with tonight's episode at 10 on ABC.
May 16, 2000 |
A lot of us grew up, more or less, in the vicinity of Hal Linden. There he was, on the early '60s "Anything Goes" cast album as Billy Crocker, adjusting his bow tie and grinning. There he was, eight seasons on "Barney Miller," for which Linden won three Emmys as the stalwart center of a strong situation comedy. Even in less interesting ventures, Linden has proven a genial, versatile, classy presence.
May 30, 2013 |
"The Scottsboro Boys" has finally arrived in Los Angeles, a year after this 2010 Broadway musical performed in San Diego and San Francisco. It shouldn't have taken this long, but don't miss the opportunity to catch one of the most inventive American musicals to come around in a long while. The show, which opened Wednesday at the Ahmanson Theatre, is a sophisticated knockout, a musical for those who like their razzle-dazzle with a radical, unsentimental edge. The subject matter is the opposite of upbeat, but "The Scottsboro Boys" reminds us that remembrance can be a kind of redress, that not letting evil escape into oblivion can be a partial victory.
February 4, 2001 |
As a child growing up in the Bronx, Harold Lipshitz dreamed of becoming a big-band leader. After receiving his high school diploma, he decided to change his name. "Swing and sway with Harold Lipshitz just didn't parse," Hal Linden explains, flashing a rueful smile. A half-century later, Linden is again confronting issues of identity and assimilation in "The Gathering," a play by Arje Shaw that explores the relationship of a Holocaust survivor to his son, grandson--and to his traumatic past.