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.
November 29, 2007 |
Hal Linden has performed in 15 Broadway musicals, won the 1971 Tony Award as best actor for "The Rothschilds" and earned three Emmys for dramatic work, but people still call him "Barney." And that's just fine with Linden, who portrayed Barney Miller from 1975 to 1982 on the ABC sitcom of the same name. Linden currently stars in Wendy Graf's play "Lessons," playing through Dec. 23 at the Lee Strasberg Theatre in West Hollywood. And while the play hasn't been critically well-received, Linden's performance has been welcomed with open arms.
June 23, 1997 |
It might have been a skit from the old "Carol Burnett Show": a woman marching in a Salvation Army band lets out a huge, high-pitched sneeze, doffs her uniform and steps into the spotlight wearing a spangly Bob Mackie gown. But not this time. This was Carol Burnett in her premiere appearance at the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa, and the audience was loving it.