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April 23, 2012 | By Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times Theater Critic
NEW YORK -- The old "contents may have shifted during flight" warning seemed especially worrying for "One Man, Two Guvnors," the London smash from the National Theatre of Great Britain that opened last week on Broadway.   Although the play by Richard Bean is a freehand adaptation of Carlo Goldoni's 18th century classic "The Servant of Two Masters," a commedia-dell'arte-inspired romp with timeless bona fides, not everyone was certain whether the production's British humor style would tickle American audiences. Well, to go by the gales of laughter pouring out of the Music Box Theatre on West 45th Street, the gags, jokes and pratfalls, under the unerring direction of Nicholas Hytner (with assistance from "physical comedy director" Cal McCrystal)
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June 11, 2012 | By Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times Theater Critic
Will wonders never cease: David overcame Goliath in a rare victory at the Beacon Theatre that will force us to rethink the old truism that commerce trumps independent vision on Broadway. "Once," the little musical spun from an Irish art house film, bested "Newsies," the Disney Theatrical Productions front-runner, for the Tony Award for best musical, despite "Newsies'" greater potential for roadshow lucre. But if this season has taught us anything it's that theatrical creativity can't be suppressed by corporate forces.
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June 10, 2012 | By David Ng
The lead actor categories at the Tony Awards saw a pair of upsets, with James Corden of "One Man, Two Guvnors" and Steve Kazee of "Once" taking home the prizes. Corden won for lead actor in a play for the British comedy import "One Man, Two Guvnors," beating out Philip Seymour Hoffman for "Death of a Salesman. " Hoffman had been considered by many industry watchers as the favorite to win for his portrayal of Willy Loman in the revival of the Arthur Miller classic. Critics have praised Corden's comic performance in the play, which is by Richard Bean.
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June 10, 2012 | By David Ng
The lead actor categories at the Tony Awards saw a pair of upsets, with James Corden of "One Man, Two Guvnors" and Steve Kazee of "Once" taking home the prizes. Corden won for lead actor in a play for the British comedy import "One Man, Two Guvnors," beating out Philip Seymour Hoffman for "Death of a Salesman. " Hoffman had been considered by many industry watchers as the favorite to win for his portrayal of Willy Loman in the revival of the Arthur Miller classic. Critics have praised Corden's comic performance in the play, which is by Richard Bean.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 17, 2012 | By Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times Theater Critic
NEW YORK - James Corden is in the throes of a New York moment. He's in a hit Broadway show, the London import "One Man, Two Guvnors," and though he's been down this road before with "The History Boys," a more high-minded British comedy that became a smash on the Great White Way, this time he's the star and all eyes are on this generously proportioned funnyman - a cherub posing as Puck, or is it the other way around? Part of the secret of Corden's comic gift is that he combines innocence so naturally with mischief.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 11, 2012 | By Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times Theater Critic
Will wonders never cease: David overcame Goliath in a rare victory at the Beacon Theatre that will force us to rethink the old truism that commerce trumps independent vision on Broadway. "Once," the little musical spun from an Irish art house film, bested "Newsies," the Disney Theatrical Productions front-runner, for the Tony Award for best musical, despite "Newsies'" greater potential for roadshow lucre. But if this season has taught us anything it's that theatrical creativity can't be suppressed by corporate forces.
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June 9, 2012 | By Steven Zeitchik, Los Angeles Times
NEW YORK - Viewers who watched last year's Tony Awards probably remember the performance of host Neil Patrick Harris, particularly his envelope-pushing opening number about Broadway that featured the chorus "It's not just for gays anymore. " But for those tuning in to the 2012 show Sunday to see how Harris will top himself, the actor and soon-to-be-three-time Tonys host has a message: Don't expect a repeat performance. "It's a tricky line to draw, because if I try not to do what I did the last two times then I'm not really honoring the night," Harris said.
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June 10, 2012 | By Steven Zeitchik
It may be an honor to be nominated, but most Tony nominees know that they're going to come away empty-handed. How do they handle that reality? Leading male in a play nominee John Lithgow ("The Columnist"), who is not a front-runner, told The Times on his way in to the Beacon that he had no grand illusions about tonight. "I know I'm probably not going to win," he said. "I was tempted to scratch myself, like that horse at Belmont. " James Corden ("One Man, Two Guvnors")
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October 25, 2002 | Kevin Thomas, Times Staff Writer
With "All or Nothing" Mike Leigh returns to a familiar working-class world following his splendiferous Gilbert & Sullivan bio, "Topsy-Turvy." "All or Nothing," arguably the bleakest film of his career, is a tough go, but Leigh's depth and rigor, and his skill at inspiring accomplished portrayals that are all the more impressive for their lack of showiness, offsets to a notable degree the film's often-mined and despairing milieu.
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May 14, 2010
SERIES Gavin and Stacey: Gavin's (Mathew Horne) decision to accept a position in Wales means big adjustments for his family. Joanna Page, James Corden and Ruth Jones also star as the engaging romantic comedy series returns for a fifth season (6 p.m. BBC America). Smallville: When Zod (Callum Blue) unleashes his army on the world, Chloe (Allison Mack) calls on some old friends to help battle the Kandorians, but things go badly wrong as she and Oliver (Justin Hartley) try to reconnect Watchtower's satellite system.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 9, 2012 | By Steven Zeitchik, Los Angeles Times
NEW YORK - Viewers who watched last year's Tony Awards probably remember the performance of host Neil Patrick Harris, particularly his envelope-pushing opening number about Broadway that featured the chorus "It's not just for gays anymore. " But for those tuning in to the 2012 show Sunday to see how Harris will top himself, the actor and soon-to-be-three-time Tonys host has a message: Don't expect a repeat performance. "It's a tricky line to draw, because if I try not to do what I did the last two times then I'm not really honoring the night," Harris said.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 17, 2012 | By Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times Theater Critic
NEW YORK - James Corden is in the throes of a New York moment. He's in a hit Broadway show, the London import "One Man, Two Guvnors," and though he's been down this road before with "The History Boys," a more high-minded British comedy that became a smash on the Great White Way, this time he's the star and all eyes are on this generously proportioned funnyman - a cherub posing as Puck, or is it the other way around? Part of the secret of Corden's comic gift is that he combines innocence so naturally with mischief.
NEWS
April 23, 2012 | By Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times Theater Critic
NEW YORK -- The old "contents may have shifted during flight" warning seemed especially worrying for "One Man, Two Guvnors," the London smash from the National Theatre of Great Britain that opened last week on Broadway.   Although the play by Richard Bean is a freehand adaptation of Carlo Goldoni's 18th century classic "The Servant of Two Masters," a commedia-dell'arte-inspired romp with timeless bona fides, not everyone was certain whether the production's British humor style would tickle American audiences. Well, to go by the gales of laughter pouring out of the Music Box Theatre on West 45th Street, the gags, jokes and pratfalls, under the unerring direction of Nicholas Hytner (with assistance from "physical comedy director" Cal McCrystal)
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September 16, 2013 | By Richard Verrier
Walt Disney is once again turning to the Brothers Grimm for theatrical inspiration. The studio that brought the classic Grimm's fairy tale "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" to the big screen in 1937, said it began production last week on “Into the Woods,” a film adaptation of the award-winning musical that is a modern take on the popular Grimm stories. The movie, set for release on Dec. 25, 2014, will shoot in studio and on location throughout England, Disney said in a statement.
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February 13, 2014 | By Ed Stockly
Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Feb. 9 - 15, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies   See latest XXII Winter Olympics TV schedule here.   SERIES Great Performances London's Royal National Theatre celebrates 50 years in this new episode that features appearances and performances from numerous stage veterans, including James Corden, Benedict Cumberbatch, Judi Dench, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon, Derek Jacobi, Rory Kinnear, Helen Mirren, Simon Russell Beale, Alan Bennett and Joan Plowright.
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