September 12, 2008 |
It's a truism of the theater: Nuns are funny. Just ask Nicholas Martin, director of John Guare's "The House of Blue Leaves," the inaugural production of the newly remodeled Mark Taper Forum, reopening Saturday after a $30-million makeover. "It's true. No matter what you give a nun to do -- especially drinking a bottle of beer," Martin observes. During a recent rehearsal at the Taper, Martin is keeping track of a trio of very funny sisters, locked out on the roof of a Queens apartment building in a misfired attempt to get a better view of the visiting pope.
April 21, 1996 |
Jane Kaczmarek has performed on many of this country's best stages, appeared in major films and--yes--done her share of fluff, too. But that's not why she became an actress. For her, it was--and still is--about changing the ways in which people think about such matters as injustice and intolerance. That is why she's appearing in Diane Samuels' "Kindertransport," which opens Thursday at the Tiffany Theatre.
September 15, 1985
CBS' "Hometown" isn't just similar to "The Big Chill" but vastly superior to it: a vibrant, witty, wonderfully acted ensemble piece that is easily the best family show since "The Waltons." And if there were Emmy Awards for sexiness in a leading role, Jane Kaczmarek would win hands down! John Pluntze Jr., Los Angeles
January 25, 2008 |
Steven Bochco, one of television's most successful producers but absent from prime time since the spring of 2006, will return this year with a new legal drama for TNT. The cable channel said Thursday it has ordered 10 episodes of "Raising the Bar," a series about lawyers who went to school together but now find themselves working on opposite sides of the aisle. It will star Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Gloria Reuben, Jane Kaczmarek, Teddy Sears and Melissa Sagemiller. Bochco, 64, who created the series with David Feige, previously produced "Hill Street Blues," "L.A.
April 2, 2008 |
Ray Romano and Mike Royce, partners in the Emmy-winning "Everybody Loves Raymond," will write and executive produce a pilot, "Men of a Certain Age," for TNT, the network has announced. Romano also will star in the project as a divorced father and one of three longtime friends approaching midlife. The project is the latest in TNT's new push to expand its weekday prime- time schedule with original scripted dramas. The cable network has green-lighted "Raising the Bar," a Steven Bochco project starring Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Gloria Reuben and Jane Kaczmarek, and "Truth in Advertising," a series by the team behind its biggest hit, "The Closer."
HOME & GARDEN
August 28, 2010 |
Their house is a very, very, very fine house, to borrow Graham Nash's own lyrics. The singer-songwriter, whose work included such hits as "Our House," "Marrakesh Express" and "Just a Song Before I Go," and his wife, Susan , listed their Encino home for sale at $1.6 million, and five days later it was in escrow. The Tudor house has formal living and dining rooms, leaded glass windows and skylights. There are six bedrooms, 6 1/2 bathrooms and more than 4,600 square feet of living space.