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October 8, 2012 | By David Ng
The Los Angeles premiere of "Other Desert Cities" by Jon Robin Baitz is to feature Jeannie Berlin, JoBeth Williams and Robin Weigert. The actors are joining the previously announced Justin Long and Robert Foxworth in the comedy about a wealthy family living in Palm Springs. "Other Desert Cities" -- which was a finalist for the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for drama -- is scheduled to open Dec. 9 at the Mark Taper Forum. The play premiered off-Broadway in 2011 and transferred to Broadway the same year with a cast that included Stockard Channing, Judith Light, Stacy Keach and Rachel Griffiths.
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October 19, 2012 | By David Ng
Justin Long has withdrawn from the upcoming Los Angeles premiere of "Other Desert Cities" at the Mark Taper Forum, which is set to begin performances on Nov. 28. Center Theatre Group said that the actor had to leave the play due to "a film commitment. " Long will be replaced by Michael Weston, who has appeared off-Broadway and locally was seen in “The Waverly Gallery” at the Pasadena Playhouse. His films include "Garden State" and his TV credits include “Coma" (an A&E miniseries)
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ENTERTAINMENT
October 8, 2012 | By David Ng
The Los Angeles premiere of "Other Desert Cities" by Jon Robin Baitz is to feature Jeannie Berlin, JoBeth Williams and Robin Weigert. The actors are joining the previously announced Justin Long and Robert Foxworth in the comedy about a wealthy family living in Palm Springs. "Other Desert Cities" -- which was a finalist for the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for drama -- is scheduled to open Dec. 9 at the Mark Taper Forum. The play premiered off-Broadway in 2011 and transferred to Broadway the same year with a cast that included Stockard Channing, Judith Light, Stacy Keach and Rachel Griffiths.
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October 1, 1990 | BETH KLEID, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
A Novel Drama: Put aside your books on tape: Starting today you can listen to a book over the airwaves. KCRW-FM (89.9) teams with L.A. Theatre Works to present a dramatization of Frank Norris' 1899 novel "McTeague." The serial drama about turn-of-the-century San Francisco will air on "Everyday Playhouse" Monday through Thursday from 2:30 to 3 p.m. Starting Saturday, the play can be heard on Saturdays at 10 p.m.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 19, 2012 | By David Ng
Justin Long has withdrawn from the upcoming Los Angeles premiere of "Other Desert Cities" at the Mark Taper Forum, which is set to begin performances on Nov. 28. Center Theatre Group said that the actor had to leave the play due to "a film commitment. " Long will be replaced by Michael Weston, who has appeared off-Broadway and locally was seen in “The Waverly Gallery” at the Pasadena Playhouse. His films include "Garden State" and his TV credits include “Coma" (an A&E miniseries)
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October 2, 1994 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The directors were the stars of two recent Showtime original movie series: "Fallen Angels" and "Rebel Highway." But with the cable network's latest series, "Directed By," stars are the directors.
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September 26, 1995 | JUDITH MICHAELSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's a heart-rending scene they are shooting at Van Nuys Airport. About as emotional as has come so far on CBS' new one-hour drama, "John Grisham's the Client." JoBeth Williams, playing Reggie Love, family-law lawyer and estranged mother, is in the lounge clutching car keys, her only sign of nervousness as she watches her children arrive. A recovering alcoholic fighting to regain custody, Love has not seen Alison, 14, and Chris, 11, who live with their father, in two years. She reaches out.
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September 26, 1995 | JUDITH MICHAELSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's a heart-rending scene they are shooting at Van Nuys Airport. About as emotional as has come so far on CBS' new one-hour drama, "John Grisham's the Client." JoBeth Williams, playing Reggie Love, family-law lawyer and estranged mother, is in the lounge clutching car keys, her only sign of nervousness as she watches her children arrive. A recovering alcoholic fighting to regain custody, Love has not seen Alison, 14, and Chris, 11, who live with their father, in two years. She reaches out.
NEWS
October 2, 1994 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The directors were the stars of two recent Showtime original movie series: "Fallen Angels" and "Rebel Highway." But with the cable network's latest series, "Directed By," stars are the directors.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 1, 1990 | BETH KLEID, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
A Novel Drama: Put aside your books on tape: Starting today you can listen to a book over the airwaves. KCRW-FM (89.9) teams with L.A. Theatre Works to present a dramatization of Frank Norris' 1899 novel "McTeague." The serial drama about turn-of-the-century San Francisco will air on "Everyday Playhouse" Monday through Thursday from 2:30 to 3 p.m. Starting Saturday, the play can be heard on Saturdays at 10 p.m.
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May 3, 1986 | RODERICK MANN
"I said no at first," said JoBethWilliams. "Then I realized I couldn't bear the idea of another actress playing the part. So I did it." The role she hesitated over was that of Diane Freeling, the harassed mother in that blockbuster creepy "Poltergeist"--a movie some people found as frightening as "The Exorcist." It was when a sequel was pitched to her that she found herself dithering. "I turned it down without reading the script," she said this week.
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December 30, 1988
An L.A. Classic Theatre Works radio production of S.J. Perelman's biting satire "The Beauty Part" will air on KCRW (89.9 FM) Sunday at 6 p.m. and Monday at noon. The production is direction by Nicholas Meyer and features an all-star cast, headed by Judge Reinhold and Jobeth Williams
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May 3, 1986 | RODERICK MANN
"I said no at first," said JoBethWilliams. "Then I realized I couldn't bear the idea of another actress playing the part. So I did it." The role she hesitated over was that of Diane Freeling, the harassed mother in that blockbuster creepy "Poltergeist"--a movie some people found as frightening as "The Exorcist." It was when a sequel was pitched to her that she found herself dithering. "I turned it down without reading the script," she said this week.
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