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September 27, 1990 | NANCY CHURNIN
Last year, John Barrowman finished his junior year at United States International University, but it doesn't look like he'll be graduating any time soon. First, he has to star in the London hit production of "Miss Saigon." And then he has to prepare for the possibility of going with the show to Broadway in January. "I would like to graduate, I would like to get my diploma," the 23-year-old actor said in a telephone interview from London.
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July 8, 2011 | By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
We all know how difficult international travel can be these days, and the trip from the U.K. to the U.S. has certainly taken a toll on the "Doctor Who" spinoff, "Torchwood. " Having jumped, after three seasons, from the BBC to Starz, "Torchwood" is, in many ways, a shadow of its former self. Some of that can be attributed to the events, quality and construct of Season 3 of the five-part miniseries "Torchwood: Children of Earth" that drew much critical acclaim in both countries. A powerful and emotionally wrenching storyline left the ranks of the Cardiff-based alien-hunting Torchwood Institute decimated.
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September 15, 2007 | Lynn Smith, Times Staff Writer
John Barrowman might already be familiar to fans of the British sci-fi series "Dr. Who" as the dashing Capt. Jack, a 51st century American trapped in 2007. Now Jack has moved up to lead his own band of alien crime solvers, and Barrowman has moved with him as the star of "Torchwood," which premiered last Saturday on BBC America. As such, Barrowman, who was born in Scotland and partly raised in the U.S.
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September 15, 2007 | Lynn Smith, Times Staff Writer
John Barrowman might already be familiar to fans of the British sci-fi series "Dr. Who" as the dashing Capt. Jack, a 51st century American trapped in 2007. Now Jack has moved up to lead his own band of alien crime solvers, and Barrowman has moved with him as the star of "Torchwood," which premiered last Saturday on BBC America. As such, Barrowman, who was born in Scotland and partly raised in the U.S.
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July 8, 2011 | By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
We all know how difficult international travel can be these days, and the trip from the U.K. to the U.S. has certainly taken a toll on the "Doctor Who" spinoff, "Torchwood. " Having jumped, after three seasons, from the BBC to Starz, "Torchwood" is, in many ways, a shadow of its former self. Some of that can be attributed to the events, quality and construct of Season 3 of the five-part miniseries "Torchwood: Children of Earth" that drew much critical acclaim in both countries. A powerful and emotionally wrenching storyline left the ranks of the Cardiff-based alien-hunting Torchwood Institute decimated.
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December 3, 1998
The new and improved version of the Stephen Sondheim revue "Putting It Together" closes Sunday at the Mark Taper Forum, 135 N. Grand Ave. Carol Burnett, Susan Egan, Bronson Pinchot John McCook and John Barrowman star in this version, which features more than 30 songs. Today-Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 2:30 p.m. $38-$47. (213) 628-2772. Jazz Cool-toned vocalist Mark Murphy and his quartet close a six-day run at the Jazz Bakery, 3233 Helms Ave., Culver City.
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January 20, 2008 | Robert Lloyd
SEX and science fiction go together like dilithium crystals and warp drives. But "Torchwood," returning this week for a second season on BBC America, makes a point of it: The universe runs on desire. A sci-fi soap opera about talented outside-the-government investigators policing a space-time rift -- in Cardiff, Wales, as good a place as any -- it belongs to the same fictional universe as creator Russell T.
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August 26, 2011
SERIES Doctor Who: BBC America kicks off a marathon of episodes from the long-running sci-fi drama's latest season, interspersed with a series of new making-of specials (5 p.m.). Fringe: Olivia (Anna Torv) has William Bell's soul trapped inside her in this repeat of the trippy drama (9 p.m. Fox). Paranormal Challenge: The abandoned and purportedly haunted Linda Vista Hospital in Boyle Heights is the next stop for this spooky series (11 p.m. Travel). Heat Seekers: Spicy doughnuts and jalapeno mac 'n' cheese are on the menu when this food-themed travelogue visits Charleston, S.C. (10 p.m. Food)
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September 27, 1990 | NANCY CHURNIN
Last year, John Barrowman finished his junior year at United States International University, but it doesn't look like he'll be graduating any time soon. First, he has to star in the London hit production of "Miss Saigon." And then he has to prepare for the possibility of going with the show to Broadway in January. "I would like to graduate, I would like to get my diploma," the 23-year-old actor said in a telephone interview from London.
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