September 23, 1989
Has it occurred to Davidson that by having security personnel on duty when tickets go on sale (not two hours later) a theater can at least protect its true customers? John Lithgow and Glenda Jackson in "Virginia Woolf" and the Doolittle can't foresee a high demand for tickets? My question is: Who's Afraid of Slack and Uncaring Management? Maybe we all should be! JERRY McAFFEE Los Angeles
September 1, 1991
Interesting story on movie trailers, but why no comment on trailers that contain moments that never even appear in the finished movie? In the "L.A. Story" trailer, a bewigged John Lithgow offers Steve Martin some advice about "don't run, skip," followed by a shot of Martin frantically skipping to a meeting. Neither Lithgow's character nor his advice and its aftermath appeared in the movie. Hmmmmm. "Naked Trailers Jr."? BOB WRIGHT Los Angeles
September 30, 2008 |
Is Katie Holmes helping "All My Sons" pull in potent grosses on Broadway? Last week, the revival of the Arthur Miller drama was the highest-grossing play on Broadway, with $684,002 for its first full week of eight preview performances at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. It played to nearly 98% capacity at the 1,052-seat theater. The revival -- starring John Lithgow, Dianne Wiest, Patrick Wilson and Holmes -- opens officially on Oct. 16. It has a top ticket price of $116.50 with premium tickets topping out at $300 for certain performances.
February 27, 1996
John Lithgow, star of NBC's new television hit "3rd Rock From the Sun," will perform March 7 at "Night at Sardi's," an annual benefit for the Alzheimer's Assn. at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. Lithgow will headline a cast presenting selections from Meredith Willson's "The Music Man." Other scheduled performers include Lea Thompson and Malcolm Gets of "Caroline in the City," Sharon Lawrence from "NYPD Blue" and former "Phantom of the Opera" star Dale Kristien. Tickets for the 6:30 p.m.
June 24, 1989 |
Jonathan Silverman was a little nervous about his role in HBO's "Traveling Man" for not one, but two dissimilar reasons. The first being the nature of the character. The arrogant and devious huckster he portrays is a departure for the affable young actor; a very challenging persona to grasp. Reason No. 2 was far more harrowing: Silverman, soon after meeting John Lithgow, the star of the film and an idol of Silverman's, was physically beating John Lithgow. "It was difficult because we shot a good deal of the heavy, climactic scenes first," says Silverman, "and there I was, working with one of my favorite actors and yelling at him and kicking him."
November 11, 2007 |
We'd be delighted to talk about: "The Princess Bride" at 20. Oh no, we're getting old. How is it possible "The Princess Bride" is that old already? ("Inconceivable!") Sure, it arrives on the heels of the 2001 special edition DVD and last year's Buttercup and Dread Pirate editions, but who cares? We're just happy for the excuse to quote from this seminal movie: "My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father -- prepare to die!" (Tuesday) -- You could talk about: Old faces on new shows.