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April 29, 2013 | By Jamie Wetherbe
Stage and screen star Jonathan Groff has joined the cast of Ryan Murphy's "The Normal Heart," an HBO film about the early days of the  AIDS epidemic in New York City. Groff, who recently appeared in the Mark Taper Forum's production of "Red," will play Craig, an AIDS patient and lover to banker-turned-activist Bruce Niles, played by Taylor Kitsch of "Friday Night Lights. " The film adaptation, penned by Larry Kramer, is based on Kramer's 1985 landmark play of the same name.
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January 25, 2014 | By Yvonne Villarreal
It was just over a week before the leads of HBO's gay-centered new series "Looking" would ultimately be seen - and examined closely - and the trio of friends (or "dream team," as they dub themselves) were too occupied to be overwhelmed by the burden, thumbing through humorous cellphone videos of one another taken from the set. "I hope my phone is never stolen because these are so humiliating," said Jonathan Groff, an impish grin tugging at his face as he shared a video of regrettable singing moments by costars Frankie J. Alvarez and Murray Bartlett.
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December 27, 2013 | By Yvonne Villarreal, Greg Braxton, Meg James and Meredith Blake
The Times asked its reporters and critics to highlight figures in entertainment and the arts who will be making news in 2014. Here's who they picked: Jonathan Groff | Actor He closed out last year as the voice of the rugged mountain man romantic lead in Disney's animated feature "Frozen. " But things are about to get less PG for Jonathan Groff. The 28-year-old actor is switching out the unadulterated fun for adult-only fun when he stars in the HBO series "Looking. " The half-hour dramedy, from Michael Lannan and Andrew Haigh ("Weekend")
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December 27, 2013 | By Yvonne Villarreal, Greg Braxton, Meg James and Meredith Blake
The Times asked its reporters and critics to highlight figures in entertainment and the arts who will be making news in 2014. Here's who they picked: Jonathan Groff | Actor He closed out last year as the voice of the rugged mountain man romantic lead in Disney's animated feature "Frozen. " But things are about to get less PG for Jonathan Groff. The 28-year-old actor is switching out the unadulterated fun for adult-only fun when he stars in the HBO series "Looking. " The half-hour dramedy, from Michael Lannan and Andrew Haigh ("Weekend")
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August 19, 2012 | By Irene Lacher
Jonathan Groff, 27, who earned a Tony nomination for "Spring Awakening," squares off opposite Alfred Molina in the Mark Taper Forum's production of "Red," about the Abstract Expressionist painter Mark Rothko. Groff also joins the cast of Starz's original series, "Boss," as the assistant to Chicago Mayor Tom Kane (Kelsey Grammer), which has just returned for its second season. It's interesting that you play an assistant- apprentice in both "Boss" and "Red," but the characters are pretty different.
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January 25, 2014 | By Yvonne Villarreal
It was just over a week before the leads of HBO's gay-centered new series "Looking" would ultimately be seen - and examined closely - and the trio of friends (or "dream team," as they dub themselves) were too occupied to be overwhelmed by the burden, thumbing through humorous cellphone videos of one another taken from the set. "I hope my phone is never stolen because these are so humiliating," said Jonathan Groff, an impish grin tugging at his face as he shared a video of regrettable singing moments by costars Frankie J. Alvarez and Murray Bartlett.
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September 13, 2012 | By Ed Stockly
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Sept. 9 - 15 in PDF format This week's TV Movies SERIES Shark Tank: Lori Grenier - an inventor familiar to many QVC shoppers - joins Barbara Corcoran, Mark Cuban, Kevin O'Leary, Daymond John and Robert Herjavec in the Shark Tank to consider business propositions that include a ticket-free coat check system, a belt buckle that doubles as a beverage holder and a claimed...
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August 19, 2012 | By Reed Johnson
In the role that won him an Emmy Award for best actor in a comedy series, William Windom played John Monroe, a writer-cartoonist for a New York magazine who harnessed an active fantasy life in order to escape the doldrums of his middle-class Connecticut existence. Based on the work of the American humorist James Thurber, the TV series "My World And Welcome To It" survived only one season on NBC. But for Windom, the TV program marked the start of a long-term relationship with Thurber's whimsical Americana.
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August 13, 2012 | By Ellen Olivier
Following Sunday's opening night performance of “Red” at the Mark Taper Forum, theatergoers merely had to stroll down Grand Avenue to see eight Mark Rothko paintings at the Museum of Contemporary Art, where the after-party took place.   The play is about the artist; the paintings are part of MOCA's permanent collection. The L.A. opening of the Tony Award-winning play, starring Alfred Molina and Jonathan Groff, was packed with celebrities, among them Leonard Nimoy, the artist, art collector and original Mr. Spock of TV's “Star Trek,” and Zachary Quinto, Mr. Spock of the 2009 and 2013 film versions.
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April 13, 2011 | ROBERT LLOYD, TELEVISION CRITIC
We have come to that time in the turning year when, faced with having to review another six-person relationship comedy, it falls upon us to ask, "Why is this relationship comedy different from all other relationship comedies?" As regard "Happy Endings," the short answer is that this one premieres Wednesday on ABC, is set in Chicago and begins with a groom left standing at the altar. As it happens, it is also good. Created by TV first-timer David Caspe, the series has a lot of familiar muscle for support, including executive producers Jamie Tarses ("My Boys")
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April 29, 2013 | By Jamie Wetherbe
Stage and screen star Jonathan Groff has joined the cast of Ryan Murphy's "The Normal Heart," an HBO film about the early days of the  AIDS epidemic in New York City. Groff, who recently appeared in the Mark Taper Forum's production of "Red," will play Craig, an AIDS patient and lover to banker-turned-activist Bruce Niles, played by Taylor Kitsch of "Friday Night Lights. " The film adaptation, penned by Larry Kramer, is based on Kramer's 1985 landmark play of the same name.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 13, 2012 | By Ed Stockly
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Sept. 9 - 15 in PDF format This week's TV Movies SERIES Shark Tank: Lori Grenier - an inventor familiar to many QVC shoppers - joins Barbara Corcoran, Mark Cuban, Kevin O'Leary, Daymond John and Robert Herjavec in the Shark Tank to consider business propositions that include a ticket-free coat check system, a belt buckle that doubles as a beverage holder and a claimed...
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August 19, 2012 | By Reed Johnson
In the role that won him an Emmy Award for best actor in a comedy series, William Windom played John Monroe, a writer-cartoonist for a New York magazine who harnessed an active fantasy life in order to escape the doldrums of his middle-class Connecticut existence. Based on the work of the American humorist James Thurber, the TV series "My World And Welcome To It" survived only one season on NBC. But for Windom, the TV program marked the start of a long-term relationship with Thurber's whimsical Americana.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 19, 2012 | By Irene Lacher
Jonathan Groff, 27, who earned a Tony nomination for "Spring Awakening," squares off opposite Alfred Molina in the Mark Taper Forum's production of "Red," about the Abstract Expressionist painter Mark Rothko. Groff also joins the cast of Starz's original series, "Boss," as the assistant to Chicago Mayor Tom Kane (Kelsey Grammer), which has just returned for its second season. It's interesting that you play an assistant- apprentice in both "Boss" and "Red," but the characters are pretty different.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 13, 2012 | By Ellen Olivier
Following Sunday's opening night performance of “Red” at the Mark Taper Forum, theatergoers merely had to stroll down Grand Avenue to see eight Mark Rothko paintings at the Museum of Contemporary Art, where the after-party took place.   The play is about the artist; the paintings are part of MOCA's permanent collection. The L.A. opening of the Tony Award-winning play, starring Alfred Molina and Jonathan Groff, was packed with celebrities, among them Leonard Nimoy, the artist, art collector and original Mr. Spock of TV's “Star Trek,” and Zachary Quinto, Mr. Spock of the 2009 and 2013 film versions.
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April 6, 2012
Jackson brothers to tour Almost three years after the death of Micheal Jackson, his brothers are set to go back on tour. It will be their first tour together in nearly three decades. The Jacksons have announced plans for a summer trek, dubbed the Unity Tour 2012, that will mark the first time Jackie, Jermaine, Marlon and Tito Jackson have toured together since their Victory Tour in 1984. Kicking off June 18 in Louisville, Ky., the 27-date jaunt will include a stop in L.A. July 22 at the Greek Theatre.
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April 6, 2012
Jackson brothers to tour Almost three years after the death of Micheal Jackson, his brothers are set to go back on tour. It will be their first tour together in nearly three decades. The Jacksons have announced plans for a summer trek, dubbed the Unity Tour 2012, that will mark the first time Jackie, Jermaine, Marlon and Tito Jackson have toured together since their Victory Tour in 1984. Kicking off June 18 in Louisville, Ky., the 27-date jaunt will include a stop in L.A. July 22 at the Greek Theatre.
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March 12, 2007 | Tribune Media Services
There's a lot of bad behavior on television -- interrupting, finger-pointing and shouting over people on reality shows and among political pundits, as well as beatings, shootings and torture in prime-time drama. "Andy Barker, P.I.," a comedy premiering Thursday on NBC, aims to do something about that. It stars former "Late Night With Conan O'Brien" sidekick Andy Richter, who also starred in the short-lived Fox series "Andy Richter Controls the Universe." In "P.I.
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April 13, 2011 | ROBERT LLOYD, TELEVISION CRITIC
We have come to that time in the turning year when, faced with having to review another six-person relationship comedy, it falls upon us to ask, "Why is this relationship comedy different from all other relationship comedies?" As regard "Happy Endings," the short answer is that this one premieres Wednesday on ABC, is set in Chicago and begins with a groom left standing at the altar. As it happens, it is also good. Created by TV first-timer David Caspe, the series has a lot of familiar muscle for support, including executive producers Jamie Tarses ("My Boys")
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