May 15, 2012 |
"End of the Rainbow," the Broadway play about Judy Garland currently running at the Belasco Theatre, will make its Los Angeles debut in 2013 at the Ahmanson Theatre, with the Tony-nominated Tracie Bennett reprising her role as the troubled actress and singer. The Los Angeles engagement is scheduled to run March 12 through April 21, though the exact opening hasn't been announced. The Ahmanson engagement will be the first stop of a national tour of the play. Bennett, who is British, has received rave reviews for her performance as Garland.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 30, 2012 |
What's 94 feet tall, more than 100,000 pounds and made of steel? Well, in Culver City it's … a rainbow. Sony Pictures Entertainment plans to unveil a towering $1.6-million rainbow art installation Monday, a massive mix of colors that the town's mayor hopes visitors and residents will come to view as a landmark for the once-sleepy suburb that's now home to a bustling restaurant and arts scene. Rising from Sony's downtown-adjacent lot, the art piece, which last week was encased in white cloth, occupies a prominent position in low-slung Culver City when viewed from the nearby Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook.
April 30, 2012 |
NEW YORK - Judy Garland, often drunk and occasionally disheveled, in Peter Quilter's biographical drama "End of the Rainbow," is rummaging for booze in her suite at the Ritz hotel. She's wired, and not simply because of the pills she can't seem to wean herself off of. As embodied by the astonishing British actress Tracie Bennett in a tour de force at the Belasco Theatre that has Broadway abuzz, Garland is amid a five-week London cabaret gig that's been arranged to steady her shaky finances.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 26, 1992
The body of a man was found Wednesday morning on a street in Rainbow, and the Sheriff's Department is investigating the case as a homicide, authorities said. The body was found at 6:15 a.m. in the 2300 block of Hufstatler Street. He apparently died of a head wound. What caused the wound is to be determined by a coroner's autopsy. The man's name has been withheld pending notification of his relatives.
May 18, 1989 |
. . . There was a faint vast rainbow . . . its pedestals luminous in the corruption of new houses on the low hill, its arch the top of heaven. --D. H. Lawrence, "The Rainbow" The rainbow that arches away from the muddy, mundane colliery town toward the vaults of heaven at the end of D. H. Lawrence's great 1915 novel is, for his heroine Ursula Brangwen, a symbol of the exaltation that drives her on, makes her dissatisfied with town, family, friends and lovers. But for Ken Russell, in his movie of "The Rainbow" (opening Friday at the Royal)
June 9, 1985 |
Hazel Resmondo has lived in Hawthorne for 48 of her 79 years, but she spent part of her life in the Land of Oz. And in a way, she is back there this weekend for a brief visit. The 4-foot-4 Resmondo was one of the 130 Munchkins in the 1939 film classic "The Wizard of Oz." The city of Liberal, Kan., invited her to take part in this weekend's rededication of a tourist attraction there that recreates the fictional Kansas farmhouse in the L. Frank Baum story.
December 26, 1992
If someone as crazy as Al Davis belongs in the football Hall of Fame, then so does Georgia Frontiere. JOHN MICHAELS Carson
July 16, 1989 |
The rainbow in the title of this collection of pieces by William T. Vollmann refers to the author's use of different colors as codes for different chunks of human life and human spirit. It is a private and hermetic conceit, one of a good many in Vollmann's writing. More immediately, though, the "Rainbow" suggests the extraordinary range and fire of the author's style.
September 24, 1997 |
The cast of "Finian's Rainbow" was supposed to include Andrea Marcovicci, Joel Grey, Keith Carradine and Ned Beatty. As of last Saturday, it still included Marcovicci and Beatty (Grey and Carradine dropped out because of other professional offers). Then, over the weekend, Beatty abruptly left the production, citing "creative differences"--and by Monday, the only original cast member left was Marcovicci, who is struggling to shake off the bad cold she just caught from her 2-year-old daughter.
June 11, 2012 |
Tony- and Oscar-winner Liza Minnelli offered a personal message Sunday about her mother, legendary performer Judy Garland , to mark what would have been her 90 th birthday. "Today is a day for celebration. We celebrate the privilege of having had Mama touch all of our lives. She left us with so many feelings we never would have discovered about ourselves until she exquisitely translated them to us with her voice. "She is to be missed deeply, yes… But, what if we never had her?