Attention Poltergeisters and Big Chillis! JoBeth Williams has arrived

Oct 24

If you haven’t spent a lot of time in New York or Southern California, chances are your view of JoBeth Williams is limited to what you’ve seen in movies (Poltergeist, The Big Chill) or on TV (“Frasier,” “Baby M”). Williams is actually a veteran stage actor. The Houston, Texas native (and daughter of an opera singer), got started...

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Metcalf, Williams, Lagerfelt star in ACT’s `Quality of Life’

Sep 29

ACT’s The Quality of Life stars, from left JoBeth Williams, Dennis Boutsikaris and Laurie Metcalf. Photo courtesy of the Geffen Playhouse and Michael Lamont. American Conservatory Theater has announced full casting for its follow-up to the season-opening hit Rock ‘n’ Roll. Jane Anderson’s The Quality of Life, which takes place in the...

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Ramping up to the Tony Awards

Jun 11

This Sunday, the Tony Awards will be handed out. Here’s what you need to know (and get busy organizing your Tony party — we’ve got to get those dismal ratings out of the basement so CBS will continue broadcasting the darn things). For the first time, there will be pre-ceremony Tony Concert chock full of juicy musical numbers from all the nominated...

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Carrie Fisher hits the road

Apr 24

The force is most certainly with her. Carrie Fisher, fresh from her hit Berkeley Repertory Theatre show Wishful Drinking, a one-woman autobiographical play, is taking the show on the road. And no wonder: in 9 1/2 weeks, the show took in $1.3 million. Producer Jonathan Reinis is sending Wishful across the country. The first stop isn’t so far away, just down...

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