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OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: Actor's 'Methtacular!' stage journey is a triumph

OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: Actor's 'Methtacular!' stage journey is a triumph

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

September 16, 2014 12:00 am
Crazy in love: Theatre at the Center's 'Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown' offers romantic rilings

Crazy in love: Theatre at the Center's 'Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown' offers romantic rilings

Editor's note: Actor Bernie Yvon, a talented stage favorite at Theatre at the Center and performance venues throughout Chicagoland, was cast in the role of the narrator for this month's run of "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown." On Saturday, Sept. 6, Yvon was killed in a car acciden…

September 11, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Broadway Actor and Singer John Michael Coppola

Broadway Actor and Singer John Michael Coppola

Singer and actor John Michael Coppola, who starred in the Broadway hit musical "Jersey Boys," is the headliner entertainment at St. Jude House's annual charity event and wine tasting on Friday, Sept. 12.

September 07, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: 'Jersey Boy' back to headline St. Jude House benefit Friday

OFFBEAT: 'Jersey Boy' back to headline St. Jude House benefit Friday

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

September 07, 2014 12:00 am
Actor Derek Hasenstab

Actor Derek Hasenstab

Derek Hasenstab

September 04, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: Robin Hood getting stage send-up in Chesterton in September

OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: Robin Hood getting stage send-up in Chesterton in September

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

August 17, 2014 12:00 am
'It lays in wait' — Robin Williams' lifelong fight

'It lays in wait' — Robin Williams' lifelong fight

NEW YORK | Addiction seemed to stalk Robin Williams, tempting him when he was weak and taunting him when he least expected it.

August 12, 2014 7:00 pm Related
OFFBEAT: Young actor ready with final cabaret show for college fund

OFFBEAT: Young actor ready with final cabaret show for college fund

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

August 10, 2014 12:00 am
Blake Zolfo

Blake Zolfo

Blake Zolfo is performing a one-man cabaret show at the Towle Theater in Hammond at 8 p.m. Friday to raise money for his final year of tuition at Boston Conservatory of Music.

August 10, 2014 12:00 am
Jim Nabors (center) with Times Columnist Philip Potempa (right) and his Mother Peggy Potempa (left)

Jim Nabors (center) with Times Columnist Philip Potempa (right) and his Mother Peggy Potempa (left)

Jim Nabors (center) with Times Columnist Philip Potempa (right) and his mother Peggy (left) in 2000.

August 06, 2014 12:00 am
FROM the FARM: Reader recalls Jim Nabors in second 'Farm' cookbook

FROM the FARM: Reader recalls Jim Nabors in second 'Farm' cookbook

A few month ago, after I wrote about the 10th anniversary of my original "From the Farm" cookbook, readers started asking about the second cookbook installment published in 2007, which is also long out-of-print.

August 06, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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OFFBEAT: Reader surprised he has Burt Reynolds' old car

OFFBEAT: Reader surprised he has Burt Reynolds' old car

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

July 31, 2014 12:00 am Video
Stage storybooks: CST's 'Seussical' brings favorite Dr. Seuss characters to Navy Pier for summer fun

Stage storybooks: CST's 'Seussical' brings favorite Dr. Seuss characters to Navy Pier for summer fun

Actor George Andrew Wolff, along with so many reading generations, realized long ago that the stories and characters dreamed-up by Dr. Seuss share very important lessons wrapped in whimsical illustrations and whirlwind rhymes.

July 16, 2014 11:30 pm Photos

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Actor Eric Lindahl as John Wilkes Booth (center) in Kokandy Productions "Assassins"

Actor Eric Lindahl as John Wilkes Booth (center) in Kokandy Productions "Assassins"

Actor Eric Lindahl as John Wilkes Booth, center, in Kokandy Productions "Assassins" at Theatre Wit. It closes July 20, 2014.

July 14, 2014 12:00 am
John Stemberg as Jethro

John Stemberg as Jethro

John Stemberg as Jethro

July 09, 2014 12:00 am
Learning letter-perfect lines: Actor ready to spell 'success' in Drury Lane run of 'Spelling Bee'

Learning letter-perfect lines: Actor ready to spell 'success' in Drury Lane run of 'Spelling Bee'

Actor Eli Branson's experience joining the cast of the new production of "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee," opening today at Drury Lane Theatre in Oakbrook Terrace, Ill., shares a few parallels to what his character William Barfee also endures.

June 26, 2014 10:31 am Video Photos

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Entertainer Jim Nabors at the 98th Annual Indianapolis 500 Race for Memorial Day Weekend 2014

Entertainer Jim Nabors at the 98th Annual Indianapolis 500 Race for Memorial Day Weekend 2014

Jim Nabors waves to fans after singing "Back Home Again in Indiana" for the final time before the start of the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis on Sunday, May 25, 2014.

May 26, 2014 12:00 am
Broadway and Babs' Basement: Michael Urie toasting and roasting Streisand on stage in 'Buyer & Cellar'

Broadway and Babs' Basement: Michael Urie toasting and roasting Streisand on stage in 'Buyer & Cellar'

Actor Michael Urie welcomed a range of noted names backstage in New York while starring in last year's Off-Broadway run of the smash-hit "Buyer & Cellar."

May 16, 2014 2:00 pm Photos

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Fathers' Day: Actor enjoying time as stage family fun for latest 'Mamma Mia!' Broadway tour

Fathers' Day: Actor enjoying time as stage family fun for latest 'Mamma Mia!' Broadway tour

Actor Mark A. Harmon is convinced fans of the Broadway musical "Mamma Mia!" rank in dedication and enthusiasm at a level comparable to no other stage show following.

May 15, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Actor Chris Lemmon, Portraying his Father Jack Lemmon, Shares a Story about Working with Marilyn Monroe

Actor Chris Lemmon, Portraying his Father Jack Lemmon, Shares a Story about Working with Marilyn Monroe

Actor Chris Lemmon, portraying his father Jack Lemmon, shares stories about working with Marilyn Monroe, in his new one-man stage show "Jack Lemmon Returns" now playing at Royal George Theatre in Chicago.

May 15, 2014 12:00 am
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