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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
Actor Michael Urie Stars in the One-Man Off Broadway Show "Buyer & Cellar"

Actor Michael Urie Stars in the One-Man Off Broadway Show "Buyer & Cellar"

Actor Michael Urie is in Chicago through June 15 starring in the one-man hit Off-Broadway show "Buyer & Cellar" at The Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place.

May 14, 2014 12:00 am
Actor Michael Urie Lounging in the One-Man Stage Show "Buyer & Cellar"

Actor Michael Urie Lounging in the One-Man Stage Show "Buyer & Cellar"

Actor Michael Urie commands the stage and the audience's attention in the hit Off-Broadway one-man stage show "Buyer & Cellar" playing a limited run in Chicago through June 15 at The Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place.

May 14, 2014 12:00 am
Actor Michael Urie Strikes a Pose as the Stage Star of "Buyer & Cellar"

Actor Michael Urie Strikes a Pose as the Stage Star of "Buyer & Cellar"

Actor Michael Urie strikes a pose transforming from character to character in the Off-Broadway stage hit "Buyer & Cellar," playing a Broadway in Chicago limited engagement until June 15, 2014 at Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place in Chicago.

May 14, 2014 12:00 am
Like Father, Like Son: Chris Lemmon launching new stage show in Chicago playing father Jack Lemmon

Like Father, Like Son: Chris Lemmon launching new stage show in Chicago playing father Jack Lemmon

Actor Chris Lemmon is happy to continue to make his father proud while carrying on the family trade of entertainment.

May 08, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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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 04, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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