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Scoey Mitchell, Star of TV’s ‘Barefoot in the Park,’ Dies at 92

Scoey Mitchell, the trailblazing stand-up comedian who starred on the short-lived sitcom version of Neil Simon‘s Barefoot in the Park, has died. He was 92. Mitchell died Saturday of kidney failure at a long-term health care facility in Torrance, California, his brother, jazz pianist Billy Mitchell, told The Hollywood Reporter. Mitchell (often billed as Scoey […]

Hollywood Flashback: Mike Nichols Broke Records With ‘Angels in America’

It would have been foolish to bet against Mike Nichols’ six-hour adaptation of Angels in America at the 2004 Emmys. The $60 million production had everything going for it: Nichols at the helm; Meryl Streep, Al Pacino and Emma Thompson in the cast; and Tony Kushner’s landmark 1991 play, set in AIDS-ravaged 1980s New York […]

George Segal, Leading Man of Lighthearted Comedies, Dies at 87

His long career stretched from 'Where's Poppa?', 'The Owl and the Pussycat' and 'A Touch of Class' to 'Just Shoot Me!' and 'The Goldbergs.'

Buck Henry, Fun-Loving Screenwriter and Actor, Dies at 89

Buck Henry, the impish screenwriter whose wry, satirical sensibility brought comic electricity to 'The Graduate,' 'What’s Up, Doc?,' 'To Die For' and TV’s 'Get Smart,' has died. He was 89.

Broadway-Bound ‘Working Girl’ Locks in Director, New Writer (Exclusive)

The stage musical based on the 1988 Mike Nichols screen comedy 'Working Girl' has two new key creative team members in place, bringing the project one step closer to a planned out-of-town developmental production in the 2021-22 theater season ahead of its eventual goal of Broadway. Christopher Ashley, a Tony Award winner for 'Come From Away,' will stage the musical, which features a score by Cyndi Lauper, while former 'Friday Night Lights' writer Bridget Carpenter is working on the book.

Critic’s Picks: A July To-Do List for Film Buffs in L.A.

Hollywood on location; classic noir and screwball comedy; two Kurosawa gems; and an eclectic 1960s primer for Quentin Tarantino's latest are among this month's highlights in Los Angeles retrospective and revival houses.

Critic’s Picks: A March To-Do List for Film Buffs in L.A.

March classic and repertory offerings in Los Angeles include a pair of Jackie Chan gems, favorites from Francois Truffaut and Alfred Hitchcock and dramas starring Joan Crawford, Ingrid Bergman and other Oscar-winning women.

Kenneth Lonergan to Receive Inaugural Mike Nichols Award at PEN America Literary Awards (Exclusive)

Kenneth Longergan is set to receive the inaugural Mike Nichols Writing for Performance Award, which will be presented at the 2019 PEN America Literary Awards and aims to highlight transformative works that inspire audiences in the same way that Nichols did throughout his career.

Bill Craver, Veteran Company Manager, Producer and Agent on Broadway, Dies at 87

Bill Craver, a frequent Neil Simon and Mike Nichols collaborator who spent nearly six decades on Broadway and off-Broadway as a general manager, company manager, producer and agent, has died. He was 87.

Critic’s Picks: A September To-Do List for Film Buffs in L.A.

SoCal cinephiles can nurse their fall-fest envy with screenings of Antonioni and Hitchcock classics, French film noirs, a series of movies starring Cher and more.

‘The Graduate’: Theater Review

Melanie Griffith bares a lot in the fatally flawed Laguna Playhouse production of 'The Graduate,' based on Mike Nichols' iconic 1967 film with Dustin Hoffman and Anne Bancroft.

‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast — Allison Janney (‘Mom’)

The seven-time Emmy winner reflects on how theater led to some of her greatest film and TV opportunities; walking and talking through eight years on 'The West Wing'; and why she feels so personally connected to Chuck Lorre's multicam addiction sitcom.