American history, Canuck-Yankee cultural differences and musings about mortality intertwine quietly -- a little too quietly -- in Joanna McClelland Glass' play "Trying" at San Diego's Old Globe.
The Actors Co-op production of "The Nerd" at Hollywood's Crossley Theatre succeeds fairly well in making quasi-plausible Larry Shue's sitcom-ish setups, simple farce and hammy false-identity…
The Roundabout revival of "The Pajama Game" was a sleeper hit with the Outer Critics Circle, topping the list of the org's award nominations with eight nods.
Former "King of the Hill" scribe Cheryl Holliday is continuing her relationship with NBC Universal, inking a two-year development deal with the Peacock's studio arm.
Idina Menzel is going green one more time. Thesp will reprise her Tony-winning perf as the emerald-skinned Elphaba in the London incarnation of "Wicked" this fall.
Richard Saperstein has been elevated to prexy of production at Dimension Films and reupped for five years. Saperstein, who had been running production as exec veep under co-chairman Bob Weinstein…
That Midwestern mecca for family-style entertainment is finally getting its own TV show. "Branson Jubilee" is being prepped for PBS, with Jimmy Osmond to host the musical variety series.
Dozens of industry figures attended a lavish fund raiser for Hillary Clinton's Senate reelection race on Friday night at the Beverly Hills estate of supermarket magnate Ron Burkle.
"Scrubs" co-exec producer Bill Callahan is remaining in the Touchstone fold, inking a two-year overall deal with the studio. Under the seven-figure pact, Callahan will stay with the show next season…
When it first became apparent last year that the publication date for Dan Brown's next novel would be dragged out to 2006, Sony -- and book retailers -- were happy.
NBC business affairs exec Lee Straus has been upped to senior VP of the department, where he'll continue to work on various broadcast and cable dealings.