Northeast Times

 Articles by Rita Charleston

Actress happy to have coveted role in ‘King and I’

She’s been cast in The King and I, a show that’s always been one of her favorites, and in a role she’s always wanted to play.


From soaps to Gypsy

All the world’s a stage for soap star Robert Newman, who will have a long engagement at the Bristol Riverside Theatre.


O’Reilly and Miller team up for Borgata show

Bill O’Reilly, godfather of “no spin” and in-your-face television, and Dennis Miller, five-time Emmy Award winner and the king of references and rants, are teaming up at the Borgata in Atlantic City on Saturday Nov. 26, for their Bolder and Fresher Tour.


Timeless tunes from Tony Bennett

The show opened with Antonia Bennett, Tony Bennett’s daughter, taking the stage and singing her rendition of a half-dozen jazz standards, including Embraceable You, Lady and the Tramp and ’S Wonderful.


Charlie Murphy doesn’t need Eddie for a job reference

Although Charlie Murphy has appeared in countless films since the late 1980s, toured in many countries, and even gained a name for himself after his appearances on The Dave Chappelle Show, there’s no denying that there are still people out there who think of him only as Eddie Murphy’s older brother.


Belly Laughs

Ellie Mooney had no idea that portraying an expectant mom could be so tough. ‘Motherhood the Musical’ has provided a funny lesson.


‘Idol’ has been good to Guarini

After the first season of American Idol, Doylestown native Justin Guarini became a winner — in more ways than one.


Actor covets the chance to play Barrymore

He says he comes by his interest in performing quite naturally since his mother was an opera singer.


Rich Little has always made a good impression

When Rich Little was about 5 or 6, he would stand in front of his class and just ramble on, much to the delight of his teachers — until they couldn’t stand his constant chatter anymore.


Laugh lately?

Sarah Colonna, a writer for the late-night talk show Chelsea Lately, will perform at the Keswick Theatre next week.