CHICAGO – The issue of gender identity, especially for those who are born with a vagueness as to what to call themselves between/beyond boy and girl, has come front and center in the U.S., both with the legalization of gay marriage and the callous repudiation of identity by trying to pass laws dismissing it (the North Carolina “bathroom” laws). The performance companies of The Living Canvas and Nothing Without a Company is currently staging “[Trans]formation,” which presents gender identity art by six performers, who perform most of the play in the nude.
CHICAGO – NBC released the least surprising quartet of cancellations in a very long time by announcing that four of their under-performers will not be on the list when schedules are announced next week — say goodbye to “Awake,” “Bent,” “Best Friends Forever,” and “Are You There, Chelsea?”
CHICAGO – Brian Tallerico appears twice on Bill Moller’s program to take listener calls and discuss television programs including Smash, Being Human, Psych, Awake, Harry’s Law, The Good Wife, Parenthood, Pan Am, GCB, The Office, Franklin & Bash, Suits, Blue Bloods, and more!
CHICAGO – NBC continues to struggle on Thursday nights, producing two flops in the 9pm CST hour already this year — “Prime Suspect” and “The Firm.” Will the third time be the charm with tonight’s premiere of the highly-advertised “Awake”? While the show is intriguing, unique, and well-acted, it’s hard to see it taking off on the peacock network.
CHICAGO – NBC announced their mid-season schedule today and fans of one of the best comedies on television will notice that “Community” is not on it. Now, don’t panic yet.
CHICAGO – The mega-popular singer Josh Groban is about to add another multi-selling note to his marketability. On November 22th on the Oprah show, Groban will be named one of her “Ultimate Favorite Things” and will perform a special duet with Johnny Mathis.
CHICAGO – Every year, one out of 700 patients – or an estimated 20,000 to 40,000 of the 21 million patients – experience “anesthetic awareness,” according to a Nov. 23, 2004 Washington Post article by Sandra Boodman.