On Stage: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory comes to Philly

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Charlie and the Chocolate Factory “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” exists in a variety of forms. It started with a children’s novel published in 1964 by British author Roald Dahl. Its second incarnation was “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory,” an Academy Award-nominated musical fantasy in 1971 starring Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka.

On Stage (Extra): The Bodyguard comes to Philly

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The Bodyguard It seems that almost everyone is familiar with the movie “The Bodyguard” and especially familiar with the music. “The Bodyguard” is a 1992 American romantic thriller film directed by Mick Jackson, written by Lawrence Kasdan, and starring Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston. Costner stars as a former Secret Service agent-turned-bodyguard...