Keri Russell enjoying rich work of Broadway

Keri Russell has kept busy since wrapping her critically acclaimed TV series “The Americans.” She filmed a role in “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” out this December, and now stars opposite fellow “Star Wars” actor Adam Driver in the play “Burn This.” (June 26)

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ShowBiz Minute: R. Kelly, Star Wars, Lauren

Judge says R. Kelly’s lawyers have week to answer lawsuit; Mark Hamill says he hopes he’s done with the Jedi; Ralph Lauren receives honorary knighthood in London. (June 20)

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Keri Russell’s ‘Star Wars’ tears

Keri Russell, who joins the “Star Wars” franchise for its latest installment, says she cried when she read JJ Abrams’ script. (June 20)

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Hamill’s ‘Force Ghost’ curtain call

Actor Mark Hamill ponders whether his character Luke Skywalker will make another appearance in the “Star Wars” universe. (June 20)

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Today in History May 25

Highlights of this day in history: “Star Wars” — the classic sci-fi movie written and directed by George Lucas — premieres; Former Enron execs Kenneth Lay and Jeffrey Skilling are convicted of conspiracy and fraud; Comedian Jay Leno begins his run as host of N-B-C’s “The Tonight Show . (May 25)

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ShowBiz Minute: Black, ‘Star Wars,’ Cannes

Rapper Kodak Black due in court on federal weapons charges; “Game of Thrones” showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are behind next “Star Wars” film; Cannes Film Festival kicks off with Jim Jarmusch zombie comedy, “The Dead Don’t Die.” (May 15)

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Werner Herzog praises new ‘Star Wars’ series ‘Mandalorian’

Werner Herzog is calling “The Mandalorian” “a phenomenal achievement” after joining the cast of the streaming series set in the “Star Wars” universe. The German director and actor has a new documentary, “Meeting Gorbachev,” out this week. (May 4)

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Attack of the clones as Star Wars fan designs own lightsabers

Frustrated by the lack of quality lightsabers in toy shops, Makoto Tsai did what any self-respecting hardcore Star Wars fan would do — he studied engineering at college and then spent years perfecting a replica. The 36-year-old is part of a small group of artisans around the world who have forged successful careers hand-crafting remarkably realistic models of the movie saga’s famous energy swords. As fans gather globally on May 4th for what has become the unofficial Star Wars Day — this year mourning the death of towering Chewbacca actor Peter Mayhew — some may be clutching one of Tsai’s lightsabers, made in his workshop near Taipei.