| Mar 6, 2014
| 12:03 PM
Coming off her acclaimed performance as the ornery P.L. Travers in "Saving Mr. Banks," Emma Thompson has brought her considerable comic energy to Stephen Sondheim's musical "Sweeney Todd," which is being performed in a semi-staged concert production by...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 2:17 PM
Adele Dazeem -- the John Travolta-anointed alter ego of Broadway star Idina Menzel -- received a special tribute at a recent performance of "The Book of Mormon" at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood.
Actor Cody Jamison Strand, who plays Mormon missionary...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Dante Hale is a large man. High school fullback, pro-wrestling hopeful, nightclub bouncer large, all of which he's been.
Now, on a cool Saturday night, Hale fidgets in a mall parking lot in this town southwest of his home in New Orleans. All 6 feet...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 8:29 PM
In the end, some of the biggest names in pop music couldn’t topple a Disney princess. “Let It Go” from Walt Disney Pictures’ animated musical “Frozen” took the Oscar for original song, besting offerings from U2,...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 3:00 PM
For someone who made his name with ribald musical comedies like "The Book of Mormon" and "Avenue Q," Robert Lopez would have seemed like the last choice on Earth to write the songs for a Disney animated movie. But his work on "Frozen" has been a popular...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 9:00 AM
"The Book of Mormon" is back at the Pantages, Segerstrom's Off Center Festival gets underway down in the O.C., and the musical "Let's Misbehave" sings the praises, and the songs, of Cole Porter.
Don’t Leave It All to Your Children L.A. premiere of...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 6:00 AM
"Frozen," the Walt Disney Animation Studios musical that collected two Oscar nominations Thursday, is about a kingdom trapped in an endless winter. For the 90-year-old Burbank company, which has often suffered from a creative chill in recent decades,...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 8:20 AM
This post has been corrected. See below.
"The Book of Mormon" will hold a lottery for a limited number of $25 seats before each performance when the national tour of the hit musical returns to the Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles starting Jan. 21....
| Dec 19, 2013
| 8:33 PM
LONDON — Dozens of people in Britain were injured, seven of them seriously, when the ceiling or part of the balcony collapsed at a theater in London's West End during the busy holiday season.
The incident occurred about 8:15 p.m., less than an...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 8:11 AM
A new stage production inspired by the "Harry Potter" novels by J.K. Rowling is in the works from producers Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender. Rowling is expected to be involved with the production, but won't be writing the drama, which is expected to be...
| May 9, 2013
| 8:00 AM
The studio behind the animated fantasies "Bambi," "Dumbo" and '"The Lion King" has a new kind of hero tale on the way — a Marvel Comics one. Walt Disney Animation Studios on Thursday announced plans to release "Big Hero 6," an action-comedy inspired...