| 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 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 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 10, 2014
| 8:20 AM
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"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....
| Jan 2, 2014
| 7:07 AM
Disney's "The Lion King" can lay claim to two milestones for 2013. In October, the blockbuster musical passed the $1-billion mark at the Broadway box office. Now the musical is officially the top-grossing show of 2013, with approximately $96.9 million in...
| 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...
| 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...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 3:25 PM
Walt Disney Pictures has its animation mojo back. Finally.
With a cool, contemporary spin on a fairy-tale classic, a dramatic Nordic landscape animated in splendid storybook style and Broadway vets belting out power ballads, "Frozen" is an icy blast...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 8:30 AM
Composer Robert Lopez was surfing YouTube recently when he came across a video of a music box playing "Let It Go," a stirring, radio-friendly empowerment anthem that he and his wife, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, wrote for the upcoming Walt Disney Animation...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 7:34 AM
The biggest box-office hit of the new Broadway season hasn't even officially opened yet.
"Betrayal," the latest revival of Harold Pinter's reverse-chronological tale of adultery, is in previews and set to open Oct. 27 with a cast that includes real-life...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 4:32 PM
One of Hollywood's most famous landmark buildings is looking for a name change.
The historic Pantages Theatre -- which has served as a movie palace, hosted the Academy Awards and is now a plush venue for touring Broadway shows including "The Book of...