| Jan 15, 2013
| 1:30 PM
The Pantages Theatre has added an asterisk or two to its claim in October that "The Book of Mormon" had set a new record for the biggest single-week box-office take in Los Angeles theater history.
On further review, Pantages spokesman Wayne McWhorter...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 7:20 AM
The holiday season is usually a bountiful time of year for Broadway shows. Hordes of tourists bring about a bump in box-office receipts for musicals and plays across the board.
The most recent holiday period proved to be no exception. "Wicked," still...
| May 21, 2013
| 6:50 AM
Bette Midler might have been snubbed when it comes to Tony nominations this year, but she seems to be having the last laugh at the box office.
The Divine Miss M's one-woman show "I'll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers" is becoming one of Broadway'...
| May 1, 2013
| 6:00 AM
The Tony nominations were announced Tuesday, but before we plunge into the big race between "Kinky Boots" and "Matilda the Musical," one obvious question should be addressed before any other: Given the crassly commercial direction of Broadway, why do we...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 11:36 AM
Broadway shows reported declines in box-office revenue across the board last week following super storm Sandy. Total Broadway grosses were $13.6 million for the week ending Sunday, down about $5.7 million, or 30%, from the previous week, according to data...
| Jun 11, 2012
| 11:56 AM
The Tony Awards on CBS has solidified its position as the lowest-rated broadcast of the major entertainment awards shows.
Sunday's broadcast of Broadway's biggest night brought in just 6 million television viewers, according to preliminary figures from...
| Jun 25, 2012
| 3:42 PM
"The Book of Mormon"has lined up its ensemble cast for its first national tour, which kicks off in Denver in August and comes to Los Angeles at the Pantages Theatre in September.
Jared Gertner will star as Elder Cunningham, the role of a Mormon...
| Sep 29, 2012
I'd wanted to take an actual Mormon to see "The Book of Mormon," but the closest I could come was the lovely and patient older daughter — so well scrubbed and shimmery that she looked like an Irish coin.
"Come on, Coin, let's go to the Pantages," I...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 8:00 AM
When the national tour of "The Book of Mormon" lands in Los Angeles in September, a lottery for $25 tickets is to be held two hours prior to each performance at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood.
The Pantages announced on its website that lottery entries...
| Nov 10, 2012
I wrestle with my demons just like everybody else, addicted as I am to Mariel Hemingway movies and those little "fun-sized" Snickers bars, of which several trillion are floating around in these weeks after Halloween.
Airlift them to Cuba. Put them in...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 12:31 PM
Douglas Lyons, a BFA musical theater grad of The Hartt School at the University of Hartford who went on to be in the cast of Broadway's "The Book of Mormon" and now "Beautiful: The Carole King Musical," has a new CD out.
The New Haven native is...