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Culture MonsterReprise Theatre Company will present two very different tales of European life during its 2011-12 season at UCLA's Freud Playhouse. "Cabaret," which explores the decadent world of '30s Berlin, will run Sept. 13-25. The show, which has music by John......
Few people have turned 80 with the fanfare shown Stephen Sondheim, master of the musical theater. There was "Sondheim: The Birthday Concert" at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall. The Roundabout Theatre Company in New York will rename its Broadway house...
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Culture MonsterIt's hard to imagine a Broadway season without Stephen Sondheim in one form or another. Recent revivals of his musicals include "Sunday in the Park with George," "Sweeney Todd" and "Company." The current Broadway season will feature at least two......
Gold DerbyCarrie Fisher was cheered by the critics for her one-woman show "Wishful Drinking," which opened on Broadway on Sunday night. Long before "Star Wars" launched her career, Carrie Fisher knew the highs and lows of fame second-hand via the experiences of her...
Culture MonsterThere will be a recurring California motif at the National Endowment for the Arts' second annual NEA Opera Honors ceremony on Nov. 14 -- but there are no plans for the national radio broadcast of the musical proceedings and award......
Culture MonsterNEW YORK â The birthday fuss has indeed been getting out of hand. But no artist in the American theater deserves it more than Stephen Sondheim, who became an octogenarian this year and has been keeping a couple of other......
Gold DerbyAmong the many 80th birthday tributes to Broadway tunesmith Stephen Sondheim is a new musical revue -- "Sondheim on Sondheim" -- that opened to mixed reviews Thursday. This is the third such show saluting Sondheim to come to the rialto over the years....
Gold DerbyBeing a Tony Awards pundit is a dizzy job. We must rush around Broadway to see many top contenders that open in the last few weeks of the eligibility period so they can be freshest on voters' minds. Then we must dish with voters and peers so we can...
Gold DerbyThe new musical "Memphis" and the old chestnut "The Royal Family" lead with seven Outer Critics Circle nominations apiece. Not surprisingly, the latter -- a George S. Kaufman-Edna Ferber 1927 comedy based on the Barrymores -- netted three acting bids,...
Gold DerbyOn Friday, the administration committee for the Tony Awards convened for the fourth and final time this theater season. The committee is made up of two dozen theater folk, with 10 apiece from the Broadway League and the American Theater Wing -- which...
Gold DerbyThere's a lot of drama surrounding the Tony Award nominations, which will be unveiled Tuesday. Take, for example, the battle over best musical. The pundits cited below are split over eight contenders to take those four category slots. "American Idiot"...
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