| May 17, 2009
In a spare rehearsal room across the street from the Pasadena Playhouse, Kelly McGillis is preparing a role she may have been born to play. It's one of the great women characters of the American theater, the acerbic Southerner Regina Giddens in Lillian...
| Jun 3, 2009
| 8:52 AM
The song was called "A Great Big Buncha Happy!" but none of the authors of "Sister Act: The Musical" seemed terribly cheerful.
For a year and a half, the new musical's composer, lyricist, director and two writers had toiled to transform the 1992 Whoopi...
| Jun 7, 2009
Rock stars, Jazzers, Pachucos...they may have grown up somewhere else quaint, like Sandusky, Ohio, or Canada, but they made their mark herelived, created and died here. Music is as much a part of the L.A. legacy as film and television. From the bebop...
| Jun 24, 2009
| 12:55 PM
| Jun 28, 2009
In his six years as head of the Royal National Theatre, Nicholas Hytner has made a name for himself with his bold moves. He has commissioned large-scale plays and productions dealing with hot-button political issues, he brought in a major sponsor to...
| Jul 2, 2009
Karl Malden, a versatile Oscar-winning actor who built a six-decade Hollywood career playing heroes and heavies -- and, often, relatable ordinary men -- yet who was certain he was best known as a commercial pitchman for American Express, has died. He...
| Jul 3, 2009
Actress Brynn Thayer and her husband, award-winning manager-writer-producer David Steinberg, have sold their longtime Pacific Palisades home for $2,995,000.
The 3,300-square-foot post-and-beam house, built in 1972, has four bedrooms and 3 1/2 bathrooms...
| Jul 11, 2009
The Los Feliz home of L.A. Police Chief William J. Bratton and his wife, Rikki Klieman, has come on the market at $1,875,000.
The one-story house, built in 1964, has four bedrooms and three bathrooms in 2,716 square feet. Described in the Multiple...
| Jul 12, 2009
Im at Radio City Music Hall for the 2005 Tony Awards, billed as Broadways biggest night, though I always thought that was Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber. I have never even seen a Tony show before. When God was doling out showbiz DNA, I must have missed out...
| Jul 12, 2009
Robinson didnt dream of stardom as a teenshe was too busy rocking the hottest Hollywood clubs with her spellbinding dance moves. And pursuing her passion turned out to be a good move: Directors and artists in the dance world quickly discovered her...
| Jul 14, 2009
Update: Now that the interiors are redone,Cher has put her ocean-view Malibu estate back on the market for $41 million.
The singer-songwriter-actress had listed the home at $45 million in August but withdrew it in early May while the work was going on,...