| Nov 25, 2013
| 9:49 AM
Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart -- better known as Magneto and Prof. Charles Xavier, respectively, to "X-Men" fans -- are currently taking a breather from the superhero franchise and starring together in Broadway repertory productions of Harold Pinter'...
| 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...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 6:50 AM
The billionaire's club has a new member who walks on all fours and sports a handsome mane.
The Walt Disney Co. said Wednesday that its North America touring productions of "The Lion King" have reached the $1-billion mark in box-office receipts,...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 5:00 AM
When it comes to computer-animated movies, studios seemingly can't get enough of talking animals, planes, cars, monsters, cavemen, snails and little blue creatures who live in mushrooms.
But there are signs that the abundance of animated movies may be...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 8:30 AM
A certain luminescent Genie will take the Broadway stage this spring – along with Princess Jasmine, Prince Ali and Jafar -- in a new, musical adaptation of Disney’s 1992 animated film, “Aladdin.”
"Aladdin" will join other...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 3:25 PM
Having developed a momentary case of the 20-year itch for the beloved production of Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” that it has been rolling out since 1993, Los Angeles Opera announced Tuesday that it’s about to have a fling with a sexy...
| Dec 21, 2012
| 7:00 AM
In bygone days "extra, extra" is what newspaper hawkers used to shout to sell copies.
Now it's what the Walt Disney Co. is adding to its bottom line, with word that "Newsies, the Musical," about turn-of-the-20th century paperboys who go on strike, has...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 9:21 PM
While playing polo on the fields of Southern California in the late 1930s, Mel Shaw met Walt Disney and was soon playing on his team, the Donald Ducks, that took on the president of Mexico's personal team in 1938 — and won.
"He called me a wild...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 7:00 AM
Some major Broadway productions and downtown New York cultural venues remained closed Wednesday as the East Coast continues to get back on its feet following Sandy. Power outages have forced many institutions south of midtown to suspend operations.
| May 14, 2012
| 2:55 PM
Like them or not, Broadway musicals based on movies have become a staple of the New York theater scene. Risk-averse investors see them as a safe bet in an industry marked by escalating costs. But theater critics often look askance at the artistic merit of...
| Sep 16, 2012
| 9:03 AM
A 3-D version of “Finding Nemo” was expected to dominate the box office upon its debut, but the animated film sank to the runner-up position at the multiplex this weekend.
Instead, “Resident Evil: Retribution,” the fifth...