| 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...
| Jul 23, 2012
| 7:00 AM
The Old Globe in San Diego will hold a special autism-friendly performance of its annual holiday production of "Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!"
The performance at 10:30 a.m. on Dec. 15, which is geared toward individuals on the...
| Aug 15, 2012
| 7:30 AM
"The Lion King" is set to roar past "A Chorus Line" on Wednesday to become the fifth-longest running show in Broadway history.
The Disney musical, directed by Julie Taymor, has been playing for 14 years and nine months. It opened at the New Amsterdam...
| 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...
| Aug 17, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Autism-friendly performance coming to Broadway's 'Lion King'...
| Sep 29, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Four new films are being released this weekend: the cancer comedy "50/50," "What's Your Number?" with Anna Faris, the faith-based drama "Courageous" and the thriller "Dream House." But all four debut are expected to come in behind three films that...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 10:39 AM
With "Frozen," not since "Beauty and the Beast" and "The Lion King" have I been so impressed with a musical Disney movie.
This reworking of "The Snow Queen" fairy tale features dazzling animation, grounded characters and a sparkling array of original...
| Nov 30, 2013
| 6:12 AM
UPDATE AT THE END: The audience at Disney's "Frozen" broke into applause when the animated movie concluded Thanksgiving morning.
In Central Florida, you'll find throngs of Disney fans. But the utterly entertaining "Frozen" deserved the warm reception...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 6:13 AM
Big, bright, often beautiful and essentially an action movie, as are most animated features these days, "Frozen" comes from Walt Disney Animation Studios. While Disney credits the 1845 Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale "The Snow Queen" as primary...
| Oct 13, 2013
The Hampton Roads Philharmonic, a newly formed orchestra, will present its inaugural concert on Sunday, Oct. 20 at Christopher Newport University.
Organized in July, the group is currently the orchestra-in-residence at Fort Monroe, where it rehearses...