| Sep 20, 2012
| 10:03 AM
Violinst Itzhak Perlman took a break from his performance schedule this week to put in a guest appearance on Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report." The episode aired Wednesday night and featured the famed violinist performing Fritz Kreisler's "Spanish...
| Aug 8, 2012
When Marvin Hamlisch auditioned for the Juilliard School of Music, he played not Chopin or Mozart but the American folk standard "Goodnight, Irene," a choice that could have had lamentable results for any other prospective student.
But Hamlisch quickly...
| 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...
| Aug 17, 2012
| 12:00 PM
Michael Feinstein -- the renowned singer and pianist who specializes in music from the Great American Songbook -- has been named the new lead conductor of the Pasadena Pops. He will succeed Marvin Hamlisch, who died unexpectedly on Aug. 6.
| Aug 2, 2012
| 7:45 AM
Jerry Lewis officially unveiled his new stage-musical version of "The Nutty Professor" this week in Nashville. The brief engagement, which runs through Aug. 19, is an out-of-town tryout in anticipation of a hoped-for transfer to Broadway.
Lewis, who is...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 8:31 AM
After the coffee. Before wishing I didn't have to wait until next year to see 'The Great Gatsby.'
The Skinny: Warner Bros. announced Monday that it was bumping the release of its "The Great Gatsby" adaptation from Christmas to summer 2013, and I'm...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 8:45 AM
Marvin Hamlisch, the stage and film composer who created the memorable songs for "A Chorus Line," has died at 68. The composer died on Monday in Los Angeles after collapsing from a brief illness, his family said in a statement.
One of the most...
| Nov 10, 2012
| 10:52 AM
Climate control isn’t really possible at an outdoor venue like the Hollywood Bowl, but the skies knew better than to rain on Barbra Streisand’s parade Friday evening. They threatened, but Mother Nature wasn’t about to...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 8:00 AM
Before he died in August at the age of 68, Marvin Hamlisch recorded a brief cameo for "The Simpsons," playing a version of himself in an episode involving Abe Simpson's hidden past. On Sunday, the episode finally aired on Fox, making Hamlisch's vocal role...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 7:28 AM
Nora Ephron, who died Tuesday at 71, had a diverse writing career that extended well beyond the romantic comedy films that made her famous. Over the decades, she worked as a journalist for the New York Post and several magazines, wrote a handful of...
| Aug 25, 2010
| 9:32 PM
The Reprise Theatre Company's first production of the 2010-11 season is "They're Playing Our Song," the 1978 musical that had its world premiere in Los Angeles at the Ahmanson Theatre before moving to Broadway. For the revival, Reprise said Wednesday........