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Like the Oscars, the Tony Awards are preceded each year by a bevy of award shows that renders the main event something of a foregone conclusion. This Broadway season, many of the front-runners have become clear relatively quickly, with the big-top-...
NEW YORK -- “Kinky Boots,” the adaptation of the cross-dressing comedy film with a book by Harvey Fierstein and score by Cyndi Lauper, led the pack when Tony Award nominations were announced Tuesday morning, leading all shows with 13 nods....
As a writer behind the musical "Wicked," Winnie Holzman has shared in one of the biggest commercial successes in Broadway history. Since opening in 2003, the musical has made more than $300 million and is still going strong on multiple continents....
NEW YORK — In the annals of showbiz, the chance encounter between lyricist Marcy Heisler and composer Zina Goldrich 21 years ago may not rank with Rodgers and Hammerstein's first meeting or Lerner linking up with Loewe. But it could prove to be a...
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If you’re a community theater regular, or even attended high school or college musicals, you’re likely familiar with the lively, foot-tappin’ tunes of “Pippin.” It’s the story of a young prince, son of the French King...
Los Angeles Times Television Critic"Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy," which airs New Year's night on PBS (that's PBS SoCal, for local viewers) as part of its "Great Performances" series, shares again the great open secret that American culture is to a great extent Jewish culture. More...
Culture MonsterHugh Jackman, Aaron Sorkin and Stephen Schwartz are collaborating on a new Broadway-bound musical titled "Houdini," set for the 2013-14 season....
Show TrackerThursday’s Highlights: 'Parks and Recreation' on NBC...
An autumn escape to the Santa Ynez Valley — where natural beauty meets a rich cultural landscape — can be a midweek rendezvous or a weekend immersion in the wonders of this bountiful countryside. Set amid the majestic Santa Ynez and San...
Culture MonsterThe Reprise Theatre Company said Wednesday that it has pulled the plug on its February production of the musical "The Baker's Wife," citing weak overall ticket sales and donations. The company said it is contacting ticketholders to arrange for refunds....
Culture Monster'Jesus Christ Superstar' sets Mar. 22 opening date at Broadway's Neil Simon Theatre, following a fall engagement at the La Jolla Playhouse....
Culture Monster"South Park" creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone took satirical aim at Broadway on Wednesday's episode in the way that they know best -- with ample profanity and wall-to-wall sex jokes. They even managed to work in a tongue-in-cheek plug for their own...
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