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  • 'Phantom of the Opera' on Broadway casts black actor in title role

    'Phantom of the Opera' on Broadway casts black actor in title role
    "The Phantom of the Opera" has been running on Broadway for more than 25 years. This week, the musical announced a first: a black actor has been cast in the title role in the New York production. Norm Lewis will join the company of "Phantom" at the...
  • 'Annie' trailer: Musical bets bottom dollar on Quvenzhane Wallis

    'Annie' trailer: Musical bets bottom dollar on Quvenzhane Wallis
    Quvenzhane Wallis, the Oscar-nominated star of "Beasts of the Southern Wild," gets a new lease on a hard-knock life in the first trailer for "Annie," an upcoming remake of the beloved stage and screen musical. Directed by Will Gluck ("Easy A") and...
  • After 'Spider-Man,' Foxwoods Theatre to be renamed the Lyric

    After 'Spider-Man,' Foxwoods Theatre to be renamed the Lyric
    Theater is a superstitious profession, especially when it comes to failure. On Broadway, the Foxwoods Theatre, which served as home for the troubled musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark," will officially be renamed the Lyric for its next tenant -- a...
  • Bryan Cranston goes 'All the Way' from meth lab to Oval Office

     Bryan Cranston goes 'All the Way' from meth lab to Oval Office
    NEW YORK — In the new Broadway play "All the Way," President Lyndon B. Johnson, played by Bryan Cranston, takes a break from wrangling votes for what would become the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to reflect on the trying nature of politics. Facing...
  • L.A. theater openings, March 23-30: Four Larks' 'Orpheus' and more

    L.A. theater openings, March 23-30: Four Larks' 'Orpheus' and more
    "Orpheus" descends in Downtown L.A., "Floyd Collins" does likewise in La Mirada, and "In the Heights" rises in Thousand Oaks. It’s Magic! Illusionists from around the world perform. Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, 12700 Center Court...
  • Disney's 'Aladdin' opens on Broadway to warm critical reception

    Disney's 'Aladdin' opens on Broadway to warm critical reception
    With the opening on Thursday of "Aladdin" at the New Amsterdam Theatre in New York, Disney marks its 20th anniversary on Broadway. Whether that's a cause for celebration or consternation depends on how you view the company's success at making family-...
  • Ryan Gosling to produce Busby Berkeley biopic, may star

    Ryan Gosling to produce Busby Berkeley biopic, may star
    Having recently portrayed a getaway driver, a bank robber, a loose-cannon cop and an expat gangster, it's only logical that Ryan Gosling's next role could be … Busby Berkeley? The star of "Drive" and "The Place Beyond the Pines" is set to produce...
  • Review: Vital issues raised at a meeting of 'Top Girls'

    Review: Vital issues raised at a meeting of 'Top Girls'
    The Antaeus Company's production of Caryl Churchill's "Top Girls" brings us refreshingly back to the basics of great theater: a sharply intelligent, poetically daring play; a company of actors dedicated to serving both their characters and an author's...
  • Watch: Randy Newman blazes through 'I Love L.A.' on 'Tonight Show'

    Watch: Randy Newman blazes through 'I Love L.A.' on 'Tonight Show'
    Don't trust Randy Newman's rumpled-grandfather look. That's a needless warning, of course, for fans of the great L.A.-based singer-songwriter who came to a strange brand of stardom in the 1970s with such barbed pop tunes as "Political Science" and...
  • Emma Thompson, from 'Saving Mr. Banks' to 'Sweeney Todd' musical

    Emma Thompson, from 'Saving Mr. Banks' to 'Sweeney Todd' musical
    Coming off her acclaimed performance as the ornery P.L. Travers in "Saving Mr. Banks," Emma Thompson has brought her considerable comic energy to Stephen Sondheim's musical "Sweeney Todd," which is being performed in a semi-staged concert production by...
  • Will L.A. really be Alec Baldwin's kind of town?

     Will L.A. really be Alec Baldwin's kind of town?
    Alec Baldwin, celebrated actor, self-congratulatory philanthropist and incurable hothead, is moving to Los Angeles. At least he's leaning heavily in that direction, according to a protracted rant he published in last week's issue of New York Magazine....