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  • David Hyde Pierce returning to 'Vanya' as director of L.A. production

    David Hyde Pierce returning to 'Vanya' as director of L.A. production
    David Hyde Pierce played one of the title characters in Christopher Durang's acclaimed play "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" when it debuted in 2012. The "Frasier" actor will return to the play for its Los Angeles premiere early next year at the Mark...
  • Angela Lansbury will receive honorary Oscar

    Angela Lansbury will receive honorary Oscar
    Angela Lansbury first attended the Academy Awards at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on March 15, 1945. Just 19, she was nominated for supporting actress for her role as a conniving Cockney maid in "Gaslight." And now, nearly seven decades later, the 88-year-...
  • 'Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark' may be set for lights out on Broadway

    'Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark' may be set for lights out on Broadway
    The seemingly cursed Broadway musical “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” will reportedly be turning off its lights for good come January. The production -- the most expensive show in Broadway history at a hefty $75 million -- has not been...
  • 'Spider-Man' to swing to Las Vegas once it goes dark on Broadway

    'Spider-Man' to swing to Las Vegas once it goes dark on Broadway
    The seemingly cursed musical “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” will be turning off its lights for good come January -- at least on Broadway. "We are excited to report that the next destination for 'Spider-Man' will be the entertainment capital...
  • 'Spider-Man' musical on Broadway: Four lessons learned

    'Spider-Man' musical on Broadway: Four lessons learned
    On paper, at least, "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" had the makings of a sure-fire Broadway hit. It boasted a rock score by U2's Bono and the Edge. It had Julie Taymor, the visionary director of Disney's "The Lion King." Above all, it starred one of...
  • Review: 'Aspirin & Elephants' ages with grace, laughing all the way

    Review: 'Aspirin & Elephants' ages with grace, laughing all the way
    A comforting mix of the familiar and unexpected floats the smooth 25th anniversary revival of “Aspirin & Elephants” at the Santa Monica Playhouse. Despite some formulaic aspects, playwright Jerry Mayer’s boulevard comedy about...
  • Disney's Bob Iger receives UCLA John Wooden Leadership Award

    Disney's Bob Iger receives UCLA John Wooden Leadership Award
    Walt Disney Co. Chief Executive Bob Iger was honored with the UCLA Anderson School of Management John Wooden Global Leadership Award during an evening that celebrated impressive records. At the UCLA gala Thursday night at the Beverly Hilton, Iger's won-...
  • Review: In 'Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty,' imagination awakes

    Review: In 'Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty,' imagination awakes
    Matthew Bourne’s delirious remake of "The Sleeping Beauty," which opened Thursday at the Ahmanson Theatre, managed to leapfrog through time as magically as other major productions while remaining uniquely contemporary in look and sensibility. Yes,...
  • Marc Breaux dies at 89; choreographed 'Mary Poppins,' 'Sound of Music'

    Marc Breaux dies at 89; choreographed 'Mary Poppins,' 'Sound of Music'
    When Dick Van Dyke got the role of Bert in the 1964 movie musical "Mary Poppins," Walt Disney asked him if he had a recommendation for a choreographer. Van Dyke recalled working with the team of Marc Breaux and Dee Dee Wood, who had created a number for...
  • Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart on Broadway: What did the critics think?

    Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart on Broadway: What did the critics think?
    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'...
  • 'Parfumerie,' a 1936 Hungarian play, is an overlooked inspiration

    'Parfumerie,' a 1936 Hungarian play, is an overlooked inspiration
    "Parfumerie," the 1936 Hungarian play by Miklós László, has the humble distinction of living in the shadow of the more famous movies (and Broadway musical) that it inspired. Hollywood has cashed in on the play not once but three times — the...