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  • Idina Menzel opens on Broadway in musical 'If/Then'

    Idina Menzel opens on Broadway in musical 'If/Then'
    Long before "Frozen" and John Travolta made her famous, Idina Menzel was a certifiable Broadway star with enough box-office clout to open a show. On Sunday, the Tony Award-winning actress, who has appeared in the hit musicals "Rent" and "Wicked,"...
  • Janis Joplin lives on as musical transfers off-Broadway

    Janis Joplin lives on as musical transfers off-Broadway
    Janis Joplin — the musical, that is — lives on, thanks to Live Nation. After a tour that took it to Southern California and other venues, and a run on Broadway that closed in February, "A Night With Janis Joplin" will transfer off-Broadway...
  • Benedict Cumberbatch to play 'Hamlet' in London in 2015

    Benedict Cumberbatch to play 'Hamlet' in London in 2015
    Benedict Cumberbatch will return to the London stage next year to play the mopey prince of Denmark in a new production of Shakespeare's "Hamlet," which will run at the Barbican theater. The casting was confirmed Wednesday and will be the "Sherlock" actor'...
  • Liza Minnelli's wonderful life

    Liza Minnelli's wonderful life
    In the next few months, Liza Minnelli will bring her new musical show, "Simply Liza," to Vienna, London, Paris and Amsterdam, among other places. There's one stage, however, on which this Oscar, Emmy, Grammy, Golden Globe and Tony winner has never set...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Autism theater initiative aims for younger kids with Disney show

    Autism theater initiative aims for younger kids with Disney show
    A theater initiative aimed at encouraging people with autism to attend live performances is targeting younger children with a new offering involving a Disney Live! show at Madison Square Garden in New York. The Theatre Development Fund said on Wednesday...
  • Adele Dazeem (Idina Menzel) saluted at 'The Book of Mormon'

    Adele Dazeem (Idina Menzel) saluted at 'The Book of Mormon'
    Adele Dazeem -- the John Travolta-anointed alter ego of Broadway star Idina Menzel -- received a special tribute at a recent performance of "The Book of Mormon" at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood. Actor Cody Jamison Strand, who plays Mormon missionary...
  • Idina Menzel replaced by 'Adele Dazeem' in 'If/Then' playbill joke

    Idina Menzel replaced by 'Adele Dazeem' in 'If/Then' playbill joke
    Adele Dazeem was a big hit at the Academy Awards when she sang "Let It Go" from the Oscar-winning Disney animated movie "Frozen." And now the exotically named actress will be headlining a Broadway musical. In a social media joke circulating on Twitter,...
  • Roman Polanski to direct 'Dance of the Vampires' musical in Paris

    Roman Polanski to direct 'Dance of the Vampires' musical in Paris
    Roman Polanski will direct the stage musical version of his 1967 movie "The Fearless Vampire Killers" in a production that is scheduled to open in October in Paris.  "Dance of the Vampires" (French title: "Le Bal des Vampires") was first produced in...
  • PASSINGS: Celes King IV, Mitch Leigh

    PASSINGS: Celes King IV, Mitch Leigh
    Celes King IV Community activist and entrepreneur Celes King IV, 70, a South Los Angeles community activist whose father was civil rights advocate Celes King III, died Saturday at a San Diego hospital, a family spokesman said. Adrian Dove,...