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  • Jimmy Murphy dies at 75; ran celebrity hangout Jimmy's Beverly Hills

    Jimmy Murphy dies at 75; ran celebrity hangout Jimmy's Beverly Hills
    Jimmy Murphy, the genial Irishman who reigned as a Beverly Hills dining room power broker for more than three decades, has died. The longtime maitre d', first at the Bistro in Beverly Hills and later at his own Jimmy's Beverly Hills, was an icon in the...
  • Hundreds expected to attend Day on Broadway event downtown

    Hundreds expected to attend Day on Broadway event downtown
    More than 1,200 Angelenos are expected to fill the street on Broadway in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday to celebrate the rebirth of a historic neighborhood that had once gone dark and vacant. The afternoon festivities, dubbed Day on Broadway, will...
  • Checking out Broadway's old theaters of the superb

    Checking out Broadway's old theaters of the superb
    All that was missing Saturday were the searchlights as thousands filed through theater lobby doors to get a rare glimpse of the grand old movie palaces that line Broadway in downtown Los Angeles. "This is like discovering treasure in an old tomb,"...
  • Opera review: 'Queenie Pie' picks up where Duke Ellington left off

     Opera review: 'Queenie Pie' picks up where Duke Ellington left off
    Did Duke Ellington want to write an opera? Absolutely. He was working on "Queenie Pie" when he died in 1974. Did he have an opera in him? We will never know. He had been intending to write one for four decades and never did. Still, the notion of an...
  • Sundance 2014: The making of Alex Gibney's 'Finding Fela' [Video]

    Sundance 2014: The making of Alex Gibney's 'Finding Fela' [Video]
    PARK CITY, Utah -- How do you make a documentary about a musician who died more than 15 years ago and left behind a complex legacy? What happens when your original idea for the film no longer makes sense? How do you cull more than 1,000 hours of...
  • Bradley Cooper in 'The Elephant Man': A dream role for a heartthrob

    Bradley Cooper in 'The Elephant Man': A dream role for a heartthrob
    It has become something of a theater tradition to cast a good-looking young man in the role of John Merrick, the horribly deformed protagonist of "The Elephant Man." The role, which requires the actor to be shirtless for a good period of time, is a...
  • Disney's 'The Lion King' was top grossing Broadway show for 2013

    Disney's 'The Lion King' was top grossing Broadway show for 2013
    Disney's "The Lion King" can lay claim to two milestones for 2013.  In October, the blockbuster musical passed the $1-billion mark at the Broadway box office. Now the musical is officially the top-grossing show of 2013, with approximately $96.9 million in...
  • L.A. theater openings, Jan. 19-26: 'Let's Misbehave' opens

    L.A. theater openings, Jan. 19-26: 'Let's Misbehave' opens
    "The Book of Mormon" is back at the Pantages, Segerstrom's Off Center Festival gets underway down in the O.C., and the musical "Let's Misbehave" sings the praises, and the songs, of Cole Porter. Don’t Leave It All to Your Children L.A. premiere of...
  • L.A. theater openings, Jan. 12-19: 'Deathtrap' at Long Beach Playhouse

    L.A. theater openings, Jan. 12-19: 'Deathtrap' at Long Beach Playhouse
    Long Beach Playhouse revives Ira Levin's "Deathtrap," Denis O’Hare recites "An Iliad" at the Broad, and "Kurt Weill at the Cuttlefish Hotel" returns to Santa Monica Pier's West End Theatre. Carnaval de Cabrillo Community event features dance,...
  • L.A. theater openings, Jan. 5-12: 'Foxfinder' premieres

    L.A. theater openings, Jan. 5-12: 'Foxfinder' premieres
    The dystopian drama "Foxfinder" premieres in Pasadena, Gordon Goodman is back as "Barrymore," and Barry McGovern does Beckett at the Kirk Douglas Theatre. Human Identity L.A. premiere of writer-performer Christopher Vened’s solo show mixing mime...
  • Oscar Nominations: 'Frozen,' 'Her' and 'Alone Yet Not Alone' for song?

    Oscar Nominations: 'Frozen,' 'Her' and 'Alone Yet Not Alone' for song?
    U2, Pharrell Williams and Karen O -- names more befitting of Grammy nominations than the Oscars -- are among the contenders for the Academy Award for original song. Here, the heavy-hitters are all underdogs, as they will have to vie for Oscar gold on...