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[This post has been updated.] "Family Guy" on Fox gave its satirical regards to Broadway on Sunday in a new episode in which Brian and Stewie face off as rival playwrights battling for supremacy in the Griffin household. Sunday's episode featured...
No need to bone up on the Mormon prophet Joseph Smith before attending "The Book of Mormon" at the Pantages Theatre. Just know that this exceedingly naughty, though in the end disarmingly nice, show is devised by the minds behind "South Park" and that...
The nominations for the 2011-2012 Ovation Awards were announced Tuesday evening. Leading the way were Center Theatre Group with 29 nominations, followed by the Celebration Theatre and Musical Theatre West, with 16 nominations each. Productions that...
Mike Nichols picked up his sixth Tony Award on Sunday for directing the recent revival of Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman." Nichols, 80, thanked Rebecca Miller, the daughter of the playwright, as well as the cast and crew of the production. The...
We live in a pop age gone loco for retro and crazy for commemoration. Band reformations and reunion tours, tribute albums and box sets, anniversary festivals and live performances of classic albums: Each new year is better than the previous year for music...
The Tony call comes early on the West Coast. Marcia Milgrom Dodge was trying to get some sleep; the director-choreographer had only five days to stage the new Reprise Theatre Company production of "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying." But...
Theater CriticIn these cash-strapped days, people are lucky to get to see a show once, never mind a second or third time. But with "Spamalot" now playing at the Ahmanson Theatre more than four years after it opened on Broadway and a couple of years after it premiered...
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A number of events and releases are tied to Monty Python's 40th anniversary. "An Evening Without Monty Python" Python member Eric Idle directs a cast of five, including actress Jane Leeves, for a live staging of more than 20 skits adapted from the...
Special to The TimesIT'S a dark and crowded theater in New York. The curtain has only been up five minutes, and Steve Wynn, the billionaire owner of the Wynn Las Vegas hotel, leans in, grips my knee and whispers in my ear: "Eric," he says, "this will be great in Las Vegas."...
Here's what's playing on Broadway through the end of August. Note that although some of these shows' official opening dates aren't until September or later, preview performances are offered. -- Avital Binshtock "A Chorus Line": This lively exploration...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterNEW YORK -- Two picket lines, two very different strikes. In a pelting rain, members of the Writers Guild of America marched this week in front of Viacom's Manhattan headquarters. Around the corner, stagehands were picketing in front of darkened theaters...
Tags: Demonstration, Contracts, Entertainment, Music Theater, Meg Ryan
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterNEW YORK -- "Finally my mother can see something I've done," said opera singer Nathan Gunn, "that she actually likes." The 37-year-old baritone was speaking of tonight's concert version of the pioneering musical "Show Boat," the centerpiece of a season-...
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