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Music Theater

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  • 'Peter and the Starcatcher' writer Rick Elice flying high

     'Peter and the Starcatcher' writer Rick Elice flying high
    NEW YORK — Playwright Rick Elice calls the memorabilia-filled study in his Upper West Side apartment "the garage." It's a good term for the workshop of a self-described workaholic whose method is a combination of technical rigor, restless...
  • Robert Hilburn to discuss Johnny Cash at Laguna Playhouse

    Robert Hilburn to discuss Johnny Cash at Laguna Playhouse
    Fans of Johnny Cash -- and the jukebox musical based on his life -- will get a chance to hear from an expert who knew the late singer well and spent decades researching his career. Former Los Angeles Times pop-music critic and editor Robert Hilburn will...
  • 'Spider-Man' to bid farewell to Broadway on Saturday

    'Spider-Man' to bid farewell to Broadway on Saturday
    On the heels of a winter storm that dumped several inches of snow in the New York area and pushed temperatures into the single digits, "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" is looking to have a relatively subdued farewell when it officially closes at the...
  • At 95, pianist is still playing Las Vegas' tune

    At 95, pianist is still playing Las Vegas' tune
    The old man crouches over a Steinway in the hotel lobby, a lifetime of musical mementos stacked above the keyboard — photographs, news clippings, old albums and CDs for sale. Joe Vento is a gray-haired showman, a gregarious self-promoter who's...
  • Marvin Hamlisch, musical multi-tasker, is remembered in a documentary

    Marvin Hamlisch, musical multi-tasker, is remembered in a documentary
    Marvin Hamlisch was a 6-year-old prodigy when he was accepted into the Juilliard School of Music. He went on to train intensively with the goal of becoming the next great classical pianist. But Hamlisch ultimately decided to play a different tune, a...
  • Linda Ronstadt and others remember Phil Everly (1939-2014)

    Linda Ronstadt and others remember Phil Everly (1939-2014)
    Responding to the death Friday of Phil Everly of the Everly Brothers, many of the world’s most respected rock and country vocalists expressed their sorrow over the loss. As these artists discussed the influence the Everlys had on their own music,...
  • 'The Book of Mormon' to hold lottery for $25 tickets at Pantages

    'The Book of Mormon' to hold lottery for $25 tickets at Pantages
    This post has been corrected. See below. "The Book of Mormon" will hold a lottery for a limited number of $25 seats before each performance when the national tour of the hit musical returns to the Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles starting Jan. 21....
  • New Forum? Time to drop that cellphone and rethink concert-going

    New Forum? Time to drop that cellphone and rethink concert-going
    A stage, a sound system, musicians and a crowd. That's all you really need to put on a concert. Everything else — $12 beer, nachos, jumbo video screens, light show, 3-D glasses, VIP meet-and-greets, merch, vapor pen for your "medical marijuana"...
  • Golden Globes: From Matthew McConaughey to Bono, here's what they said

    Golden Globes: From Matthew McConaughey to Bono, here's what they said
    Hollywood rarely goes off script during the forced march of awards season. But the Golden Globe Awards, where giddy and often booze-fueled stars roam the halls of the Beverly Hilton Hotel, is a rare evening of spontaneity in the season. Here are a few...
  • Golden Globes 2014: 'American Hustle' rides high with three awards

    Golden Globes 2014: 'American Hustle' rides high with three awards
    Continuing its late surge through Hollywood's never-ending awards season, director David O. Russell's con game story "American Hustle" won a leading three trophies at the Golden Globes — including best musical or comedy — while the slavery...
  • Sony Pictures leads studios with four Golden Globes film wins

    Sony Pictures leads studios with four Golden Globes film wins
    Sony Pictures Entertainment led all studios with four Golden Globe wins in film categories on Sunday night. The studio's haul included three awards for "American Hustle," which had been nominated in seven categories. Sony Pictures, a unit of Sony Corp.,...