| Feb 27, 2014
| 3:21 PM
Audra McDonald, who has won five Tony Awards, will return to Broadway this spring to play Billie Holiday in a production of "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill," a musical that features songs made famous by the late jazz star.
The musical was first...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 11:04 AM
The ante is upped measurably for the latest all-star benefit show staged by the Wild Honey Foundation: a varied assemblage of singers and musicians, mostly Los Angeles-based, who will perform two of the Beatles’ most highly regarded albums, “...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 1:18 PM
"Big Fish," the elaborate stage musical based on the 2003 Tim Burton movie, flopped on Broadway last year, running for fewer than four months before closing at the Neil Simon Theatre in New York.
But this fish isn't dead in the water just yet. The...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Got discerning taste? Interested in digging in the digital crates for the best music available in the cloud? Then you've no doubt been targeted by Beats Music in the past few months.
The much-hyped streaming service is the latest entry in an...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 6:30 AM
For some it's the Super Bowl, for others Olympic ice hockey — but for many, Oscar producer Neil Meron believes, the season's big game takes place in black-tie.
"The Oscars is a sport," Meron said in an interview Thursday from a small office...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 10:00 AM
NEW YORK — Outside Studio 6B at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, the once and future home of "The Tonight Show," the smell of fresh paint and sawdust fills the air. Visitors to one of the last tapings of "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" are led up a back...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 8:46 AM
On Jimmy Fallon’s first night as host of NBC’s "Tonight Show," his first musical guests, the legendary Irish rock band U2, performed their first song perched precariously on the roof of Rockefeller Center with the New York City skyline and a...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 10:12 AM
Cicely Tyson will bring her recent Tony Award-winning performance in Horton Foote's "The Trip to Bountiful" to Los Angeles as part of the Ahmanson Theatre's 2014-15 season, the Center Theatre Group announced Thursday.
The season will feature five...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 2:27 PM
This year's Academy Awards ceremony promises to feature a Grammy-worthy lineup of musical performers, with indie rocker Karen O, Broadway star Idina Menzel and arena-rock veterans U2 now set to join previously announced singer-producer-rapper Pharrell...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 5:12 PM
In a day before comedy was laced with irony and studded with mean-spirited barbs, Sid Caesar was more than funny.
He was hilariously, outrageously, tear-inducingly, gather-up-the-whole-family-for-this funny.
A veteran of the Catskills with an...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Bob Balaban was born, so to speak, into movie royalty. His father and uncles were founders of the Balaban and Katz theater chain of Chicago movie palaces. His uncle Barney Balaban was president of Paramount for three decades, and grandfather Sam Katz...