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Music Theater

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  • Anna Kendrick and Pharrell Williams get happy on 'SNL'

    Anna Kendrick and Pharrell Williams get happy on 'SNL'
    If you thought the Louis CK episode of “SNL” was weird and dark, you ain’t seen nothing until you've watched the Anna Kendrick episode. Just kidding. this weekend's show, with Pharrell Williams as musical guest, was as harmonious,...
  • Theater Review: A haunting 'Floyd Collins'

    Theater Review: A haunting 'Floyd Collins'
    I had never seen anything quite like it, and it grew on me slowly. But I can’t stop thinking about, and humming snippets from, La Mirada Theatre’s revival of “Floyd Collins,” the odd, haunting musical about the Kentucky cave...
  • Review: The Mavericks' 25th anniversary tour lights up the Belly Up

    Review: The Mavericks' 25th anniversary tour lights up the Belly Up
    This post has been updated. See note below for details. It’s rare enough that any band is still around after a quarter century, still recording and touring. What made the Mavericks’ 25th anniversary tour stop Tuesday at the Belly Up in...
  • TriStar lands Meryl Streep rocker movie 'Ricki and the Flash'

    TriStar lands Meryl Streep rocker movie 'Ricki and the Flash'
    Get ready for Meryl Streep to strap on a guitar and rock out. The 18-time Oscar nominee is set to play the lead role in the upcoming rock 'n' roll dramedy "Ricki and the Flash," which TriStar Productions announced it has acquired. In the film, to be...
  • 'Heathers' musical opens in New York following L.A. run

    'Heathers' musical opens in New York following L.A. run
    "Heathers" has been resurrected -- shoulder pads, big bangs et al. -- as a cheeky stage musical. As Veronica Sawyer, the Winona Ryder character, might ask, what's the damage? The musical production had a brief run in Los Angeles at the Hudson...
  • 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,"...
  • Zac Efron scuffle: an awkward moment for 'Neighbors'?

    Zac Efron scuffle: an awkward moment for 'Neighbors'?
    "That Awkward Moment" star Zac Efron had, ahem, one of those himself when he got into a scuffle with at least one homeless person early Sunday after he and a friend found themselves stranded in downtown Los Angeles. No arrests were made, but the...
  • L.A. theater openings, March 30-April 6: 'White Marriage' and more

    L.A. theater openings, March 30-April 6: 'White Marriage' and more
    Here comes the bride in¬†Tadeusz Rozewicz’s "White Marriage" at Odyssey Theatre. And here come the puppets in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at the Broad Stage and the citywide LA Puppet Fest 2014. Shakespeare UnScripted Impro Theatre improvises full-...
  • Mickey Rooney dies at 93; show-business career spanned a lifetime

    Mickey Rooney dies at 93; show-business career spanned a lifetime
    Mickey Rooney, a celebrated child actor who embodied the All-American boy in the "Andy Hardy" films of the 1930s and '40s and became one of the era's top box-office draws, has died. He was 93. Rooney, whose roller-coaster show-business career was marked...
  • 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...
  • Review: Prince & NPG at the Hollywood Palladium

    Review: Prince & NPG at the Hollywood Palladium
    This post has been corrected. Please see note at bottom for details. Rank amateurs and charlatans. That’s how 99% of today’s pop and R&B musicians come off compared to the masterful- on-multiple-fronts performance Prince and his New...