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  • L.A. theater openings, March 23-30: Four Larks' 'Orpheus' and more

    L.A. theater openings, March 23-30: Four Larks' 'Orpheus' and more
    "Orpheus" descends in Downtown L.A., "Floyd Collins" does likewise in La Mirada, and "In the Heights" rises in Thousand Oaks. It’s Magic! Illusionists from around the world perform. Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, 12700 Center Court...
  • Disney's 'Aladdin' opens on Broadway to warm critical reception

    Disney's 'Aladdin' opens on Broadway to warm critical reception
    With the opening on Thursday of "Aladdin" at the New Amsterdam Theatre in New York, Disney marks its 20th anniversary on Broadway. Whether that's a cause for celebration or consternation depends on how you view the company's success at making family-...
  • Ryan Gosling to produce Busby Berkeley biopic, may star

    Ryan Gosling to produce Busby Berkeley biopic, may star
    Having recently portrayed a getaway driver, a bank robber, a loose-cannon cop and an expat gangster, it's only logical that Ryan Gosling's next role could be … Busby Berkeley? The star of "Drive" and "The Place Beyond the Pines" is set to produce...
  • Emma Thompson, from 'Saving Mr. Banks' to 'Sweeney Todd' musical

    Emma Thompson, from 'Saving Mr. Banks' to 'Sweeney Todd' musical
    Coming off her acclaimed performance as the ornery P.L. Travers in "Saving Mr. Banks," Emma Thompson has brought her considerable comic energy to Stephen Sondheim's musical "Sweeney Todd," which is being performed in a semi-staged concert production by...
  • Adele Dazeem (Idina Menzel) saluted at 'The Book of Mormon'

    Adele Dazeem (Idina Menzel) saluted at 'The Book of Mormon'
    Adele Dazeem -- the John Travolta-anointed alter ego of Broadway star Idina Menzel -- received a special tribute at a recent performance of "The Book of Mormon" at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood. Actor Cody Jamison Strand, who plays Mormon missionary...
  • It's all goose eggs for Kings as Ducks pitch shutout at Dodger Stadium

    It's all goose eggs for Kings as Ducks pitch shutout at Dodger Stadium
      An iconic home of home runs and saves neatly morphed into hockey's temporary home on a historic January night at Dodger Stadium. Of course, the startling transformation was not clever Hollywood sleight-of-hand but the guiding hand and mind of NHL...
  • Has Nickelodeon found its new bread winner?

    Has Nickelodeon found its new bread winner?
    Nickelodeon's new cartoon was hatched not through traditional television channels but in a Studio City efficiency apartment nicknamed the "Doodle Chamber." The 41/2 -minute cartoon about two feisty, accident-prone ducks was intended to be a one-off, a...
  • A cinematic approach to Hamburg Ballett's 'Liliom'

    A cinematic approach to Hamburg Ballett's 'Liliom'
    After 16 years in purgatory, a carousel barker takes his granted leave to perform a good deed on Earth. He presents his child, whom he has never seen, a star stolen from heaven. You might expect the title character to break into "Soliloquy" from Rodgers &...
  • Will Woody Allen controversy affect 'Bullets Over Broadway' musical?

    Will Woody Allen controversy affect 'Bullets Over Broadway' musical?
    Timing is everything in showbiz. And so it is with public controversies too. The resurrection of the 20-year-old Woody Allen controversy surrounding his adopted daughter Dylan (also known as Malone) Farrow comes as the prolific writer-director is riding...
  • Bartlett Sher roots around in America's moral character

    Bartlett Sher roots around in America's moral character
    NEW YORK — By his own admission, Bartlett Sher is not normally drawn to material like "The Bridges of Madison County," Robert James Waller's mega-bestselling 1992 novel. The weepie about a brief but life-changing 1960s romance between an Italian...
  • Review: George Strait bids farewell (perhaps) at Staples Center

    Review: George Strait bids farewell (perhaps) at Staples Center
    George Strait presents himself in his music as a man of his word, a paragon of constancy in a world besieged by change. Yet from the moment he appeared onstage Saturday night at Staples Center, the veteran country star seemed to be looking for a way out...