| Nov 4, 2013
| 6:52 AM
The Ovation Awards, L.A.'s biggest theater honors, were handed out Sunday at a ceremony at the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse.
Center Theatre Group was the top winner of the evening with a total of 12 awards. The La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 6:00 AM
The lunch order at Lucy's El Adobe on Melrose was as follows:
Cesar Rosas: steak picado with corn tortillas.
David Hidalgo: chile relleno, with a beef taco dorado a la carte.
Louie Pérez: vegetarian burrito.
Conrad Lozano: steak picado, but...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 9:37 AM
Like a beached marine animal, "Big Fish" has flopped on Broadway. The musical, which is based on the 2003 Tim Burton movie of the same name, is set to close at the Neil Simon Theatre in New York on Dec. 29 after 98 regular performances, producers...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 10:55 AM
A film translation of “The Seduction of Ingmar Bergman,” a 2009 radio drama by L.A. pop duo Sparks turned 2010 concept album turned 2011 sparsely staged theatrical production, is moving forward with Canadian director Guy Maddin at the helm....
| Oct 23, 2013
| 5:30 AM
Soprano Audra McDonald is clearing out junk — in more ways than one. When reached by phone at her home outside New York City, the five-time Tony-winning actress and two-time Grammy-wining singer was awaiting a call from "the 1-800 junk guy," who...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 11:29 AM
The number of people who attended an art show or a performing arts event in the U.S. continues to slide, according to a report released this week by the National Endowment for the Arts.
Theater took the biggest hit among the cultural categories, with...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 6:00 PM
NEW YORK — "Fun Home," the musical adaptation of Alison Bechdel's extraordinary graphic memoir, gets off to a choppy start, takes unnecessary musical detours and is staged in a rough-hewn style that sometimes seems more accidental than intentional....
| Oct 21, 2013
| 2:49 PM
"The Lion King" on Broadway has passed $1 billion in ticket revenues, making it the first New York show to reach the box-office milestone.
The long-running Disney musical, which is based on the animated movie, officially passed the $1-billion mark...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 11:06 AM
"Priscilla Queen of the Desert" sashays into the Segerstrom Center, Julian Sands portrays Harold Pinter in a one-man show at the Broad, and Falcon Theatre probes "The Mystery of Irma Vep."
An Afternoon with Hal Linden The TV actor and Broadway star...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 8:11 AM
Vincente Minnelli shot the bulk of his 1951 movie "An American in Paris" on soundstages in Culver City. For the long-gestating stage-musical version of the classic film, producers have chosen Paris itself for the big premiere.
"An American in Paris"...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 6:00 PM
A fast-paced, thoroughly entertaining if hardly trenchant show biz documentary, "Broadway Idiot" traces how Green Day's Grammy Award-winning concept album/rock opera "American Idiot" was turned into a "Rent"-like stage musical and brought to the Great...