| Dec 17, 2013
| 3:40 PM
As fans await the movie version of "Fifty Shades of Grey," which is expected to hit screens Valentine's Day 2015, there's another, less serious dramatization aiming to satisfy devotees of E.L. James' bestselling novels.
"50 Shades! The Musical" is a...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 9:00 AM
The dystopian drama "Foxfinder" premieres in Pasadena, Gordon Goodman is back as "Barrymore," and Barry McGovern does Beckett at the Kirk Douglas Theatre.
Human Identity L.A. premiere of writer-performer Christopher Vened’s solo show mixing mime...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 7:00 AM
One of the most beguiling folk records of the year has the bonus of ferrying along a Joel and Ethan Coen plot line. The songs within the brothers' new "Inside Llewyn Davis" move from balladry to blues to ancient British folk, adding an extra layer of...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 7:07 AM
Disney's "The Lion King" can lay claim to two milestones for 2013. In October, the blockbuster musical passed the $1-billion mark at the Broadway box office. Now the musical is officially the top-grossing show of 2013, with approximately $96.9 million in...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 8:20 AM
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"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....
| Jan 2, 2014
| 1:31 PM
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...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 9:48 AM
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...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 3:00 AM
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...
| Jan 1, 2014
| 2:10 PM
A budding folk singer's struggle to connect with fans is at the heart of Joel and Ethan Coen's latest film, "Inside Llewyn Davis," their historically informed story of a musician trying to find his way in the Greenwich Village folk music scene circa 1961....
| Jan 8, 2014
| 5:30 AM
"The Sound of Music" has been sweet to Laura Benanti. In 1998 at the age of just 18, she made her Broadway debut as Maria in a revival of the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical, but it was her role last month as Maria's rival, the jilted Elsa Schrader, in NBC'...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 9:05 AM
TEHRAN -- A technical blunder? Or the latest episode in the culture wars between Iran's hard-liners and moderates?
Confusion is rife in the Iranian capital about a recent showing of musical instruments on Iranian state television that broke a three-...