| Apr 14, 2009
Dancer Rachelle Rak climbs "up a steep and very narrow stairway" to a dressing room at the Broadhurst Theatre to await the worst news of her professional life: She will not be getting the role of Sheila in the Broadway revival of "A Chorus Line," an...
| Apr 22, 2009
Albert L. Greene
Albert L. Greene, 59, president and chief executive of Valley Presbyterian Hospital in Van Nuys since 2006, died Thursday at his home in Calabasas. He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in June, the hospital...
| Nov 20, 2008
Clive Barnes, the avuncular and quotable critic who covered New York's theater and dance scene for more than 40 years, died early Wednesday at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Manhattan. He was 81 and recently had been diagnosed with liver cancer.
| Dec 28, 2008
Lawrence Roman, 86; best known for writing the hit Broadway play "Under the Yum-Yum Tree" and for adapting the farce into the 1963 movie (May 18)
Paul Sills, 80; legendary improvisational director and teacher co-founded the Compass...
| Aug 10, 2008
Behold America's theater capital, twinkling, preening, clanging, stoking ambitions and devouring tourist dollars.
Now behold the drama students of Verdugo Hills High School, their parents ferrying them from the San Fernando Valley to LAX, their...
| May 24, 2008
OH, THOSE mirrored panels. When they turn to reflect a stage full of lithe dancers in leotards and muscle shirts, you can't fight the thrill. Cue the straw hats, tight glutes and heartbreak: "A Chorus Line" has arrived at the Ahmanson Theatre, a...
| Jun 24, 2008
| 11:50 AM
Several downtown Los Angeles streets this morning have been closed to parking and may be shut entirely as Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) speaks at a campaign fundraiser at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in his first visit to Southern California since being...
| Jul 22, 2008
IT'S A tradition: Fourth of July, Hollywood Bowl, a capacity fireworks-concert crowd of about 17,500 oohing and aahing to the rockets' red glare while the Los Angeles Philharmonic supplies a patriotic flourish.
This summer, with gas prices skyrocketing...
| Nov 1, 2009
The New York Shakespeare Festival/Public Theater has been the most significant not-for-profit theater group in this country since it was founded by Joe Papp more than 50 years ago. During his lifetime (he died in 1991), Papp made theater in America both...
| Nov 14, 2009
The apt title of this juicy oral history, based on more than 160 interviews, simultaneously expresses a principle that guided producer-provocateur Joe Papp and the theatrical ruckus that ensued.
"Free for All" is how Papp presented Shakespeare in Central...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 10:37 AM
UPDATE: The run has just been extended through Sept. 8.
With a fresh story angle and imaginative songs, “A Chorus Line” created one singular sensation on Broadway back in 1975. The musical, which chalked up a slew of Tonys and the Pulitzer...