| Aug 12, 2013
| 12:04 PM
Midway through an extensive exploration of the songs of Disney’s past, composer Alan Menken needed a breather. Menken, a regular Disney orchestrator since his work on 1989’s “The Little Mermaid,” fanned himself with his song sheets...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 3:04 PM
The recently wrapped D23 Expo at the Anaheim Convention Center proved to be more than a three-day biannual gathering of Disney fans. It was a mind-boggling testament to the pop culture juggernaut that Walter Elias Disney hath wrought.
Thanks to a stable...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 5:30 AM
The conflict between mods and rockers, two warring factions of youth culture in Britain circa 1965, previously served as the backdrop for a terrifically gritty film, "Quadrophenia," based on the Who's concept album.
Now the same conflict is the milieu...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 2:45 PM
By some measures, L.A.'s Center Theatre Group is the busiest nonprofit stage company in the nation — and it's the biggest by far outside Manhattan. But now this theatrical giant is in serious need of more than a little help from its friends.
| Jun 13, 2013
| 5:07 PM
The Walt Disney Studios unveiled the release dates of several highly anticipated movies to hit theaters this year and 2014.
“Saving Mr. Banks,” starring Tom Hanks, Emma Thompson and Colin Farrell, will be widely released on Dec. 20. The...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 4:02 PM
“Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two” brings the animated Disney musical to video games. But does it go far ......
| Oct 31, 2012
| 7:00 AM
Some major Broadway productions and downtown New York cultural venues remained closed Wednesday as the East Coast continues to get back on its feet following Sandy. Power outages have forced many institutions south of midtown to suspend operations.
| May 17, 2012
| 4:57 PM
Theater producers love turning movies into musicals, and the energetic, Oscar-winning “Slumdog Millionaire” looks like a good candidate for a screen-to-stage makeover. But after years of negotiations proved fruitless, a planned London...
| May 24, 2012
| 1:43 PM
When it comes to raising money, the Obama reelection campaign knows it can count on the showbiz community.
After a visit to Studio City earlier this month for a Hollywood fundraiser at George Clooney's house, President Obama is scheduled to rub elbows...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 7:50 AM
At the ripe age of 86, Dick Van Dyke is having an eventful year, both professionally and personally.
The "Mary Poppins" actor is scheduled to appear in a one-night live performance in September that will benefit the Malibu Stage Playhouse. The Sept. 12...
| Jan 27, 2013
| 6:27 PM
It was an emotional, nostalgic moment at the Screen Actors Guild Awards last year when Dick Van Dyke gave Mary Tyler Moore the guild's 48th Life Achievement Award. The two veterans, who had come to TV fame playing Rob and Laura Petrie on the landmark...