| Nov 1, 2009
| 4:32 PM
"King me!" is what checker players love to shout, but it could also be a slogan this summer at the Old Globe in San Diego -- although both British kings on display, Shakespeare's legendary Lear and Alan Bennett's historical George......
| Sep 24, 2009
| 4:32 PM
-- Missing masterpiece: A 1948 painting by Magritte valued at about $1.1 million was stolen in broad daylight from the Musee Rene Magritte in Brussels. -- Digging deeper: Republican Sen. Mike Enzi of Wyoming said in a press release (pdf......
| Oct 11, 2013
| 10:00 AM
If you were to sum up the history of the American musical, the tale would go something like this: Over time, patchwork entertainments featuring loosely strung together musical numbers became integrated by book writers, the best of whom looked to composers...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 8:30 AM
Geoffrey Rush will reprise his role in the musical "The Drowsy Chaperone" for the big screen, according to news reports in Canada. The Oscar-winning actor, who has appeared in the hit stage musical in his native Australia, also is expected to serve as...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 6:45 AM
It was like an episode of "Glee" except that it was real. It also had a triumphant ending for one recent high school graduate from Orange County.
On Monday, the top musical-theater performers from high schools across the country convened in New York for...
| Feb 1, 2009
A good dancer does more than just defy gravity; he seems to have his own personal supply -- a force field that shapes space and time around his movements. Every impulse has weight and no energy is wasted, even in the enervating trial and error of...
| Jul 11, 2008
Well, he's still sitting alone in his room, listening to his original cast albums play. The answering machine light isn't blinking, the apartment could use some sprucing up, and that old cardigan he's wearing is looking a little ratty. But you have to...
| Dec 1, 2007
NEW YORK -- For now, everything on Broadway is coming up roses. After a paralyzing 19-day strike that shut down 26 shows, long lines at the box offices this weekend have finally replaced picket lines. The Rialto is buzzing again, just in time for the...
| Oct 18, 2009
Megan Mullally comes through the door of a small office at the Odyssey Theatre, dressed in a long, flowy strapless dress, a black cardigan and Chinese slippers. Her fashionably straight auburn hair brushes her shoulders, and she looks radiant.
Or is that...
| Mar 18, 2009
When they got together at the Beverly Hills Hotel in August 1955, their legs dipping in the pool, Arthur Laurents and Leonard Bernstein were wrestling with a problem 3,000 miles away: They were trying to recast the "Romeo and Juliet" story for a modern-...
| Jul 25, 2010
Of the following fabled songwriting teams of the 20th century, which won three Oscars, garnered eight Oscar nominations, but never won a Tony?
A) Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II.
B) George and Ira Gershwin.
C) Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick...