| Sep 2, 2008
NEW YORK -- 5,140 performances. After 12 years, "Rent" is closing in New York. And depending on whom you talk to, it's either the end of a colorful era on Broadway, or the End of Days.
Jonathan Larson's rock- fueled fable of AIDS-ravaged friends in New...
| Dec 9, 2009
| 4:34 PM
Talks of Broadway star Idina Menzel doing a spot on âGleeâ appear to be reality. Menzel, who recently became a first-time parent with husband Taye Diggs, is in negotiations to recur on the hit series when it returns in April.......
| Sep 23, 2008
NOTHING gets the comic juices flowing like a workplace revenge fantasy. In "9 to 5: The Musical," an eager-to-please adaptation of the fizzy 1980 pop-feminist film, three female employees, tired of banging their heads against a low-hanging glass ceiling,...
| May 26, 2008
The Geffen Playhouse announced last week a return engagement of "Ricky Jay and His 52 Assistants," July 9 through Aug. 26. But magically appearing with the sleight-of-hand master will be a $250 ticket -- a record-setting price for a sub-99-seat L.A....
| Jun 11, 2008
THERE ARE telltale moments when Lin-Manuel Miranda, the star and creator of "In the Heights," knows who's in the audience to see his new musical about Latinos in Upper Manhattan: Whenever he mentions the Dominican Republic or Puerto Rico in a rap song, or...
| Feb 13, 2008
| 10:53 AM
When it comes to winter getaways, many of us think warm: Cabo, Jamaica, Miami. These are the literal hot spots, where bone-chilling winter blahs melt like so many snowflakes into sandy beaches, tropical drinks and balmy sunsets. But a quick jaunt to Cabo,...
| Feb 2, 2008
A 16-foot-long white blimp hovered above the conductor's podium in an empty Walt Disney Concert Hall. Beneath it hung a video camera, just over the spot where Lorin Maazel's score of Benjamin Britten's "War Requiem" had rested hours earlier.
| 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...
| Apr 30, 2009
In many ways, the first act of "9 to 5: The Musical" played out 35 years ago at a Catholic high school in a small Midwestern city better known for churning out screws than producing titans of stage and screen.
Surrounded by cornfields, the middle-class...
| Dec 6, 2007
The Pantages Theatre is about to get a Hollywood ending.
In the late 1920s, Los Angeles theater mogul Alexander Pantages started work on a costly Art Deco playhouse that would be topped by a 12-story office tower overlooking the famous intersection of...
| Jul 5, 2009
Thanks to their conspicuous use by Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the girls of the TV show "Charmed," Elphaba in the Broadway musical "Wicked" and plenty of other prominent pop culture figures, grimoires have become far more familiar to the general public....