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This review has been corrected. See below for details. "Flashdance the Musical" has its way over "Flashdance" the movie in at least one critical regard: The show's plucky heroine — as you'll recall: welder by day! nonstripping stripper by night!...
How you doin', Broadway? Daytime talk-show host Wendy Williams announced Monday that she’ll join the cast of the Tony-winning revival of "Chicago.” Williams will step in as corrupt key-wielding Matron Mama Morton, currently played by...
The American Cinemathque's Egyptian Theatre gets its boogie on with a triple bill Saturday night of campy skating disco flicks. The first entering the rink is the 1980 cult fave "Xanadu," which was turned into a Broadway musical more than 20 years...
One of Broadway's more consistent box-office draws, Nathan Lane will return this season in a new play by Douglas Carter Beane. The two-time Tony Award-winning actor will lend his magical ticket-selling powers to "The Nance," which is scheduled to open...
Culture Monster"Leap of Faith" organizers announced Tuesday that Christopher Ashley has been hired to direct the musical when it arrives on Broadway some time in the fall of 2012. The musical will be choreographed by Sergio Trujillo. The pair replaces Rob Ashford, who...
Culture MonsterCharles McNulty reviews "A Dram of Drummhicit" at La Jolla Playhouse. The play is written by Arthur Kopit and Anton Dudley...
Culture MonsterIt's not often that a group of A-list Broadway veterans assembles on the same Orange County stage to belt out crowd-pleasing show tune numbers. But on Saturday, several theater stars including Tony-winner Sutton Foster and "Rent" alumni Adam Pascal and......
Monster Mash: Broadway's 'Sister Act' gets a script doctor; Sotheby's reports strong earnings, HuffPo strikeCulture Monster'Sister Act' musical hires script doctor before Broadway bow...
Culture MonsterRumors that Christopher Ashley, the Tony-nominated stage director and artistic director of the La Jolla Playhouse, will be taking over Broadway's problem-plagued "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" have proven to be false. A spokeswoman for the La Jolla...
Culture MonsterEither Cheyenne Jackson has a great agent or the actor's really on a roll. Maybe both. The 34-year-old actor opened this week on Broadway in the revival of the musical "Finian's Rainbow," which has received nearly unanimously positive reviews. And......
Gold DerbyThe new musical "Memphis" and the old chestnut "The Royal Family" lead with seven Outer Critics Circle nominations apiece. Not surprisingly, the latter -- a George S. Kaufman-Edna Ferber 1927 comedy based on the Barrymores -- netted three acting bids,...
Gold DerbyThe 60th annual Outer Critics Circle Awards handed out Monday are of some help in predicting what will win at the Tony Awards next month. Although these kudos consider new Broadway and off-Broadway plays and musicals separately, all other categories, such...
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