| 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...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 2:33 PM
Over the past few years, James Badge Dale has quietly and effectively become one of the most versatile young actors working today.
He was brilliantly sleazy as Michael Fassbender's womanizing boss in Steve McQueen's 2011 drama "Shame." Last fall, he...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 10:35 AM
Judd Hirsch will fill the shoes of the late Richard Griffiths in the revival of Neil Simon's "The Sunshine Boys" coming to the Ahmanson Theatre in September.
Griffiths had been scheduled to costar alongside Danny DeVito at the Ahmanson, but the...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 5:00 PM
NEW YORK — Enthroned on her couch in Beverly Hills, Hollywood superagent Sue Mengers did not go gentle into that good night but, instead, gossiped and tattled against the dying of the light.
Well, she's back holding court in her modest (by...
| Apr 27, 2013
| 8:00 AM
NEW YORK — "I'm too tired to be anxious," said playwright Richard Greenberg, looking worn out with anxiety as he settled into a booth at a Chelsea diner.
This neighborhood canteen, dubbed his "office" by the late theatrical agent Helen Merrill, is...
| May 13, 2013
| 4:56 PM
Attendance at touring Broadway shows nationwide dropped for the second straight season, according to a newly released report from the Broadway League. The report said that 12.7 million people attended a touring show in the 2011-12 season, down from 13.1...
| May 15, 2013
| 4:18 PM
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York has tapped a prominent producer from the world of commercial Broadway to serve as its next president. Jed Bernstein, whose credits include the successful revivals of "Driving Miss Daisy" and "Hair," is...
| May 7, 2013
| 12:35 PM
Making two indie films about the drinking problems of young people might not immediately seem to put one in line for adapting a beloved Broadway musical, but such are the unpredictable ways of Hollywood. The Weinstein Co. said Tuesday that James Ponsoldt,...
| May 9, 2013
| 7:50 AM
Theater fans can breathe a sigh of relief that there will be no Seth MacFarlane-style misfire on the Tony Awards show this year: Neil Patrick Harris is to return as host.
Widely praised as the host for the show in 2009, 2010 and 2012, Harris is on track...
| May 10, 2013
| 10:39 AM
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Today, we are reminded of these universal truths: “Life is very long” (T.S. Eliot). “Family holds us up….Family knocks us down.” And Meryl Streep is poised for a 2013...
| Apr 28, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Tuesday is a big day for Broadway with the Tony nominations set for a live webcast starting at 5:30 a.m. PDT.
The nominations will be announced on TonyAwards.com by multiple Tony winner Sutton Foster (most recently for "Anything Goes") and "Modern...