| Nov 16, 2013
| 1:00 PM
SAN DIEGO — Strands of Christmas lights bathed the La Jolla Playhouse stage in a warm golden glow as singing, dancing sister act Violet and Daisy Hilton prepared to leave behind the companionship of friends. The Lizard Man and the Tattooed Lady, the...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 2:54 PM
David Hyde Pierce played one of the title characters in Christopher Durang's acclaimed play "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" when it debuted in 2012. The "Frasier" actor will return to the play for its Los Angeles premiere early next year at the Mark...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 8:16 AM
With seats scarce and ticket prices through the roof, "Betrayal" is one of the most coveted shows on Broadway. The production features real-life couple Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz enacting Harold Pinter's reverse-chronological tale of adultery, directed...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 8:49 PM
HBO’s political satire “Veep” took home a good portion of the cake in the comedy genre with Julia Louis-Dreyfus winning the Emmy for lead actress in a comedy and Tony Hale going home with supporting actor in a comedy. Ultimately, though,...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 7:32 AM
Ewan McGregor will make his Broadway debut next year in a revival production of Tom Stoppard's "The Real Thing," produced by the Roundabout Theatre Company in New York.
McGregor will play the role of Henry, a playwright, in Stoppard's 1982 drama that...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 1:19 PM
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Bruce Norris, whose “Clybourne Park” won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize and the 2012 Tony Award for best play, has a merciless ear for the hypocrisies we all helplessly reveal with every remark. In his...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The 65th Emmy Awards took so many of its winners by surprise Sunday night that several were, quite literally, speechless.
True, TV's biggest night had its share of repeat winners, notably ABC's "Modern Family" and actresses Claire Danes ("Homeland") and...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 5:30 AM
Audra McDonald was in grand merry-making form for much of her magnificent L.A. Opera concert at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.
Performing a diverse selection of songs spanning almost a century of the American musical and interspersing these works with...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 12:35 PM
Actor Tim Cummings is quietly stripping on stage at Los Angeles' Fountain Theatre. Each item of clothing comes off with mounting dread.
Now Cummings, who plays writer-turned-AIDS activist Ned Weeks in Larry Kramer's pioneering play "The Normal Heart,"...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Tony Danza and Joseph Gordon-Levitt got to know each other 20 years ago on the set of the Disney baseball fantasy "Angels in the Outfield," in which Danza played an aging pitcher and Gordon-Levitt, then 12, a foster kid.
"I always had a paternal thing...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:45 PM
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As a rule, composers of musicals are happy about any productions anywhere of their work.
But Mike Stoller, the surviving half of the fabled songwriting team of Leiber and Stoller, is particularly...