| Oct 29, 2013
| 1:19 PM
This review has been updated as noted below.
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...
| 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 10, 2013
| 10:14 AM
Casting age-appropriate actors for Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" was never practically possible. The roles of the tragic lovers have traditionally been played by actors older than the adolescent characters. A look back at some notable movie and stage...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 8:30 AM
Composer Robert Lopez was surfing YouTube recently when he came across a video of a music box playing "Let It Go," a stirring, radio-friendly empowerment anthem that he and his wife, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, wrote for the upcoming Walt Disney Animation...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 5:29 PM
Vin Scully not doing a Dodgers World Series would be like the pope not doing Christmas.
Yet, if the Dodgers make it that far, that's exactly what we will face. The most amazing broadcaster of all time, baseball's most charming diplomat for 64 seasons,...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 7:34 AM
The biggest box-office hit of the new Broadway season hasn't even officially opened yet.
"Betrayal," the latest revival of Harold Pinter's reverse-chronological tale of adultery, is in previews and set to open Oct. 27 with a cast that includes real-life...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 3:15 PM
Call it luck or coincidence -- some of Broadway's top performers happen to be hitting Los Angeles and Orange County stages in the coming weeks. That's four performers with 10 Tony Awards among them and more nominations than we can count. It's enough to...
| Sep 2, 2013
| 11:12 AM
NEW YORK — John Gallagher Jr. was at a media screening of his new movie "Short Term 12" a few weeks ago when a man came up to him with a critique of his series TV character, journalist Jim Harper of "The Newsroom."
"You know, you're a terrible...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 8:29 AM
Just what hasn't Tony Abatemarco done in his several decades as a performer? Certainly he has established himself as a performer of the first rank over the years in an incredibly varied array of roles.
Now Abatemarco takes on the challenge of...
| Aug 25, 2013
| 2:34 PM
Julie Harris wasn’t simply one of the great American actors of the 20th century. She represented to those in her profession a reverential ideal.
Harris died Saturday at 87 at her home in Chatham, Mass., far away from the bright lights of Broadway....
| Aug 17, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Actress Amy Brenneman said that a friend who read the script for Gina Gionfriddo's play "Rapture, Blister, Burn" told her the part seemed to be written for her.
Brenneman, who is recognizable from the TV shows "Private Practice" and "Judging Amy,"...