| Aug 28, 2012
| 5:00 AM
When a powerful tropical storm sweeps close enough to wipe out the first day of the Republican National Convention, is it a sign of divine intervention?
A small, but significant, segment of Republican voters believe that extreme weather is more than a...
| Jun 10, 2012
| 8:31 PM
"Once" was the big winner at the Tony Awards on Sunday, taking home eight awards, including best new musical.
Based on the 2006 indie movie of the same name, "Once" is a modestly scaled romantic reverie that is leagues different in tone and size from...
| Jun 25, 2012
| 3:42 PM
"The Book of Mormon"has lined up its ensemble cast for its first national tour, which kicks off in Denver in August and comes to Los Angeles at the Pantages Theatre in September.
Jared Gertner will star as Elder Cunningham, the role of a Mormon...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 3:18 PM
No need to bone up on the Mormon prophet Joseph Smith before attending "The Book of Mormon" at the Pantages Theatre. Just know that this exceedingly naughty, though in the end disarmingly nice, show is devised by the minds behind "South Park" and that...
| Sep 29, 2012
I'd wanted to take an actual Mormon to see "The Book of Mormon," but the closest I could come was the lovely and patient older daughter — so well scrubbed and shimmery that she looked like an Irish coin.
"Come on, Coin, let's go to the Pantages," I...
| Jul 17, 2012
Stephen R. Covey, a former Brigham Young University business professor who blended personal self-help and management theory in a massive bestseller, "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People," died Monday at a hospital in Idaho Falls, Idaho. He was 79....
| Jul 22, 2012
America, You Sexy Bitch
A Love Letter to Freedom
Meghan McCain and Michael Ian Black
Da Capo Press: 309 pp., $26
The 2008 presidential campaign had many unexpected consequences: It spawned the tea party...
| Jul 22, 2012
The McSweeney's Book of Politics & Musicals
Edited by Christopher Monks
Vintage: 347 pp., $14.95 paper
Forget the theatrical success of "The Book of Mormon." What about "Palin! The Musical"? You can't help...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 11:56 AM
In the day since Emily Maynard and Jef Holm revealed their engagement to the world, the happy couple have been busy doing the media rounds to spread the news of their romantic bliss.
On Tuesday morning, the pair jumped on a conference call with a handful...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 8:00 AM
When the national tour of "The Book of Mormon" lands in Los Angeles in September, a lottery for $25 tickets is to be held two hours prior to each performance at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood.
The Pantages announced on its website that lottery entries...
| Apr 19, 2012
| 1:51 PM
Over the years, "The Simpsons"on Fox has engaged a few Broadway talents in guest spots -- Stephen Sondheim, David Mamet and Mandy Patinkin all have put it vocal cameos. The series even paid tribute to Bob Fosse in a few episodes, with an obnoxious...