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Ashley Lee

Ashley Lee is an entertainment news reporter at the Los Angeles Times. She was previously a New York-based editor at the Hollywood Reporter, where she covered film festivals and awards shows, protested alongside Michael Moore and Mark Ruffalo, and got into the room where it happens for “Hamilton’s” Mike Pence moment. She also completed the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s National Critics Institute and Poynter’s Power of Diverse Voices workshop, and has written for the Washington Post, Backstage and Billboard, among others.
Female protagonists led record number of 2018 movies, says new study

Female protagonists led a record 31 percent of 2018’s top movies, according to a new study from San Diego State University’s Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film. However, the overall statistics regarding female speaking characters remained stagnant.

Michael Jackson musical's pre-Broadway run canceled amid latest scandal

The Michael Jackson musical "Don’t Stop 'Til You Get Enough" was set to debut in Chicago before heading to Broadway in spring 2020. The Chicago run has been scrapped, and the show will make its world premiere on Broadway in summer 2020.

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