| Nov 28, 2010
Finishing the Hat
Collected Lyrics (1954-1981) With Attendant Comments, Principles, Heresies, Grudges, Whines and Anecdotes
Alfred A. Knopf: 480 pp., $39.95.
The essential qualities of Stephen Sondheim's artistic temperament —...
| May 4, 2011
| 9:13 PM
Corona del Mar High School is bringing the best of Broadway to Newport Beach with a show that will enchant romance junkies, musical enthusiasts and World War II buffs alike.
High school students will be performing Richard Rodgers' and Oscar Hammerstein'...
| Jul 25, 2010
Of the following fabled songwriting teams of the 20th century, which won three Oscars, garnered eight Oscar nominations, but never won a Tony?
A) Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II.
B) George and Ira Gershwin.
C) Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick...
| Jul 29, 2010
| 9:14 AM
It isn't all about music, but inevitably, a "Summer Under the Stars" involves some.
The annual Turner Classic Movies festival that presents a different actor's movies each day of the month begins anew Sunday, Aug. 1. This time, the highlighted performers...
| Jan 6, 2011
| 5:09 PM
With the rain pouring outside and Laguna Canyon Road blocked to traffic a couple of miles away, one might not expect an appreciable turnout at a Laguna Playhouse matinee of what's very nearly a one-show production.
One would be impressed, nay astonished,...
| Feb 19, 2011
| 3:14 PM
Sometimes the less familiar results in a delightful surprise.
Such was the case Saturday afternoon at the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra's salute to the music of Broadway and film composer Richard Rodgers, "My Favorite Things."
Tucked in among songs...
| Oct 15, 2010
| 5:23 PM
Boys Hope Girls Hope of Southern California is holding its 13th annual Evening of Hope on Sunday, said Executive Director Robin Sinclair.
The fundraising event, will feature a performance by 2008 Tony Award winner Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein'...
| Jun 30, 2011
Tracy Morgan nearly played the Waterbury Palace earlier this year, but the show was abruptly cancelled. But honestly, wouldn't you much rather see him this week? "Saturday Night Live" member turned movie star turned sitcom self-parody turned stand-up...
| Oct 19, 2011
| 1:34 PM
One of the most reclusive legends in modern American history will make a rare appearance in Costa Mesa on Oct. 29.
Prolific Broadway composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim will speak with American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers head Michael...
| Nov 1, 2011
| 8:49 AM
Pianist Brian Ganz will return to his hometown of Columbia to once again perform at the Sundays at Three chamber music concert series this Sunday, Nov. 6, p.m., at Christ Episcopal Church, located at 6800 Oakland Mills Road.
Ganz is now based...
| Nov 6, 2011
| 5:37 PM
Countless words led to Stephen Sondheim receiving the Chicago Tribune Literary Prize for lifetime achievement Sunday, but some of the most difficult for him to write were also the simplest.
Looking relaxed on the Symphony Center stage in his olive-...