| Apr 30, 2014
| 4:00 AM
NEW YORK — With Broadway increasingly relying on stars, glitz and noise — often timed to hit just weeks before the Tony Awards deadline — the nominations for this year's prizes took a different path.
The most-nominated show when the...
| May 22, 2014
| 11:18 AM
"Begin Again" writer-director John Carney has struck a chord, and a deal, with the Weinstein Co. The studio has acquired the Irish filmmaker's semiautobiographical movie, "Sing Street," for U.S. distribution, TWC announced Thursday.
Inspired by Carney's...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 6:57 PM
Is Chicago having a big year at the movies or what? One of the spring's biggest films ("Divergent") was set here, filmed here and based on a book by a local author. Now two of summer's biggest movies, "Transformers: Age of Extinction" and "Jupiter...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 11:30 AM
Keira Knightley is used to early wake-up calls. The actress has a penchant for period films, and it takes a while to get tied into a corset.
But on the set of the modern-day romance "Begin Again," the British star's call time was decidedly later than on...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 2:09 PM
Broadway musical "Once" is a paradox in which nothing happens, but yet everything happens.
To describe the plot in terms of action is simple: A cheerful gal meets a mopey guy, helps him get a bank loan to rent a recording studio for a night and they...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Abba's Benny Andersson and BjÃ¶rn Ulvaeus will reunite to celebrate 15 years of the hit show "Mamma Mia!" at this year's Olivier Awards in London, the show announced Thursday.
Andersson and Ulvaeus will perform with the current London "Mamma Mia!"...
| Apr 13, 2014
| 4:12 PM
The play "Chimerica" and the Broadway musical "The Book of Mormon" were the big winners Sunday at the Laurence Olivier Awards in London. The annual awards — Britain's equivalent of the Tony Awards — were held at the Royal Opera House and...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 12:30 PM
8 p.m.-midnight April 15
New York Filmmaker Party
Local filmmakers to kick off the festival before everyone comes to town; City Hall
7:30 p.m. April 16
"Time Is Illmatic" (One9) World premiere doc that explores the roots of one of...
| Apr 13, 2014
| 6:30 PM
North London's 326-seat, not-for-profit Almeida Theater was the runaway winner at the 2014 Olivier Awards, along with the West End version of the Broadway hit "The Book of Mormon."
The Almeida and Headlong co-production of Lucy Kirkwood's new play...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 2:20 PM
Broadway musical "Once" is a boy-meets-girl love story build around the chemistry of its principal couple. So British actor Stuart Ward was understandably nervous to meet his leading lady, Dani de Waal.
"I was terrified," he says in a phone interview...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 4:48 PM
The Broadway cast recording of "Kinky Boots" won the Grammy Award for musical theater album on Sunday. Cyndi Lauper, who wrote the songs for the musical, accepted the award, given out as part of a pre-telecast ceremony at the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los...