| Jun 26, 2014
| 5:15 PM
Begin Again" is an insistent puppy of a movie, just about willing you to like it. And while it certainly has appeal — you'd have to be a troll to resist it completely — you may end up wanting to enjoy it more than its qualities will allow....
| Jun 15, 2014
| 4:30 AM
Though based on a smash-hit jukebox tuner that won four Tonys, Clint Eastwood's adaptation of "Jersey Boys" can't properly be described as a full-on musical. It does often hint at becoming one, just as it hints at becoming a "La Bamba"-esque early rock...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 11:12 AM
New Haven's Shubert Theater landed a major touring musical to celebrate its 100th anniversary.
The family friendly show, "Matilda," will launch its tour at the end of the theater's 2014-15 season, opening in May 2015 following a six-week period of...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 8:43 AM
The Kennedy Center's 2014-2015 season will feature a celebration of arts from the Iberian peninsula, along with the premiere of a Degas-inspired theater work, and, as usual, a wide assortment of music and dance events.
The center's two major affiliate...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 6:00 AM
When Stuart Murdoch, the frontman for the indie pop group Belle & Sebastian, was shooting his directorial debut "God Help the Girl," he decided to offer a cautionary word to the crew.
"I told them, 'You know this movie won't open, because Belle &...
| 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 27, 2014
| 5:37 AM
The 2014-2015 lineup presented by Broadway Across America at the Hippodrome does not boast blockbusters on the order of this season's "The Book of Mormon." But it will offer several recent Tony Award winners, a couple of dirty dancers and a famous...
| 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...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Every summer a handful of plucky indie movies jump into the mainstream, thanks to filmgoers who want more nutritional value than that offered by the season's popcorn pics. This year's notable breakouts include Fox Searchlight's "The Grand Budapest Hotel,"...
| 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...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 2:01 PM
When the stage musical “Once” comes to the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts Feb. 4-9, it won’t look or sound like any other Broadway show you’ve seen.
Based on the 2006 Irish indie film of the same title, “...