| May 8, 2014
| 5:42 PM
Twenty-five years ago, in 1989, four big things happened that still shape our world. The Berlin Wall came down, and with it the empire that Vladimir Putin would love to restore. The Tiananmen Square massacre launched China on a new trajectory, which has...
| May 19, 2014
| 2:49 PM
You've heard a lot about "The Book of Mormon," the winner of nine Tony awards including best musical, now winding up its local premiere at Costa Mesa's Segerstrom Center for the Arts. How it's raunchy, irreverent, hilarious and — according to the...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 5:00 AM
NEW YORK — Recent Broadway seasons have yielded musical juggernauts: "The Book of Mormon," "The Producers" and "Spring Awakening," for example, each scooped up fistfuls of Tony nominations before going on to win best musical.
But as voters have...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 10:11 AM
Artist Marina Abramovic and theater director Diane Paulus are among Time magazine's 100 most influential people for 2014. The annual list, which covers fields as diverse as arts, politics, science and sports, was released on Thursday and also included...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 6:00 AM
When he turned 65, Billy Crystal decided to reprise "700 Sundays," his Tony Award-winning 2004 one-man show. The title refers to the number of Sundays he had with his father, Jack, before he died of a heart attack when Crystal was just 15.
"I never felt...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Broadway may have ended a record-breaking streak last season, but across the pond, numbers are on their way up. In London, both box office and attendance rose to new highs in 2013, according to the latest report from the Society of London Theater.
| Mar 4, 2014
| 6:40 PM
There will be a lottery for some tickets to the national tour of the musical "The Book of Mormon" during its run at Hartford's Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts, which plays March 18 to 30
In Hartford, the production will conduct a pre-show...
| Mar 21, 2014
The show: "The Book of Mormon" at Hartford's Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts.
What makes it special?: The arrival of the national tour of Broadway's biggest musical hit in years.
First impressions: Does the hit live up to the hype? Has the...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 8:30 AM
For director-choreographer Casey Nicholaw, Broadway's go-to guy for musical comedy ("The Book of Mormon," "Elf," "The Drowsy Chaperone"), Broadway's "Aladdin" marked the first work with Disney Theatrical Prods., the legit arm of the studio.
It's the kind...
| Mar 22, 2014
The show: "These Paper Bullets!", a Yale Repertory Theatre production at the University Theatre in New Haven.
What makes it special?: World premiere of Rolin Jones' "modish rip-off of William Shakespeare's 'Much Ado About Nothing,' " with new songs by...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 9:34 AM
With the opening on Thursday of "Aladdin" at the New Amsterdam Theatre in New York, Disney marks its 20th anniversary on Broadway. Whether that's a cause for celebration or consternation depends on how you view the company's success at making family-...