| Jan 17, 2014
| 6:00 AM
"Frozen," the Walt Disney Animation Studios musical that collected two Oscar nominations Thursday, is about a kingdom trapped in an endless winter. For the 90-year-old Burbank company, which has often suffered from a creative chill in recent decades,...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 9:00 AM
"The Book of Mormon" is back at the Pantages, Segerstrom's Off Center Festival gets underway down in the O.C., and the musical "Let's Misbehave" sings the praises, and the songs, of Cole Porter.
Don’t Leave It All to Your Children L.A. premiere of...
| 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.
| Feb 10, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Producers of Broadway's "Cinderella" are glad they called her, maybe: Carly Rae Jepsen, who joined the cast of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Feb. 4 alongside Fran Drescher, helped drive up the show's box office by 25% vs. the prior week.
| Nov 26, 2013
| 6:13 AM
Big, bright, often beautiful and essentially an action movie, as are most animated features these days, "Frozen" comes from Walt Disney Animation Studios. While Disney credits the 1845 Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale "The Snow Queen" as primary...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 7:43 PM
The Hippodrome Theatre at the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center, a key venue in the blossoming Bromo Tower Arts and Entertainment District, is getting a new president with a history of sparking the redevelopment of an arts community.
| Feb 22, 2014
| 3:00 PM
For someone who made his name with ribald musical comedies like "The Book of Mormon" and "Avenue Q," Robert Lopez would have seemed like the last choice on Earth to write the songs for a Disney animated movie. But his work on "Frozen" has been a popular...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 5:02 AM
The curtain-raising scene of Jesus appearing "in ancient upstate New York" is the first little clue that "The Book of Mormon" is not your average Broadway musical. By the time the show ends, every politically incorrect button has been pushed, every...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Broadway sales slipped last week, but not by much, as tourism declined a bit in preparation for the deluge that traditionally hits the Main Stem over the weeks of Christmas and New Year's. Still, a few shows held strong - among them a comicbook tuner on...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 8:33 PM
LONDON — Dozens of people in Britain were injured, seven of them seriously, when the ceiling or part of the balcony collapsed at a theater in London's West End during the busy holiday season.
The incident occurred about 8:15 p.m., less than an...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 12:39 PM
Word came from upon high that for “The Book of Mormon,” ushers were briefed on how to deal with walkouts during the Tony-winning show’s run at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.
In order to prevent such Broadway blasphemy,...