| Jun 9, 2013
| 10:37 PM
NEW YORK — On Broadway's biggest night, a feel-good cross-dressing musical kicked up its heels.
“Kinky Boots,” the Harvey Fierstein and Cyndi Lauper show about a struggling shoe factory that turns to fetish-wear to survive, took home...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 7:00 AM
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Kathryn Bigelow famously became the first woman to win an Academy Award for directing for her 2009 Iraq war drama, “The Hurt Locker.”
Last night, the Tony Awards doubled down on that, handing out its top...
| Jun 11, 2013
Boy's death: A column in the June 8 Section A about the death of a Palmdale boy allegedly tortured and killed by his mother and her boyfriend, as the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services was investigating allegations of abuse,...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 8:40 PM
NEW YORK — In the program for "Lucky Guy," the play Nora Ephron raced to complete before her death last year, there's a note by the author titled "Journalism: A Love Story."
That's a pretty good description of the drama, Ephron's valentine to...
| May 1, 2013
| 6:00 AM
The Tony nominations were announced Tuesday, but before we plunge into the big race between "Kinky Boots" and "Matilda the Musical," one obvious question should be addressed before any other: Given the crassly commercial direction of Broadway, why do we...
| May 2, 2013
| 2:29 PM
There's no need to stop the presses for this bit of Broadway foregone conclusion.
"Lucky Guy," the Tony-nominated play written by the late Nora Ephron and starring Tom Hanks, has officially turned a profit, recouping its Broadway investment of $3.6...
| Nov 24, 2013
Diners and waitresses beam upon recognizing the familiar face of the woman eating a short stack of blueberry pancakes and sipping peppermint tea at an off-the-highway eatery in New Haven.
"What play are you in?" asks the gentleman as he catches the...
| Aug 10, 2011
| 10:00 PM
*1/2 (out of four)
If you felt like death was chasing you after a colleague’s (Nicholas D’Agosto) premonition saved you from a horrifying bridge collapse, you’d probably avoid exposure to dangerous objects and unpredictable situations....
| Mar 29, 2012
| 12:49 PM
A Georgia town puts lots of importance on a local church choir emerging victorious from a competition in writer-director Todd Graff's ("Bandslam") pleasant, tuneful comedy, which gives Dolly Parton and Queen Latifah chances to show off both their...
| Apr 8, 2011
Debra Levine covers a shivering cold, but fun, pre-performance party in honor of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater prior to the opening of its 10-performance run at the Los Angeles Music Center....
| Aug 11, 2011
There was a scene, lo those many (OK, eleven) years ago, in the original “Final Destination.” One of the characters who inadvertently “cheated death” and ruined “death's grand design” had holed up in a cabin, which then...