| 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,...
| 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...
| 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...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 5:32 AM
The 2013 Tony nominations were announced Tuesday morning in New York by multiple Tony winner Sutton Foster and "Modern Family" actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson.
"Bring It On," "A Christmas Story," "Kinky Boots" and "Matilda: The Musical" were nominated as...
| 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...
| 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...
| Oct 30, 2011
America’s best gospel choirs deliver messages of praise and redemption during the competition’s finale at Staples. The winner: Salvation and Deliverance of Tarboro, N.C. On Friday night at Staples Center, a group of snazzily dressed young...