| Aug 9, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Walt Disney Co. chairman and CEO Bob Iger kicked off the D23 Expo on Friday with a simple but meaningful nod to Walt Disney: "Animation will always be the heart of Disney," he told thousands gathered inside the Anaheim Convention Center's arena, which can...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 8:30 AM
A certain luminescent Genie will take the Broadway stage this spring – along with Princess Jasmine, Prince Ali and Jafar -- in a new, musical adaptation of Disney’s 1992 animated film, “Aladdin.”
"Aladdin" will join other...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 5:39 PM
If you listened carefully in the hills and canyons around the Hollywood Bowl on Friday evening, you could almost hear a simple ostinato built around two bass notes that evoked the ominous feeling of an imminent attack by a predatory shark.
| Jun 14, 2013
| 8:27 AM
Rudyard Kipling hated Chicago. "It holds rather more than a million of people with bodies, and stands on the same sort of soil as Calcutta," wrote the man whom George Orwell dubbed "the prophet of British imperialism in its expansionist phase,"...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 8:14 AM
Set designers are used to challenges. A theater might not be tall enough for a multistory structure. A stage might not be wide enough to accommodate a designer's grand vision.
And then sometimes the stage is made of ice.
That's what faced production...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 8:00 AM
The Pasadena Playhouse has announced the cast for its family holiday show, "Aladdin and his Winter Wish."
Ben Vereen of Broadway's "Pippin" and "Jesus Christ Superstar" will star as the Genie in this updated version of the classic Arabian Nights tale....
| Jun 11, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Disney Theatrical Prods. has quietly initiated early explorations of a live stage show featuring the Muppets, commencing late last month with a short but elaborate presentation directed by Alex Timbers.
The brief showcase, staged May 31 at Disney's New...
| May 28, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Denise Anne Greenawalt, longtime publicity executive for the Walt Disney Studios, died in her sleep following a long illness on May 22 at Huntington Hospital in Pasadena. She was 52.
Greenawalt was born in Philadelphia and attended Loyola Marymount...
| May 16, 2013
| 5:55 PM
Writer-director Michael Singh's documentary "Valentino's Ghost" connects the United States' Middle East foreign policy agenda to the American media's often negative portrayals of Arabs and Muslims. It's a provocative, absorbing — and at times...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 3:16 PM
They're words that echo at the back of my consciousness, as deep as an embedded memory or a recessive gene:
It's a world of laughter, a world of tears
It's a world of hopes and a world of fears
That simple tune with dozens of children's voices...
| Apr 4, 2013
| 2:36 PM
With its spring production of Disney's "The Little Mermaid Jr.," the Children's Theatre of Annapolis has found an ideal vehicle to reach its goal of presenting shows highlighting young performers' talents.
This shortened version of the 2008 Broadway...