| Dec 31, 2014
| 1:07 PM
The Mercury Theater announced the cast of its winter production of “The Addams Family” on Wednesday.
The musical, based on the cartoons by Charles Addams, with a score by Andrew Lippa ("Big Fish") and a book by Marshall Brickman and Rick...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 5:35 AM
Danny Elfman will be back this Halloween season for concerts of his music from the movies of Tim Burton. The performances, which will feature a live orchestra and choir, are scheduled for Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 at the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles,...
| May 27, 2014
| 2:35 PM
Despite the lack of any new "Book of Mormon"-sized runaway hits, Broadway saw an upswing in attendance and ticket revenue for the 2013-14 season, with the industry reporting $1.27 billion in total revenue, up 11% from last season.
The Broadway season,...
| May 6, 2014
| 4:30 PM
"Hedwig and the Angry Inch" topliner Neil Patrick Harris, "Cabaret" choreographer and co-director Rob Marshall, "Aladdin" genie James Monroe Iglehart and "Rocky" star Andy Karl are among the performers nominated for the Fred and Adele Astaire Awards,...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 9:49 AM
Few longtime observers consider 2013-14 a vintage year for Broadway. So weak was the overall slate that most of the new offerings were outsold by longer-lived shows from previous seasons.
When it came to serious new musicals with original scores, the...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 3:35 PM
St. Luke's United Methodist Church has some bragging rights (except, of course, churches aren't boastful): The church reports its community-theater program is the first community group to present the musical "Big Fish" since the show closed on Broadway in...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Syfy has announced its 2014 fall programming schedule, featuring the return of an original series, two series premieres and the return of special horror-related events for October.
Highlights on the schedule include "Ascension," a six-hour drama event...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 3:29 PM
John Grisham has written novels, short stories, books for children and nonfiction works, and in all of the above, he has done very nicely for himself. The first printings of his signature thrillers have typically sold in the millions (7 million people...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 2:27 PM
Stephen Anthony, the baby-faced star of Troika Entertainment's production of "Catch Me If You Can," will not be spending his whole career on the non-Equity touring circuit. This charming young performer has one of those light Broadway voices that offer...
| Apr 21, 2013
| 5:16 PM
With British and Irish yarns so dominant at the higher end of Broadway, time surely is ripe for an American family musical, at once fantastical and emotional, with its heart in family reconciliation and its roots in the florid storytelling culture of...
| Apr 19, 2013
| 7:27 AM
A group of influential screenwriters will converge on Chicago this weekend, including Lucy Alibar (whose script for "Beasts of the Southern Wild" was nominated for an Oscar this year) and Bob Gale (who wrote all three "Back to the Future" films).