| 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,...
| 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...
| 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,...
| 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...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 1:25 PM
NEW YORK — A man in a Manhattan rehearsal room asks a young boy a question: "No soccer game this week?" A look crosses the kid's face. You can read love, loneliness, contempt. "It's not soccer season anymore, Dad."
Chastened, the man talks of...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 11:00 AM
NEW YORK — Recently, writer John August watched a DVD of "Big Fish," the 2003 film directed by Tim Burton for which he wrote the screenplay.
He says it was an enjoyable but odd experience.
"I kept wondering, 'Why aren't they singing?'" recalls...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 10:21 AM
"Big Fish," the new musical based on the 2003 Tim Burton movie -- as well as the original novel by Daniel Wallace -- made its big splash on Broadway over the weekend, opening at the Neil Simon Theatre.
With an A-list Broadway team, including actor...
| 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...