| Apr 23, 2014
| 1:46 PM
The story of “Ghost the Musical” came from “Ghost” the film, a mega-hit in 1990 for Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore and Whoopi Goldberg.
Transferring that movie magic to the musical stage was the work of a creative team. including:...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 5:49 AM
Psychic powers are not required to detect the problems with "Ghost the Musical," which haunts the Hippodrome this week as part of a national tour.
For a start, it's over-produced. It seems the creators wanted to have it both ways, wanted it to be a...
| Apr 10, 2014
We learned this week that beloved Archie Comics character Archie Andrews will die in an upcoming comic book, ending a decadeslong career in which he bravely exposed the struggles lovable all-American guys face when they have to choose between a super-rich...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 7:54 AM
Bruce Joel Rubin, who won an Academy Award for his screenplay for the 1990 hit movie "Ghost," did not feel a compelling need to revisit the work.
Not long after the film's release — it went on to earn half a billion dollars worldwide —...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 4:30 AM
LONDON -- Vertical Entertainment has taken North American rights to German box office and international sales hit "The Little Ghost."
Deal was inked with the pic's international sales agent ARRI Worldsales, which will be screening it at the European...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Robert Zemeckis and screenwriter Bob Gale have teamed with Universal Stage Prods., producer Colin Ingram and Amblin Entertainment to turn 1985 time-travel comedy "Back to the Future" into a stage musical.
Zemeckis, who directed the pic, and original...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 11:16 AM
You say it's your birthday? It's their birthday too, yeah.
There were plenty of candles being blown out — literally and figuratively — as two of Costa Mesa's most venerable institutions hit a milestone in 2013. South Coast Repertory kicked...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Steven-Charles Jaffe's first-rate documentary "Gahan Wilson: Born Dead, Still Weird" appears right on the heels of "Dear Mr. Watterson," another enjoyable cinematic profile of a famed cartoonist ("Calvin and Hobbes'" Bill Watterson). But Jaffe's film...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Darko Tresnjak and Joey Parnes — the Broadway newbie and the veteran producer — sit in the orchestra section of the Walter Kerr Theatre looking remarkably serene. After all, it was the last day to put in any finishing touches before critics...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Paramount Television has teamed with "Fringe's" Akiva Goldsman and Jeff Pinkner on a pilot based on the 1990 Patrick Swayze-starrer, "Ghost."
A network is not currently attached.
Both scribes are well-versed in the world of supernatural dramas, making...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 9:09 AM
Here's a selection of attractions offering reduced prices:
Aquatica: off BeachLine Expressway at Interstate 4 southwest of Orlando; 407-351-3600; Florida Residents can purchase single-day tickets to Aquatica Orlando for 50 percent off the regular...