| Mar 13, 2011
Hugh Martin Jr., a composer, lyricist and arranger who created the enduring standards "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" and "The Trolley Song" sung by Judy Garland in the 1944 MGM musical "Meet Me in St. Louis," has died. He was 96.
| Oct 28, 2010
| 8:46 AM
With the shriek of a steam whistle, the train starts its clickety-clack. Characters in old-time western costumes wave, whoop and holler, making your send-off even more exciting. Look carefully because these are the same hombres who turn into outlaws and...
| Apr 30, 2009
In many ways, the first act of "9 to 5: The Musical" played out 35 years ago at a Catholic high school in a small Midwestern city better known for churning out screws than producing titans of stage and screen.
Surrounded by cornfields, the middle-class...
| Jul 2, 2009
| 9:29 AM
PENNSYLVANIA SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL
A notoriously difficult Shakespeare play being staged for the first time and an iconic American musical that has a surprising connection to Shakespeare make 18th season of the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival at DeSales...
| Jul 29, 2009
| 6:33 PM
In the 1970s, Bob Garrett performed at Reno Sweeney, the same New York cabaret where Jackie Kennedy's eccentric cousin "Little Edie" Bouvier Beale sang. More than three decades later, Garrett gave Drew Barrymore vocal training needed to simulate one of...
| Mar 9, 2009
RuPaul, the 6-foot-4 to 6-foot-7 (by his own varying accounts) African American drag queen who sashayed his way into mass consciousness in the 1990s with the club hit "Supermodel" and a VH1 talk show, is back on TV with “RuPaul’s Drag Race.&...
| Mar 23, 2009
First she got smart. Now Anne Hathaway will "Get Happy."
Hathaway has been tapped to star as Judy Garland in the biopic, an adaptation of Gerald Clarke's 2001 biography. In an interesting twist, Hathaway will also reportedly star in a stage adaptation of...
| Feb 11, 2011
| 2:32 PM
Mark and Cathy Katz listened intently as “Dancing with the Stars” dance pro Tony Dovolani explained the finer points of executing the Viennese waltz during a group lesson at the recent Superstars of Ballroom Dance Camp at the Burbank...
| Jun 10, 2010
| 4:33 PM
Theater critic Charles McNulty and pop music critic Ann Powers began their conversation about the changing sound of the Broadway musical in the lobby of the Sam S. Shubert Theatre in New York, where they ran into each other at a Sunday matinee of...
| Feb 7, 2011
| 3:47 PM
A Bel-Air house that actress and singer Judy Garland once called home has come on the market at $5.5 million.
The 1938 two-story house, with dormer windows and white columns set against a red-brick clad veranda, was designed by Wallace Neff for Garland...
| Jul 29, 2010
| 9:14 AM
It isn't all about music, but inevitably, a "Summer Under the Stars" involves some.
The annual Turner Classic Movies festival that presents a different actor's movies each day of the month begins anew Sunday, Aug. 1. This time, the highlighted performers...