| Aug 26, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Stage and touring events may be a big and growing side business for studios, but DreamWorks Animation is looking to generate even more coin from its theatrical biz, with "Shrek The Musical" set to be released on DVD and Blu-ray on Oct. 15.
The release is...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Following in the footsteps of movies-turned-musicals such as "Kinky Boots" and "Billy Elliot," an adaptation of the 2001 French film "Amelie" is aimed at Broadway.
Dan Messe of the Brooklyn-based indie band Hem has been tapped to compose, and he made the...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 6:30 AM
French star Marion Cotillard, who won an Oscar for her performance in Edith-Piaf biopic "La Vie en Rose," is set to take the leading role in Justin Kurzel's "Macbeth." She replaces Natalie Portman who was announced for the part at Cannes.
| Aug 22, 2013
| 6:30 AM
The play is more than 400 years old and we all know how it ends, but suddenly William Shakespeare's "Macbeth" is back in vogue.
The Scottish tragedy is enticing a number of actors ranging from young to the far side of middle age to play the murderous...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 12:30 PM
While Hollywood continues to feel withdrawal pains from the production exodus, the U.K. is thriving, thanks to a mix of tax incentives and high-quality crews.
Pinewood Shepperton and Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden have been working full bore during the...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 12:10 PM
Are you heading to Tuscany this fall? Curse you!
But just to show I’m not bitter, here’s a tip that is going to make your trip a whole lot better. Judy Witts Francini, a well-known cooking teacher who has lived in Florence, Italy, for 30...
| Jun 20, 2013
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Their tongues tangled by declarations unbeknownst to them, much of the cast of Joss Whedon’s Shakespeare adaptation “Much Ado About Nothing” struggles to suggest they connect to what they’re saying.
| Jun 10, 2013
| 6:00 AM
With Joss Whedon's contemporary take on Shakespeare's romantic comedy "Much Ado About Nothing" winning the hearts of most critics and earning a tidy $183,000 in just five theaters in its opening weekend, it's the perfect time to brush up on your...
| May 31, 2013
| 12:00 PM
When architect Kai Cole began designing her Mediterranean-style Santa Monica home, she weighed all the usual concerns — space, light, flow — along with one quite specific to her family's needs: where to hold the Shakespeare readings.
| May 10, 2013
| 7:01 AM
After a trip to Amsterdam in the summer of 2008, Los Angeles Times music critic Mark Swed brought back a curious souvenir: a three-disc Dutch edition of Kenneth Branagh's "The Magic Flute,” which he’d spotted in a remote record-store window....
| Apr 30, 2013
| 11:41 AM
Lily James, who plays Lady Rose MacClare in "Downton Abbey," will take the lead role once rumored for Emma Watson in "Cinderella," the Walt Disney Co., announced Tuesday.
The 24-year-old English actress, whose film credits include "Wrath of the Titans"...