| Apr 13, 2014
| 6:30 PM
North London's 326-seat, not-for-profit Almeida Theater was the runaway winner at the 2014 Olivier Awards, along with the West End version of the Broadway hit "The Book of Mormon."
The Almeida and Headlong co-production of Lucy Kirkwood's new play...
| May 7, 2014
| 2:02 PM
In the devoted relationship between the men of singing group Il Divo and their fans, Lea Salonga is the other woman.
Salonga took London by storm in 1989, then conquered Broadway two years later, as the original star of "Miss Saigon." She's joining Il...
| May 9, 2014
| 2:00 PM
A little more than halfway through "Violet," the musical revival that recently opened on Broadway, the show's central characters gather in a Memphis dance hall. The band, playing directly behind the actors, starts thumping, and people start boogieing....
| May 12, 2014
| 9:43 PM
Marrying pop quartet Il Divo with musical theater was an idea made in over-the-top heaven. Musical theater, of course, is a genre that wears its heart on its sleeve. And the four gents of Il Divo never met a song they couldn't sing the subtlety out of....
| May 13, 2014
| 10:44 AM
Compared with many other Hollywood A-listers, Hugh Jackman is an old China hand. The Aussie actor has had a string of hits on the mainland in recent years, including "Real Steel," "Les Miserables" and "Wolverine." And Uncle Wolf — as Jackman is...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 12:30 PM
LONDON -- CineEurope, the leading event for European exhibitors, will present its International Distributor of the Year Award to Duncan Clark, president, distribution, Universal Pictures Intl.
Variety can also report that Clark has just re-upped at UPI,...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Some things old and some things new dominated the Broadway box office charts last week, as "Aladdin" and "Beautiful," two of the strongest spring openers, muscled past last year's hits to nestle in the Top 10 right behind perennial juggernauts "The Lion...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 11:44 AM
This fall, PBS will keep Friday nights hopping with Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga, Matthew McConaughey, Jeff Bridges, Nathan Lane, Michael Feinstein, Emma Thompson, "Sweeney Todd," "Porgy and Bess" and "Cats."
The PBS Arts Fall Festival will offer 11 weekly...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 10:32 AM
Nine lives indeed. As Andrew Lloyd Weber prepares to bring his hit 1980s musical "Cats" back to London's West End for a limited run beginning in December, the composer is also hinting at the possibility of a feline film adaptation.
According to Reuters,...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 2:45 PM
In the wake of the underwhelming fourth-place debut last weekend for “Jersey Boys,” Monday-morning quarterbacks are weighing in with varying degrees of glee and schadenfreude about what may have gone wrong with the movie musical.
| Jun 25, 2014
| 11:46 AM
A framed 2,000-piece jigsaw puzzle, made from a "Nicholas Nickleby" cast photo, hangs on the wall of Jim Helsinger's office. Artistic director of the Orlando Shakespeare Theater, Helsinger spearheaded the effort to bring the mammoth "Nickleby"...