| Mar 5, 2014
| 4:30 PM
When Paul Audley took the job as president of FilmL.A. in late 2008, he was astounded to discover that physical production on the $70 million pic "Battle: Los Angeles" wasn't being done in Los Angeles.
"It stunned me that the movie was shooting in...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Adam Shankman has been tapped to helm and choreograph the Hollywood Bowl's upcoming production of the Tony-winning musical "Hair."
The Hollywood Bowl will host three performances of "Hair" on Aug. 1-3. Tickets for the 2014 Hollywood Bowl season will be...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 4:35 AM
The Torggler Summer Vocal Institute at Christopher Newport University has lined up some impressive artists — opera baritone Nathan Gunn, Broadway dynamo Patti Lupone, jazz singer Spider Saloff and the male a cappella group Straight No Chaser —...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 11:56 AM
Kevin Hart is set to again prove his box-office power with the arrival of "Think Like a Man Too" this weekend.
The Screen Gems sequel should gross $30 million or more in ticket sales through Sunday, according to people who have seen pre-release audience...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 2:30 PM
All awards shows have similarities: The advance handicapping, the opening of the envelope, the winner's list of thank-you's (weeping is optional).
But in fact, there are other ways in which Tony shares elements with siblings Oscar and Emmy. (Oscar is the...
| Apr 16, 2013
| 12:34 PM
Spectacular song-and-dance numbers backed by soaring musical scores. Elaborate, encore-worthy set designs. Floors that shift, open and drop. Hundreds of costumes flouncing, floating, shimmering, shaking. Larger than life. Bigger than Broadway. If you're...
| Jun 9, 2013
| 8:22 PM
The Tonys live...
8:22 p.m.: "Kinky Boots" was named best new musical, bringing its awards haul to six, the most of any production at the 67th annual Tony Awards. The musical, based on the 2005 British movie about a drag queen who saves a shoe factory,...
| Jun 22, 2013
| 9:00 AM
In watching Marc Forster's new action drama "World War Z," it's hard not to be struck by how well Brad Pitt is aging.
Yes, there's the slightest of silver highlighting his long locks, and the added distinction those little lines are etching on his face,...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 10:13 AM
Adam Shankman approaches causes important to him with a certain sense of humor.
The choreographer-turned-director, who was at the helm of the recent "Hairspray" and "Rock of Ages," has long been an HIV/AIDS activist and an advocate for "all areas of...
| Feb 8, 2013
| 11:07 AM
If such golden oldies as "Maniac," "I Love Rock 'n' Roll" and, of course, "Flashdance… What a Feeling" still run through your head, there's a show heading to Baltimore ready to scoop you up in a wave of feel-good nostalgia.
Those songs played...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Hollywood Boulevard is home to both the Pantages Theatre and Madame Tussauds, and there were times during the new production of "Jekyll & Hyde: The Musical" that I wondered if the two institutions had arranged a secret merger.