| 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,...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 5:30 AM
The conflict between mods and rockers, two warring factions of youth culture in Britain circa 1965, previously served as the backdrop for a terrifically gritty film, "Quadrophenia," based on the Who's concept album.
Now the same conflict is the milieu...
| 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...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 11:35 AM
When Julianne Hough arrived in Los Angeles at 18 after leaving her devout Mormon family behind in Utah, she quickly realized she was a novelty in Hollywood.
“People were really curious about why I didn’t drink,” she recalled,...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 8:53 AM
Musical theater returns to the Toyota Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford -- at least for one night -- when a touring production of "Rock of Ages' plays April 14 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 to $65.
Set in 1987, the five-time Tony nominated musical features...
| 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.
| Nov 16, 2013
| 1:00 PM
SAN DIEGO — Strands of Christmas lights bathed the La Jolla Playhouse stage in a warm golden glow as singing, dancing sister act Violet and Daisy Hilton prepared to leave behind the companionship of friends. The Lizard Man and the Tattooed Lady, the...
| Nov 10, 2011
Rock 'n' roll may be forever, but the same cannot, alas, be said of the touring cast of "Rock of Ages."
It has been barely a year since this irreverent jukebox tribute to Journey, Pat Benatar, Whitesnake and those other self-effacing bands of the...
| May 16, 2012
| 6:19 AM
The judges pick an encore, but given the way the stage is set up, it's clear the audience knows what the routine will be. Judging from the screams, it must be William -- and it is. The white pants of infinite tightness are BACK, baby. This is not the same...