| Oct 28, 2013
| 3:02 PM
There may be no more derivative industry than Hollywood -- see "Rocky" movies 1 through 6 or any of hundreds, if not thousands, of formulaic bromance/road trip/gross out/superhero/improbable romance/triumphant underdog movies all built on a single, once-...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 5:21 PM
Admit it. At some point in your life, you've done an impression of Sylvester Stallone as Rocky Balboa wailing, "Adria-a-a-a-a-a-an!"
And now, thanks to Irvine resident Kevin Derek, you'll get to meet the man who directed that iconic moment. While...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 1:20 PM
Here’s the thing about having a long, busy acting career: one moment a performer finds himself at the extreme margin of agony, trudging the stage with Cordelia in his arms, and the next he's having a moment of blood, sweat and glory in Rocky Balboa'...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 5:00 AM
NEW YORK — Recent Broadway seasons have yielded musical juggernauts: "The Book of Mormon," "The Producers" and "Spring Awakening," for example, each scooped up fistfuls of Tony nominations before going on to win best musical.
But as voters have...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 4:00 AM
NEW YORK — With Broadway increasingly relying on stars, glitz and noise — often timed to hit just weeks before the Tony Awards deadline — the nominations for this year's prizes took a different path.
The most-nominated show when the...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Two musical theater triple-threats, two musicians, two classical vocalists and four dancers.
That's the field competing this year for the title of Rising Star, an honor bestowed annually at this Saturday evening's Celebration of the Arts. This gala...
| Apr 6, 2014
| 7:00 AM
August: Osage County
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Available on VOD beginning April 8
Tracy Letts has now had three of his plays adapted into films. Director William Friedkin made the bizarre "Bug" and "Killer Joe" into something as...
| Mar 8, 2014
A down-to-earth guy from a working-class city is determined to succeed in a tough business. Punching above his weight, he beats the odds and makes it into the ring, cheered on by a crowd that includes a woman who shares his modest roots and encourages his...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 10:15 AM
The late-career comeback of Sylvester Stallone took a detour to Broadway this week with the opening of his "Rocky" at the Winter Garden Theatre. The new show, which Stallone co-wrote and produced (but doesn't star in), is a musical version of his 1976...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 6:59 PM
From dysfunctional technology to disaffected voters, California's next top elections official is going to have his or her hands full.
But all of the six men who have filed paperwork to run for secretary of state so far said at a candidates forum this...
| Feb 12, 2014
The kid spirit in putting together "Peter and the Starcatcher" was not unlike the gang of Lost Boys that are featured in this playful prequel to "Peter Pan."
The process, which started seven years ago with casual discussions, eventually turned into a...