| Nov 6, 2014
| 5:01 PM
An Oct. 31 story in the Los Angeles Times by Tiffany Hsu, "A 'skills gap' is blamed for slow hiring," stated that California employers are seeking qualities that many candidates don't have.
Some of the missing qualities are English-language competency,...
| Sep 28, 2014
What makes a popular film a great musical?
For every successful "The Lion King," "Billy Elliot" and "A Little Night Music" there's a less memorable "Ghost," "Saturday Night Fever" and "Urban Cowboy."
"For me, it's never about the box office success of...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 11:25 AM
About halfway through Second City's very moving and revealing collaboration with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago last week — you missed it, but I suspect it will be back — I found myself thinking about another fabulous show at the Broadway...
| Oct 19, 2014
•"It's A Wonderful Life," Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre, lunch, Dec. 10. $70. St. John Fisher Seniors, Bill, 610-264-0920.
•"Christmas Show," American Music Theatre, lunch at Shady Maple, Nov. 5. $95. Center orchestra seats. East...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 1:00 PM
NEW YORK — About two years ago, Alejandro G. Iñárritu was contemplating his next film when he found himself at a crossroads.
The Mexican-born director had gone from the upstart status of his early career, with such films as the kinetic "Amores...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 5:37 PM
The 2014-2015 season of Live Arts Maryland's Annapolis Chorale and Annapolis Chamber Orchestra promises to be a celebration of music director J. Ernest Green's 30 years with the organization.
Green has enriched Anne Arundel County's cultural scene by...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 7:21 PM
Broadway vocalists ramp it up with "Broadway Rocks!" on Saturday at Allentown's Miller Symphony Hall.
Join three high-energy veterans of the Great White Way — Christiane Noll, Rob Evan and Capathia Jenkins — as they join the Allentown...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Few executives in Hollywood are as closely associated with their companies as Jeffrey Katzenberg is with DreamWorks Animation.
Katzenberg, 63, founded the company with Steven Spielberg and David Geffen in 1994 and oversaw construction of its Tuscan-...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 8:35 AM
The box-office success of "Aladdin" in New York has had Broadway watchers wondering where the Disney musical will pop up next on the international map.
On Monday, Disney announced that "Aladdin" will open in Tokyo in May 2015 in what will be the...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Disney's "The Lion King" has claimed a new crown: Top box office title in any medium.
The Associated Press did the math and discovered the 17-year-old stage musical, which on Broadway has undergone an extraordinary spurt of B.O. growth in recent years,...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 8:32 AM
The stage musical of "The Lion King" has generated the highest total box office of any production in any entertainment medium, with worldwide takings of more than $6.2 billion, a spokesman for Walt Disney Co said on Monday.
The musical, which has been...