| Jan 2, 2014
| 11:54 AM
Jackie Evancho was happy when she lost NBC's "America's Got Talent" in 2010, finishing runner-up to the Colorado singer Michael Grimm. It's a too-familiar experience for a 13-year-old who has come in second in more competitions than she cares to admit....
| Jan 2, 2014
| 1:31 PM
Fans of Johnny Cash -- and the jukebox musical based on his life -- will get a chance to hear from an expert who knew the late singer well and spent decades researching his career.
Former Los Angeles Times pop-music critic and editor Robert Hilburn will...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 4:30 PM
In the midst of their ongoing tussle for the number one slot in Broadway's weekly Top 10, sixteen-year-old musical "The Lion King" has taken the title of top earner of the year, wrestling it away from longtime pack leader "Wicked."
Riding a remarkable...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 10:19 AM
Score another one for Old Man Winter.
A day after the so-called polar vortex plunged much of the country into an ice-encrusted deep freeze, Billboard announced that the soundtrack to Disney's "Frozen" is at No. 1 on its new album chart.
| Jan 10, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Decades before Dos Equis introduced the most interesting man in the world via a beer commercial, that title might have belonged to a dog — a debonair, bow tie-wearing, Harvard-educated cartoon beagle named Mr. Peabody.
The star of "Peabody's...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 5:23 PM
Twenty years ago, an experimental show by a team with minimal Broadway experience made the trek to New York after a trial run in Houston.
Pundits expressed doubt about whether the risk would pay off, and when the show finally opened, it got a drubbing...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 3:13 PM
Last week in New York, a group of very angry actors expressed their feelings to their union, Actors' Equity, about the collapse of salaries for the performers who tour with Broadway shows to cities like Chicago. It is not hard to see why they were angry....
| Jan 16, 2014
| 12:30 PM
The Oscar nominees for animated feature this year reflect shifts in an art form that has become an increasingly crucial part of the movie business.
There is the return of an industry giant, Walt Disney Animation Studios, which saw its blockbuster...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 6:10 AM
The stage musical version of the 1996 Disney animated movie "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" was first produced in Germany more than a decade ago but has not been seen in the U.S.
That will change finally when the La Jolla Playhouse presents the U.S....
| Apr 28, 2014
| 5:30 PM
As all of Broadway holds its breath for the impending Tony nominations, new titles including "Aladdin," "Beautiful" and "If/Then" have already attained strong sales momentum even before awards hype kicks in.
Overall Broadway sales fell last week in the...
| May 2, 2014
| 8:04 AM
The Festival of the Lion King show will return to Disney's Animal Kingdom in June, along with the debut of Harambe Nights, the park's first-ever ticketed special event.
The show, which was put on hiatus on Jan. 5, is relocating into the land of Africa...