| Apr 25, 2014
| 4:31 AM
No other film released 25 years ago, and few made since, captured the crosscurrents of a single neighborhood on a sweltering summer day in late 20th-century America the way Spike Lee's "Do the Right Thing" did.
Lee's brash masterwork still plays like...
| 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...
| Apr 19, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Considered deeply uncool at one point, music from animated movies is back — and singing along is now not only OK for kids, it's something adults record themselves doing on their phones and share on YouTube.
The boom in popular songs from...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 1:10 PM
The first time Rick Dempsey heard Idina Menzel sing "Let it Go," the ice queen empowerment anthem in the Walt Disney Animation movie "Frozen," he knew he had a serious problem on his hands.
"How are we going to do that in 41 languages?" said Dempsey,...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 7:07 AM
Disney's "The Lion King" can lay claim to two milestones for 2013. In October, the blockbuster musical passed the $1-billion mark at the Broadway box office. Now the musical is officially the top-grossing show of 2013, with approximately $96.9 million in...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 4:27 PM
"Let It Go," the soaring showstopper from “Frozen,” has an unlikely remix coming out soon.
The Academy Award-winning smash sung by Idina Menzel got a reworking by Dutch electronic dance music DJ Armin van Buuren.
His remix is just one of...
| Feb 2, 2014
| 12:30 PM
It was Samuel Butler who wrote of dogs that, "You may make a fool of yourself with him and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too." He reckoned without the prissy, annoyingly infallible canine hero of "Mr. Peabody &...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 4:30 PM
The prophets of doom turned out to be right last week, as the Super Bowl took a supersized bite out of Broadway sales that were already weakened by the annual January slowdown.
Box office slid some 13%, or $2.4 million, to $16.7 million for 26 shows on...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 12:55 PM
Joey's earliest memories were mostly "a confusion of hilly fields and dark, damp stables." But one thing he clearly remembered was the horse sale. "The terror of it stayed with me all of my life," he said.
No wonder. Joey was the one being sold.
| Feb 10, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Just before yet another snowstorm hit New York, Dreamworks Animation and 20th Century Fox snuck in a kid friendly, 3D premiere of "Mr. Peabody and Sherman" on Feb. 9.
As was the case with the 1960s cartoon, wackiness abounds as the genius dog, voiced...