| Jan 28, 2014
| 10:05 AM
It may have been under the cover of darkness, but if you were around Disney's Magic Kingdom this week, you might have caught a glimpse of a giant metal dragon or a flower garden and skeleton skull balancing a rainbow that holds a pirate ship.
| Apr 29, 2014
| 5:30 AM
The Colburn Orchestra's annual spring gala in Walt Disney Concert Hall is typically a multi-generational affair. Sunday night, James Conlon, 64, conducted. His soloist in Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 17, however, was yet another generation older.
| Apr 15, 2014
| 7:53 AM
Ugh. Disney songs and Donny Osmond. This is not going to be my favorite night. They've given the show the traditional Disney opening, with a mirror ball behind Cinderella's castle. The pros start the night with a medley of Disney songs. Donny Osmond is...
| Apr 12, 2014
| 8:53 PM
I gave Tony-nominee Norm Lewis a piece of my mind Saturday for holding out on me over the news of his historic casting as the title character in Broadway's "Phantom of the Opera."
Well... not really. I was too busy congratulating Lewis, who grew up in...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 2:00 PM
After news reports surfaced last week that Sofia Coppola is in talks to direct a live-action adaptation of "The Little Mermaid," media outlets and fans quickly began speculating that Emma Watson, who worked with Coppola on "The Bling Ring," would be an...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 6:04 PM
Director Sofia Coppola has frequently explored the ennui and existential crises of the beautiful and well-to-do, including Scarlett Johansson's drifting college graduate in "Lost in Translation," Kirsten Dunst's stifled princess in "Marie Antoinette"...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 6:19 AM
Festival of Fantasy, Walt Disney World's new parade, is like an overgrown wind-up toy — bright, cheerful, crowd-pleasing and relentless.
Kilts spin, hippos do pirouettes, thugs swing, Lost Boys jump through hoops and fish form a circular conga...
| Jun 15, 2014
| 5:49 AM
The role of a strong fatherly character is essential in many Disney animated films.
For films like "The Little Mermaid," "Pocahontas" and "Finding Nemo," this is due to one simple fact -- all the moms are dead.
Or, at least, nonexistent.
| Jun 19, 2014
| 9:59 AM
Stephen Sondheim has publicly revealed some of the plot changes that have been made in the movie version of his musical "Into the Woods," which Disney will release in December. Few people would risk the wrath of Disney's publicity department, but then...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 4:05 AM
NEW BRITAIN - The city's theater camp offers young peope a chance to perform in The Little Mermaid this summer.
Beginning June 30, members of the Downtown Players will engage in show rehearsals, theater workshops and recreational activities as they...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 4:00 PM
There is dark, and then there is the über-noir, transgressive vision of modernist choreographer Angelin Preljocaj.
Founding Ballet Preljocaj in Champigny-sur-Marne in 1984, the French-born Albanian shot to fame in 1990 by setting "Romeo and Juliet" in...