| Mar 6, 2014
| 2:38 PM
Quvenzhane Wallis, the Oscar-nominated star of "Beasts of the Southern Wild," gets a new lease on a hard-knock life in the first trailer for "Annie," an upcoming remake of the beloved stage and screen musical.
Directed by Will Gluck ("Easy A") and...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 11:04 AM
The ante is upped measurably for the latest all-star benefit show staged by the Wild Honey Foundation: a varied assemblage of singers and musicians, mostly Los Angeles-based, who will perform two of the Beatles’ most highly regarded albums, “...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 11:04 AM
Beyond its musical attributes, the exhilarating performance delivered by soul singer Sharon Jones and her band the Dap-Kings on Tuesday testified to the restorative power of music.
Other than her ultra-short hair, there was no outward evidence of the...
| May 9, 2014
| 2:00 PM
A little more than halfway through "Violet," the musical revival that recently opened on Broadway, the show's central characters gather in a Memphis dance hall. The band, playing directly behind the actors, starts thumping, and people start boogieing....
| Apr 21, 2014
| 9:06 PM
Workers excavating the site of a $100-million Chinatown development have discovered a 100-foot section of Los Angeles' first municipal water system, an ancient maze of brick and wooden pipes and conduits that once fed the city.
The 4-foot-diameter brick...
| May 15, 2014
| 5:30 PM
For anybody still suffering from “Sopranos” withdrawal after all these years, Kenny D’Aquila’s “Unorganized Crime” at the Elephant Theatre is a good place to turn to for a quick mob-family-melodrama fix.
| Mar 19, 2014
| 4:06 PM
After previously announcing "Les Miserables" would be the headliner of its upcoming season, Orlando Shakespeare Theater has announced the rest of the shows planned for 2014-15. Among them: The classic "To Kill a Mockingbird" and two Shakespeare offerings,...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 2:05 PM
Tickets go on sale April 15 for the Winter Park Playhouse's 2014-15 season of musical-theater productions. It's a schedule full of famed showbiz names: Ginger Rogers, Neil Simon, Frank Sinatra and Stephen Sondheim to name just a few.
Here's a look at...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 11:07 PM
Bolingbrook's Theatre on the Hill is inviting aspiring actors to audition for this summer's musical comedy, Monty Python's "Spamalot," on April 28 and April 29.
Staff members are seeking a large cast of people 12 and older, according to a press release....
| Mar 1, 2014
| 1:24 PM
Teens will get the chance to perform everything from dance to poetry at Highland Park High School this weekend in honor of the late president of a teen-focused nonprofit resource center.
Response, a program of Jewish Child and Family Services and...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 3:37 PM
Happiness may be a warm puppy. Or two kinds of ice cream. Or climbing a tree.
But for many young actors, it's getting the chance to be center stage. And this week, many budding performers will have that coveted opportunity in Kidz Kabaret's production...