| Oct 6, 2011
| 9:50 PM
A life-sized storybook unfolded on Tuesday night as "Shrek the Musical" opened in Orange County.
Everyone's favorite ogre appeared on the stage, bigger and greener than ever, but the stunning visual representation masked a lackluster composition.
| Oct 24, 2011
| 5:10 PM
Tonight's challenge: Simultaneously watch DWTS and the Ravens on Monday Night Football. Yikes! But challenge accepted.
The action in the ballroom was far more impressive than the action on the ballfield, so that's what we'll focus on here. Had...
| Sep 11, 2012
| 8:00 PM
The nominations for the 2011-2012 Ovation Awards were announced Tuesday evening. Leading the way were Center Theatre Group with 29 nominations, followed by the Celebration Theatre and Musical Theatre West, with 16 nominations each.
| Sep 13, 2012
| 3:18 PM
No need to bone up on the Mormon prophet Joseph Smith before attending "The Book of Mormon" at the Pantages Theatre. Just know that this exceedingly naughty, though in the end disarmingly nice, show is devised by the minds behind "South Park" and that...
| Jun 10, 2012
| 6:19 PM
Mike Nichols picked up his sixth Tony Award on Sunday for directing the recent revival of Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman."
Nichols, 80, thanked Rebecca Miller, the daughter of the playwright, as well as the cast and crew of the production. The...
| Jul 8, 2012
David Hyde Pierce says there wasn't a "Eureka!" moment when it occurred to him to set Oscar Wilde's classic comedy of manners in manors, "The Importance of Being Earnest" with the playwright's characters as transplanted American gangsters in the 1930s....
| Jul 19, 2012
| 8:29 PM
"I am what I am, I don't want praise, I don't want pity
I bang my own drum; some think it's noise, I think it's pretty
And so what if I love each sparkle and each bangle
Why not try to see things from a different angle
Your life is a sham 'til you can...
| Jan 14, 2013
| 11:45 AM
[This post has been updated.]
"Family Guy" on Fox gave its satirical regards to Broadway on Sunday in a new episode in which Brian and Stewie face off as rival playwrights battling for supremacy in the Griffin household.
Sunday's episode featured...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 8:07 AM
The musical "Spamalot" opens the TriArts Sharon Playhouse running June 26 to July 7 in Sharon, CT. Jennifer Werner directs and choreographs with music direction by Eric Kang.
Next up is the two-character musical "They're Playing Our Song," staged by...
| Aug 9, 2009
In these cash-strapped days, people are lucky to get to see a show once, never mind a second or third time. But with "Spamalot" now playing at the Ahmanson Theatre more than four years after it opened on Broadway and a couple of years after it premiered...
| Sep 22, 2009
A number of events and releases are tied to Monty Python's 40th anniversary.
"An Evening Without Monty Python"
Python member Eric Idle directs a cast of five, including actress Jane Leeves, for a live staging of more than 20 skits adapted from the...