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Musical Theater

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  • Gerry Goffin, songwriting partner of Carole King, dies at 75

    Gerry Goffin, songwriting partner of Carole King, dies at 75
    Lyricist Gerry Goffin, whose songwriting partnership in the early 1960s with then-wife Carole King yielded some of the most indelible hits of the era, died Thursday at home in Los Angeles, said his wife, Michelle Goffin. He was 75. Michele Goffin said...
  • 'California Love' Is Everybody's Jam at Tupac Shakur Musical 'Holler If Ya Hear Me'

    It's no secret that "Holler If Ya Hear Me," the Broadway musical that incorporates the songs of Tupac Shakur, is having trouble drawing crowds -- just take a look at show's weekly box office tally. That explains why director Kenny Leon, fresh off his Tony...
  • 'Jersey Boys' is old-school entertainment with surprising edge

    Because his movies often dance to a violent tune, it's easy to forget Clint Eastwood's passion for music. He directed "Bird" as well as "Honkytonk Man," and for the past decade he's also composed many of the scores for his films. But if you think music...
  • 'Jersey' is hot this season

    'Jersey' is hot this season
    As "Jersey Boys" prepares to return to the Segerstrom Center for the Arts next week, Terry Dwyer remembers the moment he got an endorsement from the most famous Jersey Boy of all. Ten years ago, the musical about the rise and tumultuous career of the...
  • Broadway Review: 'Holler If Ya Hear Me' With Songs by Tupac Shakur

    Here's the big question that should be on the minds of the producers of "Holler If Ya Hear Me": Now that we've built it, will they come? The quick answer: Maybe. Maybe not. Depends on the marketing campaign. That's the gamble investors took on this...
  • 'Jersey Boys' stars on Clint Eastwood's musical

    'Jersey Boys' stars on Clint Eastwood's musical
    Directing the big-screen version of “Jersey Boys,” Clint Eastwood sang and danced all over the musical drama’s set to demonstrate what he wanted from his actors, right? No, no he did not. “For the songs, he really stepped out...
  • 'True Blood' could become a musical

    'True Blood' could become a musical
    "True Blood" will be coming to its finale this August. But as with most things undead, that doesn't necessarily mean the end. According to the Associated Press, "True Blood" composer Nathan Barr has plans to take the Southern-fried vampire tale into a...
  • For Clint Eastwood's 'Jersey Boys,' a journey worthy of its subjects

    Since “Jersey Boys,” the rags-to-riches-to-rags musical about Frankie Valli & the Four Seaso‎ns, was first staged on Broadway in 2005, there have been thousands of performances across North America. In the room at some of these cities...
  • Clint Eastwood brings classic themes to the feel-good 'Jersey Boys'

    Since "Jersey Boys," the rags-to-riches-to-rags musical about Frankie Valli & the Four Seaso‎ns, was first staged on Broadway in 2005, there have been thousands of performances across North America. In the room at some of these cities sat a certain...
  • L.A. theater openings, June 22-29: 'Othello,' 'Jersey Boys' and more

    L.A. theater openings, June 22-29: 'Othello,' 'Jersey Boys' and more
    Blair Underwood is "Othello" at San Diego's Old Globe Theatre, "Jersey Boys" takes the stage at Segerstrom Hall, and the Morgan-Wixson Theatre proudly presents "The Producers." The Hollywood Fringe Festival Fifth annual event featuring more than 100 new...
  • Fareed Haque's latest gambit: Riffing with India's Saxophone Sisters

    Fareed Haque's latest gambit: Riffing with India's Saxophone Sisters
    The uncommonly versatile Chicago guitarist Fareed Haque juggles so many musical identities and languages that listeners can be sure of only one thing: They'll never hear him sounding the same way twice. Consider the show he's playing Sunday night at...