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Musical Theater

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  • Mailbag: 'Book of Mormon' is crass and a bore

    Re. "Commentary: Close the book on `Book of Mormon,'" (June 21): Finally, a review of the "Book of Mormon" that hits the nail on the head. James P. Gray's commentary in the Daily Pilot was spot-on. I have been amazed at the praise for the "Book of...
  • Shia LaBeouf Arrested at Broadway 'Cabaret' Performance

    Is Shia LaBeouf putting on another performance? According to sources, the 28 year-old actor was arrested at the Broadway musical "Cabaret" in handcuffs Thursday night. Police say the actor is currently in jail but hasn't been charged yet. The...
  • Kanye West no fan of wordy novels

    "SOMETIMES people write novels and they just be so wordy and so self-absorbed. ... I am a proud non-reader of books," said tycoon Kanye West. He's the man who tried to wrest Taylor Swift's MTV Video Award out of her winning hands. He also finally...
  • 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...
  • Mary Rodgers, composer and daughter of Richard Rodgers, dies at 83

    Mary Rodgers could be considered theater royalty solely by virtue of her birthright. As the daughter of composer Richard Rodgers, she had a front-row seat to the creation of some of the most famous stage musicals ever written. But Mary Rodgers was a...
  • My Interview With Composer-Writer Mary Rodgers

    I love interviewing independent women in show business of a certain age who speak their minds. One of my favorite interviews was in 2002 was with composer-writer Mary Rodgers from her Central Park West home. Rodgers died yesterday of heart failure at...
  • Mary Rodgers, Broadway Composer and 'Freaky Friday' Author, Dead at 83

    Mary Rodgers, the Broadway composer and children's book author, died of heart failure June 26 in her Manhattan home. She was 83. The daughter of musical-theater legend Richard Rodgers, Mary Rodgers was a composer in her own right. Her best-known...
  • Role call: FAU's Festival Rep returns

    Role call: FAU's Festival Rep returns
    Jean-Louis Baldet created the summer Festival Rep in 1981 as way to make Florida Atlantic University students work with professional actors. Since then, he says, the event has become as good as any regional theater production. "The students that get...
  • Sev Seveer is a beatmaking name you should know

    Sev Seveer is a beatmaking name you should know
    Troy Brundidge's education as a DJ and beatmaker is an incredibly well-rounded one. Performing live in improvised sets, he pulls samples and sounds from his drum machine, taking his his years of hip-hop knowledge and fandom and propelling them forward...
  • French Actor Jacques Bergerac, 'Hypnotic Eye' Star, Dies at 87

    Jacques Bergerac, a French actor who made a name for himself in film and TV and was wed to some of Hollywood's most sought-after actresses during the 1950s and '60s, has died. He was 87. Bergerac died June 15 at his home in Anglet in the Pyrenees-...
  • 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...