| Mar 25, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Veteran producer Donna Gigliotti and development executive Renee Witt are teaming up at Levantine Films with plans to launch projects for the over-25 market.
New York-based Levantine plans to develop, fully finance and produce commercially viable...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 8:30 AM
The stage musical adaptation of Disney's 1996 animated pic "The Hunchback of Notre Dame," which premiered in Germany in 1999 but never made it Stateside, will have its American preem as part of the 2014-15 season at La Jolla Playhouse, alongside the...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 6:10 AM
The stage musical version of the 1996 Disney animated movie "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" was first produced in Germany more than a decade ago but has not been seen in the U.S.
That will change finally when the La Jolla Playhouse presents the U.S....
| Jan 20, 2014
| 3:38 PM
Last weekend's Orlando auditions for the Disney's "Newsies" garnered quite a bit of interest. The show, which will be part of the touring Broadway season at the new Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, was seeking male dancers. A spokeswoman for...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 4:01 PM
Disney Theatrical Productions will host open call auditions for male dancers for the Broadway and North American touring productions of Disney's "Newsies." This audition, held at the Hyatt Regency Orlando Airport on Friday, Jan. 17 at 4 p.m., is an...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 3:13 PM
Last week in New York, a group of very angry actors expressed their feelings to their union, Actors' Equity, about the collapse of salaries for the performers who tour with Broadway shows to cities like Chicago. It is not hard to see why they were angry....
| Jan 13, 2014
| 12:30 PM
A spokesman for Disney Theatrical Prods. has confirmed that Disney Animation's hit "Frozen" is in early development for the stage, following a Fortune interview in which Bob Iger said the studio was in discussions about it.
It'd be more surprising if...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 5:23 PM
Twenty years ago, an experimental show by a team with minimal Broadway experience made the trek to New York after a trial run in Houston.
Pundits expressed doubt about whether the risk would pay off, and when the show finally opened, it got a drubbing...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 4:26 PM
The long-awaited Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts at last has an official opening date.
The ribbon-cutting on the downtown Orlando theater complex will be Nov. 6, with an opening gala the following night, center president Kathy Ramsberger...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 9:32 PM
Happy holidays, Dance Moms fans. It's time for the first-ever Dance Moms Christmas Special. And, hence, the first-ever Dance Moms Christmas Special recap. Consider it my special holiday gift to you. We open with the girls placing a star on an artificial...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 2:54 PM
David Hyde Pierce played one of the title characters in Christopher Durang's acclaimed play "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" when it debuted in 2012. The "Frasier" actor will return to the play for its Los Angeles premiere early next year at the Mark...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 9:00 AM
"The Lion King" roars back into the Pantages, the musical "In the Heights" lands in Boyle Heights, and the Grinch is up to his old tricks at San Diego's Old Globe.
A Family Affair Staged reading of an adaptation of Alexander Ostrovsky’s classic...