| Mar 4, 2014
| 8:43 AM
The Kennedy Center's 2014-2015 season will feature a celebration of arts from the Iberian peninsula, along with the premiere of a Degas-inspired theater work, and, as usual, a wide assortment of music and dance events.
The center's two major affiliate...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 5:37 AM
The 2014-2015 lineup presented by Broadway Across America at the Hippodrome does not boast blockbusters on the order of this season's "The Book of Mormon." But it will offer several recent Tony Award winners, a couple of dirty dancers and a famous...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 9:56 AM
First off, big thanks to Diane Trap for covering for me last week when I was traveling. Secondly, I HATE THE NEW FORMAT OF THE SHOW THIS YEAR.
So last week, we didn't vote, but this week we do, but next week is the actual finale, even though last week...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 5:45 AM
Among the many statuettes handed out on Saturday at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards in Los Angeles were trophies in recognition of other entertainment awards shows — a bit of inside Hollywood meta-congratulations. The 2013 Tony Awards broadcast on CBS...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 1:35 PM
“Once” is a Broadway musical that dares to be different. Not only dares but demands. Stridently. At the top of its voice.
This multi-award-winning show from 2013, now on stage at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, goes out of its way to...
| Aug 15, 2014
In portraying a Czech pixie pianist in the Broadway musical "Once," Dani de Waal has a hard task: playing piano onstage.
She has played the instrument for years but never in front of a live audience. Though she found the element particularly...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 9:00 AM
A young girl with a special gift is at the heart of Eisa Davis' "Bulrusher" at the Skylight Theatre, and a Jewish family celebrates a Passover different from any other in "The Face in the Reeds" at Ruskin Group Theatre. Plus, "Once" is never enough as the...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Glen Hansard's doubly blessed musical life will be doubly displayed Aug. 10 at two of Hollywood's most famous venues.
The Irish singer-songwriter will be headlining at the Hollywood Bowl, backed by a lavish 13-piece folk-rock ensemble with strings and...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 5:20 AM
ALIVE INSIDE 3 1/2 stars. An extraordinary documentary captures the startling impact music can have on people with Alzheimer's and dementia. This is an all-too-rare light in the nursing home tunnel. 1 hr. 18 No MPAA rating David Hiltbrand
AND SO IT...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Nadia Parvez Manzoor plays 21 characters as she explores the lives of modern Muslim women in her new solo show, "Burq Off!" Also, the classic musicals "Bye Bye Birdie" and "Into the Woods" and the more recent tuners "We Will Rock You" and "Once" are on...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 4:50 PM
At last, a Broadway show that doesn't feel the need to conk its audience over the head with hollow flash and empty dazzle. "Once," the Tony-winning musical based on John Carney's 2006 indie film, honors its source by staying true to its folksy lyricism....
| Jun 26, 2014
| 5:15 PM
Begin Again" is an insistent puppy of a movie, just about willing you to like it. And while it certainly has appeal — you'd have to be a troll to resist it completely — you may end up wanting to enjoy it more than its qualities will allow....