| Jun 21, 2014
OK, I'm open to a good dirty joke at the right time, and I certainly do not oppose the use of profanity in the theater. However, simply stated, I don't find a story promoting laughs about things like the exploitation of babies and young girls to be funny....
| Jun 24, 2014
| 12:30 PM
At 26 years old, the young Broadway producer Megan Savage has two Tony Awards to her name. And a day job.
Savage -- a member of the producing team for this year's Tony favorite "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder" as well as last year's winning play,...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 4:30 PM
The star-driven Broadway play took its latest step last week into the big box office territory of splashy musicals, with the final frame of Bryan Cranston starrer "All the Way" breaking the record, by a hefty margin, for the highest single-week tally ever...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Christmas, Thanksgiving, Memorial Day, Labor Day: A lot of holidays bring an annual sales spike at the Broadway box office. July 4 isn't one of them.
Unlike those other nationwide fetes, the Fourth pretty reliably signals the first slippage of the...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 9:27 AM
A new Hedwig has been anointed and he/she is a Mormon -- a Broadway "Mormon," that is.
Neil Patrick Harris will step down from his Tony Award-winning role as the title transsexual rocker in the Broadway production of "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" on Aug....
| Jul 6, 2014
| 4:35 AM
The Torggler Summer Vocal Institute at Christopher Newport University has lined up some impressive artists — opera baritone Nathan Gunn, Broadway dynamo Patti Lupone, jazz singer Spider Saloff and the male a cappella group Straight No Chaser —...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Songwriter Robert Lopez not only won his first Academy Award on Sunday evening but also became one of only 12 EGOTs — people who have won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony.
Lopez and his wife, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, claimed the Oscar for...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 1:55 PM
NEW YORK - Early in "Aladdin," Disney's new Broadway-musical version of the beloved 1992 animated feature, the chipper street rat has a run-in with the authorities and finds a sword at his throat. "Should we kill him?" a royal guard half-heartedly asks...
| May 19, 2014
| 2:49 PM
You've heard a lot about "The Book of Mormon," the winner of nine Tony awards including best musical, now winding up its local premiere at Costa Mesa's Segerstrom Center for the Arts. How it's raunchy, irreverent, hilarious and — according to the...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 4:20 PM
Orlando's brand-new performing-arts center will present an old favorite — enduring musical "The Phantom of the Opera" — as its first touring Broadway show.
The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, which will open downtown this...
| May 8, 2014
| 1:20 PM
Cody Jamison Strand was agog when he earned a spot in the cast of "The Book of Mormon."
And then, the nerves crept in.
The 24-year-old realized he'd struck comic gold with the role of Elder Arnold Cunningham — whom he describes as happy, over-...
| May 8, 2014
| 5:42 PM
Twenty-five years ago, in 1989, four big things happened that still shape our world. The Berlin Wall came down, and with it the empire that Vladimir Putin would love to restore. The Tiananmen Square massacre launched China on a new trajectory, which has...