| 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...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 10:29 AM
A touring production of Broadway hit "The Book of Mormon" and local revivals of "Hello Dolly!" and "Glengarry Glen Ross" were each multiple winners April 21 at the Helen Hayes Awards, the D.C. area's annual theater kudofest.
"Dolly," a co-production of...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 2:35 PM
In Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady's clear-eyed, 2012 documentary "Detropia," which anticipated many of the things that would happen in (and to) the bankrupt Motor City in the year that followed, a union leader laments the disappearance of good, middle-class...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 1:09 PM
Smash hits that won an avalanche of Tony Awards make up the Kravis on Broadway 2014-2015 season.
The seventh annual series of Great White Way musicals coming to the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach includes nine-time...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 10:11 AM
Artist Marina Abramovic and theater director Diane Paulus are among Time magazine's 100 most influential people for 2014. The annual list, which covers fields as diverse as arts, politics, science and sports, was released on Thursday and also included...
| Mar 21, 2014
The show: "The Book of Mormon" at Hartford's Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts.
What makes it special?: The arrival of the national tour of Broadway's biggest musical hit in years.
First impressions: Does the hit live up to the hype? Has the...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Producers of Broadway's "Cinderella" are glad they called her, maybe: Carly Rae Jepsen, who joined the cast of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Feb. 4 alongside Fran Drescher, helped drive up the show's box office by 25% vs. the prior week.
| 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...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 3:00 PM
For someone who made his name with ribald musical comedies like "The Book of Mormon" and "Avenue Q," Robert Lopez would have seemed like the last choice on Earth to write the songs for a Disney animated movie. But his work on "Frozen" has been a popular...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 8:30 AM
For director-choreographer Casey Nicholaw, Broadway's go-to guy for musical comedy ("The Book of Mormon," "Elf," "The Drowsy Chaperone"), Broadway's "Aladdin" marked the first work with Disney Theatrical Prods., the legit arm of the studio.
It's the kind...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Who says a matinee has to be on a Wednesday afternoon?
Well, Broadway does, and has for years. But later this spring, a concerted push to institute a Thursday matinee option will bring the Main Stem more in line with the West End, where a far-less-...
| Mar 22, 2014
The show: "These Paper Bullets!", a Yale Repertory Theatre production at the University Theatre in New Haven.
What makes it special?: World premiere of Rolin Jones' "modish rip-off of William Shakespeare's 'Much Ado About Nothing,' " with new songs by...