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  • ABC's Paul Lee Talks Diversity, Scheduling and Last Season's Stumbles

    The diversity featured in ABC's upcoming primetime lineup is no accident, ABC Entertainment Group prexy Paul Lee told reporters Tuesday at the Television Critics Assn. press tour. ABC has a high volume of shows that come from minority creators and...
  • Orlando Shakespeare Theater picks Valjean for 'Les Miserables'

    Orlando Shakespeare Theater picks Valjean for 'Les Miserables'
    Ever since Central Floridian Davis Gaines announced during his cabaret series at The Abbey that he would be playing Javert in Orlando Shakespeare Theater's "Les Miserables," I've been wondering who would play Jean Valjean. The Shakes announced this...
  • Disney's 'Newsies' Ends Broadway Run in August

    "Newsies," the modestly-scaled stage musical that surprised Disney Theatrical Prods. by finding a foothold on Broadway, will end its Main Stem run Aug. 24 after several months of gradually softening sales. The musical, which began performances at the...
  • 'Newsies' to end its Broadway run in August

    'Newsies' to end its Broadway run in August
    Extra! Extra! “Newsies” will end its 2½-year Broadway run in August. The film-to-stage adaptation from Disney Theatrical Productions opened at the Nederlander Theatre in March 2012 and was originally set for a limited run. But the unassuming...
  • Road to the Tonys: 'Aladdin' Brings Howard Ashman's Legacy Full Circle

    Howard Ashman may have died in 1991, but he left a musical theater legacy that endures across film and theater -- stretching all the way into this year's Tony's race. With composer Alan Menken, lyricist Ashman wrote the songs for the 1992 Disney animated...
  • James Monroe Iglehart releases the genie inside

    James Monroe Iglehart releases the genie inside
    James Monroe Iglehart is a theater actor in the body of a professional wrestler. This is not an exaggeration. The 39-year-old performer stands 6 feet tall, weighs 295 pounds and seems to fill a room with his ebullient personality. "I almost became a...
  • Emmy Creative Arts: 'Game of Thrones,' 'Breaking Bad' Editors are a Cut Above the Rest

    Balancing tension and payoff, unease and release, misdirection and revelation for the span of a 90-minute film is never easy for an editor. But keeping viewers' fingernails well-bitten over a 60-minute TV episode -- frequently with commercial...
  • Don't miss "Beauty and the Beast" at the State Theatre

     
    The original Broadway creators have come together again for the touring production of “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast” by NETworks Presentations which will be at State Theatre in Easton for two shows June 3 and 4 with a Quakertown...
  • On Theater: A 'Little Shop' of merriment

    On Theater: A 'Little Shop' of merriment
    Citizens beware! That bloodthirsty, carnivorous plant has taken root again, this time in Costa Mesa. And it's hungry! Specifically, the horticultural horror is being housed at the Costa Mesa Playhouse, where a revival of "Little Shop of Horrors" is in...
  • ABC orders new Shonda Rhimes soap, 'Marvel's Agent Carter' and more

    ABC orders new Shonda Rhimes soap, 'Marvel's Agent Carter' and more
    ABC is getting into the pickup corral, so far announcing orders for five new dramas -- including one from its buzz-maker, Shonda Rhimes -- and four new comedies. Perhaps the most unsurprising order is for the sexy suspense legal thriller from "Grey's...
  • ABC's New Shows: Watch Trailers for the Fall 2014 Lineup

    ABC has announced its new schedule for the 2014-2015 season, and with it, released the first trailers for its upcoming fall series. Below, see the promos and summaries for ABC's lineup, which includes Shonda Rhimes' latest drama "How to Get Away with...
  • Upfronts 2014: ABC doubles down on Shonda Rhimes amid schedule shuffle

    Looking to rebound from its third-place spot in the ratings this season, ABC in the fall will double down on Shonda Rhimes and also make a number of bets on multiethnic shows. The network on Tuesday announced that it was moving up Rhimes’ long-...