| Apr 23, 2014
| 10:30 AM
A whopping seven Broadway musicals and two Off Broadway tuners will compete for the single 2013-14 Drama League Award for musical, one of only five competitive award categories packed with nominees that also include actors Michelle Williams, Denzel...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 5:11 AM
Sunday’s much-anticipated Kravis Center concert by Broadway star Audra McDonald, postponed by illness, has been rescheduled for Feb. 26.
Tickets start at $25, and those issued for the postponed Jan. 5 performance will be honored. Refunds (or a...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 11:49 AM
Carrie Underwood is donning Julie Andrews' iconic habit in NBC's upcoming live presentation of "The Sound of Music," but the gig isn't all raindrops on roses or whiskers on kittens.
"I get hate tweets and stuff like, 'You're not Julie Andrews!'" the...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 10:49 AM
At “L.A. Moves,” Thursday’s inaugural concert of the eponymous Barak Ballet, the double lives of Melissa Barak were on display: both Barak the choreographer and Barak the dancer.
During the nine years Barak was at New York City...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 1:20 PM
Here’s the thing about having a long, busy acting career: one moment a performer finds himself at the extreme margin of agony, trudging the stage with Cordelia in his arms, and the next he's having a moment of blood, sweat and glory in Rocky Balboa'...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 6:00 AM
NEW YORK — Few people would mistake the Long Island commuter town of Bethpage (elevation: 105 feet) for the Austrian Alps. But on a vast soundstage in an anonymous industrial park about 45 minutes from Manhattan sits a gently sloping, man-made...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Ever since Stephen Sondheim reached the four-score mark three years ago, the spotlight has shifted from his work to the legend himself. There have been birthday galas, musical tributes, interviews galore and books in which the master reveals the secrets...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 2:10 PM
As irresponsible as it may be to encourage drinking at this time of year, you are more likely to enjoy “A Christmas Carol: Twist Your Dickens!” at the Kirk Douglas Theatre if you toss back a few Tiny Tim-tinis or Scroogedrivers at the lobby...
| Dec 7, 2013
| 1:56 PM
The haters are alive with "The Sound of Music Live!" -- and NBC's live-musical star Carrie Underwood is quickly learning that there's no way to stop them.
The former "American Idol" winner, who played governess and would-be nun Maria Von Trapp, was...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 6:26 AM
NBC's "The Sound of Music Live!" aired Thursday night and predictably sent social media snarking, followed by more tempered reviews from TV critics and theater lovers.
Although the show might not have been one of everybody's favorite things, NBC got big...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 9:51 AM
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Thursday night NBC staged a three-hour live performance of Rodgers and Hammserstein's "The Sound of Music," the world's most beloved musical, with Carrie Underwood as Maria von Trapp, a role...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Although Stephen Sondheim wasn't talking to reporters, guests at HBO's Nov. 18 premiere of "Six By Sondheim" couldn't stop talking about the legendary composer and lyricist.
Directed by Tony award-winner and frequent Sondheim collaborator, James Lapine,...