| Jun 9, 2013
| 8:22 PM
The Tonys live...
8:22 p.m.: "Kinky Boots" was named best new musical, bringing its awards haul to six, the most of any production at the 67th annual Tony Awards. The musical, based on the 2005 British movie about a drag queen who saves a shoe factory,...
| Jun 9, 2013
| 10:37 PM
NEW YORK — On Broadway's biggest night, a feel-good cross-dressing musical kicked up its heels.
“Kinky Boots,” the Harvey Fierstein and Cyndi Lauper show about a struggling shoe factory that turns to fetish-wear to survive, took home...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 7:00 AM
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Kathryn Bigelow famously became the first woman to win an Academy Award for directing for her 2009 Iraq war drama, “The Hurt Locker.”
Last night, the Tony Awards doubled down on that, handing out its top...
| May 1, 2013
| 6:00 AM
The Tony nominations were announced Tuesday, but before we plunge into the big race between "Kinky Boots" and "Matilda the Musical," one obvious question should be addressed before any other: Given the crassly commercial direction of Broadway, why do we...
| May 2, 2013
| 2:29 PM
There's no need to stop the presses for this bit of Broadway foregone conclusion.
"Lucky Guy," the Tony-nominated play written by the late Nora Ephron and starring Tom Hanks, has officially turned a profit, recouping its Broadway investment of $3.6...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 8:40 PM
NEW YORK — In the program for "Lucky Guy," the play Nora Ephron raced to complete before her death last year, there's a note by the author titled "Journalism: A Love Story."
That's a pretty good description of the drama, Ephron's valentine to...
| Dec 12, 2010
| 4:37 PM
'Tis the season for finales, specials and guest stars. Here are a few to keep in mind this week:...
| Apr 8, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Debra Levine covers a shivering cold, but fun, pre-performance party in honor of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater prior to the opening of its 10-performance run at the Los Angeles Music Center....
| Aug 10, 2011
| 9:38 PM
There was a scene, lo those many (OK, eleven) years ago, in the original “Final Destination.” One of the characters who inadvertently “cheated death” and ruined “death's grand design” had holed up in a cabin, which then...
| Oct 30, 2011
| 9:36 PM
America’s best gospel choirs deliver messages of praise and redemption during the competition’s finale at Staples. The winner: Salvation and Deliverance of Tarboro, N.C. On Friday night at Staples Center, a group of snazzily dressed young...
| Jun 13, 2012
Actors Tyler James Williams and Coco Jones star in the classic Cyrano de Bergerac story reimagined. More importantly, they are participating in Disney Channel's first movie which features a mainly African-American cast and highlights gospel, hip-hop and...
| Jan 14, 2012
| 10:31 PM
I’ve been on this kick where I write movie reviews in the form of a song. Here’s one to the tune of 9 to 5 in honor of the Dolly Parton that used to do interesting blue grass tunes and a few decent movies.
Openin’ my red vines/walkin&...