| Mar 2, 2012
| 2:07 PM
"The Addams Family" seemed to have everything going for it when the musical opened on Broadway two years ago: a book by the creators of the mega-hit "Jersey Boys"; two exceedingly popular stars, Nathan Lane and Bebe Neuwirth; and a title known to...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 6:17 PM
As "Jersey Boys" prepares to return to the Segerstrom Center for the Arts next week, Terry Dwyer remembers the moment he got an endorsement from the most famous Jersey Boy of all.
Ten years ago, the musical about the rise and tumultuous career of the...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 11:00 AM
At the height of their fame, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons churned out a string of hit singles about a rag doll, a girl named Sherry and a particularly memorable night in late December, back in '63.
The team behind the stage musical "Jersey Boys"...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 9:10 AM
Fifty years after they first burst onto the American pop music scene, the Four Seasons are hot again.
Not the original quartet, whose survivors now are in their 70s and 80s, but the young singers-actors who make up the cast of "Jersey Boys," both on...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 6:58 AM
Back in 2005, by virtue of his charm and formidable vocal range, a young actor named John Lloyd Young won one of the most coveted roles in modern Broadway history: the part of Frankie Valli in Des McAnuff's production of "Jersey Boys." Young had never...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 1:39 PM
The 2014-15 season at Mad Cow Theatre will feature big musicals, award-winning drama, romantic comedy and new works. The Orlando Cabaret Festival will return for a 13th year, April 23-May 10, 2015, and a second Science Play Festival will run Feb. 27-March...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 4:30 PM
A pop-rock revival of "Twelfth Night" starring Brian Dennehy may soon be coming to a theater or living room near you.
Broadway Near You has nabbed nearly all worldwide rights to the production, from theatrical to home entertainment, and is weighing how...
| May 8, 2014
At an event in Chicago last week, actor Kevin Spacey remarked that some fans of "House of Cards" seem to think his character's affinity for direct address exploits a device originated by "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," even though William Shakespeare's...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 9:58 AM
"Jersey Boys," Clint Eastwood's big-screen adaptation of the Broadway jukebox musical, is scheduled to open June 20. On Friday, Warner Bros. released the trailer for the highly anticipated movie.
The story of Frankie Valli and his rise to success with...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 6:00 AM
When he turned 65, Billy Crystal decided to reprise "700 Sundays," his Tony Award-winning 2004 one-man show. The title refers to the number of Sundays he had with his father, Jack, before he died of a heart attack when Crystal was just 15.
"I never felt...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 10:30 AM
HBO's latest front-row seat to a theatrical one-man play shifts from Mike Tyson to Billy Crystal, translating the latter's comic memoir "700 Sundays" into a TV special. Nostalgic and deeply personal -- at a full two hours, there's no escaping that the...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 10:00 AM
"Matilda the Musical," the hit family-friendly show based on the Roald Dahl book, will launch a national tour at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles in 2015, organizers announced Thursday. The musical, which won multiple Tony Awards, is currently...