| Apr 7, 2008
Leonardo DiCaprio has long been promoting green values so it should come as no shock that he has recently bought a condo in an eco-friendly building.
Sometimes things sound better coming out of the mouths of celebrities. If you know a Seinfield fan who...
| Sep 10, 2009
Stage 22 at Warner Bros. had gone from a movie shoot to a receiving line.
One by one, bigwig after bigwig, glad-hander after glad-hander, men and women had started to come to the studio daily just to meet the star. Shake his hand. Take his picture. Rub...
| Aug 1, 2010
Holly Robinson Peete and her husband, former NFL quarterback Rodney Peete, welcomed more than 500 guests to the historic Green Acres estate in Beverly Hills for DesignCare '10, a fundraiser for the HollyRod Foundation (www.hollyrod.org), which provides...
| Nov 7, 2008
When it comes to his future arts giving in today's economy, even Eli Broad, perhaps Los Angeles' most generous arts supporter, is looking at the bottom line.
"The value of the Broad Foundation is down 18%," says Broad, who can count among his latest...
| Sep 2, 2008
"Once on This Island," a tale of love and redemption in the Caribbean, marks a new beginning for L.A.'s leading presenter of old musicals.
"Island," which opens Wednesday at UCLA's Freud Playhouse, is the first show of Reprise Theatre Company's first...
| Sep 5, 2008
Vivacious, exotic and scored to a calypso-reggae beat, "Once on This Island" is a Caribbean cruise of a musical that offers audiences an abundance of pleasantly superficial diversions and sunny ports of call.
That Reprise Theatre Company's revival often...
| May 4, 2009
The combatant in question is a manly man. He's wearing high-testosterone black from head to toe and that ultimate flag of machismo -- a full-on beard. His opponent is 20 years younger, but as the two sword fighters thrust and parry, the dark, handsome...
| May 3, 2009
There are precious few guarantees in the theater anymore. Boffo playwrights went out with the Neil Simon dinosaurs. A new show by Stephen Sondheim, hands down the greatest living musical theater composer, can't even count on a Broadway booking. The only...
| Dec 8, 2008
If Masters and Johnson had been a musical writing team instead of sex researchers regularly appearing on TV talk shows, they might very well have come up with something similar to "I Love My Wife." The 1977 musical, about two guys from Trenton, N.J.,...
| Apr 5, 2008
KCET pulls series over FCC worries
Officials at KCET-TV pulled its planned broadcast of "Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick?," which was to begin airing Sunday, after concerns arose at the public-TV station this week about possible fines from...
| May 11, 2010
The Tony call comes early on the West Coast.
Marcia Milgrom Dodge was trying to get some sleep; the director-choreographer had only five days to stage the new Reprise Theatre Company production of "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying." But...
| Dec 28, 2008
Department stores and boutiques aren't the only places slicing prices this holiday season. Local day spas are full of specials:
Kate Somerville Ongoing until Wednesday: This celebrity haven is giving customers a "buy one get one free" gift card offer...