| Sep 27, 2012
| 12:40 PM
NEW YORK - The New 42nd Street Studios, where many Broadway musicals rehearse, are full of drama. Once at this very address, a hung-over Billy Joel spilled coffee all over a furious Twyla Tharp's sacred dance floor. And if, some warm September Saturday,...
| Aug 8, 2012
When Marvin Hamlisch auditioned for the Juilliard School of Music, he played not Chopin or Mozart but the American folk standard "Goodnight, Irene," a choice that could have had lamentable results for any other prospective student.
But Hamlisch quickly...
| Aug 19, 2012
| 7:50 PM
Sitcom favorites Shelley Long and Cindy Williams get to strut their comedic stuff together for the first time in the Hallmark Movie Channel's new film, "Strawberry Summer," which airs at 8 p.m. Saturday. Both stars say they are surprised it took them this...
| Apr 29, 2012
VIENNA — The Hotel Sacher will never be mistaken for a hip hotel. The elaborate gilt trim in public rooms, the old-school celebrity photos that adorn the walls and the tourists in line to sample Sacher torte — all evidence that guests are...
| Jan 7, 2013
| 11:36 AM
From the moment the first singer strides through the audience, walks onstage crooning “And the World Goes ’Round,” from the movie “New York, New York,” and takes her place underneath a spinning globe before being joined by...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 9:13 PM
With Newport-Mesans in the Olympics, contentious City Council elections and those Mitt and Barack guys grabbing headlines, it was a busy year for news — and the arts proved to be no exception. We could try to order this into a conventional "top 10...
| Dec 14, 2012
| 11:32 AM
"Cabaret," the title number from Liza Minnelli's greatest screen musical, is a fight song as much as a showstopper. Midway through its celebration of a carefree life, the lyrics describe a girlfriend of the narrator who died of "too much pills and liquor,...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 9:36 AM
When Madeleine Barker's fellow cast members handed her the Oscar in the Claire Trevor Theatre, she felt excited for herself and a little sad for Judy Garland.
Barker, who plays Garland in UC Irvine's upcoming musical "Tinseltown Christmas," had been...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 11:07 AM
In the 1980s, Tony Andriacchi was almost as famous in Chicago as his heroes Tony Bennett and Frank Sinatra were around the world.
Audiences queued up to hear one of the most lustrous male voices to come out of this city, an instrument that Andriacchi...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 9:13 PM
It's a label Liza Minnelli cherishes, and one she's never fully understood.
"Gay icon." Ask her to explain it, and she'll come up empty.
On Google, Minnelli's name alongside that two-word phrase cues up 117,000 results. When she performed back east...
| Feb 1, 2012
| 4:36 PM
A recap of the Michael Jackson episode of "Glee."...
| Feb 10, 2012
| 10:42 AM
Beyonce stepped out for the first time since having her baby Blue Ivy Carter. Jay-Z's bride Beyonce looks fantastic, rocking serious curves in a form-fitting dress for a charity concert her husband put on at New York's Carnegie Hall....