| Dec 6, 2011
| 4:32 PM
The current Broadway revival of the Stephen Sondheim-James Goldman musical, "Follies," will come to the Ahmanson Theatre in May. It fills a gap in the Ahmanson season created when a planned revival of "Funny Girl" fell through....
| Feb 1, 2012
| 4:33 PM
The Broadway run of the Pulitzer Prize winning play "Clybourne Park" has been canceled by producer Scott Rudin....
| Feb 3, 2012
| 4:33 AM
The acclaimed production of playwright Bruce Norris' "Clybourne Park," now playing at the Mark Taper Forum, will move to Broadway this spring after all, despite a well-publicized spat between Norris and a producer of the show threatened to sideline the...
| Feb 18, 2012
| 4:33 PM
Charles McNulty explores the changing business model of nonprofit theater and its ramifications on the art form....
| Mar 8, 2012
| 9:33 PM
Patti LuPone, Richard Thomas and Mary Beth Hurt will star in the New York segment of what's billed as a national effort on Sunday to raise money for Japanese theaters on the anniversary of the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Major companies in LA...
| May 15, 2011
Darko Tresnjak wanted to direct as far back as he can remember.
When the newly-named artistic director of Hartford Stage was a 7-year-old boy in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, he was inspired by the opening-day ceremonies of the 1972 Olympics to organize his...
| Jan 18, 2009
Tall and burly, fierce eyes shining, Troy Kotsur commands the center of the rehearsal room. Even in a T-shirt and jeans, he looks the part of the great King Charlemagne. Kotsur is about to attempt "War Is a Science," a patter song from the '70s Broadway...
| Sep 12, 2008
It's a truism of the theater: Nuns are funny. Just ask Nicholas Martin, director of John Guare's "The House of Blue Leaves," the inaugural production of the newly remodeled Mark Taper Forum, reopening Saturday after a $30-million makeover. "It's true....
| 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...
| Mar 4, 2009
Kirk Douglas thought it was time to do something crazy. So about a year ago, he began writing.
"I said I am 92 years old. I am an actor. I can't talk much with an impediment in my speech," he says. "What do I do? I do a one-man show!"
The spryly chipper...
| Aug 15, 2008
Hoping to give audiences something to buzz about in the expanded lobby yielded by its $30-million renovation, the Mark Taper Forum will offer a 2009 season that includes revivals of the Broadway musicals "Pippin" and "Parade" and Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya"...
| Nov 3, 2008
In what could be the region's most ambitious, broadest-based artistic endeavor since the 1984 Olympic Arts Festival, Los Angeles Opera will join forces with more than 50 Southern California arts and educational institutions to stage a 10-week festival...