| Feb 18, 2014
| 4:35 PM
"Les Miserables" will kick off the Signature Series of Orlando Shakespeare Theater's 2014-15 season, theater officials announced Tuesday.
The musical's first Orlando-based production will open Sept. 12 and will be the Shakes' largest single show, said...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 6:06 AM
Disney is putting the final touches on the new Festival of Fantasy Parade, which will debut in March at Fantasyland inside Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom.
This week, Disney released a behind-the-scenes look at music of the parade.
| Nov 17, 2013
| 6:00 PM
NEW YORK — Matthew Bourne was standing in the bedroom of Tchaikovsky's home outside Moscow two years ago when he decided it was finally time to tackle "Sleeping Beauty."
"It had a single bed and a very ordinary wooden table, looking out the window...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 11:00 AM
In the 1937 promotional film "How Walt Disney Cartoons Are Made," an announcer describes some of the intricate work going into the studio's first feature-length film, "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs," in a department called Inking and Painting.
| Dec 5, 2013
| 6:00 AM
NEW YORK — Few people would mistake the Long Island commuter town of Bethpage (elevation: 105 feet) for the Austrian Alps. But on a vast soundstage in an anonymous industrial park about 45 minutes from Manhattan sits a gently sloping, man-made...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 9:51 AM
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Thursday night NBC staged a three-hour live performance of Rodgers and Hammserstein's "The Sound of Music," the world's most beloved musical, with Carrie Underwood as Maria von Trapp, a role...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Autumn bounty came to Broadway last week, with major sales and attendance bumps logged at most shows on the boards and no fewer than four titles topping an impressive $1.8 million each.
The Main Stem traditionally begins to shake off the September...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 3:08 PM
Disney princess-inspired gowns by Versace, Valentino, Missoni and Oscar de la Renta are now up for bid online in a Christie's benefit auction.
Online bidding for the 10 "princess dresses," which started Oct. 18, is in advance of a live auction scheduled...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Here's a sentence you never thought you'd read: The two hot tickets on Broadway last week were William Shakespeare and classical boy-band Il Divo.
It seems unlikely enough that the Bard, much-revived in general and produced almost to a surfeit this...
| Dec 7, 2013
| 7:07 PM
You can now count live events and glossy musicals as a few of TV executives' favorite things.
Thursday's three-hour spectacular "Sound of Music Live!" with country star Carrie Underwood as Maria sang for 18.6 million total viewers, according to Nielsen....
| Dec 9, 2013
| 2:30 PM
The Broadway revival of "Cinderella" has tapped Fran Drescher to play the wicked stepmother in the Rodgers and Hammerstein tuner, with the actress set to step into the role in the spring.
She'll make her Main Stem bow in the musical, although she's...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Disney toasted 90 years of animation on Dec. 10 with a cocktail reception in the appropriately named Legends Plaza on the Disney lot in Burbank -- appropriate because of the many Disney legends in attendance, including 100-year-old artist Milton Quon, who...