| Dec 16, 2013
| 12:45 PM
Andrea McArdle, Broadway's original Annie, will kick off the holiday season at downtown nightspot The Abbey with a cabaret titled "Sounds of the Season."
Performances are at 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 17 and 18.
Fresh off her sold-out...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 12:30 PM
"Twelve Years a Slave" has solidified its status as an awards-season front-runner, leading the SAG Awards nominations with four.
"August: Osage County," "Lee Daniels' The Butler" and "Dallas Buyers Club" each received three nominations for the 20th...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 4:30 PM
In terms of box office boosts, the biggest beneficiaries from the 71st annual Golden Globes nominated crop stand to be a funny -- or musical -- bunch.
Three of five nominated comedy/musical pics -- "American Hustle," "Her" and "The Wolf of Wall Street"...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 8:08 PM
The man behind Borat is getting ready to make sexy time with FX.
Sacha Baron Cohen, British star of "Borat" and "Da Ali G Show," has clinched a first-look deal with the production arm of the cable network through his company Four by Two, FX announced...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 3:30 AM
MADRID - First Coco Chanel, then Yves Saint Laurent, now Cristobal Balenciaga, the master of them all.
The great Spain-born fashion designer will become the latest genius of Parisian haute couture to receive a big-screen portrait, in a still-to-be-titled...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 1:47 PM
The massively popular mega-musicals of the 1980s — a list dominated by "Les Miserables," "The Phantom of the Opera" and "Miss Saigon" — are returning to Broadway and the touring circuit in new and rethought stagings. "Les Miserables" just...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 1:58 PM
Malcolm Morrison, who expanded the Hartt School at the University of Hartford in size and scope, died Friday at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford after a long battle with cancer. He was 73 and lived in West Hartford with his wife of 42 years, actress and...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 11:32 AM
Ever since the 1882 premiere of Richard Wagner's final stage work, "Parsifal," at the composer's custom-built opera house in Bayreuth, Germany, performers have wrestled mightily with the problems inherent in this long, ambiguous, enigmatic, gloriously...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 5:00 AM
LONDON — You really have to keep your eye on the British. Now they've stolen Brad Pitt.
Pitt, part of a British-bound diaspora of U.S. actors, directors and studio executives, is spending his autumn riding in a Sherman tank around a muddy...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 10:30 AM
The 40-50 pounds that Christian Bale packed on to play inveterate conman Irving Rosenfeld in David O. Russell's upcoming "American Hustle" appears all the more shocking when juxtaposed with the actor's reedthin crackhead Dicky Eklund in "The Fighter," his...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 8:30 AM
The Hamptons Intl. Film Festival has tapped Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, co-chairs of U.K. production company Working Title Films, to receive the fest's annual Golden Starfish Award for lifetime achievement.
The duo receive the kudo for a track record...
| Sep 19, 2013
The show: "Miss Saigon" at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford.
What makes it special?: This is a homegrown production made by four presenting houses, including the Bushnell.
First impressions?: Has it been 22 years since "Miss...