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  • Gold Derby nuggets: Will 'Flight of the Conchords' be grounded? | 'The Sound of Music' soars once more

     
    • "Flight of the Conchords" star Jemaine Clement has said his offbeat HBO comedy series may not continue for a third season because it requires so much work, but a final decision will be made within a month. Clement told Reuters that he needs to discuss...
  • Theater review: 'Dreamgirls' at the Ahmanson Theatre

     
    Powerhouse singing is hardly in short supply in the bluntly entertaining touring production of “Dreamgirls,” Tom Eyen and Henry Krieger’s groundbreaking 1981 musical loosely based on the career of the “Supremes,” which opened Tuesday at the...
  • Theater review: 'Backwards In High Heels' at International City Theatre

     
    “Backwards in High Heels,” now at the International City Theatre, is an ambitious bio-musical about Ginger Rogers that treats Rogers’ life from her early days on the Orpheum circuit to her Oscar-winning turn in “Kitty Foyle.” The life of Rogers,...
  • Theater review: 'Sondheim on Sondheim' at Studio 54

     
    NEW YORK — The birthday fuss has indeed been getting out of hand. But no artist in the American theater deserves it more than Stephen Sondheim, who became an octogenarian this year and has been keeping a couple of other......
  • Tonys outrage flashback: 'Gypsy' lost best musical to 'Fiorello!'

     
    Frank Rich and Ben Brantley of the New York Times have both hailed "Gypsy" as the greatest musical in Broadway history, but it got cheated at the Tony Awards of 1960. In part, that was due to tough competition. In the race for best musical, It lost to...
  • Tuesday's TV Highlights: 'Last Lion of Liuwa' on Animal Planet

     
    Click here to download TV listings for the week of July 4 - 10 in PDF format This week's TV Movies Weekly TV Listings can also be downloaded here LADY: The new special “The Last Lion of Liuwa” tracks a......
  • Playbills speak to history

    I went to the theater Sunday afternoon, and, as is my custom, took the Playbill to my office afterward and added it to a shelf in my bookcase that has been housing a steadily growing family of Playbills for the past 50-some years. They pretty much chart...
  • 'The Lucy Show": The Official Second Season'

    'The Lucy Show": The Official Second Season'
    After "I Love Lucy" ended, Lucille Ball returned to series television and had another healthy run on CBS, as verified by this second of the six years of this sitcom. She's back in the company of Vivian Vance, as they play two women who share housing...
  • On Theater: Ethel Merman hits Playhouse

    On Theater: Ethel Merman hits Playhouse
    In Laguna Beach, Broadway (the street) stops just before it gets to the Laguna Playhouse, whereupon it becomes Laguna Canyon Road. Next week, although the playhouse isn't on Broadway, Broadway will be at the playhouse. "Ethel Merman's Broadway," that is....
  • Calendar

    YOUR WEEKEND FRIDAY: The Global Beat Foundation September kicks off the City of Laguna Beach's Sunset Serenades from 5:30 p.m. to sunset at the Heisler Park picnic area. Admission is free. For more information, call (949) 497-0722 or e-mail spoeschl@...
  • On Theater: Tourists gone; locals get their nights

    With the arts festivals over for another year, Laguna Beach's local theatergoers can take advantage of a half-price offer they can drink to. The Laguna Playhouse is offering Laguna residents two tickets for the price of one on its two touring shows...
  • Theater Review: Everything's coming up Merman at Playhouse

    Of all the since-departed celebrities who've shown up to entertain at the Laguna Playhouse recently (George Gershwin, Ella Fitzgerald), none shines brighter than the queen of Broadway herself, Miss Ethel Merman. "Ethel Merman's Broadway," a one-woman...