| Jun 4, 2012
| 11:46 AM
The Green Day-based musical "American Idiot" held its closing performance Sunday at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, and a surprise guest made an appearance: Green Day's lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong.
According to the "American Idiot" Twitter page,...
| Nov 17, 2011
| 7:11 AM
If you’re a celebrity flying Southwest Airlines out of Baltimore or Denver this weekend, get ready for your close-up—and be on your best behavior.
The airline famous for kicking celebs off its flights is teaming with TLC and ITV Studios...
| Jul 11, 2012
| 2:54 PM
We want to see an end to cystic fibrosis for all who suffer from this deadly inherited disease, but also for our close friend's niece and my son's college roommate.
Join legendary watermen Laird Hamilton and Dave Kalama, as well as more than a dozen...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 4:00 PM
Touring companies of Broadway's "Billy Elliot," "American Idiot," "Sister Act," and "Million Dollar Quartet" will make up much of the 2012-13 Broadway series for the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford.
Also on tap as an off-...
| Feb 8, 2012
Last night was the Chicago opening of the Green Day musical "American Idiot" and I was there.
The trend of taking the songbooks of popular musical artists and turning them into Broadway musicals has found its way into the early 2000's trying to bring...
| Dec 21, 2011
| 7:50 AM
Now that the requisite 20 years has passed, the '90s are ripe for the artistic pillaging. Dagwood's brand of punk fits nicely into the '90s niche carved by NOFX, Lagwagon, Face to Face, and Me First & the Gimme...
| Jan 13, 2012
| 10:37 AM
HBO's "Game of Thrones" will return for its second season April 1, the network announced Friday.
The 10-episode Season 2 will see the rise of the Imp (Emmy winner Peter Dinklage) as the Hand of the King and several new characters coming to Westeros. It...
| Jan 17, 2010
Duncan Sheik is a skeptic of the supernatural -- "I completely don't believe in ghosts," the singer-songwriter says. Yet if his new musical “Whisper House” is to succeed in its world premiere Thursday at the Old Globe Theatre, audiences -- not...
| Mar 30, 2010
A roundup of this morning's arts and entertainment headlines:
"Community" creator Dan Harmon disses Steven Spielberg and apologizes for "Monster House." (New York Times)
Jon "Napoleon Dynamite" Heder drops out of a Will Ferrell-produced Comedy Central...
| Apr 18, 2010
It looks like an innocent radio sing-a-long. In the new musical "Girlfriend," two adolescents are belting out a pop-rock tune that's on the radio. Flirting like high school seniors headed to the prom, the couple grows more spirited as the music turns...
| May 11, 2010
The Tony call comes early on the West Coast.
Marcia Milgrom Dodge was trying to get some sleep; the director-choreographer had only five days to stage the new Reprise Theatre Company production of "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying." But...
| Jun 10, 2010
| 4:33 PM
Theater critic Charles McNulty and pop music critic Ann Powers began their conversation about the changing sound of the Broadway musical in the lobby of the Sam S. Shubert Theatre in New York, where they ran into each other at a Sunday matinee of...