| Jan 15, 2013
| 8:26 AM
The names of 35 established and emerging writers, composers and lyricists representing teams for 20 developing shows -- including the creators of "Urinetown" -- will converge on the Goodspeed campus in East Haddam at the end of January to be the inaugural...
| Dec 28, 2012
| 10:40 PM
A massive manhunt for a missing FBI agent, the surprise departure of the city's chief executive, a National Teacher of the Year, tragic suicide and long-sought closure for the family of a murdered Burbank police officer.
The year 2012 was full of...
| Dec 29, 2012
| 5:00 AM
A massive manhunt for a missing FBI agent, the surprise departure of the city’s chief executive, a National Teacher of the Year, tragic suicide and long-sought closure for the family of a murdered Burbank police officer.
The year 2012 was full of...
| Dec 26, 2012
| 7:02 AM
“The Morini Strad,” the surprise hit playing at the Colony Theatre in Burbank, has generated enough revenue for the cash-strapped venue to produce the next play of its season, the thriller “I’ll Be Back Before Midnight,”...
| Dec 9, 2012
| 9:58 AM
Actress Mariette Hartley has been through drama before, with decades of experience in film, television and on local stages, beginning with a Los Angeles production of “A Midsummer Night's Dream” with Bert Lahr. But she experienced suspense...
| Apr 4, 2013
| 12:53 PM
Italy’s toe is cold. Or, anyway, it was when I was there a couple of weeks ago. Surely the closest part of the mainland to North Africa ought to be more cozy than this. Even Naples, pictured always in the tourist literature with its blue bay and...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 2:54 PM
Love bloomed at the Laguna Nursery's Valentine's Day Cabaret on Saturday night.
Performers crooned and warbled songs of love found, love lost, love on the rebound and cupboard love, all accompanied by pianist Saif. His grand piano was set on the main...
| Feb 8, 2011
Mary Cleere Haran, a singer, actress and writer whose performances and recordings brought new perspectives to classic American popular songs, died Saturday in Deerfield Beach, Fla. She was 58.
The Broward County coroner's office confirmed that she died...
| Mar 5, 2012
| 9:45 AM
Porchlight Music Theatre has announced its 18th season of musicals. Here are the shows, which have a heavy retro theme:
- "A Class Act." the first Chicago production of the musical about musicals, by Edward Kleban, Linda Kline and Lonny Price. Opens in...
| Nov 28, 2010
Finishing the Hat
Collected Lyrics (1954-1981) With Attendant Comments, Principles, Heresies, Grudges, Whines and Anecdotes
Alfred A. Knopf: 480 pp., $39.95.
The essential qualities of Stephen Sondheim's artistic temperament —...
| Nov 8, 2010
Stately and rumpled, Stephen Sondheim descended from an upper floor of his elegant East Side townhouse and submitted to the interview as though it were a necessary barber shop shave. He's used to these intrusions — the artist obliged to natter on...
| Nov 4, 2010
| 4:32 PM
The song "Zip" from the classic Broadway musical "Pal Joey" has been performed by such actresses as Elaine Stritch and Martha Plimpton on Broadway and a dubbed Rita Hayworth in the 1957 movie version. Now actress Jane Krakowski has created......