| Jun 12, 2013
| 2:45 PM
By some measures, L.A.'s Center Theatre Group is the busiest nonprofit stage company in the nation — and it's the biggest by far outside Manhattan. But now this theatrical giant is in serious need of more than a little help from its friends.
| Jun 13, 2013
| 5:07 PM
The Walt Disney Studios unveiled the release dates of several highly anticipated movies to hit theaters this year and 2014.
“Saving Mr. Banks,” starring Tom Hanks, Emma Thompson and Colin Farrell, will be widely released on Dec. 20. The...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 11:29 AM
Of course you know of the Mary Poppins from the P.L. Travers book series.
And who hasn't seen Julie Andrews' 1964 cinematic take on the magical nanny?
But now comes the stage musical version, a global hit that has carefully calculated changes —...
| Jan 27, 2013
| 6:27 PM
It was an emotional, nostalgic moment at the Screen Actors Guild Awards last year when Dick Van Dyke gave Mary Tyler Moore the guild's 48th Life Achievement Award. The two veterans, who had come to TV fame playing Rob and Laura Petrie on the landmark...
| Jan 9, 2013
Disney pulls out all the stops with "Mary Poppins," a spectacular feast of magic theatricality that opened Tuesday at Orlando's Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre.
Bob Crowley's scenic design includes a beautiful home for the very British Banks family; it'...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 10:15 AM
The Great American Mousical
Through Dec. 9, The Norma Terris Theatre, 33 North Main St., Chester, goodspeed.org
In the 1960s comedy Bedazzled, Julie Andrews' name is invoked like an incantation. Instead of "Abracadabra," it's "Juuullllie...
| May 14, 2013
| 11:11 AM
Ashley Brown, who created the title role in Broadway’s “Mary Poppins” and played Belle in Broadway’s “Beauty and the Beast” is Irene Malloy and Tony Award-nominated Tony Sheldon, who received a Tony Award nomination for...
| May 7, 2013
| 10:35 AM
Music Theatre of Connecticut's current musical shows off the greatest hits of a former Yalie / New Haven resident, the late Cole Porter. It's called Cole and it chronicles the life of Porter, integrating more than 25 of his now classic songs like "Night...
| May 14, 2013
| 2:13 PM
Row, row, row your boat,
Gently down the shore,
If you see a lion there,
Don't forget to roar.
This unconventional take on a very familiar song is what parents and their children (grandparents too) heard as they strolled into the lobby of the Ruth...
| May 5, 2013
| 4:26 PM
Early in "Oklahoma!" the 1943 masterpiece by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II now at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the traveling peddler Ali Hakim asks the naive young farm girl Laurey Williams if she wants something. He means trinkets from his...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 11:06 PM
Max and Jake Caliger were in for a treat at the Newport Beach Film Festival opening Thursday.
The Newport Beach residents, who are 12 and 13 years old, respectively, arrived early at the Edwards Big Newport 6 to see their favorite band, Green Day....
| Apr 10, 2013
| 4:56 AM
LeRoy McClain (Broadway’s “Cymbeline," "The History Boys") will join Tony Award-winner Alice Ripley (Broadway's "Next to Normal") in the cast of Bruce Norris’ Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play, “Clybourne Park,”...