| Nov 30, 2008
Mitchell Lurie, a world-renowned clarinetist and clarinet teacher who taught for many years at USC and the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, has died. He was 86.
Lurie, who had been in ill health in recent years, died of pneumonia Monday at his...
| Nov 8, 2009
If Mary Poppins had a pied-à-terre in L.A., it would probably look something like Richard Sherman's home in Beverly Hills. Set back from the street across an expanse of emerald lawn, Sherman's storybook cottage has a doorbell that chimes "It's a Small...
| Jun 11, 2008
THERE ARE telltale moments when Lin-Manuel Miranda, the star and creator of "In the Heights," knows who's in the audience to see his new musical about Latinos in Upper Manhattan: Whenever he mentions the Dominican Republic or Puerto Rico in a rap song, or...
| Jun 16, 2008
The Tony Awards are unique among the big award shows in that you cannot experience the nominated works or artists in the convenience of your own home, or even your own town, unless you live in New York. Notwithstanding some 12 million Broadway tickets...
| Apr 25, 2010
Life is a cabaret, old chum — unless, that is, it's a carnival show.
So step right up, ladies and gentlemen, and see the slick, charming salesman Stan Carlisle morph into a carny shyster, a gospel preacher, a human monster! Watch him fall in love...
| Mar 28, 2010
Southern California is famous for being ahead of the national curve -- in styles, fads and unenviable crises. And right now, the region's largest institutional theaters are serving as a crystal ball for leadership concerns affecting nonprofit theaters...
| Apr 24, 2008
JULIE ANDREWS' early life wasn't exactly Dickensian.
It was, however, filled with trauma, drama and colorful -- often tragic -- characters.
In her immensely readable "Home: A Memoir of My Early Years," the Oscar-winning actress, star of such...
| Dec 13, 2009
Los Angeles is accustomed to a long-running, wide-ranging rivalry with New York City, but recently, a former Angeleno compared L.A.'s theater community with his new home, Seattle, in the pages of the New York Times. The implication was clear: smaller,...
| Aug 10, 2008
Here's what's playing on Broadway through the end of August. Note that although some of these shows' official opening dates aren't until September or later, preview performances are offered.
-- Avital Binshtock
"A Chorus Line": This lively exploration...
| Mar 23, 2010
| 4:32 AM
The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle handed out its 2009 awards Monday night and it looks like the group was in a spread-the-wealth mood. The circle--made up of print and online reviewers, including two free-lance journalists who write for the......
| Jun 14, 2010
| 4:34 AM
A group of high-school singers and dancers from The Florida Academy of Performing Arts in Bradenton got a nice surprise during a workshop at Walt Disney World: The professionals from the touring company of Disney's Mary Poppins showed up to teach them...
| Jul 1, 2010
| 9:36 PM
Click here to download TV listings for the week of June 27 - July 3 in PDF format This week's TV Movies Weekly TV Listings can also be downloaded here HIGH SCHOOL COACH: Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton in a......