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During the 65th Academy Awards in 1993, which I produced, we had a wonderful performance of Alan Menken and Tim Rices A Whole New World, which was from the Disney film Aladdin and nominated for an Oscar. Debbie Allen choreographed 35 dancers, along...
Tags: Debbie Allen, Animals, Roy Rogers, Academy Awards, Arthur Hiller
Associated PressTom O'Horgan, a leader in New York's experimental theater scene in the 1960s who went on to direct the exuberant, often freewheeling Broadway productions of "Hair" and "Jesus Christ Superstar," has died. He was 84. The director died Sunday of natural...
Hollywood BriefMY 9-YEAR-OLD son asked me the other morning why I was dancing around the breakfast table singing "Take a Chance on Me." I don't usually sing in the morning. I definitely don't dance. And I didn't know I knew any ABBA songs (I've never actually bought...
Zap2It.comNew daddy Matt Damon can soon add a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame to his recent joy. The Oscar winner is one of 23 entertainers to be honored with his own star by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. Each will receive their star in an upcoming 2007...
Tribune staff reporterThe Amish believe in keeping life simple. Evaluating the "Country Package" at Amish Acres is anything but--when a family of four, with kids in different age-based price ranges, wants to figure out the most economical way to visit the historic Northern...
Zap2It.comMiramax Pictures has rescued that animated musical "Gnomeo and Juliet," moving the Elton John-produced pic toward production. The project, a version of Shakespeare's classic tragic romance set in the world of garden gnomes, was originally in...
Special to The Times"Once on This Island," a tale of love and redemption in the Caribbean, marks a new beginning for L.A.'s leading presenter of old musicals. "Island," which opens Wednesday at UCLA's Freud Playhouse, is the first show of Reprise Theatre Company's first...
Mark O'Connor sat in the small theater at UCLA as three earnest young music students -- a violinist, a cellist and a pianist -- determinedly worked through one movement of his Piano Trio No. 1, a piece commissioned and recorded by the Eroica Trio, one...
Bono and the Edge of U2 are the latest mainstream musicians to pen songs for a Broadway show. They have teamed up with visionary director Julie Taymor to bring "Spider-Man" to Broadway next year. The show - titled "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" - will...
BUSHNELL CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS Oct. 1 - 6 - Phoenix Broadway Series: "West Side Story." Performance times vary. Tickets: $15-$60. Mortensen Hall. Oct. 12 - Robinson & Cole Family Series: "Go, Dog. Go!" 1 and 4 p.m. Tickets: $10-$20. Belding...
Tags: Hartford Stage, Family, Poetry, Trials, Long Wharf Theatre
Tribune chief criticIt was Tim Rice, the lyricist and librettist, who first had the idea of turning the life of Eva Peron into music drama. With Andrew Lloyd Webber, the young composer who had collaborated with him on "Jesus Christ Superstar" providing the music (including...
Tags: Music Theater, Harold Prince, Evita (musical), Dancing, Theater
Tribune Chief CriticGetting a jump on the holiday season of family entertainment, a new production of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" has opened at the Royal George Theatre, a move that should test whether Chicago theatergoers' appetite for the Andrew Lloyd...
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