Singer Sara Bareilles will perform the vocals for the heroine Ariel, a young mermaid who dreams of becoming human. Actress Rebel Wilson will perform Ursula, the plus-size sea-witch who grants the naive protagonist her wish.
Zaha Hadid, the celebrated Iraqi-born British architect whose dramatic, swooping designs punctuate the profiles of cities around the world, and who was the first woman to win the Pritzker Architecture Prize, died Thursday. She was 65.
The acclaimed Young Vic production of Arthur Miller's "A View from the Bridge," directed by the in-demand Ivo van Hove, is coming to Los Angeles, following recent runs in London and Broadway. The drama is scheduled to open the 50th anniversary season of the Ahmanson Theatre in September.
"Constellations," the drama by Nick Payne that's had successful runs in London and New York, and "Barbecue," a two-family comedy from Robert O'Hara, will be part of the Geffen Playhouse's upcoming season.