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A life-sized storybook unfolded on Tuesday night as "Shrek the Musical" opened in Orange County. Everyone's favorite ogre appeared on the stage, bigger and greener than ever, but the stunning visual representation masked a lackluster composition. "Shrek...
We live in a pop age gone loco for retro and crazy for commemoration. Band reformations and reunion tours, tribute albums and box sets, anniversary festivals and live performances of classic albums: Each new year is better than the previous year for music...
NEW YORK (AP) — This week's "Grey's Anatomy" is being billed as a musical episode, and cast member Sara Ramirez understands that saying the word musical "tends to mislead people" by implying "a lot of jazz hands." But viewers won't see Patrick...
The Broadway hits "Spring Awakening," "Spamalot" and "Dreamgirls;" mirth and memories from the likes of Whoopi Goldberg, Shirley MacLaine and Don Rickles; the vocalism of Mandy Patinkin, Idina Menzel and Bernadette Peters; as well as dates with Michael...
The Tony call comes early on the West Coast. Marcia Milgrom Dodge was trying to get some sleep; the director-choreographer had only five days to stage the new Reprise Theatre Company production of "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying." But...
A number of events and releases are tied to Monty Python's 40th anniversary. "An Evening Without Monty Python" Python member Eric Idle directs a cast of five, including actress Jane Leeves, for a live staging of more than 20 skits adapted from the...
Tags: Eric Idle, Theater, Movies, Costa Mesa, Broadway Theater
Theater CriticIn these cash-strapped days, people are lucky to get to see a show once, never mind a second or third time. But with "Spamalot" now playing at the Ahmanson Theatre more than four years after it opened on Broadway and a couple of years after it premiered...
Special to Tribune NewspapersBest known for his portrayal of the intensely droll J. Peterman on "Seinfeld," John O'Hurley has starred on Broadway, triumphed on "Dancing With the Stars," written several books and just released his second CD, "Secrets From the Lake," a piano and...
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...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterNEW YORK -- "Finally my mother can see something I've done," said opera singer Nathan Gunn, "that she actually likes." The 37-year-old baritone was speaking of tonight's concert version of the pioneering musical "Show Boat," the centerpiece of a season-...
Deanna Dunagan was Broadway-bound and she was not happy. It was mid-October and she was due to leave in a week for New York, where she would reprise her acclaimed performance as Violet Weston, the pill-addicted, cancer-stricken monster of a mother at the...
Tags: Harold Pinter, Strikes, Annette Bening, Children, Travel
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