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Doctor Zhivago's Sound

Regina Weinreich | Posted 04.23.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The musical based on that Russian classic Doctor Zhivago inevitably evokes comparisons with the Omar Shariff-Julie Christie, David Lean 1965 movie, fr...

'Doctor Zhivago' Is A Musical Now, Boris Pasternak Would Be Thrilled

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 10.02.2014 | Arts

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest version of "Cinderella" will soon disappear from the Broadway Theatre, but another sweepingly romantic musical is ready t...

Christopher Plummer at the Ahmanson Theatre

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 03.25.2014 | Arts
Hoyt Hilsman

photo by Craig Schwartz Who knew that Christopher Plummer could do brilliant standup comedy? One could be confident that the 84-year old lion of ...

Stepin Fetchit: The Weird and Wonderful Conduit Between Jack Johnson and Muhammad Ali

Myra Chanin | Posted 09.22.2013 | Entertainment
Myra Chanin

Jack Johnson and Muhammad Ali -- two extraordinary 20th century they-were-called-Negroes-then World Heavyweight Boxing Champions, were both KO-ed by t...

Fetch Clay, Make Man Review

Nancy Cohen-koan | Posted 11.16.2013 | Arts
Nancy Cohen-koan

When a play throws a knock-out punch you leave the theatre disturbed, awakened, even tearful and in the case of Fetch Clay, Make Man, satisfied. This play explores Cassius Clay's aka Mohammed Ali's relationship with thirties' comedic actor Stepin Fetchit.

He's Back On Broadway

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 05.14.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK -- There are apparently a few more Sundays left in Billy Crystal. The star of "City Slickers" and "When Harry Met Sally" said Tuesday he wil...

Awash in Nostalgia

George Heymont | Posted 06.20.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

Some people believe that hindsight is 20/20. I think it's warped by sentimentality, wishful thinking, and rose-colored glasses. Whether one listens to Betty Buckley singing "Memory" from Cats, or Barbra Streisand's version of the title song from 1973's The Way We Were, memory tends to play tricks on clarity.

'Faust' For The Atomic Age

Wilborn Hampton | Posted 05.22.2013 | Arts
Wilborn Hampton

The Devil certainly gets his due in the Metropolitan Opera's production of Gounod's Faust, which returned for the first time this season Thursday nigh...

Stage Door: Jesus Christ Superstar

Fern Siegel | Posted 05.29.2012 | Arts
Fern Siegel

This production, a zippy revival of the Tim Rice/Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, is at the Neil Simon Theater. Forty years ago, a rock opera was big news on Broadway, and the pop music and camp elements continue to grab the audience's attention.

Flaming Lips Album Is Becoming A Musical

Posted 03.16.2012 | Home

The Flaming Lips' 2002 album "Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots" is to make it's premier on stage and the end of this year at the La Jolla Playhouse in ...