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Robert Lopez

How Did the Song "Let it Go" in Frozen Save Elsa From Being a Villain?

Brian Cronin | Posted 07.27.2016 | Entertainment
Brian Cronin

It should come as as no surprise to any observers of the film-making process (particularly original stories) that what actually ends up on the screen is a result of a series of edits, evolutions and adjustments to the original story of a film.

'Let It Go' Writer Becomes An EGOT Winner

Posted 03.03.2014 | Entertainment

At Sunday's 86th annual Academy Awards, "Let It Go" from "Frozen" took home the award for Best Original Song, putting one of the song's writers, Rober...

Christopher Rosen

'Let It Go,' The Internet's Favorite Song, Is Now An Oscar Nominee | Christopher Rosen | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment

"Frozen" has become an unstoppable juggernaut, both at the box office (its global total is up to $713 million) and on the internet. Covers of the anim...

The Book of Mormon Takes San Francisco by Storm

George Heymont | Posted 02.03.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

One of the blessings of having an unfettered imagination is a willingness to take greater risks than many other artists. When it was first announced t...

Lullabies by Broadway's Best

Andy Propst | Posted 07.24.2012 | Parents
Andy Propst

Imagine you could gather Tony Award winners at your child's bedside to sing him or her to sleep. What if these artists were there to perform original lullabies by Stephen Sondheim?

Tony-Winning 'Book Of Mormon' Is Chicago-Bound

Posted 11.07.2011 | Chicago

Chicago theatre fans received exciting news Wednesday as Broadway in Chicago announced that the Tony Award-winning, "South Park" creators-penned "The ...

'Book of Mormon' Cast Album Breaks Billboard Records

Huffington Post | Lucas Kavner | Posted 08.15.2011 | Arts

After winning Best Musical at the Tony Awards this past Sunday, the cast album for "The Book of Mormon," Trey Parker, Matt Stone, and Robert Lopez's m...

Stage Door: The Book of Mormon

Fern Siegel | Posted 05.31.2011 | Arts
Fern Siegel

It's not often you see religious satire and profanity in a Broadway musical. Then again, The Book of Mormon is unique: It's a robust, toe-tapping musical that foments laughter and thoughtfulness in equal measure.

Blasphemy in The Book of Mormon

Silpa Kovvali | Posted 05.28.2011 | Entertainment
Silpa Kovvali

In a genre not known for its subtlety, this musical stayed away from stereotypes, portraying its two missionary heroes as deeply earnest, deeply flawed, and often deeply conflicted about their own beliefs.

First Nighter: South Park's Trey Parker and Matt Stone Cheerfully Commit The Book of Mormon to Broadway

David Finkle | Posted 05.26.2011 | Entertainment
David Finkle

The production is hardly a surprise attack by the nose-thumbing partners. It could be said they're going after Christianity as a whole with the appearance of a slang-spouting Jesus in a lustrous blond wig.

God Must Be Crazy: The Book of Mormon Review

Valerie Frankel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Valerie Frankel

Is The Book of Mormon as subversive as South Park? Unequivocally, it is pee-in-pants funny, outrageous, and shocking.

Do Business Schools See Why CDOs Are Compared to "Springtime for Hitler"?

David Fiderer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Fiderer

New reporting offers hard evidence that Magnetar, a hedge fund group based in Chicago, had designed a series of subprime mezzanine CDOs that were all but guaranteed to fail.

A Hedge Fund Show Tune: Ditty Lampoons Magnetar's 'Betting Against The American Dream' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As part of their segment this week on the hedge fund Magnetar, This American Life and Planet Money asked Broadway composer Robert Lopez to write a sho...