The potential of a tuner titled "Minsky's," with its promise of gorgeous gals, baggy-pants comics, hot dance and nostalgia, is partly realized in its Ahmanson Theater premiere thanks to a strong…
Not every filmmaker is lucky enough to choose exactly the project destined to bring him or her award-season recognition. This year's five director nominees almost missed their chance for Oscar glory…
Leslie Uggams' triumphant evocation of Lena Horne's spirit and talent is the main attraction, but bio-tuner "Stormy Weather" at the Pasadena Playhouse also boasts a cavalcade of sizzling standards, a…
Theater Tribe in North Hollywood has done a smashing job on Martin McDonagh's "A Skull in Connemara" -- appropriately enough, since smashing heads (both living and dead varieties) is one of its…
Roger O. Hirson and Stephen Schwartz's 1972 "Pippin" meshes nicely with Deaf West Theater's performance style, though it falls well short of the company's "Big River," which sailed from the Mark…
Can't we all get along?" Rodney King famously asked, and the answer that too often comes back is "Hell no."
Live theater's unique ability to put over elaborate romantic epics with a few frantically doubling thesps and a dollop of imagination is the major selling point of "Around the World in 80 Days" at…
Those who view "American Idol" and ultra-violent videogame "Manhunt 2" as harbingers of Western civilization's imminent demise will find a kindred spirit in Amy Freed's "You, Nero."
Golden Globe Nominations: Best Picture Comedy/Musical: 'Burn After Reading,' 'Happy-Go-Lucky,' 'In Bruges,' 'Mamma Mia!,' 'Vicky Cristina Barcelona'
Golden Globes Nominations: Director: Danny Boyle, Stephen Daldry, David Fincher, Ron Howard, Sam Mendes