In the words of the karaoke favorite, "Girls just wanna have fun." So do theatergoers of both genders, but "Girls Night: The Musical" doesn't make it easy.
A host of notable 2007 pix were lost -- and ultimately found -- in translation.
Even though films often require years of development, many of the reality-based features released in recent months bear more than a passing resemblance to 2007's ripped-from-the-headline stories ...
Alchemy of helmer Gordon Davidson and star Hal Linden turns a relatively eventless work into something sweet and satisfying.
Look away, Dixieland. The Geffen Playhouse's Civil War-era "Atlanta: The Musical" is one of those "What were they thinking?" enterprises whose intentions become more mysterious, and execution more…
While prepping for a scheduled move to Gotham in early '08, cast, crew and characters of the long-running revue "The Marvelous Wonderettes" take time out to offer a Yuletide-themed sequel, "Winter…
Hollywood's bread-and-butter genres bring in the ticket buyers but not the Oscar noms. Every year, a lot of first-rate acting goes unrecognized because it shows up in a film that's perceived as…
The symbolic moment at which the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences turned its back on actors in popcorn movies can be precisely pinpointed as March 5, 1936.
No real tears are shed in "Cry-Baby," the exuberantly witty musical adaptation of John Waters' 1990 social satire in pre-Broadway tryout at the La Jolla Playhouse. That's because the style forbids…
The rise and fall of a promising artist who died young (think Joplin, Morrison, Cobain, etc.) generally follows a familiar pattern: meteoric rise to fame followed by a slow downward spiral to the…
Alan Bennett's wonderful, nostalgic trip down the halls of academe, "The History Boys," makes its Los Angeles debut as a hybrid of the original Royal National Theater staging and a team of local…