Some knit; others compose. When not tapping through "On the Town" or needling her next-door neighbor Archie Bunker as Irene Lorenzo, Betty Garrett filled her spare time cranking out lyrics and the…
Stage adaptation of the Disney family film phenom "High School Musical" is as carefully crafted to bring an aud to its feet as an after-hours pep rally, especially when the gymnasium crowd already…
Non-pros assume that the best picture Oscar goes to the pic voters believe to be the year's creative high point, the very pinnacle of filmmaking achievement. Many voters themselves say that's indeed…
As part of the Royal Shakespeare Company's world tour, Anton Chekhov's "The Seagull" is as much a showcase for director Trevor Nunn as companion piece "King Lear" is for star Ian McKellen.
The question on everyone's lips in Los Angeles: "Is the Royal Shakespeare Company's 'King Lear' worth it?" -- worth the hype, the buzz, the extravagant eBay ducat auctions?
In the course of a 40-year career, quintuple-threat Hampton has toiled away as a Tony-winning librettist ("Sunset Boulevard") and Oscar-winning screenwriter ("Dangerous Liaisons") as well as a…
As any viewer of "To Catch a Predator" knows, the Internet's unique potential for empowering and shielding the unscrupulous provides the perfect setup for greater horrors to follow.
Nailing Samuel Beckett's self-styled "tragicomedy," the great "Waiting for Godot," demands tapping into the droll give-and-take of the great comedy teams, as well as access to a well of sorrow from…
The impending retirement and shuffling-off this mortal coil of the enormous baby boom generation was bound to inspire a rash of media treatments, and Jane Anderson's peerlessly acted "The Quality of…
On a Pasadena side street called Boston Court, an art patron's yen to "sit close enough to watch actors sweat" led to the construction of a state-of-the-art theater for a small company that aims to…
No musical has ever been so quiet, so often, as "A Catered Affair," the Broadway-bound adaptation of Paddy Chayefsky's '50s-era teleplay and Gore Vidal's subsequent screenplay.