The new Kander & Ebb musical, "Curtains," may not have received raves when the show opened Aug. 9 in Los Angeles. But they were perfect reviews nonetheless..
Gotham legit took over the Ahmanson on Aug. 9 for the world premiere of "Curtains," a new musical by Rupert Holmes, John Kander and the late Fred Ebb.
The big news at Sunday night's perf was the very first Tosca of Metropolitan Opera stalwart Patricia Racette, who was recently heard as Madama Butterfly at the L.A. Opera. Because of its dramatic…
John Kander is having an epiphany. When asked about his new murder-mystery musical "Curtains," written with his late longtime collaborator Fred Ebb, Kander has cause to marvel aloud, "Holy mackerel…
John Doyle is not a one-trick director, and here in America he's going to prove it with the Los Angeles Opera's new production of "The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny," which preems in…
Back in the 1950s, Roman Catholic priests were known to relax, kick back and watch "Gunsmoke" after long Saturday nights in the confessional. Last spring, Broadway actors found a similar respite…
Producer Scott Sanders had been with the project from the get-go eight years ago, but it was the words "Oprah Winfrey Presents" that stood out above the title when "The Color Purple" finally opened…
Nothing is forever in the theater. Not success. Not failure. In a previous century, the Dodgers produced hits like "Big River" and "The Who's Tommy." But even their recent success with "Urinetown"…
From "Bram Stoker's Dracula" to "Interview With the Vampire," movie auds have turned bloodsuckers into stars. So why do these fiends fail when it comes to headlining Broadway musicals?
Forget the lack of noms for Julia Roberts, Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane. When the 2005-06 Broadway season calls it quits, at least two plays -- count 'em, two! -- are certain to be counted as…
This legit season it got personal as a number of outsized egos set themselves up for big falls.