In the beginning, Stephen Sondheim's "Follies" was known as "The Girls Upstairs." Before he decided on "A Streetcar Named Desire," Tennessee Williams toyed with the more prosaic "The Poker Game." And…
The tip-off was the set design. When David Rockwell's dazzling, innovative designs for "All Shook Up" failed to nab a Tony nom in 2005, it was clear: The awards committee members did not just dislike…
"No, I'm not a big traveler for my shows," says Joe DiPietro. "Especially one I wrote 10 years ago." For some writers, it is simple. Give them a free plane ride and hotel setup, and they're ready to…
As with so many cutting-edge works in the theater, lyricist-librettist Steven Sater and composer Duncan Sheik's musical "Spring Awakening" -- the most startling and exciting rock tuner to hit the…
In addition to its usual emphasis on film scores, the Flanders International Film Fest (Oct. 11-21) in Ghent, Belgium, will showcase the new Stanley Kubrick exhibit.
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 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…
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…