"Backbeat," in effect, is one story that breaks into two stories, and the Beatles half ends up getting short-changed.
Judd Apatow recently gave us "This Is Forty." Playwright Kathryn Graf has essentially written "This Is 50," but given her new play, in its world premiere at the Odyssey, the more intriguing but less…
Anyone who sits through Jemma Kennedy's "The Grand Irrationality" can probably come up with a pretty good reason why this new comedy had its world premiere at the Lost Studio and not 5,500 miles away…
Cole Porter's "Anything Goes" has sailed into the Ahmanson Theater, its physical production a nearly exact art deco replica of what theatergoers recently enjoyed on Broadway.
"Madama Butterfly" has its Wagnerian influences, and those were the one that the L.A. Opera chose to explore with its latest offering of the Puccini warhorse.
"My wife and my agent pushed me off the cliff," Dustin Hoffman (Hollywood Breakthrough Director Award) says of directing his first pic, after 45 years in front of the camera. And he adds, "I hadn't…
The heat wave returned Sunday for the fundraiser held on Ron Burkle's back lawn in Beverly Hills.
Amfar's annual Inspiration Gala on Thursday honored Kevin Huvane, or as host Chelsea Handler described him, "The man in this town who knows more beautiful women than anyone and has no idea what to do…
Regional theaters often depend on the big tours of Broadway shows to fill their seats. But typically those tuners and plays have their world preems not in Gotham but somewhere on the road. Here are a…
Variety feted for building bridges between Hollywood and UN
Broadway has "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark," and now the rest of America is getting its own flying super-hero show.
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