This old town hasn’t seen a dame as bawdy as Bridget Everett since those big fat mamas who stripped for free drinks at Sammy’s Bowery Follies. But you’ll just have to take my word on that, since most…
Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, the “Hairspray” composers whose musical “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” is currently playing on the West End, have signed with CAA. It’s the first time the pair…
Drama has never been central to "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory." Roald Dahl's story and the two so-so movie versions used vivid prose or super-saturated-color visuals to disguise the lack of…
2016-2017 Oscar Predictions
Warner Bros. has big plans for the 75th anniversary of "The Wizard of Oz." Imax will unspool a remastered 3D version of the film in theaters for one week beginning Sept. 20 in North America, to…
"Catch Me if You Can" arrives at the Pantages without the star energy of its original Broadway leads.
From scores to songs to main themes, TV provides a wide canvas for musical expression. These thumbnail sketches provide Academy members with a shorthand on which to base their vote.
Each of tuner's songrwiting teams limited to one tune in race
"Good for them," Theresa Rebeck thought when she read in Variety that Steven Spielberg had sold a drama series at Showtime revolving around an effort to mount a Broadway musical.
The new musical version of the DreamWorks pic is an aqua-and-tangerine trip to the early '60s.
It seems like Marc Shaiman never stops. While he tinkers with the mix of the bigscreen adaptation of his smash Broadway musical "Hairspray" (opening July 20), he's also composing the score for the…
The history of Broadway musicals on film is often unhappy. (John Huston's "Annie," anyone?) Even when the creative teams responsible have been involved in their adaptation -- the Rodgers and…