With musicals "After Midnight" and "A Night with Janis Joplin" now booked for fall runs, Broadway's singing a familiar song. A whole slew of them, in fact. Catalog musicals — that is, tuners with…
John Williams won his first Oscar for music he didn't compose -- adapting the score of the stage musical "Fiddler on the Roof" for its 1971 screen incarnation.
"Intimate Apparel" wears well. The Pasadena Playhouse revival of Lynn Nottage's award-winning 2003 drama, set at the turn of the century, boasts first and foremost a luminous lead performance by…
Critics say policies on adapted scores need tune-up
No Academy group has tinkered more with its rules than the music branch. Over the years, categories have been added and subtracted, and the award titles have changed repeatedly.
Michael Feinstein and David Hyde Pierce make an especially jolly pair.
Simultaneously insightful and idiotic, sustaining a frisky rhythm in both its dialogue and its casually kinetic mise-en-scene.
Michael Boatman ("Spin City") and Michael Therriault will topline the Roundabout's upcoming Off Broadway tuner "The Tin Pan Alley Rag."
Exactly how to recognize excellence in adapting pre-existing music for the film medium has plagued the Academy music branch from the very beginning. No category in Oscar history has been so endlessly…
George Bernard Shaw was renowned for his scathing wit, and it seems only natural to expect a comedy about him to be dry, witty and vibrantly verbal. Instead, playwright Mark Saltzman, has chosen…
"Over the Rainbow" topped an eclectic list of 365 records and cast albums from the past century that America's schoolkids will learn about through a program unveiled Wednesday by the Recording…