If the Encores! presentation of "Purlie" over the weekend was a trial run for director Sheldon Epps' planned stagings this summer at Pasadena Playhouse and Chicago's Goodman Theater, with a hopeful…
Scripter-performer Pat Hazell has developed a leisurely paced but effective extended standup comedy act built around the societal absurdities that bombarded his psyche while growing up during the…
You can relax, my pretties. The big green money machine known as "Wicked" is in fine shape in the first stop of its national tour. A lot of care has gone into this remount, stripping away only a few…
The theater steals from film for source material all the time, but now it's taking a cue from the exhibition side by going multiplex. .
As the Christian Right sets the national agenda with increasing ease, the beleaguered liberal playwrights of the nonprofit American theater are feeling more and more like the apocalypse is nigh.
Hungarian-born writer Agota Kristof is best known for her triptych of novels, "The Notebook," "The Proof" and "The Third Lie," which trace, in chillingly precise French, the moral catastrophe of…
Easter looked a lot like Christmas. Broadway set a record for the Big Bunny time frame.
The atmosphere is all -- and it isn't remotely enough -- in "The Girl With Red Hair," the Sharman Macdonald play that all but slips away in a vaporous mist as you're watching it. Scribe's gift for…
Noises Off: As big musicals enjoy longer and longer runs, Broadway theaters in the 1,400-plus seat range are increasingly at a premium. Newcomers such as "Spamalot," "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" and…
Road grosses dipped 4.53% to $14,178,101 during Week 43 (March 21-27), as "The Producers" went on layoff.