"Mamma Mia!," the musical based on the songs of Abba, is a silly affair all around, and that's its greatest asset. The show takes some of the Swedish pop group's best-known tunes and threads a…
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Short, sweet and slender, Leslie Ayvazian's solo show "High Dive" is distinguished primarily by its delightful use of that much-dreaded theatrical device, audience participation. When was the last…
It's not that the company has become any kind of specialist in the genre; still, baroque opera seems to flourish under a benign0 star at the Los Angeles Opera. Each of its forays into that repertory…
The dizzy charm, vulnerability, sweetness and warmth of the 1956 musical "Bells Are Ringing" are all absent from this coarse, comic-strip revival. Most of those qualities are also, alas, missing from…
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Broadway defied the usual post-holiday slump and a Thursday night snow storm to take an unseasonably high $12,204,960, a gain of $344,698 -- 2.8% -- over the previous President's Day session.
It's hard to believe that "Strike Up the Band," the musical satire by George S. Kaufman, with songs by George and Ira Gershwin, was considered so scathingly harsh and grim in 1927 that audiences…
Final perf of “Bruce!” is tonight at the Canon Theater in Beverly Hills. Closing date was incorrect in Thursday’s paper. * * * Columbia TriStar will produce an untitled NBC comedy pilot from Paul…
"It's a Hit!" is the name of a song from "Merrily We Roll Along," and so the Stephen Sondheim/George Furth musical proved to be Friday in London, winning three top Laurence Olivier Awards, including…
Magicians Siegfried Fischbacher and Roy Horn are today expected to announce a new pact that will keep them as headliners at the MGM-Mirage for the remainder of their careers.