Stage director Michael Greif has been named artistic director at the La Jolla Playhouse, succeeding Des McAnuff when he exits at the end of this season.
What a difference a tour makes. When Juliana Hatfield's first solo road trip came through L.A. in support of her "Hey Babe" debut, she seemed to have lost the live edge of her old band, Boston faves…
The word "summit" in its political sense definitely applied to this brilliant and bizarre gathering of minds and fingers Wednesday night. What we heard were four masters practicing often radically…
Playing to a packed house at the Palace Friday, Canada's Crash Test Dummies offered a crafty, humorously morbid 75-minute show that was entertaining in its breadth of subject matter and in the…
This isn't the first time that Concrete Blonde's fiery singer, Johnette Napolitano, has threatened to retire her band, though this time she appears to mean it.
Barney live! At Radio City! I know what you're thinking: What can I do to become a theater critic!
Remember that crack, "Bizet cut that out of 'Carmen,' baby!" from "Damn Yankees"? Oh, no you don't -- not unless you've seen the show's newest incarnation. It comes after Devil's seductress fails to…
The spring season got under way March 3 with the opening of "Damn Yankees," and it looks like the revival will test not only the impact on the box office of a pay-per-view telecast but the impact on…
After a string of failures and no-shows, the Marquis Theater finally has a tenant deserving of a long run, and in a winter that just won't quit, this high-spirited, warmhearted "Damn Yankees" comes…
With New York blasted by 15 winter storms and counting since December, no one's surprised that business on Broadway has been about as bad as it gets. Raising eyebrows, though, is the tenacity of the…