When Neil Finn was writing most of the songs that fill the new Crowded House album, he had no idea exactly how they would be presented. Most likely they would comprise a solo album, his third in the…
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…
"We're very devoted, great friends," says actor-comedian-director Billy Crystal of Marc Shaiman. "He's a part of the family. We've done all of these things professionally, but we've also been through…
Even in a world of strange births, Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman's musical adaptation of "Catch Me if You Can," the Steven Spielberg-helmed, Leonardo DiCaprio vehicle, had a serendipitous beginning.
A look at the composer's accomplishments
Writer-director Judd Apatow collaborated with Marc Shaiman on the number "A Comedian at the Oscars" -- in which Will Ferrell, Jack Black and John C. Reilly lamented Oscar's failure to recognize the…
The judge in record producer Phil Spector's murder trial reversed an earlier ruling in the case Monday and decided to allow jurors to hear damaging testimony from a celebrity security guard who says…
The Al Gore-spearheaded Live Earth events -- nine shows on seven continents featuring 150 artists, as viewers were repeatedly advised -- may have been all about saving the Earth and clearing the…
Taiwan has tried 14 times to gain United Nations recognition, with no success. Now, politicians in capital Taipei are hoping that rousing rock anthems might succeed where diplomacy has failed.
July was supposed to be a month of celebration for WFAN, the CBS-owned New York radio station that invented the all-sports format.