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‘Fly’: Theater Review

Reimagining 'Peter Pan' through Wendy's eyes, 'Hamilton' producer Jeffrey Seller and a team of Tony winners bring fantasy and adventure to La Jolla Playhouse in the new musical, 'Fly.'

‘The Last Ship’: Theater Review

Buoyed by a new book and stirring performances from West End pros, 'The Last Ship,' a musical about a struggling Northern English shipbuilding town, returns to U.S. stages, launching an American tour…

‘Frozen’: Theater Review

As all things 'Frozen' coalesce into one massive global empire with the release of Disney's movie sequel, the first national tour of the Broadway musical kicks off at the Pantages in Hollywood, where…

Frank Marshall Makes Stage Directorial Debut With Magic Show ‘Invisible Tango’

Opening May 7 at Westwood's Geffen Playhouse, the one-man show stars magician Helder Guimarães, who calls it "a conversation about mystery," and will play to just 100 theatergoers per night.

‘Diana’: Theater Review

This new musical 'Diana' about the tragic princess, with a score from Bon Jovi's David Bryan and directed by 'Come From Away' Tony Award winner Christopher Ashley, shows promise in its world premiere…

‘Lights Out: Nat “King” Cole’: Theater Review

'Lights Out: Nat "King" Cole,' a stirring new show at The Geffen Playhouse, focuses on the elegant, Grammy-winning singer and jazz musician who battled racism and never lost his cool.

‘Hello, Dolly!’: Theater Review

The latest revival of the beloved musical 'Hello, Dolly!,' which stormed Broadway with Bette Midler in 2017, is on tour with Tony winner Betty Buckley in the title role, now at the Pantages Theatre…

‘Dear Evan Hansen’: Theater Review

Six-time Tony-winning Broadway smash 'Dear Evan Hansen,' now starring newcomer Ben Levi Ross on tour, remains a taut commentary on our click-chasing times.

‘Ain’t Too Proud — The Life and Times of The Temptations’: Theater Review

The rise, fall and eternal appeal of the trailblazing Motown vocal group is the latest pop history to receive bio-musical treatment in 'Ain't Too Proud — The Life and Times of The Temptations,'…

“The Bess Mess”: How a 1940s Beauty Queen Inspired ‘Miss America’s Ugly Daughter’

Barra Grant, the only child of pageant queen Bess Myerson, previews her new play, 'Miss America's Ugly Daughter,' a dark comedy premiering July 14 at The Edye in Santa Monica, the Broad Stage's…

‘The Cher Show’: Theater Review

The Broadway-bound bio-musical 'The Cher Show' spans more than half a century of the trailblazing diva's hit songs, TV shows, movies, fashions and romances, pegged to the personal mantra, "Believe."

‘Our Very Own Carlin McCullough’: Theater Review

Mamie Gummer makes her Los Angeles stage debut in the world premiere of Amanda Peet's 'Our Very Own Carlin McCullough,' a taut drama about the fragile decisions around a young star athlete.