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Disciples of Bob Fosse Handle His ‘Dancin’ ’ With Care

In the 40 years since Dancin’ closed on Broadway, countless revivals and tours of Bob Fosse’s shows have come and gone, Sweet Charity, Damn Yankees and Pippin, among them. The 1996 revival of Chicago is still running. Dancin’, however, has always been MIA, despite its equally sexy shimmer. Now, after years of false starts, Dancin’ is finally headed for its first Broadway revival. The show, which […]

From Negotiating Justin Timberlake’s ‘Trolls’ Return to John Legend’s Catalog Sale: Meet the Top Music Lawyers of 2022

Handling everything from albums, tours and merchandise to brand partnerships and NFTs, these are the lawyers hired by the industry’s biggest names.

‘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 led by composer Sting.

‘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 once again, resistance will be futile.

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 at La Jolla Playhouse.

‘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 in Los Angeles.

‘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,' heading to Broadway next spring.

“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 99-seat theater.