West Side Story

The Breakdown: A Tale of Two Musicals

Ten years ago, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s explosive musical <i>In the Heights</i> changed the game for how Latino stories are portrayed on Broadway. It won the …

Latino News

Becoming Chris

Halfway through lunch, Chris pauses mid-flow and looks up from her salad. She has an important point to make. “I’m saying ‘we’ because I’m collaborating with with three choreographers,” she says. “Not because I feel like I’m several people.” We pause, we laugh and Chris performs a bit in which she …

Music

Phantom of the Opera's Ali Ewoldt Takes Over BWW Instagram Tomorrow!

Matthew Murphy" bheight="220" src="https://images.bwwstatic.com/columnpic10/2E952B0F5-A652-247E-F35B41F98E86E746.jpg" width="250" /><p>Go behind the …

Phantom of the Opera

How 'Chris' of Christine and the Queens Reinvents Herself on Her New Album

French alt-pop artist Héloïse Letissier goes by many names. Her newest one, Chris, is also the title of her new album, out Sept. 21.<p>“Chris is about …

New Albums

The week ahead in SoCal classical music, Sept. 23-30: The LA Phil, LACO, Pacific Symphony and more - Los Angeles Times

<b>Beethoven, Bagels & Banter</b> Chamber music by Schubert, Dohnányi and Paganini. The Edye at the Broad Stage, 1310 11th St., Santa Monica. Sun., 11 a.m. $65. (310) 434-3200.<p><b>Fei-Fei</b> The Chinese pianist performs in recital. Pepperdine University, Raitt Recital Hall, 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu. …

Los Angeles

Tickets Now On Sale for ON YOUR FEET! in New Orleans

Hancock Whitney Broadway in New Orleans is pleased to announce that the New Orleans engagement of the hit Broadway musical ON YOUR FEET! - based on …

New Orleans

Brexit: May says Chequers 'only plan' on table after EU calls it unacceptable - as it happened

This is what <b>Emmanuel Macron</b>, the French president, said at his press conference at the end of the summit.<p><b>Macron said the Chequers plan in its current form was unacceptable.</b><p>It was a good and brave step by the prime minister [Theresa May]. But we all agreed on this today, the proposals in their …

Donald Tusk

Making politics of hurricane death counts

Maria in West Side Story hailed from Puerto Rico, so it was tempting the Fates to give her name to a hurricane.<p>Sure enough, Maria the hurricane is …

Puerto Rico

Photo Flash: Get A First Look At Milwaukee Rep's IN THE HEIGHTS

Milwaukee Repertory Theater presents In the Heights, the 2008 Tony Award winner for Best Musical by Hamilton creator Lin Manuel Miranda in the …

Tony Awards

Robert Wagner's rep calls claims he was involved in Natalie Wood's death 'despicable'

A rep for Robert Wagner is slamming Natalie Wood’s younger sister Lana Wood and boat captain Dennis Davern for accusing the actor of being involved in the death of his movie star wife.<p>“They are despicable human beings, capitalizing on the accidental death of a beloved member of the Wagner family,” …

Los Angeles County

Creative team announced for Papatango winner The Funeral Director

<b>#TLDR: Award-winning creative team announced for Papatango award winning The Funeral Director, on at the Southwark Playhouse</b><p>Papatango today announce …

West Side Story

Comedy is afoot in ‘Sherlock’s Last Case’

The Huntington Theatre production amplifies the more outrageous aspects of Holmes and Watson’s relationship to comic and chaotic effect.

Boston

This week on "Sunday Morning" (September 23)

<b>COVER STORY:</b> Sandy Hook<br>Tony Dokoupil reports. <b></b><p><b><br>ALMANAC:</b> TBD<p><b>ART:</b> The whimsy of decoupage artist John Derian<br>Correspondent Erin Moriarty shows us the work …

Leonard Bernstein

Get a First Look At BLOOD ROCK: The Musical At The Odyssey Theater In Los Angeles

Described as "West Side Story...With Vampires," "Blood Rock: The Musical" will make its world debut on Thursday, September 20th at The Odyssey …

Los Angeles

CURSED CHILD, MEAN GIRLS More Earn Nominations for Casting Society of America's Artios Awards

The Casting Society of America (CSA) announced today the list of nominees for Outstanding Achievement in Casting in the television, theatre, short …

Los Angeles

Dream The Impossible Dream With MAN OF LA MANCHA In Cambridge

The 2018 Season continues on high note this fall with the epic Broadway musical Man of La Mancha on stage at the Hamilton Family Theatre Cambridge …

Cervantes

StageArt Brings Broadway Showpiece NINE The Musical To Melbourne

StageArt brings Broadway masterpiece NINE - The Musical to life at Prahran's Chapel off Chapel from Oct 12 - 28, with tickets now on sale.<p>Stepping …

Tony Awards

Which Cher Are You?

It's not about which Cher is the best (every Cher is the best).<p>This afternoon, after the news broke that Maroon 5 will be performing at next year's Super Bowl Halftime Show, the Esquire.com office (which is what I call our Slack room) erupted into conversation that was only tangentially related to …

Entertainment

America's Got Talent Finale: Meet Season 13's Top 10 Finalists

The nation has voted!<p>The <i>America’s Got Talent</i> finale is Wednesday night, and the 10 finalists who will perform are an eclectic mix of singers, …

Top 10

Christine and the Queens Isn't Going to Make It Easy for You

Last year, Hélöise Letissier began to feel different. The French pop star was coming off her first big major tour as Christine and the Queens, …

Music Videos

Windsor Symphony Orchestra expands appeal as new season set to open

If the lush arrangements of Tchaikovsky aren’t your thing, there’s always sorcery and gang rivalry.The Windsor Symphony Orchestra opens its 2018-2019 …

Southwestern Ontario

Frankie Bridge EXCLUSIVE: Singer reveals husband Wayne would 'love' to appear on Strictly after her bandmates The Saturdays taught him how to dance

She impressed viewers with her dance moves on Strictly Come Dancing in 2014, coming runner-up to Caroline Flack.<p>And now Frankie Bridge, 29, has …

Marie Curie

Load up your fall dance card with classics and fresh new work

Get into ballet history with Jerome Robbins at PNB. Then branch out with contemporary work at Whim W’Him, Velocity Dance Center, and On The Boards.

Mental Disorders

Tracie Thoms, Skylar Astin, Barrett Foa and More to Lead L.A. Benefit Reading of YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN

PAWS/LA, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit agency serving people and pets in need, will present a one night only concert/staged reading of You're a Good …

Charlie Brown

All-Bernstein program spotlights electrifying music

<b>Paul’s pick of the week:</b> The Greenville Symphony Orchestra’s big season opener, “Happy Birthday, Bernstein!”<p><b>Why go:</b> The Greenville Symphony pays …

Greenville

NC Theatre Announces Cast For IN THE HEIGHTS

From the creator of Hamilton, In the Heights tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York's Washington Heights neighborhood - a place …

North Carolina

New Musical THE STRANGER FROM SEVILLE to Receive Industry Readings

Quill and Quaver Associates P/L will present industry readings of The Stranger From Seville - A New Musical, based on The Mapmaker's Opera by Béa …

Disney Cruise Line

The First-Ever Yiddish-Cuban Opera? Probably.

‘ Frank London’s “Hatuey: Memory of Fire,” a good bet to be the world’s first Yiddish-Cuban opera, is enjoying its U.S. premiere at the Alexander …

Yiddish

Watch out Courtney Hadwin, Shin Lim could win ‘America’s Got Talent’ final

<b>Courtney Hadwin</b> may regret being the “America’s Got Talent” frontrunner from the very start of the season. With just hours left before she performs …

TV

How safe are New York’s ubiquitous fire escapes?

New Yorkers often treat these archaic means of egress as their own private balcony, but should they?<p><i>New York City is full of peculiar phenomena—rickety</i> <i>fire escapes</i><i>; 100-year-old</i> <i>subway tunnels</i><i>;</i> <i>air conditioners</i> <i>propped perilously into window frames—that can strike fear into the heart of even the</i> …

New York City