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Jeff Koons strips for Annie Leibovitz in Vanity Fair

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 2:54pm
Jeff Koons doesn't have an ounce of fat on his sinewy, 59-year-old body. We know this for a fact because the pop artist can be seen stark naked in a new Vanity Fair profile running in the magazine's July issue.

Jake Gyllenhaal following sister Maggie to Broadway

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 12:57pm
Jake Gyllenhaal will follow in his older sister Maggie's footsteps when he makes his Broadway debut later this season in the play "Constellations," which is scheduled begin preview performances Dec. 16 in a production by the Manhattan Theatre Club.

How Franconian: James Franco to direct play while starring on Broadway

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 9:41am
James Franco is currently starring in the Broadway production of John Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men" through late July, but the ubiquitous celebrity has already lined up his next theater project. And in typically Fraconian fashion, the new production will overlap with his acting duties on...

'Last Confession' takes earnest look at reform, power struggle

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 3:50pm
David Suchet, best known for his television portrayal of Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot, plays another canny scrutinizer of nefarious human behavior in Roger Crane's "The Last Confession," a straightforward political drama sexing itself up as a religious whodunit.

'After Midnight' to close on Broadway June 29

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 9:43am
The sun is setting on "After Midnight."

'Stoneface' grows in scope, gains punch at Pasadena Playhouse

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 2:05pm
More than one legend gets their due in “Stoneface,” which is only as it should be. In a felicitous transfer from the Sacred Fools Theater Company, Vanessa Claire Stewart’s surreal smash about the rise and fall and rise of Buster Keaton moves to the Pasadena Playhouse -- and scores an...

Fidelity, friendship make up Road on Magnolia's 'Flower Duet'

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 1:55pm
The title of “Flower Duet,” in its West Coast premiere at the Road Theatre on Magnolia, refers to Leo Delibes’ celebrated “Lakmé” air for soprano and mezzo.

'Brothers Size' thrills with wit, vibrancy at Fountain Theatre

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:25pm
The Fountain Theatre follows up its award-winning 2012 production of Tarell Alvin McCraney’s “In the Red and Brown Water” with a vibrant incarnation of “The Brothers Size,” the second installment in McCraney’s acclaimed trilogy.

Los Angeles makes bid for George Lucas museum

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 11:26am
George Lucas has another suitor for his planned art museum -- and it's the city of Los Angeles.

Neil Patrick Harris to be replaced by Andrew Rannells in 'Hedwig'

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 9:27am
A new Hedwig has been anointed and he/she is a Mormon -- a Broadway "Mormon," that is.

'The Human Spirit' a history lesson at Odyssey Theatre

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 5:23pm
The grim aftershocks of South Africa’s racist apartheid regime will be with us for some time to come, which makes the cautionary social relevance of Carole Eglash-Kosoff’s docudrama “The Human Spirit” beyond question. Nevertheless, this guest production at the Odyssey Theatre proves more...

'Ruth Doesn't Live Here Anymore' memorializes modern dance's origins

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 5:11pm
The fact that modern dance was born in Los Angeles is well known, and it is not. Dance texts are not uncertain on the subject. In 1915, the pioneer Ruth St. Denis -- who took inspiration from progressive early 20th century Western theater and from the Eastern dance, theater and spiritual...

Tony Awards officials dropping two categories for sound design

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 10:46am
Organizers of the annual Tony Awards will be saving a bit of money on medallions in future ceremonies. Organizers said Wednesday they are dropping two categories — sound design of a play and of a musical.

L.A. theater openings, June 15-22: 'Houdini,' 'Oedipus' and more

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 9:00am
Malibu Playhouse gets magical with the world premiere of "Flim-Flam: Houdini and the Hereafter," and Anteaus Company gets tragical with the "The Curse of Oedipus."

Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos, renowned conductor, dies at 80

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 3:44pm
Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, the renowned Spanish conductor noted for his mastery of a range of 20th century classical music including the complete works of composer Manuel de Falla, has died at 80. The conductor died Wednesday at a hospital in Pamplona, Spain, following a battle with cancer,...

Placido Domingo to sing ahead of World Cup final in Rio

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 11:03am
Plácido Domingo, a longtime soccer fan, will perform a concert in Rio de Janeiro ahead of the World Cup finals. The Spanish tenor is scheduled to perform on July 11 in a concert that will also include pianist Lang Lang and soprano Ana Maria Martinez.

Audra McDonald responds to Tony's acceptance speech criticism

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 10:30am
Though Broadway legend Audra McDonald made history on Sunday night with her sixth Tony Award, the best lead actress for her role in “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill” has been receiving not only congrats for her win but also criticism of her acceptance speech.