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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

‘Torch Song,’ Second Stage and the $64 Million Broadway Bet by Terry Flores

“Torch Song” on Broadway this fall? It might happen — at the newly reopened Helen Hayes Theater. “They’re only talking about it at this point,” said Carole Rothman, the artistic …

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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

What Broadway Learned From ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ by Terry Flores

There’s an alternate-universe version of Broadway where “The Phantom of the Opera” closed in 2002. Mega-producer Cameron Mackintosh considered pulling the plug back then. “Not only B…

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

‘Crazy,’ ‘Murder’ and More on Playwright Ken Ludwig’s Packed Plate by Terry Flores

You’re not imagining it: Ken Ludwig is everywhere these days. The playwright’s adaptation of “Murder on the Orient Express” is going into rehearsal just as a likely Broadway revival …

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Wednesday, January 3, 2018

How Vocal Coach Liz Caplan Makes Both Hollywood and Broadway Sing by Terry Flores

Ben Platt, the Tony-winning original star of “Dear Evan Hansen,” is leaning backward over a piano and singing scales. His head’s cradled in one hand of his voice teacher, Liz Caplan,…

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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Director-Choreographer-Performer Tommy Tune Talks About the Start of His Stage Career by Terry Flores

Actor, dancer, singer, theater director, producer and choreographer Tommy Tune has collected 10 Tonys, including the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015. The 6’6” (and every inch irrepres…

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‘Hamilton,’ Broadway and the Duel Over Paperless Tickets by Terry Flores

“Hamilton” just opened on the West End, and it’s impossible to get your hands on a ticket. Literally impossible, because ticketing for the show has gone entirely paperless — and prod…

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Streaming to Broadway: How New Titles, Talent Grow Buzz Online by Terry Flores

It’s been a year and a half since “Hadestown” was an Off Broadway hit, but fires are still burning for the folk-rock musical. They’ve blazed up online, where the show’s streaming s…

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

L.A. Lawsuit Against Nonprofit Theater May Reverberate All the Way to New York by Terry Flores

An artistic director in Los Angeles is suing the nonprofit theater he led for 17 years — and the case has reverberations far beyond Southern California. That’s because the lawsuit points…

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

How ‘The Lion King’ Ushered in the Era of the Blockbuster on Broadway by Terry Flores

“The Lion King” turned 20 this month — but that’s not the only big birthday on Broadway. When it opened on Nov. 13, 1997, “The Lion King” was an integral part of the transformati…

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Friday, November 10, 2017

Actor-Playwright Tracy Letts Started His Career With a ‘Bang’ by Terry Flores

Tracy Letts is having a busy fall. The writer-actor, who’s won Tonys both for a play (“August: Osage County”) and a performance (“Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”), not to mentio…

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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Broadway Gets Serious About Sexual Harassment by Terry Flores

The sexual harassment headlines have touched Broadway, and Broadway is on high alert. In the cascade of public figures to face accusations in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, one na…

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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Temptations Musical Won’t Wait in The Wings for Broadway by Terry Flores

Looking for a Broadway theater? Get in line. That’s the state of affairs in the theater district these days, where an ongoing logjam of projects looking for homes is exacerbated by a seaso…

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Disney, Nora Twomey and John Kahrs Honored With Women in Animation’s First Diversity Awards by Terry Flores

Walt Disney Animation Studios along with filmmakers Nora Twomey and John Kahrs are the first recipients of Women in Animation’s inaugural WIA Diversity Awards, presented in partnership wit…

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Sexual Harassment in the Theater: How Chicago Fought Back by Terry Flores

Looking for the theater industry’s Harvey Weinstein moment? Look to Chicago. Last year, a bombshell report in the Chicago Reader brought to light two decades of harassment and abuse by Dar…

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Off Broadway’s Secret Weapon Is Broadway by Terry Flores

Off Broadway’s “Sweeney Todd” has recouped its $1.22 million capitalization in 24 weeks. I’ll give you a minute to pick your jaw up off the floor. Those are staggering numbers for Of…

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Friday, October 6, 2017

‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ Gets Spooky Stop-Motion Makeover for Halloween Episode by Terry Flores

Spongebob Squarepants’ pineapple under the sea will get a makeover just in time for Halloween. Nickelodeon collaborated with the stop-motion specialists at Screen Novelties on “SpongeBob…

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Thursday, October 5, 2017

Zoe Kazan on ‘The Big Sick,’ Living in New York and Robots by Terry Flores

Zoe Kazan has been around a lot lately. On-screen, she starred in summer hit “The Big Sick” and has a role in buzzy HBO series “The Deuce.” And if you’re a New Yorker, you might ha…

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Ben Platt on Meeting Beyonce and Leaving ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ by Terry Flores

The lead role in Broadway’s “Dear Evan Hansen” not only earned Ben Platt a Tony Award, he now curates an Instagram account with more star sightings than the Met Gala. Since the music…

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Disney-Pixar’s John Lasseter to Be Honored by Walt Disney Family Museum by Terry Flores

John Lasseter, chief creative officer of Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios, will receive the Diane Disney Miller Lifetime Achievement Award from the Walt Disney Family Museum at its th…

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Friday, July 14, 2017

‘Phineas and Ferb’ Creators Go for More Realistic Animation Style in Disney XD’s ‘Milo Murphy’s Law’ by Terry Flores

Most people crumble when their world starts to shatter, but not Milo Murphy.  For him, every obstacle is something to embrace. Disney XD channel’s animated series “Milo Murphy’s Law…

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Nickelodeon Scares Up Halloween Fun With Stop-Motion ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ Special by Terry Flores

Nickelodeon is scaring up a new adventure for SpongeBob SquarePants and his friends with the stop-motion animated special “SpongeBob SquarePants: The Legend of Boo-Kini Bottom,” …

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Walt Disney Family Museum to Exhibit Work by ‘Sleeping Beauty’ Artist Eyvind Earle by Terry Flores

The Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco will feature a new exhibition on the life and work of iconic Disney artist Eyvind Earle, beginning May 18 and running through Jan. 8. Earle is …

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Thursday, April 6, 2017

Animator Andreas Deja’s Work on Exhibit at Walt Disney Family Museum by Terry Flores

An exhibition of work by longtime Disney animator Andreas Deja is on display through Oct. 4 at the Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco. Deja, who was named a Disney legend at the las…

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Sunday, March 5, 2017

Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi Celebrate Disney Channel’s ‘Tangled: The Series’ Premiere by Terry Flores

Disney celebrated its newest animated Disney Channel show “Tangled: The Series” with an intimate premiere of its kick-off movie “Tangled: Before Ever After” at the …

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Friday, March 3, 2017

Hal Holbrook Looks Back on Long Career and Explains Why He’s Still Playing Mark Twain by Terry Flores

This week marks the 50th anniversary of CBS’s airing of the Hal Holbrook “Mark Twain Tonight!” The March 6, 1967, TV special was the first national telecast of the one-man show, which …

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Thursday, March 2, 2017

Smaller 2017 Slate Means More Risk at Disney by Terry Flores

Disney dominated the box office last year thanks to several big franchises among its 13 releases. In fact, Disney has been the most profitable studio for the last three years, with the other…

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Choreography Essential in Telling Kinetic Story of ‘La La Land’ by Terry Flores

At one point in “La La Land,” the elaborate dance numbers literally lift the story’s star-crossed lovers off their feet. When he directed his homage to Los Angeles and its creative dre…

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Friday, February 10, 2017

Only Disney, Universal Offset Decline in Home Entertainment With Streaming Dollars by Terry Flores

Home entertainment revenue for the major movie studios has shrunk in recent years as consumers switch from DVDs and Blu-ray discs to streaming video. In theory, revenue from licensing movie …

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Friday, December 9, 2016

Disney’s Confidence in Its TV Business May Be Misplaced by Terry Flores

The Walt Disney Co.’s annual 10-K report, released Nov. 23, does little to back up management’s confidence in a turnaround in 2017. The report indicates that almost all of Disney’s maj…

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Friday, December 2, 2016

Disney Animation Veterans Ride the CG Tide With ‘Moana’ by Terry Flores

Ron Clements and John Musker have just about seen it all in their 30-some years at Disney. They are largely credited — as the creative powers behind 1989’s “The Little Mermaid” — w…

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Friday, October 28, 2016

Will London Theater Audiences Join the ‘Hamilton’ Revolution? by Terry Flores

The countdown has begun: “Hamilton” will touch down at the Victoria Palace Theatre in the West End in November 2017. The question is, will Lin-Manuel Miranda’s smash succeed in Britain…

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