The West Coast debut of the play, which is based on the BBC series, is charming, but forgettable.
Our theater editor pairs Sondheim songs with characters from the TV show.
The movie certainly has potential to be turned into a delightful musical, but this is not it.
The musical has strong elements but not a minstrel show.
Our Theater Editor sounds off on what makes the cult classic such a great piece of musical theater.
Someday Someday Maybe by Lauren Graham
Actress Lauren Graham's debut novel is an enjoyable and funny look at the pitfalls of being a performer.
The Pasadena company stages a contemporary adaptation of the classic myth.
The full transcript of our exclusive interview with Seth Numrich.
Our theater editor interviews the rising star of "Slipping" and Broadway's "Golden Boy" and "War Horse."
The refreshingly well-written play offers a fresh take on a coming-of-age story.
The National Lampoon and togas: a classic combination.
The prolific producer talks about what's next for the famed comedy franchise.
A Noise Within stages Restoration comedy successfully with this playful romp.
Our theater editor takes issue with the show's insistent auto-tuning of Jeremy Jordan.
Emilia Clarke ("Game of Thrones") stars in the aimless and grating play, based on Truman Capote's short story.
Fun and frothy, this new take on the classic fairy tale gives the heroine some substance.
Even a strong cast can't save this thoroughly mediocre, "Smash"-esque show.
While there are a lot of good things about "Tribes," it succeeds most at making the audience feel guilty.
Delightfully disturbing, "Wolves" is an interesting new take on the tale of Little Red Riding Hood.
The song cycle about travel is too cliche to develop a personality of its own.
Jesse Merlin and David Haverty shine in "Sketches from the National Lampoon."
The National Lampoon showcases why they are renowned for comedy with a strong set of sketches.
"The Gift" is an unimpressive and confounding contemporary play.
My Inappropriate Life by Heather McDonald
The "Chelsea Lately" writer's latest book, is, as its title would imply, inappropriate, but fun to read.
A selection of videos to tide you over until the next episode of "Smash" airs.
Entertaining and compassionate, the rock musical makes the audience care about dinosaurs who are questioning their gender identity.
An enjoyable exploration of the early days of the Beatles.
Contemporary musical theater songwriters Kait Kerrigan and Brian Lowdermilk brought their friends to the West Coast.
The Broadway show is a charming revival of the familiar musical.
While the actors all have tremendous fun telling the Dickens tale, the show is ephemeral.
As a sort of Romeo and Juliet for the Instagram generation, "Bare" is a musical which, like a teenager itself, is in an awkward transitionary phase.
Our theater editor names her favorite shows and performances from 2012.
Fiasco Theater provides a fun romp through the quirky Shakespeare play.
The play about a family facing inner turmoil during the holiday season is a collection of mismatched elements that don't quite work together.
While the story is not exactly nuanced, the new play by Donald Marguiles is a diverting and fun show for families.
The Cole Porter show is a delightful reminder of a bygone era of musical theater.
The play about—you guessed it—the pancreas is pleasant, but in need of some finessing.
A good amount of contemporary theater is suffering from a case of impermanence. Why is this a problem? Our theater editor explains.
The George Bernard Shaw play gets caught up in its own language.
While the play about writers is entertaining, it fails to leave a positive impression.
The political comedy is enjoyable but ultimately unmemorable.
While predicatable, Celebration Theatre's world premiere musical is pleasant and diverting.
Mini desserts: the restaurant industry's next big thing.
Republicans just can’t help but make fools of themselves when justifying abortion bans with pseudo-science.