Sting Goes Down With Ship

Producers said early Tuesday that the Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter’s Broadway musical “The Last Ship” will close when he leaves the show Jan. 24. Sting, who wrote the songs, jumped into the show in December, playing a shipyard foreman, played by Jimmy Nail. While that improved sales, they didn’t skyrocket. “The Last Ship” is a semiautobiographical […]

Angela Lansbury In Blithe Spirit At The Ahmanson Theatre

Queen of stage, film and television Angela Lansbury is in LA This time, home is the Ahmanson Theatre, where the 89-year-old Tony winner and honorary Oscar recipient has settled in for a six-week run of Noel Coward’s comedy “Blithe Spirit.” This is Lansbury’s third time around with Coward’s 1941 farce, which is propelled by a […]

“It’s Only A Play”

Some people might call “It’s Only A Play” a valentine to the theater, but you mustn’t believe them. Terrance McNally’s play is not so much a love letter from a shy, smitten admirer as a mash note sent by a stalker who’s written it in capital letters and smeared it with what may be bodily […]

Geoffrey Holder, Legendary Dancer, Actor and voice of 7-UP, dies at 84

Geoffrey Holder, a Tony Award-winning director, actor, painter, dancer and choreographer who during an eclectic show business career led the groundbreaking show “The Wiz” to Broadway, pitched 7-Up on TV and played a scary villain in a James Bond film, has died. He was 84. Holder died Sunday of complications of pneumonia at Mount Sinai […]

The Rocky, Holler Broadway Shows Close

The Broadway musical “Rocky” is hanging up its gloves after being gutter punched at the box office. Producers said Tuesday that the show will play its final performance at the Winter Garden Theatre on Aug. 17, after playing 28 previews and 188 regular performances. Based on the Oscar-winning 1976 film by Sylvester Stallone, the musical […]