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July 01, 2013

A high-wire performer was killed after falling 54 feet during a performance of Cirque du Soleil's "Ka". 

January 08, 2013

This ain't no producers credit.

September 05, 2012

Henry Rollins has been a busy guy. With another leg on his tour, he's about to get busier.

August 27, 2012

The world-famous comedy venue is opening new doors and wants to make members of the military feel extra welcome.

August 13, 2012

If you tried to get into the Olympics, but couldn't, you should have sought out Patrick Stewart.

July 27, 2012

Comedian Lewis Black will bring his trademark style to Broadway for no other reason than to rant about politics.

June 27, 2012

The Spice Girls never quit.

March 16, 2012

It's been five years since the Flaming Lips announced that they'd be producing a play based on their album, "Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots". The play is now set to premier in late 2012. Get excited.

February 29, 2012

Ms. Chenoweth has been under the bright lights of the stage plenty in her career. But, for all the time she's spent on stages across the world, she's never done her own musical tour -- until now.

February 21, 2012

International performance troupe Cirque Du Soleil is set to deliver a three-minute performance during this year's Oscars. Get ready for something big from the contortionists, aerialists and acrobats.

February 11, 2012

William Shatner. His legend precedes him, as do his remarkable triumphs through his long and sometimes odd career. And now, you can get a taste of what really goes on in Shatner's world as his show Shatner's World: We Just Live In It opens on Broadway.

February 02, 2012

Daniel Tosh of the hit television show "Tosh.0" is taking his act from behind the comfort of your television screen to the bright lights of live shows in April. 

January 16, 2012

Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein - stars of IFC's "Portlandia" - are taking their hit sketch comdedy show to the stage. 

January 16, 2012

After six years, "The Phantom of the Opera" in Las Vegas - or "Phantom - The Las Vegas Spectacular" - is set to close at the beginning of September. Find out more after the jump --

January 07, 2012

Wicked is still around. And it's making the rounds to a city near you.

December 15, 2011

Michael Jackson's personal doctor Conrad Murray may be headed to prison for a while, but that doesn't mean the Jackson saga is over. 

Cirque du Soleil, world famous for their acrobatic performances and stunning visual displays, are continuing their residency of "Michael Jackson: The Immortal" at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas before heading out on a tour of the U.S. 

December 13, 2011

Tony Award-winning Best Musical Revival Anything Goes is set to embark on a national tour starting in October of 2012 at Cleveland's Playhouse Square. 

The show will eventually make its way to 25 cities, including Los Angeles. More cities and dates are set to be announced in the coming months. 

November 03, 2011

Is "Mythbusters" still on TV?

I don't know. I only watched one episode, but I'll be honest - I enjoyed that one episode. If I remember correctly, they wanted to see whether or not a lighter left in the sun in a car would blow up, thus blowing up the car.

They busted that myth.

If you'd like to see more of your favorite myths busted, you're in luck.

August 27, 2011

Hurricanes are no friend to our favorite sporting and music events.

The same can be said of Hurricane Irene, which is currently harassing those on the East coast of the United States.

August 20, 2011

In another bizarre twist in the saga that has become Lindsay Lohan's life, the once-decent entertainer, still-famous personality has decided to sue rapper Pitbull because the rhymes in one of his songs does "irreparable harm" to her.

Hearing her name in the news because other people use her as fodder to make news makes me wish this article weren't pure gold.

The song that allegedly causes "irreparabl

June 21, 2011

After 341 performances, the Beatles tribute, Rain, will close Sept. 4 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre.

The show originally opened in October of last year at the Neil Simon Theatre for a special 13-week engagement. Due to popular demand, the show came back to Broadway Feb.

June 20, 2011

The time is now. If you want to see the award-winning Broadway show, Born Yesterday, you'd better get to it.

The show will close June 26 - nearly a month earlier than was expected.

June 13, 2011

It's true. After the longest preview in Broadway history, which began Nov. 28, 2010, Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark is set to open Tuesday, June 14.

Granted, the show has been revised several times. And, with all the injuries to cast members and technical issues the show went through, I'm sure the creators are very ...

March 23, 2011

"Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark," the Broadway rendition of the world-famous comic book, has been marred by injuries and accidents since the show opened rehearsals.

Each injury, accident or set re-tool has set the opening date back even further. It's been delayed six times and now opens June 14th. When, and if, the show opens, it will have set an unprecedented number of preview shows.

March 19, 2011

The "Violent Torpedo of Truth" just keeps spinning.

March 15, 2011

It's like shooting fish in a barrel.

After selling out his two shows instantly just 24 hours after the ticket sales being announced, Charlie Sheen announced five new shows on Tuesday. The Sheen Machine just keeps rolling.

To be honest, I didn't know that Charlie Sheen had a Twitter account until Friday, but now that I do, I follow. I follow because he is a quote machine.

March 15, 2011

Charlie Sheen has been getting major publicity. A crazy amount of publicity. I am a part of it.

His supposed descent into the "crazies" is fascinating, and his speeches - rants - have captured the  . . . imagination . . . of the entire pop culture.

March 13, 2011

Charlie Sheen got fired from his hit show "Two and a Half Men". He's been in talks with Mavericks owner Mark Cuban about a potential TV/radio hosting gig.

Now Mr. Sheen is taking his act to the road. He's certainly milking this 'crazy' card for all it's worth.

He made the announcement on his Twitter account, where many have found out first-hand that Sheen has developed a propensity for saying . . .

March 12, 2011

Pete Doherty is many things - drug addict, police magnet, talented musician and gifted poet. He is now also an actor.

While filming his debut film, "Confession of a Child of the Century," witnesses say they saw Doherty involved in the break-in of a record shop. A guitar and a record were stolen.

He was interviewed by police the city of Regensburg on Thursday.

March 10, 2011

'American Idiot,' the hit Broadway show scored and co-author Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day, is set to close on April 24th.

Armstrong has had two stints with the show, which has been stationed at St. James Theatre for nearly a year. Armstrong will enter his third stint on April 5th through the close of the show. He will reprise the role of St.

March 01, 2011

The Pee Wee Herman Show on Broadway took place at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre New York in January.

HBO taped the intermissionless, 90-minute final Broadway performance of the show on Jan.

December 27, 2010

The early reports from Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark have been less than favorable.

The tickets just for previews are already priced well above $100, which isn't surprising considering the price tag for the production is at about $65 million.

Safety issues have been a concern since before the show opened and producers canceled a show on Wednesday Dec.

December 12, 2010

The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles is set to begin shows of the adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing Dec. 12, after previews that began Dec. 1. The show will take place at the Kirk Douglas Theatre.

One of Shakespeare's most famous and popular plays, the adaptation stars Helen Hunt as Beatrice, while Tom Irwin plays opposite her as Benedick. Lyle Lovett has also joined the cast as Balthasar.

December 04, 2010

Charlie Murphy has made quite a name for himself. The brother of famous comedian and actor Eddie Murphy jumped into the minds of generations with his regular appearances on Chapelle Show.

From his character on the Mad Real World, a skit on Chapelle Show, to the stories he would tell about Rick James and Prince, Charlie Murphy captured the imaginations of young adults across the nation.

December 01, 2010

Billie Joe Armstrong made his debut on Broadway in September. In doing so, the show pulled in nearly $1 million for just a week's worth of work for the show. Last week, the show took in a mere $600, 000.

Armstrong proved to be such a huge draw for fans that he has decided to reprise his role as St.

November 30, 2010

On the eve of World War II, renowned (atheist) psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud and Christian author C.S. Lewis (Chronicles of Narnia) met and talked about sex, God, love, war, spirituality and mortality.

Well, at least that's the plot of Mark St. Germain's Freud's Last Session. These sessions take place just weeks before Freud took his own life.

November 07, 2010

Since Michael Jackson died nearly a year and half ago, there has been a bitter battle for Michael Jackson's estate.

November 07, 2010

Broadway's version of "Spider-Man" entitled "Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark" was scheduled to start it's previews November 14 and opening Dec. 21. But, setbacks have sidelined the show an additional three weeks, which could prove to be incredibly detrimental in luring crowds looking to Broadway for the holiday season.

The show is reported to be unprecedentedly complicated and costly.

October 31, 2010

Phantom of the Opera, after nearly 18 years on the road, will close it's final curtain tonight (Halloween, Oct. 31) at the Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles.

The gothic-horror melodrama musical is on it's third national tour.

October 24, 2010

Star of AMC's Mad Men Elisabeth Moss is set to join film star Keira Knightley on the West End stage for The Children's Hour starting in 2011.

October 20, 2010

It's the best of both worlds.

October 19, 2010

Justin Timberlake, musician and actor, is a funny guy. His acting career has started to blossom with the release of The Social Network, a film about Facebook's founder Mark Zuckerberg. But, Timberlake has said in interviews that he is no longer interested in the 'musician' part of his career.

“Does a painter make a painting because he has to make it by December 21? No, he doesn't.

October 04, 2010

As a kick off to the beginning of St. Ann's Warehouse season, Tony Award nominee Sahr Ngaujah and the band from the Broadway production of Fela! will perform a free concert on Pier 1 of Brooklyn Bridge Park on Oct. 4. That's today.

Accompanying Ngaujah will be the music director for Fela! Aaron Johnson and the Afrobeat band from the show.

September 26, 2010

Due to a family issue, Troy Vincent, currently playing St. Jimmy in Broadway's American Idiot, Billie Joe Armstrong will step in to cover the role from Sept. 28-Oct. 3. This week-long performance will mark Armstrong's debut on Broadway.

Don't expect this to be a long-term engagement or for Armstrong to try to make this a regular occurrence. He makes plenty of money touring with Green Day.

September 25, 2010

NBC's incredibly successful show "30 Rock" has won three consecutive Emmys for Outstanding Comedy and features so many celebrities, it could make your head spin like The Exorcist. The show is based on life in an "SNL"-type setting, re-enacting many situations that have actually happened to the famous sketch-comedy show.

September 23, 2010

Cheech & Chong...

It's difficult to come up with an original, clever title for them anymore. After years of notorious, marijuana-laden shenanigans and stoner comedy, the bit is well-known and all the jokes have gone 'up in smoke.'

But, they're on tour again.

September 18, 2010

Broadway attendance and ticket sales are on the move. Unfortunately, that movement is down and being defined by a hailstorm of losses.

There are 22 shows currently in production on Broadway, with a few set to open at the end of the month. The total gross sales for all shows on Broadway dropped from over $16.5 million last week to just under $13.5 million this week.

September 17, 2010

Acclaimed actor/comedian/survivor-of-alter-egos Sacha Baron Cohen has signed on with GK Films, which is working with Robert DeNiro's Tribeca Productions and Queen Films, to play renowned, celebrated former lead singer of Queen, Freddie Mercury.

September 13, 2010

NBC's hit reality show 'America's Got Talent' is setting out on it's first ever national tour this fall.

September 04, 2010

After closing in April after an extended run at York Theatre Company, many expected the musical that chronicles two WWII servicemen's relationship (yes, a nod to the current controversy surrounding the "Dont-Ask-Don't-Tell" policy) to jump straight to Broadway.

But, the director David Cromer, who is making his Broadway musical debut with Yank!, has said that a Fall 2011 start is much more likely.


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