December 9, 1992 |
Look for the American premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber's new musical version of "Sunset Boulevard" to take place next October or November at the Shubert Theatre in Century City, following its world premiere in London on June 29--and also following major structural renovations at the Shubert that will alter the look of the balcony.
June 8, 1997 |
When "The Phantom of the Opera" opened at the Ahmanson Theatre in 1989, its $8.5-million budget made it the most expensive musical ever to hit town. In 1997 Los Angeles, 8.5 may still be big for an earthquake--but judging from the money spent to produce big musicals in recent years, it takes at least $10 million to even nudge the needle on the Richter scale.
December 25, 1997
2 & 8pm Theater Make "Ragtime" a post-holiday treat. There's still time to catch the acclaimed, deeply moving musical epic at the Shubert Theatre before it closes March 8. Terrence McNally's adaptation of E.L. Doctorow's novel, with music by Stephen Flaherty and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, will be opening on Broadway on Jan. 18. * "Ragtime," Shubert Theatre, 2020 Ave. of the Stars, Century City, Wednesday-Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 2 p.m.; Wednesday, 1:30 p.m.
June 6, 2009
Re Christopher Hawthorne's commentary on Century City ["A Landmark of '60s L.A. Attitude," June 1], I watched the development take shape in the mid-1960s. Two things were immediately obvious: The buildings were all boring (except for the Fox Tower, which came later), and area planners were in collusion with valet parking companies to gouge the driving public. Even today, there's almost no place to park in Century City without paying outrageous fees. Given the development's pro-business, anti-people orientation, it's hard to be upset when a specific building is razed or altered.
January 19, 2001 |
Call it the blond-on-blond "Riverdance," a new touring edition of the 1995 Irish extravaganza that opened a three-week run at the Shubert Theatre on Tuesday. There's only one redhead among the 49 dancers but golden locks galore--starting with leads Michael Patrick Gallagher of Galway and Tara Barry of Cork. Gallagher exudes no great charisma or authority but, begorrah, what flying feet!
December 26, 1997 |
Kingsley Leggs does some of the best stage crying I have ever seen. Leggs plays Coalhouse Walker in "Ragtime," replacing Brian Stokes Mitchell at the Shubert Theatre. In the funeral that ends Act 1 of the epic musical, Leggs gives us a man whose sobbing adds a new layer of understanding to the violence that follows. Leggs makes Coalhouse's tragedy more personal than political.