Performing Arts

Woman's four-piece ball gown.  Europe, circa 1868.

Costume’s Cultural Reveal

The Los Angeles County Museum aims to draw new visitors and historic insights with a landmark costume acquisition


On the Job: Broadway Producer

Broadway producer Jeffrey Seller tells us what it takes to stage a hit musical


Stepping Up

Even as he travels the world, dancer and hip-hopper Marc Bamuthi Joseph has stayed close to his musical roots

Playwright, actress and spoken-word poet Sarah Jones depicts 14 characters in her Tony award-winning show, Bridge & Tunnel, which enjoyed a successful run on Broadway in 2006 and opened last month in Los Angeles. One critic called the play, “the most satisfying solo show since Mike Nichols unveiled Whoopi Goldberg and Lily Tomlin searched for signs of intelligent life in the universe 20 years ago.”


Playwright and performer Sarah Jones displays a genius for climbing into other people's skin

Jeff Marx and Bobby Lopez at work on Avenue Q.

Broadway, Inc.

With shows like Legally Blonde and Wicked, the era of the name-brand musical is in full swing

Comedy group 18 Mighty Mountain Warriors has performed around the world.

Taking the Stage

The National Asian American Theatre Festival makes its debut

John Coyne's New Global Theatre creates a virtual performance where the production occurs on several different stages and is broadcast via monitors to the actors and the audience.

Recasting Shakespeare's Stage

Designing a Globe Theatre for the 21st century

35 Who Made a Difference: Julie Taymor

Transcending genres, the designer and director creates shamanistic theater

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