Original Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy Cast Reunites For One Show

There have been many versions of Douglas Adams' classic comic space opera, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy — but the original cast of the radio show, many of whom crossed over to the TV version, have a special place in our hearts. And now, they're back together again, and you can hear for yourself. » 3/30/14 5:00pm 3/30/14 5:00pm

The Swedish Prime Minister's science fiction novel becomes a hit play

You can't buy The Sleeping People by Fredrik Reinfeldt in a bookstore. The dystopian science fiction novel by Sweden's current prime minister isn't in libraries. But Reinfeldt's novel about the welfare state gone amuck is available on the Internet, and now it's been turned into a stage play that sells out every show. » 9/13/13 11:33am 9/13/13 11:33am

In the play "Hearts like Fists," Watchmen meets Charlie's Angels

An evil Doctor is terrorizing the city, creeping through windows to murder blissful lovers in the night. A group of lady-vigilantes, the Crimestoppers – an unholy mating of Charlie's Angels and the Watchmen – have sworn to stop him. In "Hearts Like Fists," which played earlier this month at the Secret Theatre in New York … » 12/17/12 11:55am 12/17/12 11:55am

The Flaming Lips' Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots musical is coming…

The Flaming Lips' 2002 concept album Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots happens to be a personal favorite of ours. And from November 6 to December 16, a musical version of this trippy LP will hit San Diego's La Jolla Playhouse. Here's the synopsis of this show, which is helmed by Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne and… » 8/13/12 1:55pm 8/13/12 1:55pm

The anti-drinking PSAs of the vaudeville era were gorgeously morbid

What you're seeing here are photographs from an early 1900s theatrical production about the mortal peril of tippling and consorting with card players. Look at Death in those pictures below. He loves getting hammered! Just check out his party face in the second-to-last snapshot! As the Historical Ziegfeld Group explains … » 6/28/12 11:55am 6/28/12 11:55am

This flying robot light show is the coolest thing you will see all day

Stop whatever you're doing right now and watch this. At the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, KMel Robotics — who previously worked on the James Bond theme à la quadrotors — and Marshmallow Laser Feast unveiled this live performance of whirring robots performing a dazzling light show. Words cannot… » 6/26/12 8:20am 6/26/12 8:20am

This is easily the creepiest Wizard of Oz related photograph you'll…

Here's further evidence that The Wizard of Oz was nightmare-inducing long before Return to Oz scarred your psyche. Behold this postcard advertising an Oz performance for Jack Singer's Passing Review, a theater company in the early 1900s. » 6/14/12 10:40am 6/14/12 10:40am

A scene from the new musical Ghost, sans pottery wheel humping

Last night at the annual Tony Awards, the soon-to-be-on-Broadway musical Ghost showed off a little scene of supernatural singing. Based on the 1990s movie starring Patrick Swayze, a ghost — represented as a ghost on stage by the blue light that follows him — stalks his non-dead girlfriend. Here's the Broadway cast… » 6/11/12 11:05am 6/11/12 11:05am