| Jan 18, 2009
Tall and burly, fierce eyes shining, Troy Kotsur commands the center of the rehearsal room. Even in a T-shirt and jeans, he looks the part of the great King Charlemagne. Kotsur is about to attempt "War Is a Science," a patter song from the '70s Broadway...
| Feb 10, 2009
Playwright Robert Anderson, author of such Broadway hits as "Tea and Sympathy" and "You Know I Can't Hear You When the Water's Running," died Monday. He was 91.
His stepdaughter, Mary-Kelly Busch, said Anderson, who had Alzheimer's disease, died of...
| Aug 15, 2008
Set on a sandy island where scantily clad castaways compete against each other for power, Shakespeare's "The Tempest" could qualify as the proto-"Survivor." If that sounds like literary heresy, consider the fact that the Bard himself was seldom above...
| Oct 15, 2008
"RACHEL Getting Married," a new movie from director Jonathan Demme and starring Anne Hathaway, opened this month and quickly became a surprise hit. In the film, Hathaway plays a recovering drug addict who's released from rehab to join her sister's raucous...
| May 17, 2008
Of all the narcissistic navel-gazing shows to emerge from the 1970s, "Pippin" is among the most flagrantly self-indulgent. The entire story revolves around its eponymous hero's search for meaning in his life, an episodic quest that takes him from the...
| Jul 18, 2008
Since first produced more than 40 years ago, "Sweet Charity" has undergone an unfortunate metamorphosis from the sweetly sentimental to the downright treacly. Granted, Cy Coleman's music and Dorothy Fields' lyrics combine in some memorable standards ("...
| Oct 15, 2009
Daniel Melnick, a producer and former head of production at MGM and Columbia studios who was known for making bold, literate and carefully crafted films that included "Network," "All That Jazz" and "Roxanne," has died. He was 77.
Melnick, who had...
| Aug 9, 2009
The first man to impersonate Marilyn Monroe may well have been her dance coach, Jack Cole. Anticipating the iconic Marilyn, he brought out her exceptional femininity through dance. Monroe copied him in return. A star was born.
| Feb 27, 2013
| 12:31 PM
At one time, the mega-hit "Flashdance" was imagined as a stage musical, and not a movie.
That 1983 film made Jennifer Beals a star and turned dance togs into fashion must-haves. And now, we can see how things might have been with "Flashdance — the...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 12:55 PM
There is a pretty snazzy production of "Chicago" playing through March 17 in Boca Raton that sounds good, looks better, but never quite reaches the level of feeling as if it oughta be against the law.
Sure, it may seem a little out of place in the...
| Feb 10, 2013
| 9:57 AM
Anchored by mega-hit "Book of Mormon," the shows heading to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts next season have one thing in common: Their creators have proven track records.
The musicals presented by Broadway Across America are: