| Aug 7, 2013
| 11:35 AM
When Julianne Hough arrived in Los Angeles at 18 after leaving her devout Mormon family behind in Utah, she quickly realized she was a novelty in Hollywood.
“People were really curious about why I didn’t drink,” she recalled,...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 4:30 PM
| Apr 12, 2010
| 6:30 AM
It doesn't take much to send the children of the 1980s into a bacchanalian frenzy. Based on the truly chaotic party scene inside the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on Thursday night, you really don't need anything more than to hire a killer rock band, stick some...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 5:30 AM
The conflict between mods and rockers, two warring factions of youth culture in Britain circa 1965, previously served as the backdrop for a terrifically gritty film, "Quadrophenia," based on the Who's concept album.
Now the same conflict is the milieu...
| Oct 15, 2012
| 8:00 AM
The recent movie musicals "Nine" and "Rock of Ages" both tanked at the box office, but that apparently isn't stopping producers from investing in an effort to adapt the Tony-winning "Memphis" for the big screen.
"Memphis" will be turned into a movie...
| May 16, 2012
| 6:19 AM
The judges pick an encore, but given the way the stage is set up, it's clear the audience knows what the routine will be. Judging from the screams, it must be William -- and it is. The white pants of infinite tightness are BACK, baby. This is not the same...
| May 23, 2012
| 1:37 PM
School is winding down and the days are stretching out, which is the perfect time for fun at the old ballpark, beach, street fair, and all the other seasonal frolics that Chicagoans dream about during the dreary winter months. But don't forget that...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 7:00 AM
"American Idol" alumnus Constantine Maroulis has revealed via Twitter that the new revival of the musical "Jekyll and Hyde," in which he will star alongside Deborah Cox, is to open on Broadway in April.
The actor tweeted this week that the production...
| Sep 9, 2012
When Alli Kramer of Amity Regional High School in "PLGEO100100205270000">Woodbridge and Shavance Stephens of the magnet school Regional Center for the Arts in Trumbull won top acting honors at the fourth annual Connecticut High School Musical Theater...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 10:49 AM
A soundtrack of rock-music standards remains at the heart of this stage hit as director Adam Shankman ("Hairspray") brings it to the screen. Also somewhat standard is its main plot of a small-town girl ("Dancing With the Stars" veteran Julianne Hough) and...
| May 31, 2012
| 2:28 PM
When Kristin Hanggi picked up the script for a new musical last fall, good vibrations must have been in the air. She was even getting excitations.
The script was for "Surf the Musical," a new show being developed in Las Vegas that's drawn from and...