| Dec 9, 2013
| 9:50 AM
You'd think by now the vaults would be empty.
But in fact, 2013 has produced a bumper crop of quality musical boxed sets, as the capsule reviews of pop, roots, classical and jazz collections below reveal. True, much of the reissued music has been...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 5:42 AM
For all of Simon Cowell's sneers about cabaret and Broadway, the "American Idol" contestants have repeatedly proved they can make it in New York and wow theater audiences.
The contestants who have performed on the Great White Way include Clay Aiken,...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 2:02 PM
I needed a drink after "We Will Rock You," the Queen musical that was incoherent when I first saw it in London a decade ago, totally ridiculous when I saw it in Las Vegas in 2004 and that now is, in this somewhat revised 2013 touring version, yet more...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 9:45 AM
Set in Las Vegas, also known as "The People's Republic of Bad Choices" as phrased by screenwriter Diablo Cody, "Paradise" marks the Oscar-winning writer's feature directorial debut.
The movie has been kicking around since late summer on VOD and now...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 7:35 AM
Broadway in Chicago has announced several new bookings for the upcoming season, most of which are reprise engagements of popular touring attractions, although some are new productions.
"Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" will play March 18-30...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 4:30 PM
| Jul 14, 2013
Single tickets to the Ferguson Center for the Arts' 2013-2014 season go on sale to the general public Thursday, July 18.
Last month, the center announced a lineup of more than 40 shows plus a new distinguished speaker series. The artists coming to...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 1:48 PM
Constantine Maroulis may be most famous as a former "American Idol" contestant, but he feels more like a Broadway showman.
The singer and actor who earned a Tony nomination for "Rock of Ages" in 2009 is heading back to the Great White Way this season...
| Mar 14, 2013
Steve Carell. Steve Buscemi. Jim Carrey. Alan Arkin. James Gandolfini. Olivia Wilde.
Good start, right? But the more you like the performers featured in "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone," the harder it is to sit back, relax and enjoy. The comedy about...
| Mar 15, 2013
Frank Wildhorn's "Jekyll & Hyde" was never a subtle night of theater — more of a guilty, sexy pleasure, really, with high-wattage, hook-heavy power ballads that might not have had much of a connection to Robert Louis Stevenson's London (oh no),...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 8:53 AM
Musical theater returns to the Toyota Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford -- at least for one night -- when a touring production of "Rock of Ages' plays April 14 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 to $65.
Set in 1987, the five-time Tony nominated musical features...