| Jun 14, 2012
Zero stars (out of four)
Some things that might be worth noting when making a musical inspired by the attitude and sleaze of 1987 L.A. hair metal:
>> Just because someone loves rock ‘n’ roll doesn’t mean they include the phrase “...
| Jun 13, 2012
| 7:33 AM
Onstage the ABBA love letter "Mamma Mia!"made the jukebox-musical trick look easy and enjoyable. On screen, less enjoyment, more strain — but people love their ABBA, their Meryl Streep and their Greek islands. And the movie did the trick for those...
| Jun 12, 2012
| 10:40 PM
Sure, it’s wonderful that Julianne Hough is starring in a big-budget Hollywood musical. And while the inquiring minds sitting around her want to know all about that, they are equally, if not more curious about the status of her relationship with...
| Jun 11, 2012
| 6:43 AM
Most people taking a 90-minute boat tour on a 90-degree afternoon in late May would wear shorts rather than pants for the excursion. Not Diego Boneta. The star of the upcoming “Rock of Ages” film wore jeans as he sat front row on the top...
| Jun 8, 2012
| 10:23 PM
HOLLYWOOD (KTLA) - The stars hit the 'black' carpet en masse Friday night, for the big-screen version of the Broadway hit musical "Rock of Ages," led by superstar Tom Cruise.
The red carpet at Grauman's Chinese Theater turned black in honor of the heavy-...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 10:58 PM
Young rockers may never die, but they sure party heartier in a smaller theater.
Phoenix Entertainment's non-Equity tour of “Rock of Ages,” which, following on the heels of a strong first-national tour, played the Bank of America Theatre...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Mar 6, 2012
| 7:57 AM
"Rock of Ages," the touring musical celebrating the rockers and headbangers of the 1980s, will sit down at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place for most of the summer, Broadway in Chicago said Tuesday. The dates for the nine-week engagement at...
| Feb 15, 2012
| 11:12 PM
Deep in "A Midsummer Night's Dream," a weaver named Nick Bottom, the kind of ordinary, clumsy, clueless, overweight, middle-age, Cubs-and-Old Style-loving guy who can get his head transformed into that of an ass without really noticing the change,...