| Jun 6, 2013
| 12:41 PM
Ever since the first national TV broadcast in 1967 of the Tony Awards, then its 21st year, a delicate dance has been tapped out between the handing out of trophies for artistic theatrical worthiness and the entertainment of the ever-fickle folks at home....
| Feb 1, 2013
| 12:37 PM
After a month of handwringing, public appeals and lines in the sand, a deal was struck on the future of Broadway touring shows in Orlando.
The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts will co-present touring shows with the Florida Theatrical...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 7:52 AM
As with "Finding Nemo" recently, and "Beauty and the Beast" and "The Lion King"before that, another animated Disney classic gets a home-video relaunch in the 3D refitting it received for theaters first.
The entertaining co-venture with Pixar offers...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 10:30 AM
| Jun 5, 2013
| 11:57 AM
Ooh, do I sense backstage tension in the cast of Mad Cow Theatre's "Dreamgirls"?
It's early May — a month before the show opens — when I sit down with Orlando actresses Cherry Hamlin, Jasmine Thompson and Jayne Trinette. They'll portray...
| May 22, 2013
| 3:21 PM
Two components of many a Chicago summer of live entertainment are absent this year — there's no Cirque du Soleil tent at the United Center and no Riverfront Theater at the Tribune Company's Freedom Center. So you'll have to go camping for fun...
| Jan 14, 2013
| 1:13 PM
Following weak box office performances for re-releases of "Monsters, Inc.," "Finding Nemo" and "Beauty and the Beast" in 3-D, Walt Disney Studios has canceled plans for a 3-D "The Little Mermaid" in June.
The underwater animated hit from 1989 was...
| Dec 24, 2012
| 5:10 PM
The wristband caught his attention several times throughout a typical day. If he took a shower, the blue silicone bracelet stayed on. When he had basketball practice or a game, he moved it from his wrist to his ankle.
Pictures of red, yellow and blue...
| Dec 15, 2012
In 2000, the British film "Billy Elliot" generated a flurry of admiration on both sides of the Atlantic. Something about this story of an 11-year-old boy, who decides to study ballet even as it makes him a major oddity in his northern England mining town,...
| Apr 16, 2013
| 7:04 AM
Danny Rutigliano (Broadway's "The Lion King," the national tour of "How to Succeed in Business...") will be featured in the cast of the new musical comedy "The Fabulous Lipitones," which will receive a workshop at Goodspeed Musicals' Normal Terris Theatre...
| Apr 16, 2013
| 12:34 PM
Spectacular song-and-dance numbers backed by soaring musical scores. Elaborate, encore-worthy set designs. Floors that shift, open and drop. Hundreds of costumes flouncing, floating, shimmering, shaking. Larger than life. Bigger than Broadway. If you're...