| Sep 13, 2012
| 5:44 AM
At the Zang Toi show Sunday evening, "Real Housewife of New York" Romona Singer tweeted that she was front row with Alex McCord, Avery Singer and Sonja Morgan. She tweeted that the three of them were her "three favorite blonds."
Baltimore's Stacy Keibler...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 12:40 PM
NEW YORK - The New 42nd Street Studios, where many Broadway musicals rehearse, are full of drama. Once at this very address, a hung-over Billy Joel spilled coffee all over a furious Twyla Tharp's sacred dance floor. And if, some warm September Saturday,...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 3:22 PM
If writing about music is like dancing about architecture, as Elvis Costello and others have sneered, then what does that make reading about music? Well, fun, for starters. Although Bowker Market Research reports that music books have steadily comprised...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 4:34 PM
Cyndi Lauper knew exactly what to wear to Friday's press conference to promote the new musical "Kinky Boots," which kicks off a five-week world premiere run Tuesday at the Bank of America Theatre.
"You're all staring at Cyndi Lauper because she's a...
| Jul 22, 2012
| 11:00 AM
Contemporary wrestling fans know Jerry “The King” Lawler as the voice of the WWE.
But those who have followed Lawler’s career through the past four decades have witnessed the evolution of a true journeyman and icon of the professional...
| Feb 6, 2012
| 9:25 AM
The State of Illinois' new incentive program for out-of-town tryouts for Broadway shows has been attracting attention in Toronto, a city that competes aggressively with Chicago for such productions. The Toronto Globe and Mail reported last week that there...
| Feb 9, 2012
| 5:28 AM
Political candidates would feel jumpy backstage at Universal Studios this time of year. It's a dream come true for potential glitter bombers — gallons and gallons of multiple colors of glitter, just waiting to be dumped on unsuspecting speakers.
| Feb 22, 2012
| 7:17 AM
It's confirmed: "Kinky Boots" will work out its kinks in Chicago. Producers Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig announced Wednesday that the new Broadway-aimed musical with music and lyrics by pop star Cyndi Lauper and a book by Harvey Fierstein ("Hairspray") will...
| Feb 23, 2012
| 11:47 AM
How important are pre-Broadway tryouts and dedicated Chicago productions to Chicago's cultural economy? Very. Especially since the business of touring theater has changed so very much.
As Lou Raizin, Broadway in Chicago's savvy president, well knows,...
| Apr 17, 2012
| 9:52 AM
Apparently, a lot of wrestling fans smelled what the Rock was cooking.
The WWE announced that WrestleMania 28, featuring former University of Miami football player Dwayne "the Rock" Johnson vs. John Cena, set pay-per-view records April 1 at Sun Life...
| Dec 4, 2012
| 3:50 AM
Download five free tracks of holiday music every five days from Amazon.com.
The first round of MP3 gifts include "Carol of the Bells" by Capital Kings, "Deck the Halls" by Ukulele Christmas, "We Wish You a Merry Christmas" by Shonen Knife, "Blue...