| Dec 13, 2011
| 4:33 PM
"Leap of Faith" organizers announced Tuesday that Christopher Ashley has been hired to direct the musical when it arrives on Broadway some time in the fall of 2012. The musical will be choreographed by Sergio Trujillo. The pair replaces Rob Ashford, who...
| Jun 20, 2012
| 9:23 PM
"Star Trek" star William Shatner, the 50th anniversary of Peter, Paul and Mary, country duo Montgomery Gentry, Bill Cosby and former presidential candidate Steve Forbes are among the highlights of the State Theatre's new 50-performance season. The 2012-'...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 8:28 PM
Troy Dwyer, a Muhlenberg theater professor who teaches Shakespeare, says he has always had a "feeling of estrangement from my identity" in the classic works he taught students.
Dwyer, who is gay, says it bothers him that there is "no acknowledgement of...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 8:58 AM
The show: The tour of "Flashdance" at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford.
First impressions: In terms of the movie musicals of the '70s and '80s, "Flashdance" may be the most incredulous. Adrian Lyne's visually arresting (in an...
| Jul 29, 2013
By most standards, Shane Ohmer has taken the road less traveled in his dance career. His first introduction to dance came in fourth grade when he accompanied a neighbor girl to her drill team under the impression that they'd be working with power tools....
| Mar 21, 2012
| 12:33 PM
If Broadway buzz is your thing, then you're going to love the shows heading to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts next season. In a major coup for South Florida, the inaugural tour of"War Horse" is included among them.
The spate of musicals...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 4:28 PM
Four-time Tony Award-winning original musical "Memphis" rides the airwaves into Costa Mesa for a two-week engagement at Segerstrom Center for the Arts next week.
"Memphis," two hours of fast-paced action and 19 high-energy song and dance numbers, is...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 2:32 PM
Great plays bring out great performances, even in those scripts rendered over-familiar by myriad local productions. A case in point is David Auburn's "Proof," now on stage at the Westminster Community Theater.
Ever since South Coast Repertory first...
| Feb 14, 2012
| 8:50 AM
Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Grandma, Wednesday, Pugsley and Lurch spend the week in the Capital City in this musical comedy inspired by the long-running television show "The Addams Family." The production is brought to you by Jersey Boys auteurs...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 11:28 AM
Somewhere, a halfway decent adaptation of the 1983 hit movie “Flashdance” is fighting to break away from the amiable, strongly performed mess of a show that has arrived at the Hippodrome. Instead, we get an everything-plus-the-kitchen-sink...
| Feb 8, 2013
| 11:07 AM
If such golden oldies as "Maniac," "I Love Rock 'n' Roll" and, of course, "Flashdance… What a Feeling" still run through your head, there's a show heading to Baltimore ready to scoop you up in a wave of feel-good nostalgia.
Those songs played...