| Jan 14, 2013
| 6:30 PM
| Dec 17, 2012
| 6:45 AM
Theater critics will tell you what they hate. What they really, really hate. In London, it's a new stage musical called "Viva Forever!" that uses songs from the British pop group Spice Girls. With a book written by Jennifer Saunders, of "Ab Fab" fame, the...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 7:43 PM
While most of her friends at Highland Park High School were still thinking of where they were going to study, Elana Ernst Silverstein already was booking the national tour of one of Broadway's biggest hits: "Mamma Mia!". And she had a bright future on the...
| Dec 6, 2012
| 10:26 AM
“I'm about to do it for the first time,” chirps goofy Mormon missionary Elder Cunningham. “And I'm gonna do it with a girl!”
The young man in a white shirt and tie isn't singing about a lusty encounter, but a holy rite of passage...
| Oct 30, 2012
| 10:24 PM
Imagine putting Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash on stage together and letting them cut loose in song. What else would you need for a night's entertainment?
I hope your answer was "nothing," because that's all you get in...
| Oct 29, 2012
| 3:09 PM
Hurricane Sandy has forced many cultural institutions in the Mid-Atlantic region to close their doors and cancel performances.
In New York, Broadway shows that perform on Mondays have canceled their scheduled evening performances. That includes "Annie,"...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 9:48 AM
Emily Skinner, whose Broadway credits include "Side Show," "Billy Elliott," "Dinner at Eight," "The Full Monty" "James Joyce's The Dead" and "Jekyll & Hyde" will play the diva mouse in "The Great American Mousical," which will receive a "development...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 8:11 AM
Lori Hammel (Broadway's "Mamma Mia!"), Meghan Duffy (Broadway's "Grease"), Karyn Quackenbush (Broaday's "Annie Get Your Gun") and Regina LeVert (national tour of "Fame -- The Musical) make up the cast of the "new musical beach party," "The Bikinis" which...
| May 6, 2012
Louise Pitre is getting verklempt as she talks about what she will be wearing as the sophisticated, glamorous Mame Dennis in the Goodspeed Opera House revival of the musical "Mame."
She wore '70s bell-bottomed jumpsuits when she starred in the ABBA-...
| Mar 15, 2012
| 4:32 PM
"American Idiot," the Broadway show adapted from Green Day's recording of the same title, opens at the Ahmanson Theatre....
| Feb 17, 2012
| 10:46 AM
It's impossible to review the touring production of "South Pacific," now in the Loop, without a little history of personal frustration. The story begins in 2008 in New York's Lincoln Center and ends with my walk down the aisle of the Cadillac Palace...