| Jan 10, 2014
| 12:30 PM
CLAIM TO FAME
Zrinka Cvitesic burst on the Croatian film scene in 2005 at age 26 in "What Is a Man Without a Moustache," playing a young widow who helps a priest, and falls in love with him. An accomplished dancer, she won the inaugural season of the...
| Dec 27, 2013
It's the final column of 2013. So, happy New Year! And here are 10 moments from the Chicago theater — the inspired, the unusual and the I-can't-believe-they-just-did-that — that I'll be remembering for years to come.
1. The umbilical cord...
| Jan 21, 2014
Let's say you want to shag a sexy British indie rocker. "Song One" not only instructs you on how to go about it (first tip: try to look like shagging said indie rocker is the last thing on your mind), but also suggests your lucky conquest could inspire...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 2:20 PM
Broadway musical "Once" is a boy-meets-girl love story build around the chemistry of its principal couple. So British actor Stuart Ward was understandably nervous to meet his leading lady, Dani de Waal.
"I was terrified," he says in a phone interview...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 4:48 PM
The Broadway cast recording of "Kinky Boots" won the Grammy Award for musical theater album on Sunday. Cyndi Lauper, who wrote the songs for the musical, accepted the award, given out as part of a pre-telecast ceremony at the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 2:01 PM
When the stage musical “Once” comes to the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts Feb. 4-9, it won’t look or sound like any other Broadway show you’ve seen.
Based on the 2006 Irish indie film of the same title, “...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 10:14 PM
Broadway musical "Once" is a paradox in which nothing happens, but yet everything happens.
To describe the plot in terms of action is simple: A cheerful gal meets a mopey guy, helps him get a bank loan to rent a recording studio for a night and they...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Broadway may have ended a record-breaking streak last season, but across the pond, numbers are on their way up. In London, both box office and attendance rose to new highs in 2013, according to the latest report from the Society of London Theater.
| Dec 24, 2013
| 9:31 AM
The new year brings with it much anticipation as big events crowd the Central Florida arts scene.
The biggest news will be the opening of the long-awaited downtown Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in late fall.
| Nov 24, 2013
| 2:53 PM
Here's something that doesn't happen often in a musical climate overrun with less hearty breeds. A God's honest arena rock band, Pearl Jam, gigging a sold-out concert in an actual arena and illustrating the ways in which a perfectly healthy beast can...
| Nov 25, 2013
Emily Schwartz, one of Chicago's most interesting and imaginative young writers, has written a full-blown musical, one of those fractured, wry, hipster, suitable-for-everyone fairy tales that lands somewhere among "The Princess Bride," "Peter and the...
| Nov 22, 2013
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 22, for "Once," winner of eight Tony Awards including best musical. The touring show will play at Orlando's Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre from Jan. 28 through Feb. 2.
"Once" has a raft of major awards under...